I hope you've been finding all the information on our website helpful
thus far! As Druids, we delight in gaining knowledge and wisdom, and are all
too happy to share ours with you!
Red Oak Grove, ADF has a unique leadership structure. Instead of having a
Sr. Druid who acts like the President and calls all the shots, we have 3
leaders of equal rank, who make all major decisions jointly, but each has
their own area of primary concern.
I'm the Pen Athro, (pron: pen ATH-ro) which means "Head Teacher" and
the Bylaws say the following about my job:
a. Continuing education of the
b. Encouraging and supervising work on the ADF Dedicants Program, Study
Program, Clergy Training Program, and other educational programs developed
within ADF or the Grove
c. Briefing Gwesti and visitors and answering their questions
d. Promoting the use of Welsh language within the Grove
e. Records of Grove activities, including omens, votes, attendance, etc.
f. Communications, including Website, email lists and newsletter
g. Compiling and submitting all Grove reports as required by ADF
h. Appointing Offices and assistants as needed, for example, Scribe,
Webmaster, Chronicler, Lore Meeting teachers, etc.
i. Acting in the role of Secretary, for legal purposes
j. Acting in the role of Scribe, for ADF purposes.
Some of the projects I want to tackle
right away are the following:
1. I want to create a library system
for ROG's members.
2. I want to hold meetings at events for those in ADF study programs so we
can share our experiences and encourage each other.
3. I want to promote online discussions through our Facebook pages or
mailing lists so our collective knowledge can grow.
4. I want to coordinate Workshops at our events so that all members have a
chance to share their wide range of knowledge and skills.
5. I want to help uphold the Bardic traditions by encouraging the creative
arts at our events.
Those are a few of my ideas. I
encourage you to let me know what you think of these and to give me other
ideas about what you think I should be working on. You can write to me
privately or use this list.
Please know that I also have some sewing and costuming skills and would be
happy to give any advice to a Grove member who wants help of this kind.