2018 AG Registration Information




2018 GTW Annual Gathering!

Rising Strong!

Celebrating Sisterhood In Circle


Please read this information all the way through before registering,

it will answer most questions.


March 15, 2018 ~

Dear Gather the Women Sisters,

The Conveners and Annual Gathering planners have been busy weaving the tapestry for our fall Gathering scheduled for October 18-21, 2018 to be held at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree AZ  https://spiritinthedesert.org/ just a 45 minute shuttle ride from the Phoenix airport.  We can’t wait to see you!!

We have listened to your comments about past Gatherings when you’ve told us you want more time to be in circle.  It seems that women all over the globe are feeling this calling, this yearning to come back to center, to be in circle, to listen and to be heard. We, too, look forward to that experience with you. So, based on what you’ve told us, this Gathering will be a deep dive into conversations from the heart and a time to build and nurture our sisterhood.

Whether you are a long- time circle sister or circle is new to you, our intention is to create a circle container that is safe, welcoming and inviting to everyone.  The Gathering will be about circle, how we do it, and the various ways we do it.  You will have the chance to participate in different kinds of circles and there will be space in the schedule to wander the beautiful paths of the Arizona desert and to enjoy time alone and with friends.  The Gathering will be a blend of together and apart, with heartfelt conversations and creative expression.

Because the Feminine is rising like a tsunami all over the world, we have chosen our theme as RISING STRONG! CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD IN CIRCLE! Please consider joining us in heart-connecting circles of Sisterhood!


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The Early Bird rate is $320 for a triple, $380 for a double, and $470 for a single, until June 30th.  After July 1st, the rates will increase to $340 for a triple, $400 for a double and $490 for a single room. This includes beautiful rooms with stunning views and bathrooms in every room, delicious meals from Thursday evening through Sunday noon, and all the programs, from early morning circles and ceremonies to evening rituals, dancing, drumming and celebration!

       We have reserved all rooms on site and registration will end on Wednesday, October 4 or when we reach a maximum of 52 registrations.

We have four triple occupancy rooms, four single rooms, and with remaining rooms designated for double occupancy, we can welcome 52 women, the perfect number for our Mother Circle. The four single rooms will be designated only for women with health issues, such as difficulty breathing at night, severe insomnia, etc. AND will be available on a first come-first served basis. Once the four single rooms are paid for and assigned, then any additional singles will be available only when triples are created by good friends wanting to room together.

Due to the structure and flow of our time together, we request that all participants remain on site from arrival Thursday afternoon through lunch on Sunday (unless early departure is necessary to catch a flight.) In making your travel plans, it might be helpful to know that we will be gathering for dinner together Thursday evening with our first Mother Circle planned afterwards.

Early Bird rates are good through June 30th and we urge each of our sisters to register early, to get the best rate plus assure your space at the Gathering!



How to Register:

Please go to the Event tab on our website to register with PayPal or by Credit Card. Just complete the Registration Form, then click on the “Register Now” button. To find the GTW website Events page, please click on this link:   https://www.gatherthewomen.org/2018-gtw-annual-gathering-arizona-usa/

You can also easily register right here as well ~ ~ ~  Register Now




If you are receiving a scholarship, please DO NOT register on-line until you receive the instructions in your Scholarship Award Letter.

To pay by check, please print the form below, fill it out, and include it with your check payable to Gather the Women Global Matrix and mail to:

Susan Lynn Keys,  3395 Briarwood Drive,  Sierra Vista AZ 85635


—————(Beginning of Registration Form-to be used if paying by check only)——–

Full name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________


Country: ______________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Please check one room choice:

___ Single $470                After June 30th   $490

___ Double $380               After June 30th   $395

___ Triple  $320                After June 30th   $340

Roommate preference (name) ____________________________________________

Special dietary requirements: Gluten Free _____ Vegan _______Vegetarian________

THANK YOU! You will receive an email confirmation from GTW.

——————————————-(End of Registration Form)——————————-

You may direct registration questions to GTW2018AG@gmail.com


PLEASE NOTE: Coming Early, Staying Late?

If you plan to come early or stay after the Gathering, the cost per room (not per person) will be $98.33 per night, for one to four women in the same room. Meals will be charged extra or you can of course go off property to restaurants or grocery stores in the nearby area. Please make your reservations directly with Spirit in the Desert (separate from Gather the Women) by mailing them a deposit to reserve one or two nights. Total cost for two nights will be $196.66 paid to the Retreat Center. These reservations can be cancelled if necessary up to 72 hours before the Gathering begins with deposit returned.  Please make those arrangements personally with Spirit in the Desert at (480) 488-5218.


Limited Scholarships are available ~

        Partial scholarships to the Annual Gathering are available to women with financial need who demonstrate either a strong involvement in Gather the Women or in empowering other women through circle. These scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until our Scholarship Fund is depleted. Send your email request, with a little about who you are and your connection to GTW, to the Matrix Convener, Suzan Nolan, at kensuz49@gmail.com. The Scholarship Committee will consider your request and contact you. Every scholarship will require a $30 non-refundable admin fee.


GTW Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded in full if you need to cancel up to 30 days before the event (which is 9/18/18). Exceptions may be considered. Cancellations between 30 days and the day of the event will be refunded only depending upon a positive financial outcome of the event.


Airports/Shuttle information ~

Phoenix International Airport (Sky Harbor) is about 45 minutes from Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center and there is a shuttle service available through Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com or the Super Shuttle mobile app). One-way rate is $49 and each additional person is $8.00. Round trip is $96 per person. ALL INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED BY INDIVIDUAL TRAVELERS as rates are always subject to change.  LYFT and UBER are other possibilities as well.  Using the Super Shuttle mobile app will allow for a 10% discount.
Lovely Sisters ~ we look forward to seeing you in Carefree AZ! We will send a letter with pertinent information to everyone who registers, about 6 to 8 weeks before the Annual Gathering.


Still have questions? Please send an email to GTW2018AG@gmail.com


In loving sisterhood and rising strong!

The Planning Circle for our 2018 Gathering ~  Suzan, Lorraine, Tu Bears, Michelle, Susan Lynn, Dee, Florencia, Laura, Mary, Dawn and Nancy