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The National Reunion in 2015... ?

Wed Jan 28, 15 11:46 pm

After much consideration, it appears that we're not going to be able to host an officially sponsored National Reunion in 2015.

Several factors have conspired to lead us to this conclusion, but mostly it's just the personal situation that we (Camden and Sarah) are finding ourselves in with respect to limited time and monies. Even with an army of volunteers, the Reunion requires quite a bit of both time and money that we just don't have to give this year.

After a rather challenging year in 2014, we began 2015 with the unexpected surprise of Camden being laid off from his employer of 17 years after the company was bought out by an investment group. It was a fairly unexpected turn of events. And while we're confident that Lord will provide (and is already providing) new business opportunities for us, we know that the changes will likely preclude us from organizing the National Reunion in 2015.

Our desire and commitment to continue serving the HSA community has not diminished, but we know that this what we need to do.

So... we wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible, so as to give you maximum opportunity to plan your summer. In lue of an officially sponsored/organized national event this year, we would very much love to put our resources to work to promote community organized events.

Face-to-face events are the life-blood of this community and in some ways community-organized events are even more effective toward that our goal of building community. So while we do regret that we can't host the National Reunion this year, we do sincerely want to encourage you to organize you own events, post them here, and we'll do everything we can to help you spread the word.

Camden & Sarah

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Thanks for letting us know. My dad lost his job last year rather unexpectedly but was able to find another shortly there after. Praying for you guys and knowing that God has a plan in everything! Jer. 29:11-13
Just Sarah, Thu Jan 29, 15 9:57 pm Post

Thank you Camden and Sarah! Praying for ya'll as well... not easy stuff, but God will provide! We love and miss you both! Might be making some trips out to OR/WA area this year, would be fun to see you all again. Smile
Anna Baker, Fri Jan 30, 15 7:42 pm Post

Understand. All the best to the Spiller family.
Noah, Sat Jan 31, 15 5:32 pm Post

Sorry to hear about Camden's layoff.

Thank you, though, for the update! It is helpful to know in advance what the plans are for this year. I loved the 2014 reunion, and looking forward to another one some day, or maybe I'll make it to some regional events!
Rose, Sat Jan 31, 15 9:51 pm Post

I'm really sad hear about the tough times for you guys. Praying for you. Thanks so much for the heads up, I'll really, really miss the Reunion - but I love your point about local events. Western folks... let's do one!
Noelle Magnell, Sat Jan 31, 15 11:24 pm Post

So sorry for you folks! That definitely puts a strain on things. Your reunion looks like it was an amazing time. Hope everything gets sorted out for you folks and that it will happen again someday, Lord willing. Wishing you all the best!

On the note of community events, I have spent the last few months working with some people to put together a Christian retreat in Idaho for ages 18 to 28. If anyone is interested, you can go here:
or you can send me a message with any questions.
Sarah Iddings, Mon Feb 16, 15 11:41 pm Post
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