GTW Annual Gathering 2016

Gather the Women North Bay/San Francisco and
Gather the Women Santa Cruz/San Lorenzo Valley
are pleased to co-host the

October 21 – 24, 2016

Presentation Center, Los Gatos, California
(not far from San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose International Airports)

Register soon to secure a place. Limited to 60 participants.
Early Bird registration rates good through August 31.


You are invited to join us to discover your own and our community’s Enough. The new paradigm shift described so well in Maine Regional Coordinator Laurie McCammon’s new book, Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word, has inspired the Annual Gathering planning circle to design a weekend around this topic. Reading the book is not a requirement; we will guide you through exercises, activities and ritual that will expand Enough! for you.

Our intention is to grow the Enough! concept in our own lives in order to influence it locally as well as globally. Discover and celebrate your own Enough – make deep connections to nature and to others, as well as the Divine Feminine – in the beautiful and serene redwoods of Presentation Centre.

We will begin Friday afternoon with registration/check-in from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (dinner
is at 6 pm) and end at 1 pm on Monday (right after lunch). Attendance throughout is important.

Rates include three nights’ lodging and meals. Early Bird rates good April 6 through
August 31.

Semi-private room $340 after Aug. 31 $370
Private room $400 after Aug. 31 $430



To pay with PayPal click below:

Lodging Choices (click on one)
Roommate preference (name):
Special needs:

To pay by check, print the form below, fill it out and send with a check payable to
GTWGM to GTW c/o Donna Ahlstrand, 1655 Juliet Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954.

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Full name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________


Country: ______________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Note: Early Bird rates are good through August 31, 2016. They include 3 nights’ lodging, all meals. Semi-private is 2 people to a room/2 beds. Private is one person/1 bed. Check one room choice:

___ Semi-Private $340 After Aug. 31 $370

___ Private $400 After Aug. 31 $430

Roommate preference (name) ____________________________________________

Please list below any comments, such as, special accommodations required, dietary restrictions such as vegetarian. Presentation Center offers vegetarian (but not vegan) meals if you request ahead of time. If you want to request a room with 3 single beds for you and two friends, do it here. There are a few of those available at the semi-private rate.




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

You can direct registration questions to

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Our Animal Spirit Guide for this Annual Gathering is Turkey!
In the planning of the Annual Gathering, we were talking about using turkey feathers (because they are large) for an activity. One of us Googled “turkey spirit animal” and found references to turkey symbolizing ENOUGH, abundance, gratitude, community, and sharing! We will honor Turkey in more than one way during our time together.


Scholarships are available

Partial and full scholarships to the Annual Gathering are available to women with financial need who can demonstrate either a strong interest or 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 The Scholarship Committee will consider your request and contact you.
GTW Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded in full if you need to cancel up to 30 days before the event (which is 9/21/16). Cancellations between 30 days and the day of the event will be refunded at the discretion of the Gather the Women Global Matrix Conveners Circle, and depending upon a positive financial outcome of the event.


Travel information

Travel information can be found on the Presentation Center website at If you are driving, please see the note about following the website’s directions. Maps often give incorrect info about distances and turns.



You can book flights to/from San Francisco International, Oakland International, or San Jose International airports. SFO (via I-280) and OAK (via 880) are both about 50 road miles away, and San Jose (SJC) is about 27 miles (via Hwy 17).
Presentation Center recommends Zack’s Airport Shuttle from any of these airports. Their reservation number is (408) 483-6623 (24/7) or email Their rates:
To/From SFO: First passenger $95, each add’l passenger $10, up to 5 total.
To/From OAK: First passenger $105, each add’l passenger $10, up to 5 total.
To/From SJC: First passenger $49, each add’l passenger $10, up to 5 total.
Sharing this shuttle with one or more sisters will reduce your cost.



Coming early, staying late?

If you are arriving a day or two early or want to stay a day later, we have made arrangements with Presentation Center to accommodate you on the additional nights of October 19-20, and/or October 24.

Extra nights are at the following rates: Semi-Private $100 per night, Private $120 per night, You would be on your own during those extra days, with all meals included in these costs at Presentation Center. There are beautiful forests, tourist attractions, and the Pacific Ocean less than an hour away by car. Carmel and Monterey are about 90 minutes away.

We need to have your extra night request as soon as possible for planning purposes, so please email Donna Ahlstrand at to let her know your wishes, and she will bill you separately for the extra nights. If you want to get your regular Annual Gathering registration in sooner, using PayPal or by check, you may register for the nights of the Annual Gathering as indicated above, or you can wait for Donna to give you details for registering for the extra nights and pay for it all at once.

Please do not try to register for the extra nights on the PayPal link noted above, in the GTW website. It is set up to deal only with October 21, 22, and 23.

A letter with pertinent info will be emailed to everyone who registers, about 6 to 8 weeks before the Annual Gathering.


Questions? Email