News & Notes - March 2017
Are you excited about Festival yet? I know I am!

Stay tuned into the CMA Village on Facebook for announcements, tips, and other updates as we count down to Beltane!

Lux,
Jodi
Director of Communications
 
In This Issue
From the Executive Director
Beltane Festival Update
Call for Events
Got Questions?
Quick Links
Join Our List
From the Executive Director
Friends, 

Registration is in full swing, and the festival planning is coming together. Get your tickets, get your event requests in, and get your dancing shoes ready. We are looking forward to sharing stories and songs at the Bard's Fire on the Revel Field on Thursday night, Tradition Sharing, Member's Discussion Panels, and the Revel Revival Ritual on Saturday night bringing together the paths that bring us to the revel fire. 

We come from all over the state, we come from various patterns, traditions, covens, and groves. We circle together. We circle alone. We are members of long established camps. We are new and camp in open camping. Regardless of our affiliations, we are all unique individuals in this wonderful tapestry of CMA.  

Take a moment to look beyond the generalizations of affiliation and see the person in front of you. Together, we can grow this community. One person at a time.

Pax,
Willow
Executive Director
500 at Beltane and a Tractor
Board Election
Voting for CMA Board positions opens at March 12 at 3:00 am (the delay is due to the time change) and will remain open until April 22 at 7:00 pm. In order to vote, you'll need to provide your first name, last name, and the email address associated with your ticket.


We cannot respond to Facebook or any other social media requests if members have any questions or issues related to voting. If you need to contact someone about your vote, email vote@magickal-arts.org or call 682-219-2940.
Cast your vote at http://votingplace.net/cma.
 
Approaching Deadlines
Event Registration
The deadline to register Workshops, Rituals, and other events is March 18 at 11:59 PM CDT. Register your event now .

Work Exchange
The deadline to register for the Work Exchange is also March 18 at 11:59 PM CDT. Apply for the Work Exchange.

Regular Price Festival Tickets
You can still get Beltane tickets at regular price until March 31 at 11:59 PM CDT. Buy your Beltane ticket.

Festival Setup Crew
If you want to join the Setup Crew, apply here.

Late Price Festival Tickets
Beltane tickets will be available at late registration pricing from April 1 through April 19 at 11:59 PM CDT. Buy your Beltane ticket.  
Beltane 2017 Festival Update
Beltane registration is now open. Regular registration prices (including processing fee) are available through March 31:
  • Adult Entire Festival $68.25
  • Adult Day Pass $36.75
  • Youth Entire Festival $36.75
  • Youth Day Pass $21.00
  • Student Entire Festival $57.75
  • Student Day Pass $31.50
The festival dates are  April 20 - 23  and the theme is  Revel Revival The link to buy tickets is below. Feel free to share this link as needed.

There will be fewer open work exchange tickets available for this festival, since we are offering a significant discount for early registration. Complete the Work Exchange Request Form to be considered for the work exchange program.

The band Shapescenes will play for us on Saturday night at 7:00 pm. We will not have a guest speaker at the Beltane festival, so we need to schedule more workshops and other activities!  If you're interested in hosting an event, let us know .

Call for Festival Workshops and Activities
We're still accepting submissions for Events at the Beltane festival.

Do you have a skill you'd like to share with others?  Volunteer to host a "how to knit" workshop.  Want to find a group of people to play a game with?  Volunteer to host a game of Cards Against Humanity. Star Wars fan? Volunteer to host a discussion group. You get the picture. 

What workshop will you host? Register your event today so we can add it to the Festival schedule.
Don't Forget Your Area Reps!
If you have questions about tickets, festival dates, how to volunteer,  CMA as an organization, or anything CMA-related, start by contacting your Area Reps. They can answer any question you have-and if they can't, they know who to contact to get your question answered. 

Here's a handy list of Area Rep contact information for you! Clicking the link for your area will open a new email message to your Area Reps.

Austin Area Reps 
Central TX Area Reps (Killeen & surrounding aresa) 
Coastal Bend Area Reps
(Corpus & surrounding area) 
North Texas Area Reps
(Dallas/Fort Worth & surrounding areas) 
Outlands Areas Area Reps
(All other areas, worldwide, outside those listed here) 
San Antonio Area Reps 
Southeast Texas Area Reps
(Houston and surrounding areas)
Photo credits (left to right)
"Herne's Altar": Carla "Alchemy" Hargrove; "Maypole": Cheyenne Kramm;
"Sun Through Grandmother's Branches": Greta Rewa;
"Rainbow Camp Altar": Cheyenne Kramm; "Drums at the Fire": Amanda Boehm