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How to Send Palanca

Who can forget the JOY that came to you on your Weekend in the form on the Palanca Notes on your bed.  Now you can pass on that joy by writing palanca yourself to the Team and Guests of our upcoming Weekends. 

Palanca will be distributed three times during the Weekend, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Handwritten notes seem to be the most appreciated.  One alternate some use is to print out a particular poem or meaningful meme for all to recieve and then add a short handwritten message for the personal touch. 

The easiest way to "send" your palanca is to give them to a Team member or someone you know who is already going up to OLC.  Just remeber to allow extra time if sending it to the person by mail.  It is anticipated we will always post an address of a Team Member who you could mail items to if you don't have a Team member at your church. 

We recommend that Members get together for “Palanca Parties” to enjoy fellowship with each other as you create palanca for the Team and Guests.

Please do not include gifts unless you are sending one to each person.  Since there may be 36 people on the Weekend, the Auxes would appreciate it if the gifts going to people's bedroom be small and lightweight (bookmarks, pins, etc.) as they have a long way to walk.  Heavy or bulky items are best passed out in the Conference Room. 

An excellent way to feel a part of the Weekend is to drive your palanca up to OLC during the Weekend playing praise music in your car as you drive up and back.  (Just don't drive up BEFORE the Weekend as OLC is not set up to receive items before the Weekend.)  To deliver palanca during the Weekend, enter the grounds of OLC and proceed straight up the long driveway, parking in the Upper Parking Lot.  The first side entrance on the left end of the building is where the Palanca Drop Box is located.  An auxiliary will be checking the box regularly during the weekend so that items can be distributed in a timely manner.  The box contains Guest Lists; as well as lists of those Guests and/or Team members needing additional notes.  Please feel free to take one/a few of these lists with you if you will have the opportunity to use it or share it with others.  There is currently no place to write blessings at OLC.


Conference Room Palanca items can be left beside the box, but be sure that there are no obstructions in front of any of the doors.  

Please respect the quiet of OLC and the Sisters who are graciously welcoming us into their home.

Check Back Regularly for any Updates on Team or Guests

Blessings Notes Info

Don't Forget PRAYER!

Praying for the Team and Candidates Before - During - After the Weekend is one of the best Blessings of all !!!

Mens' #5
June 7-9, 2024

Mailing Address:

Roger Gagne

35 Gene Street

East Haven, CT 06513

Email Address:


Weekend Leader       Roger Gagne

Assistant WL             John Robertson

Chief Aux                  Bob O'Neil

Music Director          Tim Peiffer

Spiritual Director       John Esposito

Spiritual Director       Perry Wootten

Your Christian Walk  Mark Pierce

The #1 Thing             Steve Mellow

Study                         Alex Nutting

Church                      Ken Parks

Action                       Chuck Samson

Christian Leadership  Wayne Kenyon

Table Leader             Peter Hall

Table Leader             TBD

Aux                          Wes Naylor

Aux                          Scott Firmender

Aux                          Bob Westervelt

Aux                          Gordon Quimby

Advisor                     John Braun

Advisor                     Bob Umile



Men's #4 Team & Guest List
Womens #4 Team & Guests

Womens' # 5 
May 31 - June 2, 2024

Mailing Address:

Debi Mastroni-Kenyon

19 Caroline Drive

Milford, CT 06461

Email Address:

Cindy Anderson                                                UMC Branford

June Whitford                                                   UMC Branford


Sarah McNeil

UMC Branford


Sharon Baranyar

Covenant Church of Easton

Debbie Hyde

St. Gregory's Church, Danbury

Lisa Sampson

Mary Taylor Memorial UMC, Milford

Mary-Lou Olsen

United Church of Christ, Woodmont

Debra Salvas

UMC Monroe


Weekend Leader         Debi Mastroni-Kenyon

Assistant WL               Emily Konecky

Chief Aux                    Becky Baker

Music Director            Bizzy Bender

Spiritual Director         Roy Grubbs

Spiritual Director         Keith Welch

Your Christian Walk    Marie Strolin      

The #1 Thing               Romy Cascella

Study                           Patti Early

Church                        Helene Dellert

Action                         Kim Gerlander

Christian Leadership     Shelley Welch

Table Leader                Adeline Hazard

Table Leader                Debbie Welch

Aux                             Bev Byer

Aux                             Donna Downes

Aux                             Sandy Hartlett (Fecci)

Aux                             Sally Green

Tech Aux                     Wendy Cudmore

Advisor                        Carla Pierce

Advisor                        Eileen Doyle

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