At our AGM we launched our new operating year for the 24th time! Our anniversary is October 17, and we were founded in 1991 by 29 astrologers. We are proud to have presented hundreds of talks by both local and international presenters and dozens of workshops. Bringing astrology to Greater Vancouver on the second Thursday of each month with astrological presentations plus periodic workshops, except for the summer hiatus for July and August, is our mission. Our programs for this year—November 2014 through October 2015 – are all booked with the exception of September 2015. We are looking for your support to ensure a successful year. As a non-profit group we rely on our membership fees to cover our room rental and the honorariums we pay to our speakers.
The Guild is a non-profit organization and its membership is open to everyone interested in astrology. We have a wonderful forum for networking and connecting with both professional astrologers and students of all branches of astrology. Some of our members teach astrology, others engage in research and many offer personal consultations. We welcome drop-in guests at our 2nd Thursday of the month meetings where you can meet our members and learn from our Guest Speaker for a small $10 drop-in fee. These talks are free if you become a Guild member for only $50 annually. We also offer Senior and Family membership rates and we pro-rate our fees if you join later in the year.
At the AGM in October the newsletter was discontinued for at least this fiscal year due to the expense. In its place we would be happy to post articles on our site and we also welcome proposals for periodic columns. We had several columns when we first launched our website with the Venus conjunct the Sun in Aries, in March of 2001. Yes our site for the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild has been online for 13+ years and counting. Please submit your ideas for articles direct to Anne Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support in terms of annual dues and donations is what ensures that the Guild continues to offer programming and networking opportunities to everyone interested in astrology. Over the years we have issued hundreds of memberships. Some of our current members have been active for a decade or two. The first 29 memberships were issued to the founding members and those who joined during the first year. As the founding president, I have membership number one. Membership number 28, 35 and 42 belong to active members, who continue to support keeping astrology alive in the Greater Vancouver Area.
Non-members are charged a modest drop-in fee, and while you might only be able to attend two or three events in a year, please consider supporting the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild on an annual basis as a full-time member. You could even make a small donation using the PayPal donate button… (it is in the sidebar)
When we don’t need to worry about financial support, we are able to bring more workshops and invite speakers to travel to our area. On the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) our doors are open to welcome you back, to welcome you in the first time, which in itself is a treat. The ability to connect with others who share your interest and passion for astrological tools, techniques and insights is priceless—that is why the Guild was founded back in 1991and continues today. As a non-profit Society the Guild offers BC astrologers networking and educational opportunities that are truly priceless and we welcome your support, both financial and as an active participant in our programs to keep Astrology thriving in 2015 and for years to come!
Our upcoming programs
The next talk is always at the top, and a quarter’s worth is shown in the sidebar. Below is the list of upcoming programs.
- December 11, 2014 Annual Potluck
- January 8, 2015 Rose Marcus “2015-Year Ahead: Aim Higher“
- February 12, 2015 Phyllis Chubb on Relationships
- Saturday Workshop by Phyllis February 14, 2015 February 2015 Phyllis Chubb
- March 12, 2015 Renn Buttler “A Tribute to Cosmos and Psyche: Richard Tarnas and the Intelligent Universe”
- April 9, 2015 Anne Massey “Why am I here?” Whispers of the gods
- May 14 & 16, 2015 Nina Gryphon with Financial Astrology workshop
- June 11, 2015 Tom McPherson TBA
- September 10, 2015 TBA
- October 8 & 10, 2015 Chris Brennan “Hellenistic Astrology”
- November 13, 2015 TBA
- December 10, 2015 Annual Potluck