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You are invited to an inclusive, all-hands weekend of Service
at Sahale on June 10, 11 & 12.


Each year in late May or early June a group of Goodenough Community members and friends gather to put up the 40 foot by 60 foot event tent. Because it’s a big tent, it’s a big deal. Many hands make it light work and good shared time together. Through the summer, the tent will host many gatherings, as well as our Human Relations Laboratory in August. We will gather again in October to take down, clean and carefully store the tent fabric cover, aluminum frame and dance floor deck panels. In addition to help with installing the dance floor, tent frame and fabric placement and power and lighting setup, help in support roles such as kitchen/meal preparation and even music to share are always welcome. The Men’s Culture of the Goodenough Community will provide leadership for the service weekend, and the Men’s Circle will meet at times for planning, check-in and evaluation purposes. The service opportunity is not intended to be limited to men only, rather to be open to anyone wanting to be of service to and together as a community. 

For more information, contact: Norm Peck

Men's Cultural Program

in the Goodenough Community

Our Men’s Culture provides an excellent introduction to community as a context for personal and social transformation.  Our culture has a special role to fill in the development of boys and young men. We value our sons, welcome them to our retreats, and provide a curriculum for them appropriate for their ages.

The Men's Culture offers the following and is open to all men:

1. We are a circle of men friends old & new who gather for work parties, occasional weekends & have been doing so for over 25 years.

2. Our circle is open to any man who is attracted to and finds enjoyment and value in a culture such as ours.

3. Our circle was initiated by and is infused with the vision and energy of John L. Hoff, a friend and mentor to many men.

4. Our purpose is multifaceted;

  • We come together to learn practical skills of being a good man and to support each other in the underlying personal growth that enables the abilities and attitudes of these practical skills. (e.g., relating with emotional intelligence). 

  • We strive to honor and recognize eldership amongst our circle and the stages of male development. 

  • We are activists on behalf of good men everywhere. 

  • We have and continue to study "The Men's Movement" in its many aspects, seeking to integrate the best thinking and practices and network with other men's groups.

5. We have a story that is full of joys and sorrows for the sometimes painful and sometimes triumphant experiences of our group and its individuals. It is our intent to learn from our own stories.

For more information, contact: Norm Peck at