Affinity Groups are the heart and soul of the Wainwright House
Community. They are leaderless groups that provide the opportunity for
Members to gather around a shared perspective or interest and to learn
from each other. It is easy to form an Affinity Group: Three Wainwright
House members express interest in a particular focus, with one member
accepting responsibility for coordinating the group. All participants
must be current Wainwright House members and agree to pay $5 per
meeting to help support Wainwright House.
Please call 914-967-6080 ext 110, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to start a group. Affinity Group Guidelines can be found below. Before attending your first meeting, please call
Wainwright House to confirm the time and date of the affinity group.
Women in Conversation: Midlife and Beyond
Every other Monday
7:15 - 9:15 pm
Join with women to learn and share stories and spiritual journeys. We
use meditation, visualization and facilitated dialoging to create a
safe space for authentic being and self expression.
For more information, please contact Ellen at (203) 327-7672, or Chris at (914) 305-6409.
The Sound Shore Writers' Group
Every other Monday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Founded in June, 2007, this group fosters the
development of local authors' work through honest, but constructive,
criticism. The Sound Shore Writers Group provides encouragement and inspiration
and serves as a support network for writers at all stages of their writing
journey. All genres are welcome. For more information, please contact
Maureen at email@example.com.
Holistic Moms Network-Southern Westchester
Fourth Thursday of each month
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Holistic Moms Network (HMN) is a 501 C-3 non-profit support and
resource organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic
health and green living. HMN was founded in 2003 by a handful of moms yearning for the support and friendship of
others parenting outside the mainstream. Today - thanks to the
ever-increasing popularity of alternative medicine and a growing
environmental consciousness - HMN has over 120 chapters across the U.S.
and Canada. Through ongoing media campaigns, HMN is informing thousands
of people about the benefits of holistic health and green living.
HMN represents the growing demographic of holistic-minded parents who
are questioning conventional wisdom in the areas of birthing,
child-rearing, healthcare, nutrition and wellness, education, personal
relationships, and our society's views about the natural world. In the
face of mounting global and environmental problems, holistic parents
strive to give their children the love, support, and information they
need to become informed, compassionate, and healthy children who can
live in balance with their world For more information,
please click here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=65988372864 or e-mail Jackie Cartwright firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holistic Moms Network asks you to consider becoming a member if you
plan to attend meetings regularly. HMN Membership is $45 per
Wainwright House is a non-profit organization and requests that you to contribute $5 per meeting.
|Affinity Group Guidelines
current members of Wainwright House (WH) may submit a proposal for an
Affinity Group (AG). Proposals will be evaluated by the Program
Committee for contribution to WH's mission statement/goals and the
needs of the community. Our mission is to inspire greater understanding through body, mind and spirit.
list of 3 current WH members who support the formation of the group and
plan to regularly participate. Three months will be given to allow the
group to grow, but a sustainable number of 5 active participants will
be required to continue.
|Rules for conducting Affinity Groups
are leaderless groups. They are an opportunity for the WH community to
meet and share common interests and concerns. Coordinators are not
group leaders or teachers, but the person handling logistics.
are not paid and all income is WH's. AG participants must be current
members of WH, and are expected to pay $5 each time the AG meets.
must receive WH approval before making any scheduling changes. Times
and rooms must be made through the House staff. Occasionally, it may be
necessary to change rooms or postpone meetings to accommodate events or
retreat groups in residence. AG coordinators are responsible for
contacting the group and any special set-ups and clean-up of rooms
to AG's first meeting, the coordinator must schedule a 15 minute
meeting with a WH staff member to learn simple procedures and logistics
regarding AG paperwork.
in communication with WH staff regarding any scheduling changes. In the
event of a cancellation, it is the coordinator's responsibility to
notify all group members in advance. Please be sure to share with WH
staff an accurate list of your member's names and contact information
for this purpose.
membership status of participants; collect membership from those who
are not members, complete and submit attendance sheets, accounting
paperwork and income collected.
||Return meeting room to the condition it was in upon arrival and turn off all lights and equipment used before leaving.
will be notified of the Program Committee's decision within six weeks
of submitting a proposal (to allow for monthly Board Meeting review).
If the AG is accepted by WH, it will be offered on a trial basis
initially, the length to be determined by WH. Promotion of AG's will
only be considered after a successful trial period.
WH reserves the right to cancel AG's if rules of conduct are not
honored or if coordinators are not maintaining their responsibilities.