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About the Genesis Retreat Center
If you haven't visited Genesis yet open your mind and
imagine nineteen and a half acres of picturesque New
England landscape which transforms as each season
changes. If you have been here, you appreciate the surroundings, the gentleness and serenity as you pull into
the long driveway and walk the grounds. Oaks, pines,
flowering shrubs, and the 100 year old Cooper Beach
Tree sit upon the land as well as numerous floral gardens, an herb garden and a vegetable garden. Scattered
amongst the trees are comfortable benches and lounge
chairs where you will find guests reading, enjoying the
scenery of a calm and contemplative environment often
finding a connection to the natural environmentally
friendly surroundings.
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center is located in Westfield, nestled in the foothills of the Western
Massachusetts Berkshire Hills, just 10 miles west of
Springfield. We are within two hours of most major
New England cities, mountains and sea-shores and
three hours from New York City. Genesis can be
reached by auto, train, bus and plane.
Transportation Options
Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT
is 30 minutes away.
PVTA bus Red#10 line runs from Springfield to
Westfield and stops 3 blocks from the center. For
more info visit:
http://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/directions/
Proposed Agenda
Friday, May 29
5:30-7 pm
6-7 pm
7:15– 9:30
9:30-?
Saturday, May 30
7-8 am
8-9 am
9:15-12:00
12:00-1:00pm
1:00-4:00pm
4:00– 6:00pm
6-7
7-8:30
8:30– 9:30
9:30-?
Sunday, May 31
7-8 am
8-9 am
9:15-11:30
11:30-12
12-12:30
Check In
Dinner
Welcome Home Meeting
specialty meetings /
fellowship
OA Western MA Intergroup
39th Annual Retreat
A GUIDED
JOURNEY
THROUGH THE 12
STEPS OF OA
Morning activities
Breakfast
Speaker and Step Work
Lunch
Speaker and Step work
Free time/activities
Dinner
Speaker and Step work
Candlelight Meeting
Specialty meetings /
fellowship
Morning activity
Breakfast
Speaker & Step work
Closing Circle
Pack up & Check Out
For information [email protected]
or Call
413-783-4198
Confirmation letters with directions, menu
details, updated itinerary and things to bring
will be sent to you in May
Do Not contact Genesis Retreat Center Directly
May 29,30 & 31, 2015
Genesis Spiritual Life Center
53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Speakers
Meetings
Relapse Recovery
Fellowship
Check out WMI website
www.oawmass.org
Cost: $230 if paid in full by March 15, 2015. $250 after 3/15/15
Retreat includes accommodations, five healthy meals and lots of recovery!
There are a limited number of spaces available for the retreat. First come, first
served.
To Register: Please fill out the form and mail with your payment to:
WMI Retreat
P.O. Box 2911, Springfield, MA 01101-2911
PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
Name: _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________
Phone: ________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________
Payment:
_____ I have enclosed the total cost of $250 and have paid in full. ($230 if received before March 15th) OR
_____ I would like to request a scholarship and have enclosed my $50 deposit. (must be received by 3/15/15 to be considered)
*I am requesting ______________ in scholarship funds. I will provide the balance.
_____ I would like to contribute to the scholarship fund and have enclosed $ _______ (Thank You)
Accommodations:
_____ I request a single room if available. (A limited number of single rooms are available by request on a first paid first served basis)
Roommate Preference: ______________________________________ NOTE: a roommate may be assigned to you if this is left blank.
I will use a CPAP on the retreat: YES NO
My room MUST be on the first floor: YES NO
I am a vegan __________ vegetarian ___________no gluten _______________
Other:
_____ I am willing to lead a small group topic and/or free activity in __________________________________________________
_____ Please do not put my name___phone___email___town ___on the “We-Care List” which will be available to all retreat attendees.
Registration
Cancellations are not refundable after March 15, 2015 however, you are welcome
to find a substitute to take your place.
Confirmation
Retreat attendees will receive confirmation with directions and instructions by
e-mail. If you do not have email, please include 2 self-addressed stamped
envelopes with your registration.
Scholarships up to $180 are available by lottery for members in need.
You must register with a $50 deposit before 3/15/15 to be considered for a
scholarship. Please ask for the minimum you need so other members can be
assisted. Recipients will be notified by e-mail by 5/1/15, Deposits will be returned
if scholarships are unavailable.
Home meetings are encouraged to raise funds for their members in need.
The Genesis Retreat Center will provide 5 healthy meals which will accommodate most OA
members' food plans. If you have specific dietary needs, please bring what you need.
A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use. Specific questions about the meal
plan should be sent by e-mail to [email protected]
Please note, the rooms are not air-conditioned. Feel free to bring a fan.