<sigh> Best-laid plans. After Tempus and I consulted at length over the last two days I have to say that there won’t be an OCPPG this year. Things are happening that have prevented us getting properly ready and we’ve lost too many of the teachers to try, at this point. We’ll go ahead for next year, though, so make your plans, now for October 11-13, 2019!
We have a solid date for 2018! It will be a 3-day event again, Fri-Sun, Oct. 12-14. This is the time to think about classes/workshops/trips and other activities that you would like to see and post your ideas.
This is also a good time to volunteer to help with some of the planning scutwork, like updating local info pages, finding places to advertise, soliciting ads from businesses or donations for the raffle. This year’s pages may be found here: https://wp.me/P2xgQ8-6h3
…and if you want to participate in discussions of activities/classes, there is a Facebook group to be found under the name of Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering .
For more, either mouse-hover on the menu bar, or there are links at the bottom of the page….
First held in 2005, this event occurs annually in Waldport, Oregon. Based at Ancient Light (145 N Highway 101, in the block south of the stoplight) we spread out through the city and environs, making use of natural areas, parks, other businesses and public spaces for the activities in this event.
The original “vision” for Pan-Pagan
The initial idea for the event was to have a larger gathering that wasn’t as commercial, more class and activity-based, for pagans… any pagans… all pagans…
We got a bunch of people together and had some classes and some fun… and then a couple of people moved, one died… so I did this again the next year, with just one person to help, and the following year we actually ran three tracks of classes…. And then we had a year when we didn’t do the event at all and then in 2011 ran 4 tracks of classes and enjoyed ourselves! (85 people) and 2012 (34-45 people) and then in an unseasonable rain and wind storm and associated power outages and travel difficulties had 46 people at the 2013 event. 2014 got smaller again despite advertising, but the lack of staff seems to be our limiting factor.
In between the first and second Gatherings I sat down with people and asked them what we were doing… We came up with a motto: “Enjoy, Learn and Grow… together!”
The Vision was people taking classes, playing on the beach, making sand candles, sitting and talking and eating and just being.
The Idea: A larger gathering that wasn’t as commercial, more class and activity-based, for pagans… any pagans… all pagans…
Vision: Pagans taking classes, playing on the beach, making sand candles, sitting and talking and eating and just being.
Goals: To make the event larger this year, 80-120 people in 4-5 tracks of activities, rituals and classes
Objectives: Get Teachers/Leaders, venues, topics, plan potluck, set up places to stay
Outcomes: People follow the motto.
Legacy: Fund of knowledge, fellowship.
A Short History of OCPPG, Present back into the Past
OCPPG 2017 had 27 people and ran just two tracks, although some classes overlapped. We had a 3-day event with a soup and bread supper on Friday, Chinese dinner out Saturday night, a small raffle, 3 rituals and a *lot* of fun! The event went into the black thanks to donations and some teachers kicking back some of what they didn’t need to cover expenses. We really didn’t have enough advertising this year, but for 1 staff person and 3 helpers this turned out well! Hoping for bigger and better in 2018!
- OCPPG 2017 Trips, Classes and Workshops – https://ancientlightshop.wordpress.com/ocppg/ocppg-2017/ocppg-2017-classes/
- OCPPG 2017 Teacher Bios and Info – https://ancientlightshop.wordpress.com/ocppg/ocppg-2017/ocppg-2017-teacher-bios-and-info/
- OCPPG 2017 Advertisers – https://ancientlightshop.wordpress.com/ocppg/ocppg-2017/ocppg-2017-advertisers-2015/
OCPPG 2016 was quite small. An attack of real life on every one of the usual staff people and teachers nibbled the event down to two workshops and a lovely supper provided by Loryea! The event went into the black by $2, though.
OCPPG 2015 was small but fun! 26 people. Event was in the black by $38. Raffle brought in $40. This was the first year that the Handbook only existed online. It cut the costs of the event amazingly, since we were only printing schedules, sign-up sheets and 2 full sets of info that were posted on the counter. We’ll probably do this again.
- OCPPG 2015 Classes – http://wp.me/P2xgQ8-44k
- OCPPG 2015 Teacher Bios and Info – http://wp.me/P2xgQ8-44i
- OCPPG Advertisers 2015 – http://wp.me/P2xgQ8-3Bs
The 2013 Handbook – Online version Handbook Final (word) Online version Handbook Final (PDF) – The event went into the black by $129! This is our seed money for next year, and also pays gas for teachers to come out to specials in between. Carl Neal was at the shop doing an Incense Intensive on October 5, for example. Despite the “interesting” weather, power outages and all, we had at least 46 people (although the count is “iffy”.) We’re making some changes for next year, mostly in that we’re adding staff from outside of the Rose of the Sea!
The 2012 Handbook – OCPPG2012Handbook – The raffle brought in $28 and the event went into the black! It looks like the final tally of people was 44. Thanks to all who participated!
The 2011 Handbook – Handbook – We had 85 people, as far as best guess goes, many/most taking only a class or two. The event went into the red by about $50. Ancient Light covered that. The event venue wishes payment next time.
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