Thursday, August 19, 2010

CoG Interfaith Rep elected Officer of regional interfaith organization

Last Tuesday, at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio (, we elected Board Officers.  I was elected Secretary of the Board.  This will be my 11th term as Secretary, so I guess I'm doing something right. ;-)

Serving as Secretary has so far included serving on the Program Committee, on the Transition Committee (overseeing our search for a new Director), on the Community Initiatives Advisory Committee (overseeing the management of the funds we have already raised in our $7 million renovation campaign), and ongoing meetings with our architects (Page & Turnbull - and with the Presidio Trust (  The ICP is committee-rich and somehow I seem to end up on almost all of them!  This is why I have at least one meeting a week with the ICP.  Interfaith can certainly keep you busy.

The ICP is one of only a handful of regional interfaith organizations (made up of local interfaith councils et al.), and the only one with a Pagan on its Board.  It has always welcomed Pagan participation, hosts the annual "People of the Earth" event for Neopagans, immigrant Pagans and Indigenous practitioners, and is even redesigning its landscaping to be more welcoming and useful for the needs of Earth Religions.  As always, I highly recommend checking out the ICP's Bay Area Interfaith Connect calendar, with interfaith events happening all over the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area (

Blessed Be,
Don Frew
National Interfaith Representative

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