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Title: Sylvan Springs


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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

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Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD.
3
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has.
4
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has. from before the first Native
American who recognized it as Holy
Ground
5
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has. from the first Native American
who
recognized it as Holy Ground to 1956
when the Blessed Mary, the Mother of
Jesus appeared,
6
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has. from the first Native American
who
recognized it as Holy Ground to 1956
when the Blessed Mary, the Mother of
Jesus appeared, to NOW in the
present,
7
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has. from the first Native American
who
recognized it as Holy Ground to 1956
when the Blessed Mary, the Mother of
Jesus appeared, to NOW in the
present, and into the FUTURE.
8
Sylvan Springs belongs to GOD. It always
has. from the first Native American
who
recognized it as Holy Ground to 1956
when the Blessed Mary, the Mother of
Jesus appeared, to NOW in the
present, and into the FUTURE.
It always will.
9
Those of us who have the privilege to hold
title to this Property are stewards.
10
Those of us who have the privilege to hold
title to this Property are stewards. We of
Conscious Community gratefully humbly accept
the Call to serve here at Sylvan Springs as
stewards.
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  • Conscious Community, Inc. is
  • Community-based nonprofit, 501(c)3
  • (not affiliated with a specific religion)
  • Formed in January 2008 in Michigan
  • Indiana Certificate of Authority, August 2011
  • Indiana Tax Exemption, September 2011

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MISSION To facilitate an enlightened shift in
mankinds consciousness toward constructive,
sustainable civilization This mission is
God-centered, though not affiliated with any
one religion. We have an ecumenical stance.
Our organization is run by Christians.
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  • FORMAL STRUCTURE INCLUDES COMMUNITY
  • COMMUNITY is an adjunct committee
  • to our Board of Directors
  • We want and invite representatives of the
    community to be a formal part of our organization
    through this committee.

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  • Offshoot of Living Consciously LLC
  • Curricula Inspired on November 19, 1994
  • Practical application of the Law of Love taught
    by Jesus the Christ
  • Evidence-based / statistical tracking
  • Central, foundational principles germane in all
    human endeavors

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  • RESULTS
  • Due to the effectiveness of our curricula
  • High at-risk middle high school students have a
  • 85 - 91 reduction in disciplinary incidents
  • 460 families are off welfare due to
    self-sufficiency
  • Prison reentries are experiencing recidivism
    rates of
  • 0 - 8.3
  • Organizations enhance the productivity
    employability of their workers by 15-25, e.g.
    one company tracked an ROI of 194,003 for just
    24 people.
  • Accountability is key in all our endeavors.

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Expertise within our organization includes
acquisition renovation of large convent for
human service delivery former
director of a Dominican Center decades of
experience in - organizational management in
both nonprofit for-profit arenas -
fundraising - communications outreach -
community events - - programming
facilitation - volunteer recruitment,
leadership, enrichment
17
Leadership Highlights Gayle S. Wisner, Chair
and President, 5th generation business family 38
years in organizational leadership, with
strategic planning, capacity building, fiscal
responsibility supervision of staff social
entrepreneur e.g. bringing best business
practices to bear to create and sustain social
good and improved quality of life for
others. Marketing and outreach. Training
facilitation. 1st woman inducted into Grand
Rapids, MI Rotary.
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Leadership Highlights, contd Susan Heartwell,
MPA, 30 years in nonprofit arenas creation of
multiple national prototype agencies for new
services to individuals, families, and
communities building of community alliances
major donor fund raising events. Gindy Gray,
25 years supervision, policy formation, human
resources, grant research writing, mediation,
community relations, program planning ,
development deliver fund raising, community
events.
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Leadership Highlights, contd Tom Heinz, MM
Nonprofit board president executive
directorships financial turnaround employee
leadership and supervision purchase and
renovation of former convent into administrative
offices and two shelters. Programming planning,
development and delivery leadership alliances
conflict resolution, analytical decision making,
Board training, staff orientation, volunteerism,
diversity. Eight years successful sales
experience.
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Leadership Highlights, contd Mark Clarke is a
nonprofit consultant with a firm from
Indianapolis focusing on strategic planning that
creates unique solutions. He is the former
director of a Dominican Center and in addition
held other leadership roles as Vice President of
marketing programming at a national learning
conference center. Obviously, we will be hiring
to expand our staff as necessary for Sylvan
Springs, and augmenting our expertise. These
positions are specifically noted in our strategic
plan.
21
ENVISIONED a Center of hope, restoration,
learning, and healing PRAYERS ANSWERED with
Sylvan Springs - sooner and with greater power,
beauty, and possibility than we expected.
22
Once the Call was heard and accepted - earnest
prayers for direction - Inspired guidance toward
creating a strategic plan worthy of Sylvan
Springs and the One Who truly owns it -
investment of nearly two thousand hours, plus
uncomfortable financial toll for - due
diligence - research - creating, planning -
writing - forming financial projections A
detailed strategic plan has been completed.
23
Highlights of the strategic plan include
financial self-sufficiency foundations will
begin establishing themselves by the end of
the 3rd full year
24
Highlights of the strategic plan include
financial self-sufficiency foundations will
begin establishing themselves by the end of
the 3rd full year six (6) business
operational experts have examined our plan.
Only one had a minor correction. All were
greatly impressed.
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Highlights of the strategic plan include
financial self-sufficiency foundations will
begin establishing themselves by the end of
the 3rd full year six (6) business
operational experts have examined our plan.
Only one had a minor correction. All were
greatly impressed. after initial startup, the
Springs will be staffed and run by paid
employees (main emphasis NOT on volunteers)
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

