Results of Annual Members Meeting

Thank you to all who joined us at the Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Our resident teacher, Daigaku Rumme´, presented applications for partial scholarships to attend the sesshin at Hokyoji this August. Applications are available in the CZC office. Deadline for submitting an application is April 30, 2020. More information on this topic will be forthcoming. Feel free to inquire if you are interested. Dan Ritsau agreed to become the new CZC librarian and will keep our library organized. A budgetary report was provided by the CZC Treasurer, Elaine Pontious, giving a breakdown of all income and expenses incurred in 2019. An outline of CZC’s various temporary and standing committees was presented. Anyone interested may take part in committee work. Duke Haydon and Kathleen Copple-Rumme´ were both elected to the Board of Directors, as Michael Gaillard and Kathy Albers rotated off the Board after six years of continued service. Our Bylaws were amended per unanimous vote following a thorough presentation by the CZC Secretary, Sherry Lovett, and will soon be updated on the CZC website. CZC Vice President, Jeffrey Maret, provided an explanation of how Directors on the Board rotate off when his/her term expires, and emphasized that all who are interested in Zen practice are welcome at CZC. When the meeting adjourned at approximately 12:00 noon, a good meal was enjoyed by all. The next Annual Members Meeting will take place January, 2021.

Introduction to Zen Meditation Class Starting This Thursday

Beginning on Thursday, February 13 and continuing for four more Thursday evenings through March 12, our resident teacher and priest, Rev. Daigaku Rumme´ will be teaching an Introduction to Zen Meditation class. Each class begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Cost for the series is $50 for non-members ($25 for members). You can register for the class by calling 314-669-4465, or by emailing us at Please include your name and contact information. Payment can be made at the first class.

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