Pelican Reunion 2018


“Pelicans Are Pelicans”

The Pelican Reunion Conference is hosted by the Star Island Religious and Educational Conference Center, Isles of Shoals, Gosport Harbor, New Hampshire, USA

Pel Reunion: Accessibility and Inclusion of Everyone

Friday, August 31 or Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Rekindle your Pel friendships & make new ones. Join us in a relaxing weekend with an emphasis on activities accessible to all. Move your body with Tai Chi for everyone, arts & crafts on the porch, evening trivia game, Yankee Swap, silent auction and other popular Star Island activities.

Youth Programming

Our PIT (Pelican in Training) Crew Kids will participate in exciting and interesting activities like games on the front lawn, rowing to Smuttynose, and exploring our amazing island. Participate in the “Great Animal Release” from the Marine Lab. Programming runs 9:30-11:00 am & 1:30-3:00 pm. This is a family conference, and children of all ages are welcome!

Meg RichardsonMinister of the Week

Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson, faculty, Starr King , Berkeley, CA




Tai Chi Workshop

Tai Chi will be offered at least twice during the weekend. The workshop will be accessible to all abilities. Instructor Tom Hobin is a physical therapist and owner of FUNctional Therapy and Tai Chi. He is a former student of internationally acclaimed Tai Chi teacher Maedée Duprès of Denver. Tom is a New Shoaler.

Upcycle Printing Workshop

Express your creative spirit by designing your own stamp or roller. Various print tools will be available as well as materials to design your own. Tools will have adaptations to accommodate a variety of needs. We will have fabric squares and paper to print on. Bring a t-shirt from home if you prefer. Leader Rosemary Galiani is a seamstress, creative brain, mother of two teenagers and former manager of a natural food cooperative in RI. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County and a New Shoaler.

Mind/Body/Spirit Workshop

Lisa Medley will offer a workshop Does Your Physiology Support Your Spirituality? Lisa has offered workshops at Pelican reunion in the past. We are grateful for her to offer her insights and knowledge once again.


Musician and dance caller, Dudley Lauffman will join us for a contradance open to all ages. Dudley has performed at Star many times. He was scheduled to perform at Pel Reunion last year but had to cancel due to inclement weather. We are very excited to have him at Pel Reunion this year.


Pelican Reunion is a ‘volunteer powered’ conference and we need your help. Visit to sign-up for some volunteer slots.

Program Fee

$40/adults (18+), $20/youth (under 18) received by August 15, ($80, and $40 thereafter) PLEASE register by August 15, to allow planning for the BEST PIT Programs Ever!


We really want you to come join us. If money is the only thing keeping you away, scholarship aid is available. Please email for more information

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Pel Reunion Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
3-nights $459 $613 $563 $841
2-nights $353 $467 $432 $613


Youth rates are determined by age on the first day of the program, regardless of room type.

Pel Reunion Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths 3-night Free $216 $310
Youths 2-night Free $165 $239

Ferry Schedule

Friday, August 31
Departure: Portsmouth 12:55 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 1:55 p.m.

Saturday, September 1
Departure: Portsmouth 9:25 a.m.
Arrival: Star Island 10:25 a.m.

Monday, September 3
Departure: Star Island 1:15 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 2:45 p.m.


Contact Matthew Baya, Registrar at


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