MISSION To consciously promote hope, healing,
and wholenesswhile seeking spiritual
reconciliation and unity for all Gods children.
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

INSPIRED NEW MODEL Never before
have all these points been implemented
simultaneously at Sylvan Springs!
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

INSPIRED NEW MODEL Honor protect Sylvan
Springs as sacred ground Neve
r before have all these points been implemented
simultaneously at Sylvan Springs!
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

INSPIRED NEW MODEL Honor protect Sylvan
Springs as sacred ground Be an
actively involved community member Never
before have all these points been implemented
simultaneously at Sylvan Springs!
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

INSPIRED NEW MODEL Honor protect Sylvan
Springs as sacred ground Be an
actively involved community member Open Sylvan
Springs primarily for public use Never
before have all these points been implemented
simultaneously at Sylvan Springs!
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

INSPIRED NEW MODEL Honor protect Sylvan
Springs as sacred ground Be an
actively involved community member Open Sylvan
Springs primarily for public use Be a fiscally
responsible steward, by creating
cultivating multiple services, which support the
mission and create income streams toward
financial self-sufficiency. Never before
have all these points been implemented
simultaneously at Sylvan Springs!
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Sylvan Springs
Honor protect as sacred ground Keep open
to all who seek, harmoniously, a
better relationship with God
Hold fast to the Mother Marys
directions - to bring all of Gods
children - to honor Her with purity
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Sylvan Springs
Be an actively involved community member
Participate ardently in community
initiatives and development Hold numerous
community events here every year, such
as - Easter egg hunt - Hoe-down - Hot air
balloon festival - Stand Up Sing for
America
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Sylvan Springs
Open Sylvan Springs primarily for public use
So all can receive its Blessings -
Individuals groups can stay for one
or two days to weeks - Enjoy
prayer, restoration, other activities -
Families other groups can hold meetings,
celebrate events, convene a conference, etc. -
Enjoy meals, the blessed water and
grounds - Participate in learning
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Sylvan Springs
Be a fiscally-responsible steward Ask God
what He wants here! Create sustain
multiple services and products - each
supporting the Mission Work detailed
strategic plan created by - due
diligence - research - consulting
experts - detailed planning tracking
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Sylvan Springs
  • Overview of initial services
  • Sylvan Springs Places Spaces
  • - Lodging
  • Sylvan Springs Culinary Delights
  • - Dining Room Catering
  • Sylvan Springs Mineral Water
  • - Bottling
  • Sylvan Springs Gatherings
  • Programming
  • - Meeting Event Rooms,
  • plus Programming
  • Sylvan Springs Bountiful Farms

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Sylvan Springs
  • Spaces Places Lodging
  • Mission support to facilitate people staying on
    the Property longer to better enjoy take in Its
    Blessings.
  • We want the Springs available to all budgets
  • There will be multiple budget levels from which
    to choose!
  • Bed Breakfast 41 rooms _at_ 85
  • Rest have bathrooms down the hall
  • Classic European 49 rooms _at_ 60
  • Family Places 12 rooms 28 per person,
    minimum occupancy 4
  • Group Spaces 38 rooms / 4 to 24 per room
    dormitory-style, 25 / person
  • Breakfast included in all room rates!

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Sylvan Springs
  • Culinary Delights Dining Room Catering
  • Mission support providing delicious,
    highest-quality, wholesome foods, mostly grown at
    the Springs
  • We want the Springs available to all budgets
  • There will be multiple budget levels from which
    to choose!
  • Breakfast included with room
  • Rest also open to public
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Dinner 1 buffet 7.50
  • Dinner 2 fancy buffet 11.00
  • Dinner 3 resort dining, linens, menu,
    service
  • Catering for on-site events meetings.
  • Delicious snacks simple meals also available at
    lounge coffee shop, and at outdoor kiosks,
    seasonally.

