The SUUSI Catalog Cover Quilt

SUUSI 1979 SUUSI1980 SUUSI1981 SUUSI 1982 SUUSI 1983 SUUSI 1984 SUUSI 1985 SUUSI1986
SUUSI1987 Flaming Chalice SUUSI 1988 SUUSI 1989 SUUSI 1990 SUUSI 1991 SUUSI 1992 SUUSI 1993
SUUSI 1994 SUUSI 1995 SUUSI 1996 SUUSI 1997 SUUSI 1998 SUUSI 1999 SUUSI 2000 SUUSI 2001
SUUSI 2002 SUUSI 2003 SUUSI 2004 SUUSI 2005
The following table gives the year of each SUUSI, the theme, the dates of the SUUSI, and what was written on the catalog covers, since the covers don't come out too well in these small web images. Clicking on the covers for 1998-2009 will result in pictures and memoirs from that year being displayed; clicking on other years does nothing. Note that in recent years the trend has been to simpler covers with a lot of white on them. The image for 2009 is of my design; the official design probably will not be ready until well into 2009.
Year Theme Dates Catalog Inscription
1979 CHANGing 7/22-7/28 GENTLEPERSON: Summer Institute is an adventure, always. And this catalog is your invitation to adventure with us. For almost 30 years Unitarians in the southeast and their friends have met for this week-long Institute. The Institute has evolved, changed, and grown enormously in the past few years. The experience has also varied from person to person and from year to year, but some things have remained constant: it is a place to relax, to make and renew friendships, a place for new and important ideas and a festival for people of all ages. In 1979 we'll meet in Radford, Virginia, at Radford College, 34 miles southwest of Roanoke in the New River Valley. It's a place we've enjoyed for five years - the mountains are close, the weather is temperate, the college staff is friendly and flexible, the campus provides a self-contained and safe environment for our children. We expect about 900 people; a volunteer staff that works year-long has planned a program of worship, workshops, nature trips, family activities, social gatherings, and speakers. For me, for my children and for our increasingly extended family, Summer Institute is a warm and loving community. I hope you will join us. Kay Montgomery, Director, 1979 '79 Radford Virginia July 22-28
1980 Belonging, Breaking away and Returning 7/27-8/2 AN INVITATION This is an invitation to experience the SUUSI Adventure

SUUSI is the world's 2nd largest gathering of Unitarian Universalists and their friends meeting for a week of fellowship.

In 1980 we'll meet in Radford, Virginia at Radford University, 34 miles southwest of Roanoke in the New River Valley. It's a place we've enjoyed for six years - the mountains are close, the weather is temperate the college staff is friendly and flexible, the campus provides a self-contained and safe environment for our children. We expect about 1200 people; a volunteer staff that works year-long has planned a program of worship, workshops, nature trips, family activities, social gatherings, and speakers.

But more than the programs and the facilities. SUUSI is a yearly festival, a time to develop your thoughts, explore your faith, share your values, stretch your mind, know your family, celebrate your beliefs, to dance, to play, to worship, to relax, to learn, to love.

For me and my sons it's a place for intellectual and outdoor adventure in a community that's caring - a community whose people expect and find the best in each other.

We hope you'll join us. Jake Haun Director, 1980 '80 Radford, Virginia July 27-Aug 2

1981 If You Knew SUUSI... 7/26-8/1 If You Knew SUUSI... Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute Radford, Virginia July 26-August 1, 1981
1982 Humanness: Rights, Dignity, Fullfillment 7/25-7/31 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 25-31, 1982
1983 Celebrate 7/24-7/30 Celebrate SUUSI '83 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 24-30, 1983
1984 Connections 7/22-7/28 CONNECTIONS SUUSI '84 July 22-28 Radford, Virginia Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
1985 Directions 7/21-7/27 SUUSI '85 directions Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute july 21-27 radford, va.
1986 SUUSI Community 7/27-8/2 SUUSI Community 1986 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute Radford, Virginia July 27-August 2, 1986
1987 Horizons 7/26-8/1 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 26 to August 1, 1987 SUUSI '87 HORIZONS Radford Virginia
1988 Live Your Dream 7/24-7/30 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute Radford Virginia July 24-30, 1988 Live Your Dream
1989 Share Your Light 7/23-7/29 Share Your Light Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 23 - July 29, 1989 Radford, Virginia
1990 Roots and Wings 7/22-7/28 Roots & Wings Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 22 - July 28, 1990 Blacksburg Virginia
1991 We Believe 7/21-7/27 UU (squiggly) WE BELIEVE Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute JULY 21-JULY 27 1991 Blacksburg Virginia
1992 Renew the Spirit 7/26-8/1 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 26-August 1, 1992 Blacksburg Virginia renew the spirit
1993 Maintain the Vision 7/25-7/31 "maintain the vision" Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute july 25-31, 1993
1994 World Healing 7/24-7/30 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 24-30, 1994 World Healing
1995 Creating Community 7/23-7/29 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute Creating Community Recipe for community: Comgine generous amounts of all these ingredients. Stir gently and let simmer for a long, long time. acceptance commitment contributions gentleness honesty humor individuality respect responsibility trust July 23-29, 1995
1996 Imagine 7/14-7/20 Imagine... SUUSI '96
1997 Celebrate Diversity 7/27-8/2 Celebrate Diversity Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute Radford, Virginia July 27-August 2, 1997
1998 Circles 7/26-8/1 Circles SUUSI '98 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 26-August 1, 1998 Radford, Virginia
1999 Reach Out! 7/25-7/31 Reach Out! SUUSI '99 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 25-July 31 Radford, Virginia
2000 Neighbors: Ancient Civilizations 7/23-7/29 neighbors ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS SUUSI 2000 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
2001 The Interdependent Web 7/22-7/28 SUUSI 2001 THE INTERDEPENDENT WEB Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute The Interdependent Web SUUSI 2001 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
2002 Blessings 7/21-7/27 SUUSI BLESSINGS 2002 Southeastern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute [square has "thanks" in many different languages]
2003 Simple Gifts 7/20-7/26 Simple Gifts SUUSI 2003 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
2004 Reunions 7/18-7/24 Reunions SUUSI 2004 Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 18-24
2005 Time to Fly 7/17-7/23 SUUSI 2005 Time to Fly Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 17-23
2006 Rejoice and Renew 7/16-7/22 SUUSI 2006 Rejoice and Renew Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 16-22
2007 To Live Fully 7/15-7/21 SUUSI 2007 To Live Fully Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute July 15-21, 2007 Blacksburg, VA
2008 Pilgrimage 7/20-7/26 PILGRIMAGE SUUSI 2008 July 20-26, 2008 Radford, Virginia Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
2009 Rekindle the Flame Within 7/19-7/25