Flashback Friday – Episode 38: Catalogs
Here are some of our catalog covers from 2005 through 2011. If you were part of our extended community back then, seeing these covers may bring up a sense of nostalgia. From 2005 through 2007, we had an eight-page catalog every year.
In 2007 we had two catalogues, one preview that included spring programs and one that covered summer and fall.
Then in 2008, our only catalog was a single sheet with four folds in it. The amount of information on each workshop was limited to title, dates, and facilitators.
From 2009 through 2012 we produced a twenty-eight page catalog each year.
This meant that we had room for articles on workshops and life here at Easton Mountain. Some members of our extended community bought advertisements in these catalogs, and this helped pay for the printing. During this time over one hundred men in our extended community helped us distribute these catalogues - taking ten or twenty to give to friends or a hundred or more to leave at gay centers, bars, and other social outlets.
In 2013 we moved to an expanded website to replace our annual catalog. This helps us live more in harmony with the earth, as it saves paper. It also means we can have information on a program on our website as soon as it's announced - rather than waiting until we had all the information for all the programs that go into a catalog.
Even though we don't have community members distributing catalogs, we still depend on word of mouth to let people know about us. Ask your friends to check out www.eastonmountain.org. We're certain that they'll thank you after their first visit to Easton.