AGM 2019

Thank you to all the associates who live locally and were able to attend. This year we had a small and efficient meeting – with 12 of us present. Even in this group we were a multi-lingual/cultural bunch, Portuguese, English, Northern Irish, German and American.

We had a visit from an old friend of Mount of Oaks, David with his youngest daughter and partner. It was a real treat to see them, and it was another reminder for Barbara and I that we are in a process of ‘revisiting roots’.

We moved through the agenda, reading the goals of the association was done by Barbara the president. Eric then gave a resume of the accounts and activities of 2018. Emma presented some of the events we will host this year at MoO and the outside activities with a local migration project that we are involved with.

Marcia did a great job of translating as always. She and Eric both stepped down from the direction and I (emma) was elected along with Sandra Lima Reis in their place. Suzy King stepped into the position of Chair.

Official business over we gave thanks for the work of Marcia and Eric and celebrated with yummy chocolate and orange brownie that Anne made! Since people were gathered for the AGM, a friend Rena came and shared some information about the possibility of exploration for lithium in the area. Barbara will join a bunch of people tomorrow going to meet with the mayor of Fundao to speak about our concerns.

We are grateful for all those who support the work of the association by becoming annual associates. Here is the link to the form if you would like to take part in this way.

Aims of the association:

The association has the aims of promoting health and personal, social, spiritual and ecological well-being through contact with nature. The association is both multicultural and multilingual.

Our main goals are:

* Creation of a collaborative spaces to promote social, economic and spiritual well being, local economy initiatives, community gatherings and educational opportunities.

* Model and educate about the advantages of a ‘simple lifestyle’ and raise awareness of current environmental issues.

* Promote healthy choices for the consumption and production of local, organic produce.

* Encourage rural ‘ecological educational tourism’ in a sustainable manner, respecting the cultural and local resources.

* Offering accommodation in naturally construction buildings and basic natural camping facilities.

* Promote intercultural collaboration.

What are the benefits of becoming an associate?

By paying the annual 25E fee you will able to avail of the 10% discount on all Mount of Oaks products and accommodation. And more importantly you join a family of supporters committed to these ways of being.

We are grateful for all those who support the work of the association by becoming annual associates. Here is the link to the form if you would like to take part in this way.

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