New Mexico Men’s Wellness

Summer Gathering 2015

July 31 – August 2, 2015

 

The Power and Paradox of Choice

 

 Uwe Schroeter, Gathering Leader

Jack's Creek Group CG

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, perhaps too hard.”

“The fact that some choice is good doesn’t necessarily mean that more choice is better.”
– Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Men of SummerNew Mexico Men’s Wellness cordially invites all interested men to an exploration of the power and paradox of choice. Your Gathering Leader grew up in East Germany, during a time of extremely limited choice, and arrived less than three years after the end of communism in the United States, arguably the country of unlimited opportunity with the number of available choices on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Please join us in sharing your wisdom, challenges, experience and thoughts on this topic in the cool and green environment of Jack’s Creek Group Sweat Lodge Jack's CreekCampground. The Gathering will also allow time for the exploration of nature, a sweat lodge, reflection, conversation, meditation, music, and games. The accommodations are your tent or trailer. We will have a potluck meal on Saturday evening, please bring the rest of the food you will need.

Please send in your registration (links to registration materials are below) as early as you can. We reserved one camp site for Thursday, so you may arrive as early as July 30, at 3pm in afternoon. There will be more detailed Around the Fireinformation for registered men closer to the date of the Gathering. We look forward to seeing you at Jack’s Creek!

Registration:

Registration is available now.  Please send your registration in as soon as possible (helps with the planning) but by no later than Friday, July 17.

This year we have an all-online option for registration (linked here) where you can fill out a form to register and pay with a credit card or PayPal.  You may also register (as always) by filling out a registration form (click here to download) and sending it with a check in the postal mail; if you are paying by check, you must use the “mail-in” option.

Aspens at Jack's CreekFor Questions, Comments, or other Inquiries, please contact:

Through June 20:
Joseph Woods
(505) 281-2718
seesfar46@gmail.com

From June 21:
Uwe Schroeter
(505) 352-9258
uweschroeter@comcast.net

Recommend the Gathering to Others:

Please help spread the word to friends and associates who you think might be interested in participating in the Summer Gathering.  We have a downloadable two-page flyer (information sheet and registration form) that is suitable for sharing with colleagues, friends and family who might have an interest in the Gathering and its topic.  Click Summer Gathering 2015 Flyer to download it.

The address of this web page is: http://www.nmmw.org/summer2015.  Send this “link” address to anyone who you think could be interested.

Pecos Morning MistJack’s Creek “Logistics”

To download some information about the basic “logistics” of the gathering (location, what to bring, etc.) please click on NMMW Jacks Creek Logistics.  More detailed information will be sent to those are registered just before the gathering via Email.

(Photos by Uwe Schroeter.  Click on individual photos to see higher resolution versions.)


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Please fill out the form below to register for the 2015 Summer Gathering at Jack’s Creek Campground in the Pecos. This form is ONLY for those who will be registering online and paying with a Credit Card or PayPal. There is a separate printable form available for those who want to send their registration in via postal mail and pay by check. Please click here to leave this page and directly access that printable registration form.

When you have completed filling in the form, you will be directed to a secure payment page that will transfer the payment amounts selected so you can complete the payment on line via a variety of credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) or directly through PayPal (if you have a PayPal account). When the process is completed you should receive two Email confirmations: one for the registration and one for the receipt of payment. This will be your registration record.


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Clicking the “Submit” button will send your registration information as entered above to a secure PayPal payments page where you will make the appropriate online payment based on your entries above with your Credit Card or through PayPal.  The amount on the page will be the sum of the entries for registration and scholarship donation.  When payment is completed your registration will go to the Gathering leaders, and you will receive an Email confirmation to you at the Email address entered above.

Prior to the Gathering, you will receive more information via Email with details about the gathering and other things that you will need to know before the gathering starts on Friday, July 31.