Eastern Region

Our Eastern Region is now working in these three areas:
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Mission of the Eastern Region Holding Group

The Eastern Region Holding Group consists of individuals from the three areas (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast areas) who see it as their mission:

  1. To support, further and share the meaningful work of Rudolf Steiner and the whole of  Anthroposophy in the eastern region through exchange of ideas, research and art generated within local groups and members. 
  2. To provide opportunities for human beings longing for the spirit to meet each other soul to soul, through conversation platforms.
  3. To promote larger exchange of information and collaboration between branches and groups and radiate out the healing effects of Anthroposophical spiritual endeavors in the Eastern Region.
  4. To create a bridge between the national organization and the groups, branches and members of the Eastern Region.

Visit our group PADLET, a community bulletin board with group links and resources!

Eastern Regional Holding Group

Gino Ver Eecke

Chestnut Ridge, NY
Gino Ver Eecke is the current  Eastern Region representative to the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in  America. He met Anthroposophy in his birth town of Roeselare, Belgium, at the young age of 16. After working for a year on a BD-farm in Switzerland, he moved to New York to study eurythmy, receiving his diploma from Eurythmy Spring Valley in 1994. For eight years he performed as the character of Benedictus with the Threefold Mystery Drama Group, culminating in the performance of the Four Mystery Dramas in the summer of 2014.  During the Mystery Drama Conference at the Goetheanum in July 2018, Gino performed the last scene of “The Soul’s Awakening.” Currently he guides the work of the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Chestnut Ridge, NY, and he also serves as the President and Treasurer of the Eurythmy Association in North America.


Diane McGary

Dracut, MA

Diane McGary was introduced to Anthroposophy through medical care. She began her deeper journey when her knowing was expanded by Dr. Mark Eisen through a chance meeting in 1989. He introduced her to the Mystery Dramas, Waldorf Education and put her in touch with the Christian Community. She has been a member of the Christian Community ever since. In 2007, she became a member of the First Class. She previously served as Newsletter Editor and Events Chair for the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston. Currently, Diane organizes & runs online study groups and workshops. 


Diane is a Therapeutic Musician. She raises chickens on Contented Farm, which she inherited from her daughter who hatched chicks as part of a 4H/Homeschool biology project decades ago. She is an avid kayak paddler, biker and hiker often accompanied by her aussie. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Dracut, MA. 

Cathy Green

Nashville, TN

Cathy first learned about Anthroposophy through her interest in Waldorf Education 1990 and became a member of the Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group led by Phyllis Phillips. In 1991 she became a member of the Anthroposophical Society and member of The Nashville Waldorf initiative to facilitate the interest for a Waldorf School in Nashville. In 1996 she joined the School of Spiritual Science.  2010 Phyllis moved to Oregon due to health issues and Cathy was appointed leader of the Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group. The  Middle Tennessee Anthroposophical Branch was formed in 2015. In 2017, she attended the Second Southeast Region gathering. She attended her first AGM in 2019 in Atlanta and participated in the Living in the Branches gathering. After the meeting she was invited to become a member of the Eastern Regional Holding Group as a representative of the Southeast region. Cathy has a strong enthusiasm for many aspects of Anthroposophy. Her nature is to socialize with people from all different backgrounds. And she enjoys participating in community events that offer Anthroposophical interest to those who may not know about Dr. Rudolf Steiner.

Angela Foster

Decatur, GA

Angela grew up in Texas and is now embracing life in Atlanta. She is an artist, teacher and mom of two daughters, and has been an active student of anthroposophy since 2008. She and her husband, Patrick, manage the Anthroposophical Resource Center (ARC) an initiative in Decatur, Georgia that offers space for community events and serves as a little house for Anthroposophia. She is currently enrolled in a foundation studies in Goethean science program through The Nature Institute and also participating in the Geotheanum Adult Education Program (GAEP).

Agendas of the Eastern Region Holding Group:
03_20_23 |01_23_2311_21_22 | 10_20_22 | 08_18_22 | 06_16_22 | 05_19_22 | 04_21_22 | 03_17_22 | 01_20_22 | 12_16_21 | 11_18_21 | 10_21_21 | 9_16_21 | 8_19_21 | 7_15_21 | 6_17_21 | 5_20_21 | 4_22_21 | 3_18_21 | 2_18_21 | 1_21_21 | 2_17_20 | 11_19_20 | 10_15_20 | 9_17_20 | 8_20_20 | 7_16_20 | 6_18_20 | 5_21_20 | 4_16_20 | 3_19_20 | 2_25_20 | 2_20_20 | 1_23_20 

Video Newsletters – Agendas:
2023-03-02 2023-11-10 2022-02-17 | 2021-09-14 | 2021-02-23 | 2020-03-31 | 2019-09-17

Correspondence to Members from the Eastern Region Representative on the General Council:
2021-09-22 | 2021-04-14 | 2020-09-13 | 2020-03-31 | 2019-11-15

Verse for America

May our feeling penetrate
Into the center of our heart,
And seek, in love, to unite itself
With the human beings
seeking the same goal,
With the spirit beings
who, bearing grace,
Strengthening us from
realms of light
And illuminating our love,
Are gazing down upon
Our earnest, heart-felt striving.

— Rudolf Steiner
Translation by Frederick Heckel

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