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Re: Cai in Honduras

Cai Quirk
 

Some folks are having trouble with the email subscribe link not working... you can also just respond to this email and I will add you manually if it doesn't work for you. Sorry for the confusion!

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 5:34 PM Cai Quirk <cai@...> wrote:
Next week I leave for Honduras - 6 weeks at the Amigas del Senor Quaker/Methodist monastery (see more details below). If you're interested in being on an email list to receive updates of my journeys, please send an email to cai-quirk-updates+subscribe@.... I will not be on social media while in Honduras or doing much communication other than sending these occasional email updates.
     (The following description is the same as a recent Facebook post) I have long been interested in monasticism and living simply, but never thought I would have the chance to visit a Quaker monastery since I didn't think any existed! Though I myself experience spirituality through a lens that is not centered on Christ, there are many ways to be a Quaker (or more generally spiritual) and I want to be able to better hear and understand the spiritual experiences of people with a variety of beliefs. Some of the daily prayer times focus on Bible passages, while others are held in silent Quaker worship. The time in Honduras living in voluntary poverty will also give me new perspectives on American culture and our particular versions of capitalism and materialism. These new understandings will help me be more able to listen to what Spirit is asking of me in this lifetime.
     The Amigas are open to a non-binary person visiting them, but Honduran culture is not as flexible, so I will be presenting as a woman while there. Spirit led me to finding my non-binary gender in the first place, and now Spirit is supporting me in being willing to take on the appearance of a binary gender for six weeks, as part of this journey of spiritual growth. Though I won't be able to show some aspects of my full self, there are other parts of my full self that I will be much more able to express in the monastery than in the US, and this will be a journey of experimentation, faith, learning, growth, and joy in so many ways.
     Interested in learning more about the monastery? Here is their website: https://amigasdelsenor.weebly.com/ and here is their Google Group where you can sign up to receive emails about the monastery (beyond the updates I will be personally sending to my own email list): https://groups.google.com/g/amigashonduras?pli=1

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


Re: Cai in Honduras

Cai Quirk
 

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Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 5:34 PM Cai Quirk <cai@...> wrote:
Next week I leave for Honduras - 6 weeks at the Amigas del Senor Quaker/Methodist monastery (see more details below). If you're interested in being on an email list to receive updates of my journeys, please send an email to cai-quirk-updates+subscribe@.... I will not be on social media while in Honduras or doing much communication other than sending these occasional email updates.
     (The following description is the same as a recent Facebook post) I have long been interested in monasticism and living simply, but never thought I would have the chance to visit a Quaker monastery since I didn't think any existed! Though I myself experience spirituality through a lens that is not centered on Christ, there are many ways to be a Quaker (or more generally spiritual) and I want to be able to better hear and understand the spiritual experiences of people with a variety of beliefs. Some of the daily prayer times focus on Bible passages, while others are held in silent Quaker worship. The time in Honduras living in voluntary poverty will also give me new perspectives on American culture and our particular versions of capitalism and materialism. These new understandings will help me be more able to listen to what Spirit is asking of me in this lifetime.
     The Amigas are open to a non-binary person visiting them, but Honduran culture is not as flexible, so I will be presenting as a woman while there. Spirit led me to finding my non-binary gender in the first place, and now Spirit is supporting me in being willing to take on the appearance of a binary gender for six weeks, as part of this journey of spiritual growth. Though I won't be able to show some aspects of my full self, there are other parts of my full self that I will be much more able to express in the monastery than in the US, and this will be a journey of experimentation, faith, learning, growth, and joy in so many ways.
     Interested in learning more about the monastery? Here is their website: https://amigasdelsenor.weebly.com/ and here is their Google Group where you can sign up to receive emails about the monastery (beyond the updates I will be personally sending to my own email list): https://groups.google.com/g/amigashonduras?pli=1

