News from the Archdruid, Early Imbolc

News from the Archdruid, Early Imbolc

News from the Archdruid

Early Imbolc 2018

Greetings! I just returned from Texas Imbolc in Texas and I must admit it is an excellent ADF festival, full of excellent workshops, rituals, and wonderful fellowship. Held at the beautiful U-Bar-U Ranch, it is a great way to begin the festival season. As I mentioned last month, I would like to begin each ADF festival with the first workshop addressing Consent and I am very pleased to announce that the first workshop at this festival was an airing of the “Consent Tea” video followed by a discussion with the attendees.

The Mother Grove voted today 8 for and one abstain to appoint Richelle Stephens as our new PR Director. Richelle’s application came to us via our solicitation for applications. We are very excited to have her join our PR and Social Media team – welcome, Richelle!


Mother Grove Approves New Public Relations Manager

Members of the Mother Grove have voted to approve Richelle Stephens (ADF member #11904) for the position of Public Relations Manager.

Stephens is a solitary practitioner in southern Colorado, and joined ADF in 2017. She currently works as a producer in the television news industry, and has experience with video/audio/graphics editing, marketing, and producing content for Web and social media. Stephens’ academic research into reporting on issues of diversity and culture was presented at the First Conference on Louisiana Studies in 2009. She is also developing a blog on full-time RV living.

“I am excited to have someone of Richelle’s caliber help us with our Public Relations work and with our social media presentation,” said Rev. Jean “Drum” Pagano, ADF’s current Archdruid.


Richelle Stephens, PR Manager

(817) 455-6556


New Protogroves announced so far this year:

Winter's Gift Protogrove, January 5, 2018

Protogrove of the Singing Oaks Springs, February 5, 2018

Protogrove of the Three Gorges, February 5, 2018


Upcoming Festivals:


Pantheacon – San Jose, California (Pan Pagan) 2/15 – 2/19

ConVocation – Dearborn, Michigan (Pan Pagan) 2/22 – 2/25

*Ghosti-Con – Albany, New York (ADF Festival) 3/22 – 3/25





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