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Happy New Year Meeting

We ended 2013 as one of the most active Meetup groups in the area.  Our members are active and our numbers continue to grow.  Let's begin 2014 with our highest attendance EVER.  To our members who have not attended lately, come out and meet our new leader, Lana Pennington.  I have been the "Mother Hen" long enough.  Lana is a dynamic, capable leader with a great sense of humor.  I am very excited to be leaving my "chicks" in such good hands.  With Lana at the helm I will have a little more time to work on marketing and recruiting for the group.  I will also be able to devote more time to individual, small group, and couples counseling for our members.

I will be writing an article for the Bon Air Church newsletter, informing the congregation about Adventures in ADD, and inviting them to attend our January, and future, meetings. I would love to have so many at the meeting that we have to move to a larger room.

I hope to see all of you on January 21st.

Love you guys, Tom

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  • Tom R.

    Meeting cancelled for snow

    February 23, 2014

  • jake o.

    I sat in a ditch so not being a ditch witch so I have not a wit

    January 26, 2014

  • jake o.

    I tried making the meeting. I was 20-30 feet out of the drive way when I started to slide right to the shallow ditch in front of my house. So now I have to hope my come along or wait until I can get a tow truck. Just like all I was determined to make the meeting

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • jake o.

    SO SNOW Follies

    January 23, 2014

  • Ray B.

    Tom sent this just minutes ago.
    . "Good Evening ADDers,

    It was a tough decision to cancel last night's meeting. I was worried about the foreboding forecasts of a heavy snowfall, which would make travel to and from the meeting dangerous. By meeting time, however, just a dusting of snow had fallen, although it may have been much heavier in your area.

    This was our first cancellation in the five years of our existence. Many of our members tell me that they look forward to each meeting to keep them balanced for the rest of the month. I have already received some phone calls from some disappointed members who felt a need to "just talk". By all means, regardless of the day, night or hour, feel free to call me anytime if you feel the need to "just talk". I look forward to seeing all of you next month as we welcome our new fearless leader, Lana Pennington.

    Love you guys,


    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we reschedule or just wait until next month?

    January 21, 2014

    • Ray B.

      I suspect by the message Tom just sent out, we will wait until next month. If others wish to meet, next Tuesday, maybe we should cast that idea and see how many nibbles we receive.

      January 22, 2014

    • Ray B.

      Tom, could we meet on another night between now and the end of the month?

      January 22, 2014

  • Ray B.

    Tom emailed the following around 08:50 this morning.

    "Good Morning ADDers,

    It was "iffy" last night but, after watching the updated reports this morning, which are predicting 6" to 10" for our area, beginning this afternoon, asking our members to attend a meeting tonight would not be smart, or safe.

    Stay at home. Read a good book or watch an old movie with a "hot toddy" in your hand. But, most importantly, stay away from your car until it is safe to "hit the road". I look forward to seeing all of you next month.

    If you just can't survive without your monthly "fix" of Adventures in ADD, you can always give me a call to soothe your frazzled nerves and lessen your anxieties.

    love you guys,


    So, now we know NOT to come out tonight.

    January 21, 2014

  • Edie K

    What is our snow policy in case this storm happens??

    January 20, 2014

    • Ray B.

      Edie, my first thought is to stay home. I live only 3-4 miles from the church. So, I guess I will venture out into the snow storm unless I hear otherwise. If only tow people show up, then we can chat.

      January 21, 2014

  • Boni N.

    Sorry to have to cancel attendance for this meeting. I was so looking forward to it. I have wrenched my knee and it not responding in a timely manner. I'm going for an MRI, and hope to get to the source of this problem! See you all next month!

    January 20, 2014

    • Ray B.

      Sorry to hear about your injury.

      January 21, 2014

  • Rita

    I never know where these 'posts' end up - I hope this goes to the general membership; I'm sorry but my mega move this weekend turned out to be less than pleasant story and I'm still not totally 'out' and I'm still looking for my shoes. (true) Besides, with the weather forecast - is the meeting still 'on'? Of course, this is my first email access since last Friday (from the office) so maybe the other ADD posts address this. See you next month.

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Richie B.

    My ADHD self says 'Forget about the Danger - think of the FUN', and reeaaalllly wants to brave the elements; however, the adult trapped in my body says nyet! Making the trek from Va. Beach up and back may be pushing the envelope if the weather is indeed ugly, so I must bail. Everyone be safe!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Bill L.

    Sorry, this month, my every-other-Tuesday-night small group meets on the 21st, and they need me even more. I'll miss you all.

    New people, I think you will get a lot out of Adventures in ADD. I've found encouragement through finding others deal with many of the same issues. We don't have all the solutions, but together we're a good start.

    January 16, 2014

  • Teresa L.

    I am so excited about joining and participating in this group. I am looking forward to meeting others who share the experience of living with ADD/ADHD!

    1 · January 9, 2014

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