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


Cai in Honduras

Cai Quirk
 

Next week I leave for Honduras - 6 weeks at the Amigas del Senor Quaker/Methodist monastery (see more details below). If you're interested in being on an email list to receive updates of my journeys, please send an email to cai-quirk-updates+subscribe@.... I will not be on social media while in Honduras or doing much communication other than sending these occasional email updates.
     (The following description is the same as a recent Facebook post) I have long been interested in monasticism and living simply, but never thought I would have the chance to visit a Quaker monastery since I didn't think any existed! Though I myself experience spirituality through a lens that is not centered on Christ, there are many ways to be a Quaker (or more generally spiritual) and I want to be able to better hear and understand the spiritual experiences of people with a variety of beliefs. Some of the daily prayer times focus on Bible passages, while others are held in silent Quaker worship. The time in Honduras living in voluntary poverty will also give me new perspectives on American culture and our particular versions of capitalism and materialism. These new understandings will help me be more able to listen to what Spirit is asking of me in this lifetime.
     The Amigas are open to a non-binary person visiting them, but Honduran culture is not as flexible, so I will be presenting as a woman while there. Spirit led me to finding my non-binary gender in the first place, and now Spirit is supporting me in being willing to take on the appearance of a binary gender for six weeks, as part of this journey of spiritual growth. Though I won't be able to show some aspects of my full self, there are other parts of my full self that I will be much more able to express in the monastery than in the US, and this will be a journey of experimentation, faith, learning, growth, and joy in so many ways.
     Interested in learning more about the monastery? Here is their website: https://amigasdelsenor.weebly.com/ and here is their Google Group where you can sign up to receive emails about the monastery (beyond the updates I will be personally sending to my own email list): https://groups.google.com/g/amigashonduras?pli=1

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


Correct date for Luminaria is December 21 NOT 20. Solstice is Dec. 21

Amala Lane
 

Hi all,

 

I have a persistent ability to mix up dates.

 

The correct date for the solstice is December 21 so the luminaria would be placed outside that evening.

 

Please email me if you have any questions and let me know if you’re placing luminaria.  We like to get a kind of neighborhood map of the luminaria going.

 

Warmly,

Amala

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Luminaria for the Winter Solstice!

Amala Lane
 

Dear Friends,

Last year in Fall Creek, Belle Sherman, and a bit of Lansing, neighbors placed luminaria outside on the Winter Solstice, December 20.  This was such a beautiful and cheerful display.  I've suggested it to the Northside United Neighborhood group and there is lots of enthusiasm.  I also have just posted it to my NextDoor Fall Creek neighborhood group.  Would F(f)riends like to join in wherever they are? Luminaria can be made from simple brown bag, sand or gravel, votive candles (real or LED).  And last year I saw some folks got very intentive and created ice votives by freezing balloons filled with water. Here's a link to instructions: https://www.artbarblog.com/make-ice-votives/ But these were especially pretty.  

Do Quakers want to make their lights shine on Solstice? I hope so!

Amala


ride found to CMC!

Margaret McCasland
 

And just so no one worries: the blood tests are just to check nutritional levels because of my limited diet. No new health problems going on.

Thanks, Margaret


Re: ride request: brief, flexible, all on West Hill

Nancy Tonachel Gabriel
 

Hi Margaret,
First, a question: is it the bloodwork lab ?  My memory is that they are open between 7AM and 3 PM.
NancyG 


On Dec 6, 2021, at 11:20 AM, Margaret McCasland <mamccasland@...> wrote:


Dear Friends,

I need to have a test at the lab at Cayuga Medical Center. No appointment is needed, so I can do it on a flexible schedule.

I live on West Hill less than 10 minutes from CMC. I only need a ride one way, since the bus also runs between Linderman Creek (where I live) and CMC and only takes 10 minutes one way (it's 50 minutes the other way, which is why I appreciate being able to get a ride).

Mornings, a ride to CMC would be great (anytime, just before the hour, 9, 10, 11 or 12).

If I take a bus to CMC in the afternoon, the soonest I would be ready to be picked up is about 3:30, but a ride home around 3:30 or 4:30 would save me that 50 minute bus ride. 

