On February 7th, the Board held its annual 5-hour workday via Zoom. The 2014-15 Initiatives Chairs – Circle Well-being, Membership, Marketing, Technology, Virtual Circle, Audio Trainings, and Convention provided mid-year updates and the full board’s input on each initiative.
As this year’s convention in Wintergreen, Virginia marks the 25th anniversary of CCC, the board took the opportunity at the workday to discuss convention from the perspective of Past, Present and Future, and had a conversation to distinguish what convention provides: training, inspiration, Couple growth, opportunity for Board and Member Couples to meet, building relationships and friendships, and leadership development, to name a few. For those of you who have attended conventions in the past, you might want to take some time to reflect on the value and importance of convention for your Couple and if you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to join us in July.
Keeping to the subject, earlier this month, the EQ met with some members of the Baltimore source team to explore a location for the 2016 convention. We are delighted to announce that our newest Circle (except for the new National Virtual Circle) the Baltimore Circle has agreed to serve as Host Circle for our 2016 CCC Convention, and we couldn’t be happier that they are taking this on.
Speaking of the Baltimore Circle, John and Karen will be attending the Baltimore quarterly meeting next month along with Treasurer Couple, Steve and Amy Burke. They will present the Deep Dive into your Couple Dance Workshop that originated at the Atlanta convention a few years ago. The EQ also met via Zoom with the Source Quartet from the Seattle Circle to get better acquainted and to dialogue with our fellow couples in the Pacific Northwest.
As you receive this newsletter, the CCC Board will have just completed a once every 3-year Board Retreat Weekend (March 27-29). The last board retreat was in Atlanta in the winter of 2012, and this year we hunkered down in NJ to analyze our current initiatives, update and/or develop new ones, begin the process of identifying future board couples and organizational leaders, and explore what constitutes a thriving board and organization and how we deliver on our short and long-term vision for CCC.
Wishing you a wonderful and sunny springtime.
Rhona & Nat Fiore – Northern NJ Circle
Karen May & John Marra – Hudson Valley Circle