July and August bring New Horizons Annual Board Meeting time, short, mid and long range planning. Next year at this time, we want to be where? And, how did we get here from where we were last year last year at this time?
Last year, as many new people were being introduced to New Horizons, particularly through our Possible Human, Possible Society Study, we wanted them to know what a big package of tools for peace building we had in our medicine bag of healing gifts to share. But mostly, as the study moved into action, we wanted to discover what others had in mind from their own bag of tricks to help carry this country of ours forward to its highest potential in the coming years. This is what the study set off to discover when it was launched as a test on August 1, 2011.
(Officially we defined January 1, 2012 as our formal launch date, with December 31, 2015 to be the completion date for our intended four years of data gathering.)
In the spring of this year, following our (Almost) Annual Abkhazian Dinner, study participants, having shared their hopes and fears and dreams, led us to want to support their intentional progress and transformation. We are, definitely, all in this together, this “possible society in motion” process.
So knowing that Murat’s Bus Ride Story had been pivotal in achieving the transformation of New Horizons since our massive changes began in 1998, we next sought to offer our bounty by refining this beautiful teaching story, initially introduced at the dinner, for broader public appeal and application. We are deeply involved in this agenda now.
As our board reviews this current activity as well as others of the past year and plans for the next, we are hoping to attract more and more commitment from individuals to build community unity together at the grassroots level and to collectively reach for our dreams in the realm of AWE, with our feet on the ground of our local communities and in pockets of community and family. This posting is a preview of what is coming out of our behind the scenes meetings and planning presently at New Horizons.
Our annual board meeting, traditionally held in July was postponed this year due to several family priorities. However, you can look for board-related news, from here forth, as we filter it out, before and after the meeting, through the end of September. The meeting is now tentatively re-scheduled for early September.
Board members, preparing their agendas for this annual meeting, will also be gathering their perspectives and polishing them for public reports and announcement. In particular, expect to find more and more commentaries and details on the findings, thus far, of our Possible Human, Possible Society Study and plans for our Bus Ride Story Adventure series as we prepare it for both private groups and public presentations.
This past year has been quite a year for the New Horizons Support Network, Inc.!