Thanks, Margaret


ride request: brief, flexible, all on West Hill

Margaret McCasland
 

Dear Friends,

I need to have a test at the lab at Cayuga Medical Center. No appointment is needed, so I can do it on a flexible schedule.

I live on West Hill less than 10 minutes from CMC. I only need a ride one way, since the bus also runs between Linderman Creek (where I live) and CMC and only takes 10 minutes one way (it's 50 minutes the other way, which is why I appreciate being able to get a ride).

Mornings, a ride to CMC would be great (anytime, just before the hour, 9, 10, 11 or 12).

If I take a bus to CMC in the afternoon, the soonest I would be ready to be picked up is about 3:30, but a ride home around 3:30 or 4:30 would save me that 50 minute bus ride. 

Thanks, Margaret


Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China tomorrow at noon with Gao Yunxiang

Amala Lane
 

"Arise! Ye Who Refuse to be Bond Slaves:" Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China is the complete lecture title to be given by Professor Gao Yunxiang, History, Ryerson University

This lecture is adapted from a chapter in Gao Yunxiang’s new book Arise, Africa! Roar, China! Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century (UNC Press, December 2021). In this lecture, Gao unpacks the dynamic yet scarcely noted relations between Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the world-famous African American singer, actor, athlete, lawyer, and political activist, and China throughout most of the twentieth century.

Sponsored by the East Asia Program and EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee


Warm regards,

Amala


upcoming silent auction for Open Doors English

Sara Schaffzin
 

Hi, all,


Some of you will remember me from my attendance at Friends Meeting years ago. . .I checked with Marin to see if it would be OK to post this on the IMM listserv and she gave me the go-ahead, so here it is.


I'm guessing that many of you are familiar with Open Doors English, a non-profit ESL school formed in the summer of 2019 in the wake of a major downsizing by the long-standing BOCES ESL program.  I've been involved with the school since its inception as a board member, fundraiser, grant writer, and volunteer in general.  It's a wonderful program, serving an important need for Ithaca's international community.


Please check out the auction website--new items are getting posted every day.  (Official previewing begins on 11/27, at which point all of the items will be listed.)


Thanks,


Sara




Open Doors English, Ithaca’s non-profit ESL school, is holding our second annual silent auction fundraiser: Open Doors | Open Lives!


Open Doors English (ODE) offers instruction for adults to better their English, but we are also a vibrant place (even on Zoom!) of friendship and belonging. Please help support this inspiring school that welcomes everyone, turns no one away, and is a place of refuge.


What: Participate in our silent auction (featuring well over 100 items, generously donated by local individuals and businesses)

When:  Start previewing on Small Business Saturday (11/27). Start bidding on Cyber Monday (11/29). Bidding will close on Saturday, December 4th.

How: The auction will be entirely online. Visit 32auctions.com/opendoorsenglish2021

Silent auction 'Open Doors:' hosted online at 32auctions.
32auctions.com


Items up for auction include:

Unique offerings from ODE students

Quilts

Food

Wine

Local Art

Specialty Services

...and so much more!


EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS


The proceeds of this auction will directly supplement student tuition costs. Our students pay on a self-selected sliding scale anywhere from $0-$150 for four weeks of class. The immigrants and refugees in our classes need your support to continue accessing ODE's vital services. (See our website for more info about our school: opendoorsenglish.org)


Open Doors English operates on a shoestring, and our teachers make far under the prevailing wage for professional ESL teachers. Your bids matter! As you peruse our varied array of auction offerings, consider the impact of your bids with the knowledge that your generosity is deeply appreciated.



ride requested to Hector for worship Sunday Nov 24; possibly also T-day

Margaret McCasland
 

Dear Friends,

By Sunday I will be 4 weeks out from a booster shot, so I feel comfortable riding with people willing to wear a mask in a car.

I live on Route 79 W, just above the city/town of Ithaca line (kind of on the way to the Hector Meetinghouse).

I may also be interested in going to Hector for the Thanksgiving service.

Thanks, Margaret
607-216-1091





Fw: 2nd Annual Take-Out Dinner Fundraiser to Support Local Immigrants - pre-order now!