40
Sylvan Springs
  • Mineral Water Bottling
  • Mission support sending this special Blessing
    out to all mankind making it available to all
    who value it, even when they cant come here
    personally.
  • Available, initially, through two channels
  • Online cases in gallon, 1 liter, 500 ml
    sizes
  • Specialized distribution channels
  • All who come to the Springs will be able to fill
    their jugs at the front lawn springs - free
    with our blessings.

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Sylvan Springs
  • Gatherings Programming
  • x
  • Mission support Gatherings providing meeting
    rooms in a tranquil, inspiring setting an
    especially beautiful and peaceful setting for
    family and group celebrations and special
    occasions. Programming offering the component
    of learning as an opportunity for a greater
    quality of life
  • Meeting Event Rooms
  • 17 rooms holding 8 to 300 variety of
    decors
  • Catering by Sylvan Springs Culinary Delights
  • Programming
  • Living Consciously , Working ConsciouslyTM,
    Leading ConsciouslyTM
  • Additional programming by our staff in a wide
    spectrum of subjects
  • Seminars lectures by invited guests
  • Retreats, pilgrimages, conferences,
    organizations, other groups bringing
    their own programming

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Sylvan Springs
  • Bountiful Farms
  • x
  • Mission support sharing a bountiful harvest of
    delicious, highly-nutritious, non-toxic food,
    grown on the sustainable model with organic
    practices and tapping local farming expertise
  • Providing delicious food to
  • Sylvan Springs Culinary Delights for our own
    dining room and catering services
  • Sylvan Springs Market, our own roadside
    market serving our community also
    offering other products of Noble County
  • Participant in local Field to Fork initiative
  • Outreach to outlying farmers markets in
    communities as far as 2½ hours away
  • Community supported agriculture (CSA),
    membership farming to extended community
  • Sales to restaurants locally regionally
  • Donating foodstuffs to local food pantries

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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

OTHER PLANS Relationships with regional
universities, colleges, trade schools, and
K-12 education districts and schools -
higher ed classrooms - the Springs as
laboratory for trade school classes in
Historical Renovation - as a venue for
professional development for K-12
educators
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

OTHER PLANS Relationships with regional
universities, colleges, trade schools, and
K-12 education districts and schools
Business incubator site - office space and/or
on-site computer usage rentals by hour,
day, week, or month
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

OTHER PLANS Relationships with regional
universities, colleges, trade schools, and
K-12 education districts and schools
Business incubator site Refurbishing springs
and wading pools Beautifying
landscaping creating theme
gardens
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

FUTURE PLANS Community Cultural Center in
renovated large barn Sylvan Springs
meets Chautauqua - Theaters - Concert /
Lecture Halls - Offices for community
agencies in lower level
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

FUTURE PLANS Community Cultural Center in
renovated large barn Sylvan Springs
meets Chautauqua - Theaters - Concert /
Lecture Halls - Offices for community
agencies in lower level - Music
conservatory - Artist conclave Additional
lodging facilities 11 additional services
product lines
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year We will be needing a wide
variety supervisory and staff positions filled,
including in these areas specialty chefs,
food preparation, housekeeping, office,
bookkeeping, community outreach, grounds and
gardening, farming, maintenance, and
hospitality
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community
50
Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community - Bringing more conferences,
regional business
organizational meetings in
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community - Bringing more conferences,
regional business
organizational meetings in - Increasing money
spent in community at-large
52
Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community - Bringing more conferences,
regional business
organizational meetings in - Increasing money
spent in community at-large Enhanced
platform for community collaboration
ongoing development
53
Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community - Bringing more conferences,
regional business
organizational meetings in - Increasing money
spent in community at-large Enhanced
platform for community collaboration
ongoing development Increased educational,
cultural and business offerings
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY x Stimulus to economic
growth - Anticipating at least 45 new jobs by
third year - Drawing more visitors to
our community - Bringing more conferences,
regional business
organizational meetings in - Increasing money
spent in community at-large Enhanced
platform for community collaboration
ongoing development Increased educational,
cultural and business offerings
Increased quality of life for our neighbors
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Sylvan Springs
  • a center of hope, restoration, and learning
  • DONATIONS ONLINE
  • (by November 1st)
  • To make a donation online, to help us save and
    raise Sylvan Springs, please go to
  • www.consciouscommunityinc.org
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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Please join us in our continual prayer for Gods
Divine Plan fulfilled at His Sylvan Springs.
Conscious Community, Inc. 866.849.2615
www.consciouscommunityinc.org P.O. Box 206, Rome
City, IN 46784
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