Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Full ORS Retreat Photo Collection

Photos in this movie by photographer Marcia Glover. 

Megan Funk's Collection of Photos:

Stephanie Robertson's Facebook Gallery (must be signed in and friended)

Sara Palmer's Photos

Amanda Gentry's Album

Click Here for more information on the 
2012 ORS Regency Retreat (August 24-27)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 - What's to come?

Do not fret, Oregonians and neighbours, the ORS has organized its first leadership meeting in January so we can start to plan the coming year.  We are going for broke this new year, and there's already a preliminary list of event ideas, including assemblies, balls and yes, another retreat, only this time in August!

We will frame out the events and have at least a few 'save-the-dates' to share with you, and the events roster for the year will go up shortly thereafter. But keep checking in after that, because there's always a chance new events have been added.

For those of you in the Medford region, there is a new chapter of the ORS for you there! It's called the Rogue Valley Chapter, and it's looking for new members! If you are an English Country Dancer, a Janeite or a costumer, and you're interested in participating in ORS events locally, visit the link provided and keep an eye out for updates. The Medford leadership will be joining us at our leadership summit in Sandy on January 14th. Have ideas you want to share with us? Join us on that day for tea.  More information can be found on the event on Facebook. We will need to know how many to expect, so please RSVP on the Facebook group.

There is also some interest in the central valley area for starting up a chapter again in that area. It's not set in stone yet, but it's a possibility. We'll keep you all apprised as events develop.  In the meantime, if you're interested in assisting with the efforts wherever you are, be sure to contact us and let us know.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Some teaser pictures from the retreat.

I can state with alacrity that a lovely time was had by all! The food, the society, the ambience, it was all a resounding win, and the participants were all most lovely.  Here are some teaser photos.  We will be posting links to the variety of albums that were photographed during the event when they become available, and I will surely post those links here.  In the meantime, here are some scenes from the Oregon Regency Society's 2011 Retreat.

Dressed for dinner.

Kay Demlow of Lavender's Green

The donations to the raffle were extraordinary! 

Lovely room decor.

Mrs. Cunningham is radiant in red.

Author Mary Robinette Kowal did all her writing with
quill, ink and candle light.

Charlotte in turkey red, teaches her workshop.