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Information on the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance dinner fundraiser is below.

Gina

Hello friends!

Thank you for your generous past support of the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance fundraising dinner. We are again offering a take-out meal fundraiser this December to raise money for our local Sanctuary family and other families who may need assistance in the future. Immigration continues to be a challenging issue facing millions of people seeking a better life. If this issue remains important to you, join the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance (ISA) by supporting the 2nd Annual Fall Sanctuary Fundraiser. Place your pre-order: https:// bit.ly/Ithaca-Supports-Immigrants-2021  

Our current Sanctuary Family from Guatemala, Drucila and Jessie, rely on generous support from the community. Due to the pandemic legal cases involving immigration are taking longer than usual and funds are needed for housing, food, utilities, childcare, health, education, transportation, and other expenditures. Our goal is to raise $8,000.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

PRE-ORDER TAKE-OUT MEALS by Nov 26th for pickup on
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th, 2021 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
@ First Congregational Church (309 Highland Rd., Ithaca NY)
 
$20+ suggested per meal 

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

Each Meal:
- Guatemalan stew (chicken or vegetarian)
- White rice
- Guatemalan Champurradas (sugar cookies)

YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Donate generously! Give in honor of friends, loved ones - this would make a lovely pre-holiday gift for your friends or neighbors. Your donation will directly provide for local immigrants in need. If you have the means, please consider making your donation as generous as possible. Our goal is to raise at least $8,000. If you wish to skip the take-out meals and simply donate to this worthy effort, please visit: https://fccithaca.org/donate/, open the Secure Donation Form, create an online profile, and choose” Sanctuary Ministries Fundraiser Dinner“.

QUESTIONS?

Contact: Michael Smith mismith.ithaca@...  

A limited number of meals will be available the day of, but we cannot guarantee one if you don't pre-order.

For those without transportation, or if you aren't going out, please let us know; we hope to arrange delivery service. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your pre-order! Please share among local friends and social media connections.

 

Thank you!

 

The Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance member and the FCCI Sanctuary Ministries Team

 


House sitting

Kris Altucher
 

We plan to be away for about a month over the holidays and we’re hoping there’s someone looking for a place to stay during that time. We have a sweet but shy pandemic kitty who requires very little attention, but we don’t want him to be lonely. If you know of, or are, a responsible person interested in house sitting please feel free to contact us.
Kris and Lynn


Learn how to be a true ally in combating anti-Asian racism Monday, Oct. 4 noon-1:30 p.m. on-line

Amala Lane
 

"Understanding and Combating Insidious Forms of Anti-Asian Racism," part of Graduate School Virtual Building Allyship Series. Keynote by and strategies on how to serve as allies. Oct 4, 12–1:30, register today! https://bit.ly/3inhiWZ


If you are curious about or care about China and US Relations - today's talk is for you: At the Edge of China-life in a Tibetan town with Barbara Demick 4:45 p.m. ET #recommendations

Amala Lane
 

I'm sharing this event and the lecture series as I know many are interested in and care about China and US relations.

The event is on Zoom and today's will be recorded. Please register even if you cannot attend because we send a link to the video to all who do.

At the Edge of China—life in a Tibetan town is the focus of this talk by our guest speaker Barbara Demick, journalist, and author (Eat the Buddha, Penguin Random House, 2021).  Under Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party has exhibited zero tolerance for any slippage at the edges of the empire. The mass incarceration of the Muslim population of Xinjiang and the rollback of Hong Kong’s autonomy have grabbed the most attention. Tibet is experiencing the same erosion of its identity, even if the Party is proceeding more carefully.

Barbara Demick looks at life in Ngaba (Aba in Chinese), a small Tibetan county, which became the engine of Tibetan resistance to Chinese rule with a wave of self-immolations that started in 2009. Ngaba is the subject of Demick’s newest book, Eat the Buddha, which was listed among the best non-fiction of 2020 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Economist, and NPR, among others. 

In the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative’s seventh year, our guest speakers and host Allen Carlson critically examine, the question “What is China?”

