We have important news regarding the future of The Circle. We need the collective wisdom and energy of our members, friends and supporters more than ever!
Brescia University College is moving forward with plans to build an extension onto the Merici Wing of the St. James Building. This extension will necessitate and result in the demolition of the portable that has served as The Circle’s home since 1993. As such, The Circle’s time on the Brescia campus is coming to an end.
Although The Circle Council will ensure there is a ritual and time for us to gather and mark the crossing of this threshold, we will first look to finding an alternate location or solution to the situation in which we now find ourselves. This means that the next few months will be busy. We have already secured free space to store our library, artwork and other Circle possessions (should that be necessary), however we are looking for a permanent location – on a very limited budget. We are asking for your serious consideration to alternate places that could be suitable. We respectfully request that suggestions come with some groundwork (contact information, specific details). At the same time, we are open to The Circle becoming a virtual space in-between rituals and gatherings which would then be located in various places depending on the event’s needs.
We are also seeking advisors from members and friends who could provide expertise in the following fields: not-for-profit work, charities and charitable status, accounting, legal affairs, and real estate.
We will be discussing this monumental transition at our annual Circle of Friends AGM. We need and hope to have your input and participation as a member and friend of our community, regardless of whether you have chosen to be a paid member or not. All voices will be heard and valued in how we navigate moving forward. However, as an incorporated non-profit organization, only paid members are technically allowed to vote at our AGM or sit on our Council. Memberships ($30.00) can be purchased by Paypal HERE or at the meeting itself (cash or cheque).
At our AGM, we will also elect new members to The Circle Council. There are open positions (2+) and we hope that those who are willing to commit their time and energy to co-creating the next phase of The Circle will put their names forward and join us. We will need plenty of engagement to lay the groundwork for our transition.
Location: The Circle Centre (portable)
on the grounds of Brescia University College