Tree Island Millennium Gathering
Tue, 26 May 1998 20:33:35 +2000 (EDT)
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Tree Island Millennium Gathering
To Celebrate August 19th, Day500 before the year 2000
Klamath Falls, Oregon, August 18-20, 1998
We invite you to join our three-day gathering
at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls
near the Oregon-California border.
Hosted by representatives of the 22nd Century Group,
the Millennium Institute, the "One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000!"
Network, the City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, and the
Klamath Tribes, the Gathering takes its name from a
new novel by Linda Grover about a mythical island
in the heart of Klamath Lake. Tree Island is a symbol
for the embrace of a sustainable future through
connection with a deep past and a heedful present.
On Tuesday, August 18th, as an example of collaboration
for the new century, we will gather from across the Americas
and the oceans to share our plans for the year 2000,
create a cumulative calendar of events and projects,
and invent mutually supportive partnerships on behalf
of the peoples of the third millennium.
On Wednesday, August 19th, we will ask the media and
the surrounding community to join us in creating model
celebrations and observances in honor of Day500 and in
anticipation of the many festivities planned for
New Year's Eve, 2000. We hope that our Gathering will
link millennial celebrants and strengthen our growing
networks so that eventually the entire human family is
invited to join in events and projects looking toward
a positive future.
On Thursday, August 20th, as we conclude the Gathering,
participants will have the chance to engage in a hands-on
work project benefiting Klamath's children. As a Millennium
showcase, a celebration and a working party, the Gathering
will demonstrate how powerful and widespread is the desire
to make this millennial moment meaningful to our lives and
to those of the next generations.
Home to the 22nd Century Group (Making Sure We Get There),
Klamath Basin has been witness to human habitation for
14,000 years. Long known for its lakes, forests and mountain
streams, the high desert community is now attracting worldwide
attention for an industrial Natural Step program and for
community projects to reduce CO2 emissions, replenish the
aquifer and provide geothermal heat. The Oregon Institute of
Technology is known for programs in information and health
technologies and applied environmental sciences.
Arrangements have been made to provide full room and board
at the college for $110 per person (four nights lodging in
dorm rooms and three meals a day for three days). Other
hotel/motel/camping accommodations are readily available.
Registration, per group, is $50 US, due by June 30th.
Room and board payments are due by July 15th,
(We would also encourage everyone who can
to send an additional $50 to supplement travel
costs for those arriving from outside North America.)
Send your checks, VISA or Mastercard #s (with exp. date)
made out to: Friends of Tree Island, c/o Betty Dickson,
300 Grant Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
Once we have received your registration, we will send you
more detailed information and a form concerning travel,
accommodations, food, display space, special needs, and
side trips to Crater Lake, Mount Shasta, Lava Beds Volcanic
Caves, Wildlife Refuges and Bald Eagle Habitat, Klamath and
Rogue River Rafting, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, and
Running Y Ranch. (You might also want to plan to stay
for the Klamath Tribes Annual Restoration Celebration,
which starts August 21st.)
For immediate questions, phone Friends of Tree Island
anytime at 800-900-6202, office hours direct at 541-882-9760,
or fax to 541-883-3136.
Please come. Your presence will strengthen the bonds
between us all and help promote a sense of millennial momentum,
locally and globally.
We look forward to hearing from you soon
and to meeting you in person.
Betty Dickson, Community Coordinator
Hillel Schwartz, Millennium Institute
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Linda Grover, 22nd Century Group
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Steve Diamond, One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000
TREE ISLAND MILLENNIUM GATHERING QUESTIONNAIRE
In preparation for the Gathering on August 18-20,
we hope to compile a booklet with thumbnail sketches
of events and projects planned around the year 2000.
Whether or not you can attend the Gathering,
we will list your event(s) or project(s) in this booklet,
so long as you return this questionnaire before June 30th.
Please DO NOT send us your own brochures, publicity
releases, or standard e-mail responses to inquiries.
In order to simplify the compiling of the booklet,
we need to work from the format you find here.
Name of group or project:
Will you be able to attend?
Yes___ No___ Don't know yet ____
If yes, who will be coming?
Contact numbers: phone(s):
Please sketch your aims and concerns in 99 words:
Briefly describe your event(s) or project(s) for 1999-2001:
Asterisk the two or three best index terms by which to
identify your group or project. (If you are replying by
e mail, you can just delete all the but the most apt terms.)
agriculture / aquaculture / air (clean) / arts / celebration /
ceremony / citizenship / city planning / commerce /
communications / community empowerment / conflict resolution /
consumer protection / dance / debt forgiveness / diet /
ecology / education / energy / film / finance / food / forests /
global warming / housing / health / industry / intercultural
exchange / interfaith action / intergenerational projects /
international law / internet / land use / landmines / literacy /
media reform / military conversion / music / national planning /
oceans / peace / politics / population / poverty/ race relations /
radio / regional planning / sanitation / social justice /
social work / storytelling / sustainability / television /
theater / water / other:__________
Do you know of groups whose year 2000 plans have been established
so recently that we might not have heard about them yet? If so,
how might we reach them?
If you have close contacts with filmmakers or reporters who might
be interested in covering the Tree Island Millennium Gathering,
please list their names and e-mail or phone numbers:
Once we have received your registration, we will send you more
detailed information and a form concerning travel, accommodations,
food, display space, special needs, and side trips to Crater Lake,
Mount Shasta, Lava Beds Volcanic Caves, Wildlife Refuges and Bald
Eagle Habitat, Klamath and Rogue River Rafting, Ashland Shakespeare
Festival, and Running Y Ranch. You might also want to plan to stay
for the Klamath Tribes Annual Restoration Celebration, which starts
this coming august 19th, 1998, will be the 500 day mark to...
"one day in peace, january 1, 2000!" join with millions of others
to meditate on that day and help create a miracle....
spread the word... pass it on.... join the thought-wave campaign
http://www.oneday.net & http://www.oneday.org