The Founders of Clann Bhride (Aster, Gilbride, and Sage) are very pleased to announce the establishment of the Clann Bhride Advisory Council.
As 2015 drew to a close, Clann Bhride held its first member survey. The survey revealed a very strong interest in the development of new written materials – essays on Brighid and related topics, prayers, rituals, etc. – as well as projects like study groups, logo merchandise, and an original divination system. We realized that the scope of the work was far beyond what the three Founders could accomplish alone. So, we decided to establish an Advisory Council.
The current members of the Council are Nic an Dair, Mac de Bride, Erin Lund Johnson, Chris McCoy, Marcelo Paschoalin, Jennifer Parsons, Ristoria, and Rocquelaire. They were invited to participate based on their own demonstrated interest and offers to assist with Clann Bhride projects.
The purpose of the Council is to assist the Founders in making decisions regarding Clann Bhride and to take on the primary responsibilities for many of the upcoming projects. Some of the projects already underway are:
- expanding the Book of Hours
- running the Ogam Study Group (on Facebook)
- organizing the 2015 Imbolc Exchange
- researching and testing various online communications possibilities (such as websites, forums, chats, etc.)
- setting up online shops for Clann Bhride logo merchandise
- creating an original divination system
- researching ideas for group and individual public service
The Founders will continue to retain decision-making authority for Clann Bhride for now. Ultimately, we foresee the possibility of transitioning to a different form of governance for the group, but that will require substantial discussion and deliberation. In the meantime, we will be focusing on creating new materials, study groups, and other projects for Clann Bhride members.
In addition to this website (https://clannbhride.wordpress.com/) and the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/clannbhride/), we have also set up an informational Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/clannbhride/timeline. Bios for all Founders and Advisory Council Members can be found there, as well as here on the WordPress site.
If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you’re interested in joining the Advisory Council, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.