What is the PFA? When did that start? What???
The Primitive Festival Alliance is the non-profit entity that has supported and sponsored Summerstar all these years! Yep! The PFA was incorporated in 1992 in fact. In early years, we not only sponsored Summerstar, but we offered classes, drum jams, full moon and other rituals. However, as life moved on and things got busy, we pretty much just focused on Summerstar and poured all of our energy into our annual weekend together.
But now…with our move to private property we are moving back to offering more activities, not only at Fir Hollow, but in and around the South Sound area! So excited about this!!!
In order to support these activities, which includes our weekend retreat Summerstar, we are offering membership with the PFA.
Membership means that you get to attend Summerstar (a private family reunion/retreat) and you also are invited to attend any and all other Primitive Festival Alliance activities and ad-hoc weekend get-togethers.
Note that Summerstar still has a maximum site capacity and you still must register to attend.
An E-Newsletter is in development and will be emailed after Samhain. That will contain more information about planned activities, get-togethers (like a cooking club, “kid-star”- a weekend by and for kids only), and how you can join the PFA as a member.
Membership is open to adults only (18 years) and is $50 per year/ per adult. Children are free (17 years and younger) and are included in membership as long as they physically reside with the adult member. There are no tribe or group rates.
All PFA events are private and each adult must be an active member in order to attend any event. Guests of the Cadre of Seven are the only exception. Membership dues must be paid no later than June 30th of each year.
We have a number of opportunities to ensure that things run smoothly and just plain get done. Please see the check list below. If you’d like to lead the effort for any of these please email Miria ahead of time, or just check the board at the kitchen/community hall and sign up. We will appreciate every effort you can make.
|Duty||Check in at||# people needed||Still need help?|
|Banquet set up/clean up||Sat 5 to 8 pm||2||yes|
|Breakfast Server||Fri, Sat, Sun (shift is 9-11:30 am)||2||yes|
|Kitchen Minion||Work with Bones||0||not at the moment|
|Potty & wash tub |
|3 times daily, Thurs, Fri, Sat||2||yes|
|Grounds/Trash/Recycling||works with Lee||2||yes|
|Village Crier||works with Robin||3||need 2 more|
Our snail mail address is:
Olympia, WA 98508
Send general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contact any of the staff members, email Miria and she’ll forward your email to the appropriate person. In keeping with the standard Pagan Policy of Privacy, we don’t exchange any contact information about any guest members or staff members (we’re old school and all registrations are hand keyed!)
Well, while we’re on the subject, please keep in mind all Summerstar artwork is commissioned, copyright and is not available for reproduction except by permission, which include the Summerstar name and logo’s (current and previous). That would also include all photos taken and posted to our website.
Cadre of 7 – Tribal Core
Miria – Bones – Robin – Elaine – Kendall – Lee – Bob