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Important Wings Seminars Update

“There is only the illusion of separation. You are my environment and I am yours.” –Richard Bach

Dear Wings family:  

Wings Seminars has paused seminar operation through July 31, 2020, following guidance from Oregon’s governor to address concern about spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. 

We are preparing to resume our on-site seminars in August and will continue to monitor Oregon’s guidelines for group gatherings. Your safety is our first priority and we have created a list of ways we will be creating a safe, nurturing, and welcoming seminar experience. Visit our class safety steps here.

We understand that this change may cause inconvenience and disappointment, and we want you to know we made the decision to pause seminars after a great deal of consideration and out of concern for the health of seminar participants and our greater communities. We look forward to seeing you all again when seminars resume in August, starting with WellBeing (see our full schedule of seminars here). Until then, we wish you a life lived joyously, fully, and in great health. 

Here are answers to questions you may have about this change: 

I’m registered for a seminar in May, June, or July. What happens now? We will offer you the opportunity to move your registration to a new date or get a refund. Call Program Manager Salem Workman at 541-683-8540 or email her at salem@wings-seminars.com to make a change. 

Will Wings reschedule any of these seminars? Our March launch of Equity and Agility has been cancelled. The launch date is now set for Sept. 25-27. LifeWorks has been cancelled for 2020 and all current participants will be added to our 2021 LifeWorks seminar, beginning in January. Weekends 2 and 3 of our InSight Master Practitioner series have been cancelled for 2020. This series will return in 2021. Our calendar offers other opportunities for cancelled sessions of Assist Team Training, WellBeing, and CrossOver.

Why are these cancellations necessary? Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued guidance on March 12 that directed organizations across the state to limit non-essential events; cancel or limit meetings of 20 or more; change the location of events to outdoors when possible; and make events virtual when possible; among other guidance. The governor recommended that people over 60 avoid social and community gatherings of more than 10 people. This guidance continues to change as effects to control the pandemic continue. 

What if coronavirus remains a concern into the future? We are tracking changes to this information daily and will keep you posted.  

I’m a member of the southern Oregon Wings connection group. Is this also cancelled? We are excited to announce that we have taken this group virtual through Zoom, and calls are scheduled for the Third Thursday of each month, from 6 -7 p.m, through the end of October. We will send out emails and post these events to our Southern Oregon Refresh and Connect Facebook page. 

How can I keep my Wings work alive while the seminars are paused? We have a few ideas, and we’ll bet you can come up with more. Share your favorites with us, and we’ll include that in our next Wings newsletter. Here’s where we’d start: 

  • Join us for our scheduled Zoom calls happening each Monday at noon and Wednesday at 7 p.m., through the end of July. Learn more.
  • Dig up your seminar materials and run yourself through a refresher.
  • Have an active learning partnership? This is a great time to connect with a partner and jump into some of your favorite Wings topics. If you don’t have an active partnership now, consider reconnecting with a seminar friend using phone, email, or online tools.
  • Check out the Wings in the World blog on our website. It’s full of stories of inspiration.
  • Listen to this 20-minute meditation on sensory awareness.
  • Explore some of our favorite books.
  • If Wings emails are no longer reaching the correct in box for you, sign up for our monthly newsletter, a source of Wings information and inspiration for many.

With gratitude,  

Sherrie Frank