I just want to take a moment and share how proud I am of my protogrove, Northern Rivers, of ADF. We are small, but we have grown into a strong group giving service to the Kindreds, each other, and our community. We’ve offered public rituals, welcoming many people in the wider community to join in our seasonal celebrations. Our rituals continue to improve in that we are growing in our skills, making them more family-friendly, and most people leave feeling satisfied and at peace. We’ve helped with the local Pagan Pride event – the FAE Fest. At our last Winter Solstice gathering, we raised money for a local wildlife rehab center. Most recently, we raised over $200 American for one of our Canadian members who has fallen on some difficult times. I am so proud of Northern Rivers, and I’m proud to be part of ADF.
There’s always room for improvement, both for Northern Rivers and ADF the org, but I hope that other ADFers will join me in sharing their pride. The positives will keep us working together to grow and improve in service to the Kindred and each other.
So be it!