Current as of: November 14,2021
Life on a Star Conferences have been held yearly since 1963. Each year, two chair-persons are selected to design and bring to the conference a theme speaker, minister and workshop leaders of their choice, who will provide interesting and thought-provoking programs for all conferees. The Chairs recruit all the adult leaders for our youth program. The Chairs are responsible for all aspects of the program for their week.
The LOAS conferences are governed by a group consisting of all current and former Chairs of both LOAS conferences. The former chairs meet on-island during the two conferences to elect future conference chairs, and again in November to conduct ongoing business, make plans for the future, and elect Registrars and Treasurers. They also elect a Coordinating Committee consisting of three people who, together with the Registrars and Treasurer, handle issues which arise between Chair meetings.
The structure of the Leadership team, their members and contact e-mails are listed below:
Jane Shivas (Chair)
The Treasurer and both Registrars are also members of the Coordinating
LOAS 1: Rebecca Armstrong
LOAS II: Alison Green
Elizabeth Hutchinson (Chair)
PPACA (Child Abuse) Committee:
Emily Levine (Chair)
Several years ago, the Star Island Corporation organized a Council of Conferences consisting of representatives from each week-long conference. LOAS participates in this organization with representatives for both LOAS I and LOAS II.
Council Of Conferences Representatives, LOAS I:
Jackie Trimble Shapiro
Council Of Conferences Representatives, LOAS II
Council Of Conferences Representatives, At-large
Every November there is a weekend meeting of former LOAS chairs, to enact policy for the Life on a Star organization. The meeting is usually held somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic / New England region.