This topic is explored in the series through utilizing an inter-disciplinary perspective and making use of both historical and contemporary lenses. In so doing it will touch upon some of the most pressing and significant political and social issues now facing “China” and the rest of the world.  In this context, particular attention will be paid to contested places, with special consideration of how they are placed within (or without) what is considered to be China. And will shed light on the impact such practices and processes have had on those living in these regions.

Hosted by Allen Carlson, CAPS Director, and Michael J. Zak, Chair, Cornell University | CCCI Director for Fall 2021

Cosponsored by the East Asia Program and The Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) Program.

The lecture series complements Professor Carlson’s course of the same name:

CAPS 3967 / ASIAN 3395 / GOVT 3967

 

Dial-In Information

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclf-uuqjwuGNT1ow6JxpoD6K0LuAAWmCDu

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-grant - Application Due on October 1!

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Do you have an idea for a project to make our community more sustainable, resilient, or inclusive? Need a little help in covering the costs? Sustainable Tompkins is accepting applications for our spring/summer 2021 round of Neighborhood Mini-Grants.

The Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant program supports initiatives improving environmental sustainability, equity, and environmental, economic, and social justice in Tompkins County. Since it began in 2008, it has awarded more than $77,000 in 196 grants to innovative grassroots projects throughout the county,

Grants are $150-$750 and support initiatives promoting sustainable food systems, alternative transportation, waste reduction/reuse, energy conservation/fossil fuel use reduction, and environmental education, and addressing social and economic inequality.

Proposals are reviewed biannually by a team of community members. The program is sponsored by the Park Foundation, Beck Equipment, Natural Investments, Fingerlakes Wealth Management, Craig Riecke, and local donors.

Individuals, organizations, and neighborhood groups are welcome to apply, as are local microbusinesses seeking to green their operations or extend their products or services to low-income clientele. Priority is given to small and/or new entities with relatively few sources of support.

Successful initiatives supported by Neighborhood Mini-Grants in recent years include the founding of the Freeville Farmers Market, establishment of the Finger Lakes Toy Library as a lending collection of environmentally-friendly toys, creation of an Ithaca Murals equipment lending library for artists and community members creating murals that reflect the demographics, values, and stories of Ithaca’s residents, and restoration of a disused and overgrown trail in Dryden.

Applications must be received on or before October 1, 2021. To request an application form, or if you have questions, please email sasha@....


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#HalftownMustGo: Week of Action Guide & Sign-on Petition

Margaret McCasland
 


This petition and the related actions this week have been planned by allies of the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (aka Cayugas) living in Seneca Falls.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kenneth Wolkin <kewolkin@...>
Date: Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 6:28 PM
Subject: #HalftownMustGo: Week of Action Guide & Sign-on Petition
To: CayugaSHARE <cayugashare@...>


Greetings, all:


Please see below for the Week of Action 'kickoff' announcement. 


Of particular interest are the links to the sign-on petition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Week of Action Guide, which will contain contact information and scripts for each day's phone calls to government officials.  


Best regards,


Ken


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#HALFTOWNMUSTGO 

WEEK OF ACTION KICKOFF ANNOUNCEMENT: 


Take action with us, August 22-28 to end U.S. federal recognition of Clint Halftown, per calls from the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Council of Chiefs. 

Sign up for email updates or watch our Linktree for relevant day-by-day details. 


SUN, AUG 22: Petition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Kickoff! 

SIGN NOW AND SHARE!


AUGUST 23-27:

Phone zaps and social media storms targeted at…


MON: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office

TUE: Eastern Regional Office of BIA

WED: Director of BIA 

THU: Deputy Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs

FRI: SC Sheriffs; Secretary of the Interior; POTUS


Please reference this Week of Action Guide for more information on how you can most effectively “plug in” to the Week of Action. This ‘living’ document will be updated on a daily basis and will contain contact information and scripts for each daily ‘target.’ It will also reflect any feedback and updates from folks who have already contacted the officials / offices listed above - so be sure to check back in with this document each day this week as you’re making calls!


