NACAR Board News – Please read!

03/22/2021 10:00 AM | Fred Goddard (Administrator)

There is a time for everything
A time to begin and a time to step aside
A time to roll up one’s sleeves and work harder than ever and a time to admit it is beyond us
A time to pursue new visions and a time to stop chasing after them
A time to let go and a time to let come…
At no time do we stop praying,
At no time do we cease giving thanks!

Dear NACAR members, collaborators, supporters, and friends,

After 25 years of faithful stewardship of NACAR’s mission, it is with heavy hearts that we report to you that on Thursday, March 4, 2021, the NACAR Board of Directors affirmed the decision to move away from the present NACAR corporate structure and to begin the process toward the dissolution of the corporation effective June 30, 2022.

For many years, the board of directors has worked to meet the challenge of limited human and financial resources. We have consistently communicated our concerns, listened for the voice of God, and have now discerned that God is calling us to let go and to accept that this form of independent structure no longer serves the current reality.

Based on this decision, we will not collect dues for 2021-2022. Except for the NACAR website (, all member services will be suspended effective June 30, 2021, including the sale and distribution of the Lead with the Spirit leadership manual and Rookie’s Rock.

We will continue to offer the following as planned:

The next issue of The Associate

April 2021

April 21, 2021

Webinar (free for members): The Way in the 21st Century - Beth Allen will speak about the associate way of life within the framework of universal values, as featured in her recently published guidebook.

May 18-20, 2021

The final issue of The Associate

June 2021

Between now and November 30, 2021, the current board of directors and trusted advisors will develop and begin implementing a formal plan for dissolution of the corporation, including a plan for distribution of assets.

At the board meeting in November 2021, the board of directors will take all appropriate actions necessary to prepare Articles of Dissolution with the State of Illinois. From November 30, 2021,

through June 30, 2022, the remaining board members will complete the process, including transfer of or discontinuing the website as identified in the plan for dissolution.

The board of directors has created a FAQ document to provide you with additional information and context around this decision. Please spend time reviewing this document. If you have questions that have not been addressed, please send your question to the board here.

We are confident that the Spirit of God is in this hard decision and that something new is waiting to be born. Believing that the Associate way of life is a transformational presence in the church and world, let us join together in prayer and thanksgiving for 25 years of committed service and openness for what is yet to be.


Jeanne Connolly, President
On Behalf of the NACAR Board of Directors


  • 03/30/2021 1:30 PM | Maryellen Ryan
    I was registered for the March 30th event and prayer and was not able to connect. I printed the Email and saw the qrcode. png but I do not have a smart phone. I only have a flip phone. I hope the Zoom for the meeting will be available for members.
    Sr. Maryellen Ryan SUSC
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  • 03/30/2021 2:02 PM | Leda Ansbro
    I also was unable to connect to this link. I feel that as things change we must go on and share what our gifts and talents knowing that God will continue to guide us.
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