The 2016 Great Lakes Regional Jedi Gathering was held over the March 5th weekend in St Charles, Illinois on the Fox River. Thirteen Jedi and friends from Chicago, Indiana, and southern Illinois engaged in group training exercises, games, and individual pursuits. The beautiful riverside setting and comfortable accommodations ensured a relaxing and enjoyable time was had by all.

Classes ranged from herbalism and meditation to finances and leadership, with a little bit of lightsaber fun as well. We appreciate the work of our outstanding leaders and instructors, who made the weekend training a great success.

Our own Roaming Vader found his way around the house and grounds, turning up in expected places. The popularity of the mini Sith for photo ops and memes suggests a continuing role for him as mascot at future Jedi Gatherings.

A warm welcome to Kent (aka Trent), who came up from southern Illinois for his first offline experience with Jedi realists.

A huge thank you to Jay for organizing the event and securing a fantastic venue.

Jeremy and Begona did all the meal planning and cooking, for which we are all grateful.

Make plans to join us at the National Jedi Gathering, to be held August 4th - 7th in Oregon, Illinois.

And check us out at:

http://www.jedifederation.org/
http://www.meetup.com/Indy-Jedi/
http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoJedi/

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Article Written by Dan McCann

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