Important COVID-19 Note:

 Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend any on-site events at The Rowe Center including the annual meeting. We strongly encourage members that are intersted in attending in person to register in advance and email proof of vaccination to registrar@rowecenter.org

You may bring your card with you to check-in, but if you forget, you will not be able to attend the meeting.

Join us for the Annual Meeting

The Board of Trustees and Rowe Staff cordially invite all members to attend the Annual Meeting of the corporation. In order to accommodate as many members as safely as possible, Rowe has decided to hold a hybrid annual meeting on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 2:30 p.m to 5:00 pm. Members can attend either in person or via webinar. We encourage everyone to attend and let their voices be heard. Please check back frequently for the latest information and to register to attend online.

Simplified Agenda:

  • Call to Order and Welcome
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Approval of Sept. 12, 2020, Annual Meeting Minutes [Discussion and Vote]
  • Nominating Committee Report and Presentation of 2020-2021 Trustees for Election [Discussion and Vote]
  • Presentation of Proposed 2021-2022 Budget [Discussion and Vote]
  • Special Recognition
  • Youth Programs Advisory Committee Report
  • Result of Vote Count for the Election of Trustees
  • Open Discussion Forum
  • Adjournment

Voting for the Slate of Trustees

There are three ways to vote for the slate of trustees this year: vote online before the meeting, vote by mail before the meeting, or vote at the meeting. Due to the current board schedule, the slate of trustees will not be available until after August 19th.

In order to vote, members must have paid their dues by August 11, 2021.

Vote Online Before the Meeting:

Voting online is quick, safe, and easy! Please check back here mid-August for an online voting link.

Vote By Mail Before the Meeting:

To vote by mail, please print and return a copy of the paper ballot (available here mid-August) to:

Clerk, Board of Trustees
The Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 01367

Ballots must be received by Wednesday September 8th

Vote at the Meeting:

In person and online participants will have the opportunity to vote at the meeting. If you plan to attend online, please register in advance. Instructions on how to vote will be given at the meeting.

Meet The Slate of Candidates

Zoe Donnellycolt

Zoe Donnellycolt

Member At-Large

2 Year Term

Sharyn DiGeronimo

Sharyn DiGeronimo

Member At-Large

3 Year Term

Karen Judd

Karen Judd

Member At-Large

3 Year Term

Jane Kaufman

Jane Kaufman

Member At-Large

1 Year Term

Karen Traub

Karen Traub

Member At-Large

2 Year Term

Learn about the Slate
Learn About Zoe Donnellycolt

Zoe Donnellycolt, Chair of YPROGS, is a white queer performance artist who grew up going to the Wabanaki land of Rowe Camp. Zoe was born on Nipmuck land (Hampton, CT) and earned a BA on Mohican Wabanaki land from Bennington College (Bennington, VT). They were an Emerging Arts Professional on unceded Huichin Ohlone land (Oakland, CA) and expose that which has been negated by normative culture with sparkly, immersive installations. They co-directed Senior High Camp and think a lot about culture and group dynamics. Zoe is looking forward to utilizing their skills as the Youth Programs Committee Chair and increasing their skills as a member of Rowe’s Board of Trustees.

Learn About Sharyn DiGeronimo

Sharyn DiGeronimo began as a Junior High camper in 1976, was a CIT in 1978, and attended three years of Senior High Camp. As an adult, she’s been a camper at WomenCircles and (the bygone) Liberation Camp. Sharyn was a counselor at YPC and helped create Transition Camp. She has lost count of how many conferences she’s attended and how many cherished and valuable friendships she’s made over the years at Rowe. Sharyn joined the Rowe Board and treasured her term of service as Clerk from 1996 to 2000, after serving on the Program Committee for two years. Sharyn feels Rowe is her spiritual and true home. It’s the first place she experienced a true sense of belonging and acceptance. Sharyn feels she can’t possibly do enough to pay Rowe back for all she’s received, and continues to receive from it in her life. She is who she is because of Rowe.

Learn About Karen Judd

Karen L. Judd (Judd) came to Rowe as a three-month-old infant with her parents who were the Camp Manager and the Camp Housekeeper/Coordinator of the Rowe kitchen. Her father was a Rowe Camper from 1937 until 1944, when he was sent to fight in World War II. Her parents were Camp registrars from 1958 to 1970. She was a Rowe Camper/Counselor from 1963 to 1969. That wonderful sense, feel and experience of Rowe remained with her throughout her adult life, yet not until 2006 did she begin to attend the Members and Friends Weekends. Judd was flooded with joy that first weekend and every time since. She is a clinical Social Worker who has been blessed with serving others in several capacities of local and state services, profit and non-profit agencies, and currently is in private practice as a psychotherapist. All three of her degrees are in Social Work and Public Administration: Cincinnati (BS); Denver (MSW); Orlando (PhD). She has three sons and 6 grandchildren. She is looking forward to Rowe’s 100 Year Celebration in 2024. There’s a lot to be grateful for…a lot to experience.

Learn About Jane Kaufman

Jane Kaufman began her relationship with Rowe in 1994 when she attended Recovery Camp. Transformed by the experience, she has kept Rowe in her heart for the past 27 years. Besides attending several camps and conferences, Jane was a counselor for Young People’s Camp and was a staff member, working as registrar and cook in 2005-06. Jane held committee chair positions in Narcotics Anonymous Area Service for 8 years and has an Masters Degree in Social Work. She enjoys being of service and offers her time and skill to the Board in pure appreciation of the magic that is Rowe Camp.

Learn About Karen Traub

Karen Traub found her way to Rowe as a Jr. High Camper in 1974 and (even though she cried when her parents drove away), quickly discovered she had found her spiritual home. Liberation Camp influenced Karen’s decision to seek her fortune in Western Massachusetts and a dream came true when she was married in the Rowe Chapel by Doug Wilson. Workshops, retreats, and Members and Friends weekends have brought her back to Rowe over the years. Karen holds an MFA in Creative Writing, an M.Ed. in Management, is an acupressurist in Greenfield, MA. and a member of the Crescent Dancers Middle Eastern Dance troupe. Karen has served on local and state library boards, as a member of the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse Committee since 1995 and currently serves on the Quabbin Quills Executive Board. Karen lives in Shutesbury, MA with her husband Frank and her royal python Chloe, and she looks forward to her time on the Rowe Board

Don’t Forget Members & Friends!

So many consider Rowe their home away from home that it is only appropriate that this year we say “WELCOME HOME”!

Enjoy a weekend of friends, fellowship and deeper engagement with the Rowe community. We have lots of activities planned that are both fun and educational including s’mores with the Board, a conversation with Rowe’s Summer Archivist in residence, Camp Crafts with YPROGS and much much more. Let your voice and vote be heard at the annual meeting, as we talk about the past year and the vision for the future. You can also enjoy old favorites like the picnic at Pelham and Sunday chapel service.