Dear GTW Sisters,
With sadness, but also with a sense of a job well done, the current leaders of Gather the Women Nevada County recognize the need to end our formal 501(c)(3) non-profit status. It is the end of an era. What does that mean?
The Meet-up account, website, email list, and Facebook page will be closed. The key leaders have moved away from the area and no one has stepped up to manage these things.
However, some circles are still meeting. They are listed with contact information for the leaders at the bottom of this email. Each circle will manage its own email list or other ways of communication. There will be no official designation as being Gather the Women circles.
For those wishing to stay involved in Gather the Women
Gather the Women Global Matrix (GTWGM) has ongoing daily circles, for connection and support, which you can attend at any time via zoom. To sign up for their bi-monthly newsletter which has all their circle information just go to www.gatherthewomen.org or to their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/Gatheringthewomen/.
As was established when the 501(c)(3) non-profit was created, any funds remaining, after all Nevada County GTW expenses are paid, will be donated to GTWGM.
Gather the Women of Nevada County began in 2002 when Marilyn Nyborg sent out the call for us to join her in gathering the women in our area. We began with a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) and followed it with a Circle Creation meeting where new small circles were formed. Over the years there have been circles of all kinds: drumming, prosperity, full moon, book circles, circles honoring the stages of our womanhood (maiden, mother, crone). One circle addressed the growing meth issue in the community, another worked with the schools creating art and had the students display it at our next IWD event. For many years we filled the Miner’s Foundry with 250 – 300 women for IWD events. They were glorious times! Women’s lives were changed. We empowered one another to be the one’s we’ve been waiting for. And we still are those women, as are you. As Marilyn Nyborg said, “When women rise, all of humanity is lifted.”
Gather the Women Nevada County truly enriched all our lives and we are grateful to have been a part of it.
Judith Hurley Prosser, Nancy Busey, Ariann Thomas, Elena Lokvig, Ixchel Tucker
Current and Ongoing Circles
Drumming (In-Person), Elena Lokvig, email@example.com
Prosperity (Zoom), Judith Hurley Prosser, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Moon Ceremonies (Zoom) with Misa Hopkins, in the tradition used by Ariann Thomas: https://sacredfeminineawakening.com/ceremonies/