December Call Minutes

In Attendance
Onslow Keith


Retreat update:
Big thanks to Sam (and others) for providing framework for the retreat.

The date and location has been selected as July 13-15th, 2018 in Denver, CO. University of Denver will be the location

We hope to finalize the contract in the coming week. Was unable to get it done this past week with delays from University of Denver with the Holidays.

A generic agenda was provided which consisted of a start Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and endes Sunday morning.

Travel scholarships will be offered to those in need of assistance attending to help with travel. Registration will be $50 per person.

Registration to open in January. Registrets will be asked: need for scholarships, food restrictions, room requests (single/double).

An email will go out the first week of January to all Dignity Chapters asking for support. The request will include an ask for funds for DYAC as well as support of any Young adults in their chapter to encourage and if needed help sponsor their attendance

Fundraising ideas:
Krispy Kreme fundraiser and maybe others
Eucharistic Adoration
pancake dinner
community events

Leader of the Retreat
Louis Mitchell – Chris has reached out to him as a leader or for suggestions on a colleague

Nadia Bolz-Webber

Look to the Speakers at Gay Christian Network that is being held in Jan as it is taking place in Denver


Other Comments:
Sam: thanks for hard work

Martin mentions view of the Dignity USA board

Looking back and looking forward should/could be included in the retreat

Mentioned a few members are not connected to a local community

Francis: sharing or storytelling to bring us together included within the retreat

Sam: prayers as part of the retreat

Other Updates:

2nd/3rd phase of Dignity USA Jubilee questionnaire will be taking place during the retreat. Good opportunity for focusing on those tasks.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey sent out by the Catholic Church on the Synod on the Youth and who send in feedback. It will be put into a statement with Marianne’s assistance in response to the Synod

Thank you all for attending. If there are any additional comments you can always reach out to the DYAC leadership or post on the DYAC Facebook.

30 minute DYAC Retreat Call

Join us for a 30 minute DYAC call Monday, December 18 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Retreat planning is well under way and I hope to have a signed contract by our call next week. Assuming all goes well, the date for our 2018 DYAC Retreat will be July 13-15 at the University of Denver! Mark your calendars!

The Agenda for the Call is:

– Introductions & Catch Up
– Current Status of the Retreat
– Retreat Leader Suggestions
– Thoughts on the Weekend
– Fundraising & Budgeting
– Other Business

In all it should take no more that 30 minutes. We hope to start on time so please join early and we can make the most of our time together. If you can not join the call please do not hesitate to message me with any suggestions or thoughts for the weekend or know of a possible retreat leader we should reach out to. We will also be sending out minutes after the call to keep you in the loop.

Your Opinion is Requested in Planning the 2018 DYAC Retreat

Hello DYAC Members!

I hope everyone is having a good start to your fall.  Now that summer is done it is time to plan for the next one, and with it the 3rd Semi-annual DYAC Retreat!
As you know, an event of this kind requires a good deal of advance planning. We are happy to report that we are well into the planning thanks to the help of the former DYAC leadership and Sam. In the coming weeks we want to move forward with booking the location, but to do that we need to pick the dates.

We have a brief survey we invite you to complete. Please click the link below to be directed to the google form. We would kindly ask that you respond by Wednesday, November 1. It will take no more than 2 minutes and a quick glance at your 2018 Calendar. Thanks for your participation! Have a great week!

DYAC 2018 Survey: 

Christopher Flow

Dignity Young Adult Caucus Leader

Dignity / Washington