Monthly Archives: June 2018

Let’s Rename OMDSI

Now that the Ohio Meadville District no longer exists, it’s time to change the name of CER Summer Institute!  While the acronym OMDSI is unbelievably catchy, the new UUA regional organization opens up the possibility for something even better.  Please send your nominations to [email protected] We will also have boxes in First Church just outside the sanctuary, and in Stevenson Dining Hall. At the end of the week, campers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite name as part of the regular SI evaluation process.  Beware! If you don’t suggest any names, we will default to calling it Super Nathan’s Summer Institute.…

Nominations for SIPC and SICoM

The SI Planning Committee (SIPC), which is responsible for making SI happen each year, consists of 9 members who each serve for 3 years. Each year, the 3 members who have served for 3 years leave the committee and are replaced. Recruitment of new planning committee members was previously done by the existing SIPC, but a new process was implemented in 2017.

The SI Committee on Ministry (SICoM) was formed to recruit new nominees for both itself and the SIPC. In addition, SICoM addresses longer term policies and procedures, including implementing and evaluating the Right Relations Policy. This year we are again formally soliciting the SI community for nominees to serve on either committee.…

Here’s a PEEK! at a Game We Play

On Thursday night at SI, you have a choice of two games. There’s a Euchre tournament, designed for people who already know how to play the game. You can sign up for that, with a partner, during the week. And then there’s PEEK! PEEK! is a game involving both dice and cards. It is wide open – all you must do is show up. It’s easy – you get lessons right there and can pick it up immediately. I for families – the game has no minimum age to be able to play. If you can read dice and cards, or have someone who can help you, you can play.…

Sell at the SI bookstore!

Hey everyone, it’s not too late to share your art and crafts at the SI bookstore! There are no fees to vend at the bookstore, but 15% of your sales go to the SI scholarship fund to help others enjoy the magic that is SI. Not particularly crafty, don’t worry, you can offer a service like chair massage, or reiki.  You can also help the scholarship fund by donating an item or gift basket for our raffle table.  Please send me a quick email at [email protected] to let me know that you would like to vend, or  donate something for our raffle table.…

It’s Good News/Bad News Time!

The Good News is that it’s June 1, which means there’s only a little over a month before Summer Institute.

The Bad News is that, at 11:59pm tonight, we must start charging a $75 registration fee per person.

The Other Good News is that you still have time to register without that fee, by registering before midnight tonight.

The Even Better News is that, if you’ve never come to Summer Institute, you can still register to attend without having to pay that registration fee for ten more days. That’s right, the deadline for first timers to register for SI has been extended until 11:59pm on June 10, 2018.…