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posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:54 AM by Jim Borrell
To our Emmaus brothers and sisters,
You may or may not know this but since our Walks are held at Camp Agape we are obligated to commit to having a Walk at least 60 days before the Walk date. In other words, the men's Walk on Sept. 20-23 must have at least 20 pilgrims signed up by July 20 or we have to cancel the Walk. If we do not have at least 20 pilgrims by July 20 we must cancel the Walk and lose our deposit of $2300. But if we have to cancel within the final 60 day period we will be responsible for the entire cost of the Walk which is about $9500. So cancelling a Walk after we pay our deposit results in losing at least $2300 and possibly about $9500. So I hope you can see the importance of getting pilgrims to commit to a Walk early.
As of this date, we have 4 men signed up for the September Walk. We have 4 months to get that number to at least 20. This announcement is not just for men's Walks but it seems we have been having problem with having enough men to fill Walks.
The Board of Directors has a responsibility to be good stewards of the community's money so I hope you can see the importance of filling Walks early. Our community has seen a revitalization in the last couple years and we cannot afford to lapse back into the situation that led to the cancellation of many Walks.
Our community has had 136 Walks and a large percentage of those have been full with waiting lists. We can do that again but it is totally reliant on the community committing to sponsor pilgrims for the Walk to Emmaus. We all know how impactful the Walk to Emmaus has been on our lives, let's pass it on. Also, please pass this on to your reunion groups and Emmaus friends who may not be on Facebook or the Yahoo email group.