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Goal: 

From August 22nd to 28th, we call on all people of the United States to join in a Week of Action, collectively demanding the attention of particular officials in the U.S. government. Our aim is to ensure they #ReadTheLetter written by the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Council of Chiefs in May 2021 and heed the calls within it so that the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs will no longer recognize Clint Halftown as the Federal Representative of the Cayuga Nation. 


Why take action?  

Clint Halftown, the current BIA-recognized representative for the Cayuga Nation, has perpetrated violent, oppressive acts against Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (aka Cayuga) citizens. These actions include the overnight demolition of a longhouse, daycare center, businesses, dwellings, gardens and fruit trees, and more. The Cayuga Nation Council of Chiefs, as well as the Clanmothers and citizens to whom they are accountable, have refused Clint Halftown’s ability to speak and act in the name of the Nation. But the U.S. government still recognizes Halftown as the “federal representative.”


Why NOW?

Clint Halftown is currently attempting to use legal action to get Seneca County sheriffs to reinforce the legitimacy of his self-proclaimed “Tribal Court,” which the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Council of Chiefs and community do not recognize and view as illegitimate. 

If the Seneca County sheriffs set a precedent of acknowledging the legitimacy of his “Tribal Court,” it would lay the foundation for Halftown’s potential future evictions of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ people from their homes on their original territory. 


The organizers of #HalftownMustGo are non-Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ allies proceeding in daily conversation and relationships of care with Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ community. For critical context, see ‘About This Page’ posts on our social media accounts (or request About Info through halftownmustgomedia@...). 


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How else can I help?



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How do I learn even more?


Sign up to get email updates. Or contact us at halftownmustgomedia@....


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Week of Action Guide

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Chris & Ginny Gartlein are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!

Bronwyn Mohlke
 

Friends,

Chris & Ginny Gartlein are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend!  Friends are invited to join them at the Ithaca Farmers Market on Sunday, August 22, between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  They will have cake and juice to share, and are looking forward to celebrating with F/riends.  This year also marks 48 years for the Gartleins at the Ithaca Farmers Market!

Congratulations Chris and Ginny!!


Request

aleta weaver
 

Hi Friends!
I have an ask. I need some help rolling up rugs, and moving furniture out of my living room and bring rolled up carpet from my garage in to protect the floor. Perhaps this weekend, 21st 22nd or the following weekend or any day this week too. I fractured my fibula and am in the middle of too many house projects and having a free sale as well. Probably just two strong people can do it. Nothing really heavy but everything is a mess!
My phone is 607 240 7216. TIA
Kindest regards,
Aleta


Free pancakes tomorrow! (8/7/2021)

Melissa Travis Dunham
 

Friends,

I'm participating in Women Swimmin' and Go the Distance for Hospicare and you can help... by eating pancakes! No, really.You are all invited to stop by my house (105 Dunmore Place, Ithaca) Saturday (8/7) morning between 9 and 10:30 am for free pancakes!  Please wear a mask and try to keep social distance from one another.

As you may know, Women Swimmin' for Hospicare is the largest fundraising event for our local hospice. Because of the pandemic, it turned into Going the Distance for Hospicare last year. This year the fundraiser is a blend of 2 things: a couple hundred women swimmin' 1.2 miles in Cayuga Lake on August 14, and other people (of any gender or age) doing things on their own schedule throughout the summer.

For my version of Go the Distance for Hospicare I've committed to RACing this summer. Not racing by running, jogging, or swimmin' -- that's a crazy thought -- but by participating in Random Acts of Connection or RAC. Some of the ways I've connected to people this summer weren't totally random and happened before I registered for Going the Distance. Some of these activities I likely would have been involved with anyway. But keeping the idea of connecting in mind helped me push myself to say yes when it would have been easier to say no. One of these random acts is that on August 7 I'm going to be making pancakes in my front yard for whomever stops by and wants some.

Why am I doing such a strange thing? It's a long story. You can read the attached document if you're interested.

If you'd like to learn more about Women Swimmin' and Going the Distance for Hospicare, you can check out the website and my fundraising page:

I hope you're all well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Melissa

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