TO: General Councilors, Society Presidents, and Field Representatives
The aftermath of the General Council. meeting and the Southern Regional
Forum has effected a relaxed period of warm and pleasant nostalgia. The
spirit of brotherhood has dominated our interpersonal relationships and
we have been inspired by many creative presentations at Fountainhead Lodge.
The Oklahoma Society sponsored a multimedia production, "Jesus - God
and Man," which is an outstanding inspirational achievement. Other
regional conferences, I am sure, will be asking to borrow or rent it to
show in their meetings.
Marin Myers, Thomas and Carolyn Kendall and family were in France in
July. They met with various students of The Urantia Book and with the committee
working on a new French translation. Martin went on to spend some time
with the Begemanns in Holland. They spoke of making significant contacts
with people of leadership potential in Europe.
Lynne Kulieke reported on a recent meeting of the Committee on Education.
They are in the process of developing content and selecting, leadership
for their workshops at the 1978 General Conference. Mary Lou Hales spoke
of the continuing preparation and readiness of the Connecticut and Texas
study groups who will no doubt wish to become societies as soon as the
new Licensing Agreement is ready.
Conrad Levallee and four members of a Montreal study group visited the
Chicago office on July 30. They have weekly meetings, but have problems
studying The Urantia Book because they lack French translations of the
book. They hope to have a regional get-together in September.
Barbara Kulieke presented a thoroughly researched report of the Publications
Committee outlining a new format for the Urantia Brotherhood Bulletin.
Everyone seemed happy with the more attractive design and the Executive
Committee directed the Publications Committee to proceed with the new format
using our recently purchased offset printing machine. If the committee
feels after a trial period that our in-house facilities are inadequate,
they plan to ask the Executive Committee for permission to go to professional
printing services. The Brotherhood Corporation approved the committee's
recommendation to follow the usual practice of periodicals in copyrighting
Halford Park of Willimantic, Conn., and Joel Winter of Southbury, Conn.,
were accepted as Members-at-large.
Enclosed is the up to date listing of the General Councilors, officers,
and committee members of the Brotherhood.
We should like to extend our best wishes to those who are planning and
those who will be attending the Third Western Conference at Irvine College
in Los Angeles over the Labor Day weekend.
Meredith J. Sprunger, President