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Vegetarian Group Notes & Info

From: Dan
Sent on: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:04 AM

Hello!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first of two meetup events at Dosa Corner! An excellent buffet, some surprise dosas for all, and a good time together with new and long-time friends! Some pictures are now posted on the meetup page. You can check ‘em out here: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/photos/3305692/

 

And it looks like a great group is signed up for this Saturday’s get-together at Dosa Corner! Once again, a great mix of friendly familiar and friendly new faces along with a delicious buffet at a fantastic price! For complete details on this event or to sign up, click here: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/events/29155431/

 

Other Vegetarian Group Notes:

 

  • Our October event is already on the calendar: Food Cart Sunday at Franklin Park Conservatory Sunday, October 9th! Should be a fun afternoon filled with friends, a free tour, and some of Columbus’ best food carts! Click here for complete details or to sign up for this event: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/events/29877131/

 

  • Be sure to save the date for a November event you won’t want to miss: Sunday, November 20th at 4:30pm!

 

 

  • Finally, I’m not sure if everyone received this, but I thought it was worth re-sending. Please see the note below from the Meetup Co-Founder. I think we’ve created a great little community here and it’s a real privilege to be a part of it with you!

 

Take care and look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Dan
[masked]

 

Fellow Meet-uppers,

I don't write to our whole community often, but this week is
special because it's the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and many
people don't know that Meetup is a 9/11 baby.

Let me tell you the Meetup story. I was living a couple miles
from the Twin Towers, and I was the kind of person who thought
local community doesn't matter much if we've got the internet
and tv. The only time I thought about my neighbors was when I
hoped they wouldn't bother me.

When the towers fell, I found myself talking to more neighbors
in the days after 9/11 than ever before. People said hello to
neighbors (next-door and across the city) who they'd normally
ignore. People were looking after each other, helping each
other, and meeting up with each other. You know, being
neighborly.

A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring
people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was
born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet -- and
grow local communities?

We didn't know if it would work. Most people thought it was a
crazy idea -- especially because terrorism is designed to make
people distrust one another.

A small team came together, and we launched Meetup 9 months
after 9/11.

Today, almost 10 years and 10 million Meetuppers later, it's
working. Every day, thousands of Meetups happen. Moms Meetups,
Small Business Meetups, Fitness Meetups... a wild variety of
100,000 Meetup Groups with not much in common -- except one
thing.

Every Meetup starts with people simply saying hello to
neighbors. And what often happens next is still amazing to me.
They grow businesses and bands together, they teach and
motivate each other, they babysit each other's kids and find
other ways to work together. They have fun and find solace
together. They make friends and form powerful community. It's
powerful stuff.

It's a wonderful revolution in local community, and it's thanks
to everyone who shows up.

Meetups aren't about 9/11, but they may not be happening if it
weren't for 9/11.

9/11 didn't make us too scared to go outside or talk to
strangers. 9/11 didn't rip us apart. No, we're building new
community together!!!!

The towers fell, but we rise up. And we're just getting started
with these Meetups.

Scott Heiferman (on behalf of 80 people at Meetup HQ)
Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup
New York City
September 2011
 

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