June 10, 2012
by Lord Gwydion
FT. LAUDERDALE–Merry meet! We are Everglades Moon Local Council, an affiliation of covens and solitary members of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) who live in Florida.
The Covenant of The Goddess is a consensus-based group of Wiccan and Witchcraft groups and solitaries mostly based in the United States. It was formed on October 31, 1975 to foster and practice the spiritual teachings of its member groups, to facilitate communication between its member groups, to issue clergy credentials and to educate the public about Wicca and Witchcraft. Since its formation, it has also taken an active and prominent role in interfaith work. For more about CoG, see the main CoG website at www.cog.org.
Local Councils have been a part of CoG since its early days, formed to provide a local presence for the organization and a way to facilitate community networking amongst Wiccans and Witches.
Everglades Moon Local Council was formed by a consensual hiving from Dogwood Local Council, ratified by CoG’s National Board during its July 14, 2002 meeting. In September, 2002 our delegates to CoG’s annual meeting received the affirmation of the whole membership and loads of good feedback for a relatively smooth creation. We also reputedly made a splash in 2003 as our delegates made a name for Everglades Moon with the rest of CoG by participating fully in the annual meeting, helping with off-site runs for food and beverages, ensuring that the hot-tub didn’t get to be a lonely place to network and bringing some extra Florida sunshine to the Tea Dance.
The members of Everglades Moon deserve a huge amount of credit for envisioning and tending the creation of our Local Council, as it was truly a group effort, and a labor of love.
Our mission is to represent and expand the presence of the Covenant of the Goddess, in the state of Florida, provide a sense of community, and encourage communication between the various groups and individuals of our religion.
Each year, EMLC hosts the annual Turning The Tide Festival, co-sponsors Pagan Pride, Ft. Lauderdale, and also participates in many other Florida Pagan festivals and events, as well as contributing to various charities and causes throughout the state.
To learn more about the Everglades Moon Local Council of The Covenant of The Goddess, see our website at http://emlc.net. And for news and updates on some of our latest Activities, Events, and Projects, check back at the site at each turn of The Wheel! Blessed Be!!