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This Weeks's Speaker

February 18th, 2018 |SAC Annual Meeting | 5:00pm

Location: The Rosie Bareis Community Campus
1010 NW 14th Street, Bend, OR 97701

SAC Annual Meeting

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The vision for what SAC can be rests in its entire community's vision of what it is capable of becoming. As spiritual awareness increases within each member's own personal journey more can be brought to the community's table to share en masse.


Our Acting Board ...

Welcome! I would like to introduce myself and our current Board of Directors and attending SAC members.. My name is M. Joanna White-Wolff. I am the acting President, in addition to scheduling the weekly Sunday Service events. I am an ordained Minister, and a retired
Masters level, Licensed Psychotherapist of over 40 years experience. I was nominated at the end of the year at our membership meeting when the old board resigned. I will need a nomination to run for a seat on the elected Board.

Charles Scamahorn, is the acting Vice-President. He is a prolific writer and author and a walking encyclopedia! If you don’t believe me hook him into a conversation and watch the brilliance shine! Charles volunteered to serve and will need a nomination to run for
a seat on the board.

Steven Meyers is the acting Secretary, and Treasurer. He has been on the Board of Directors for over 16 years. He is our historian! He has the exact skills required to think, remember and write at the same time. His minutes are like a recording of the proceedings of our meetings. He has one year left on his term.

Delora (Dee) Melko is a retired Financial & Accounting Director for a World Wide Building Materials Company. She was nominated to the board several weeks ago. She will need a nomination and be elected to serve as a Board Member.

Steve Buss is a new member of SAC. He is a Computer “Nerd” as they say in his world of 27 some years of doing things with computers! He would like to serve on the Board and will need a nomination to run for a seat and then be elected.

Ed Windhorse has volunteered to help with the process of formulating a NEW SAC! He brings a rich history of Buddhism and serves the Dalai Lama. He serves as a Spiritual Advisor to the Board.

Cindy Howard has volunteered to help and brings with her “Spirit” to be present at our meetings and gatherings. She serves as a Spiritual Advisor.

The Board of Directors can have up to 8 members. Therefore, we could nominate as many people who are willing to serve, but then must vote for the 8 people we “know” in our hearts will do the best job.

Together, we are interested in expanding the Board of Directors, in addition to, expanding our Membership. If you are as excited by the idea of helping to create our new direction, new mission and are able to lend your skills to that purpose, please join us this Sunday, vote on the new board, and share your unique story and ideas. You may be the ONE to shed a new light on our efforts.

"The Mission of the Spiritual Awareness Community of The Cascades is to provide a safe environment of unconditional love and acceptance, supporting all seekers on their paths of personal and spiritual transformation.”

It remains so today. However, we are interested in expanding the statement with words from the Community. We believe the Community shall set the direction of SAC, not the Board!

Our Vision Statement is in metamorphosis. We are honing a new and more Encompassing VISION. Anyone wanting to explore the wording may become a part of an Action Committee to define the exact language which will be presented to the membership via the Website. Where
you will be able to vote for the statement you can embrace with your “heart knowing.”

In addition, we are looking for folks interested in being more closely involved with the inner workings of SAC.

The meeting agenda will include reports from the President and Treasurer of the board of trustees, statements from candidates for the board, and a discussion of possibilities for the future.   The board of trustees wants to hear your thoughts, and wants to be sure the membership is informed and involved, as we contemplate our future. 

Very Important:  We will be voting on board members, so please attend and cast your vote.  Remember that you must be a member to vote.  Membership forms will be available at the meeting should you decide to join our community.  According to our bylaws, " The Board of Trustees shall consist of six trustees elected from the membership and up to two trustees appointed by the Board of Trustees as deemed necessary."  Elected terms normally run for three years.  There will be five board seats available for voting.  

Anyone who is a member can run for the board.  If you would like to run for a seat on the board, please contact any current board member to request that you be added to the ballot.  This is a volunteer organization and we need the help of everyone to make it blossom.

Please be sure to join us for this very important meeting!


Upcoming Speakers

February 25th
Steven Buss

March 4th
Shannon Townsend

March 11th
Amy Turner

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Biofield Reverberation
& Energy Balancing

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Upcoming Workshops & Special Events

Last Week's Speaker

February 11th, 2018 |Ed Windhorse| 5:00pm

Location: Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Address: 135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Engaging Heart & Mind Simultaneously

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Lama compliments of
The Dalai Lama

RE: The vision for what SAC can be rests in its entire community's vision of what it is capable of becoming. As spiritual awareness increases within each member's own personal journey more can be brought to the community's table to share en masse. The journey can get a little bumpy so we get together to share the human toil together.

RE: Willingness to host. Looking forward to hosting a group conversation focusing on what consciousness is, as an energy and beyond, and to reveal some of the deeper roots of consciousness and its direct links to what we have come to regard as spirit and spirituality. The study of consciousness will eventually reveal to us what it truly is. (Eternal)

RE: A really good Sunday program happens every time. Whenever heart and mind can be engaged simultaneously, inspiration is a resultant. Inspiration can be subtle or profound, or somewhere in between. All levels are welcome. Inspiration is the glue that holds us together as individuals and as a species.

Ed Windhorse Bio

Mr. Ed is a 'certified' consciousness coach, professor of metaphysics, and the founder of 'Bendharma' (a consciousness discussion group here in, Bend). Western schooled as an engineer/architect and artist/musician, building 'bridges of consciousness' remains as the primary objective. In all, just another carpenter trying to build some good structure back into this Earth-home so we may ALL survive a little longer.

In preschool he would be found more observant of his classmates than an active participant in any schoolyard slapstick. Meditation techniques were being developed by the first grade, thanks to the visitation of some 'early guides' to the family home in, Palo Alto, Ca.

What was re-learned over fifty years ago (meditation techniques) has now begun to bear the peaceful fruits that increased consciousness begins to bear when studied intently. Five decades of persistent meditative practices have yielded a link to greater understanding of what consciousness really is at a quantum level. At such subtle levels, modern science still has challenges quantifying consciousness. When experienced in its primordial state, consciousness is 'felt' in every atom of our body. No further proof is required by hard, physical science. Experience is the proof we are all here to gain. No one else can do it for us. The study of consciousness unlocks the quantum realms of existence itself, and why it is so magnificent and wonderful to be here living at this exact moment.

Mr. Ed, is a peace ambassador extending open heart and open mind that might just be doing some GOOD in this world. Come join us and see/experience more peace for yourself, and for the sake of all others. It's absolutely free!

Overview of the Spiritual Awareness Community's Speakers and Events