Category Archives: Updates

Support Phase 3 of the Shower Project at Wolf Creek

The Wolf Creek HOT Shower Project is coming along swimmingly!  The solar heating is expanded, for a LOT more hot showers, even in the mornings and evenings!  The showers have been rebuilt and we have a beautiful new deck.

This year, we’re on to Phase III, and we need your $upport.

We need your money to buy materials.  We need to raise $3,000 by June 30, to complete Phase 3:  Finish and expand the deck and sink area, add a ramp for easier access, rebuild and improve the sink area, add a new bench under the tree for changing & lounging, and some maintenance and improvement of the solar heating system.

Phase 1 & 2:  DONE!
Upgrade solar for much more hot water

  1. Add three solar water heating panels
  2. Add two storage tanks that will keep water hot for days
  3. Able to be easily expanded if we want to add more capacity in the future
  4. New. larger, durable deck (made from Trex)
  5. New shower heads and valves

Phase 3:  (This summer!)
Finish the fabulous shower deck sink ramp bench & more.

WHEN & WHO
Phase Three will start at the Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries (July 13-23), and be completed early in the gathering.  

Eric Erdmann and Boondok Carl VanderZanden are doing the planning and up-front work.  We will be joined by other community members at the SGRF gathering to do the construction.   

Eric and Boondok have been Wolf Creek faeries for more than 20 years, and bring a lot of construction experience.  This is our way to offer our skills and give back to the community. Please help us with your give back of funds to manifest this dream.  

Funding:

The cost of materials for PHASE III is $3,000.  Any funds remaining will be held and used for Phase 4.  

How to contribute money:
  • Send a check with a note indicating that it is for the Wolf Creek Hot Showers Project.   Send to Eric Erdmann or Carl VanderZanden, ℅ 2006 NE Weidler St., Portland OR 97232
  • If you want your contribution of $500 or more to be tax deductible, write your check to Nomenus, and send to Eric Erdmann, 2006 NE Weidler St., Portland OR 97232
  • Contribute via paypal directly to Nomenus.org, and tell one of us how much you sent.
  • Need another option?  Call or email either of us.

If you would like our detailed budget, plans, or materials list with costs, just call or email:  

Eric 503-816-7337,  everdmann@gmail.com

Boondok 503-987-0855,  boondok@mac.com

SGRF Gathering July 13-23

The call and Registration for SGRF is out!

bit.ly/SGRF2018Call

The Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries (SGRF) 2018:

The Sacred Souls of Past, Present and Future

It has been more than 30 years since our elders arrived in Oregon carrying with them hope and the tools to cultivate family and culture in the remote land. So many generations of the children – young and old – have sheltered at Wolf Creek seeking the same things, free of the repressive default world. They rushed into the loving welcome of the valley, and into the verdant comfort of the gentle yet aged grandfather maple, his arms outstretched to embrace all his beautiful sprites and satyrs.

We call the sacred children of all the generations home to the hearth where we gather and embrace, love, share and commune in our fae spirit and light. We dance in the tall reeds of the clearing and sway to the drums, honoring those who have gone but who paved the way for us, and ennobling those who might carry the fire forward.

To the generations who walked those miles ahead of us and those yet to make their marks, we gather to lift each other up inspired by our brotherhood and connectedness. We bind with our hands in circles. With open hearts and minds, we bare our inhibitions to the light of sun and moon to banish doubts and shadows. We combine our magic and wisdom, given without anticipation of reward, to summon the best part of ourselves and our brothers.

This year’s Gathering will have a particular focus and theme, reflecting upon the past as a guide to the present and a springboard to the future, a unity of time and motion. We hope to offer opportunity for self-reflection as well as group engagement on where we’ve been and where we’re going, individually and as a community. We encourage all who attend to think about these issues ahead of time, and to come to the Land with an idea or issue – about themselves or this community – they wish to explore over the course of the week.

The Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries, or as it has become known, the “Mens Gathering,” is a “specific container event” for those persons who self-identify as male and whose sexual orientation is male-centered. This includes a large number of folk who have intersectional identities, including trans men, faeries, faggots, queers, homos, gay men, and many others. While we rejoice in and celebrate all identities, the purpose of *this* Gathering is not necessarily to explore various intersectional identities but to keep the focus on male-to-male interaction and relationships, however the *participants* construe that. We acknowledge that this container may not feel appropriate for all who might wish to attend, and we lovingly encourage them to explore other events at the Sanctuary.

Come and join together as we laugh, play, sing, dance, cry, sigh, howl, chant, love and cherish one another for a week of magik and communion.

donations for TAINT

TAINT gathering now has a crowdfunding page!

This summer, we will be hosting a brand new week long gathering called T.A.I.N.T. for up to 100 Two spirit, Agender, Intersex, Nonbinary, Transgender and other gender nonconforming individuals to come together to heal, pray, and celebrate at Wolf Creek…

Thinking about a new residence

We don’t have much to offer in the way of housing for caretakers and other long-term residents; this has consistently been identified as a top priority! More residents would make everything else easier.

So, the Building Committee is calling a special meeting on August 6 to gather up ideas. Join us?
Monday, 8/6, 7pm. By Zoom or phone.

Word Press?

Help! Do you have skills with WordPress? We’ve been having technical problems with our PayPal donation page and with the thermometer widget. Contact nomenus@nomenus.org …

Great Circle

Join us this weekend at our semi-annual Great Circle; it’s where we share visions for the Sanctuary and make plans for the coming year. Friday evening is a heart circle and fire; Saturday and Sunday are meetings. (You can even participate remotely.)

Great Circle is more than just a meeting.  It’s a gatherette for those who love this community and want to help it evolve and thrive. It is an intense and magical co-created process with the power to transform our community and our relationships to each other.  

Read the Call; details are in the online Agenda.

Pendulum & Great Circle

Pendulum Gathering

Calling Ourselves In -or- The Radical Recess Revival Project

Gathering  •  Fri 9/1–Mon 9/11, 2017
Great Circle  •  Fri 9/8–Sun 9/10

Please register (so we can buy groceries)

Ride Board, so faeries can get there

This Call is bit.ly/Pendulum-2017

Contact pendulum.gathering@gmail.com

The dates have changed; mark your calendars! Great Circle overlaps with the last three days.

As queer-affiliated people of diverse identities, we come together to throw off the shackles of homophobia, sexism, gender programming, transphobia, racism, classism, lookism, and all other forms of internal and external oppression. —Nomenus Seeds of Unity

We sacrifice regarding ourselves and our community as unworthy and disposable, and we actively create a culture of belonging.“—2016 Samhain Sacrifice

“Come out for the gathering, it’ll be cute.”—Stew, like yesterday

Let’s share our experiences of marginalization and privilege in ways that make our relationships and communities stronger. Let’s dismantle hierarchies of oppression and heal personal and ancestral trauma using our Faerie subject-SUBJECT superpowers of radical vulnerability and loving acceptance.

Pendulum offers a focused, intimate gathering container for this work. With Nomenus Great Circle happening at the end of the gathering, it’s an opportunity to meet in person as the kind of community we want to be.  

THERE’S A SCHEDULE!  It’s just tentative, but faeries made it by talking to each other.

 

Read the full call at the link above

 

Summertime!

Gathering are over for a while; things are quieter at the Sanctuary. If you plan to visit, please email caretakers@ nomenus.org or call 541 866-2678 so we know to expect you. The creek is clear and high this year (great in hot weather!) but don’t drink it (there are cattle upstream).