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http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/even... I make NO excuses for the title of this group. Meetup.com itsself was created AT GROUND ZERO in NYC and BECAUSE of GROUND ZERO. If you have questions about the heart of the group, go to MEETUP.COM and see why indeed, they STARTED MEETUP.COM. It is now a worldwide meetup phenomenon because of the World Trade Center disaster on 9-11.
Sometimes blessings come from tears. Sometimes hope springs out of disasters.. We ALL need to reconnect with our fellow man. Love God first, but second only to that is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
So let's get out of the house. That friend you've been texting on that internet website is not going to magically materialize. And do you WANT to be stuck with someone you have never met for a whole evening if the chemistry is just not right??? And how do you know the "description" they give of themselves and their picture is really them? Maybe they're a creep! Or worse yet, DANGEROUS!?
One way to find out is to go to "meetups" (meetings where people get together) to mingle and discuss common goals and experiences and MEET ONE ANOTHER! In the FLESH! Face to Face!!! In mutually pleasing atmospheres like a nice tavern (no bars) or an upscale restaurant or a kind neighbor's home?
That's what Ground Zero Friends is all about. Meeting like minded genuine men and women with kind hearts and down-home ways. We have had a lot of success because the heart of our group is strong and good. We used to be a singles group but we found that many married couples or just individuals who were married but still needed a friend were left out. So we changed it to unmarried/married/who cares group. We are not in it for the money. We no longer collect dues because we feel it takes away from the heart of the group and we delight in our members and do not care about the maintenance fees we pay to keep the groups. We DO collect donations and have been able to maintain our group's administrative costs through purely voluntary donations through the "Chip In" link in the Home Page, but it is completely voluntary and if our needs are not met, we have FAITH that members' generosity will provide it in time.
We do it because we get great joy in seeing people of good faith and character find common bonds. If you are successful in finding a wonderful friend or a life partner and get married, we want you to stay in our family. Your mom didn't kick you out when you found your wife/husband, right? Well, we are the same way. We are FAMILY! We want to create lasting friendships and we have been very successful at that!
So join us and let's see how we can make communications between people much more stress free and much more enjoyable! Join us! Have fun with us! The more meetups you attend, the more you WILL become family! It's called spending time with family! So okay, SIGN UP and SHOW UP!!! That's where it starts!
Love, Patricia (Just Lil' Ole Me) And.... drum roll ....
David Caldwell, Debra Mendelsohn and Maureen (our three member Organizer List)!
Caring Connie, Treasurer and Co-Organizer and one of the sweetest, smartest women I know,
And my very close friends and fun team - Helen (Scahlett Dahling), Kathleen K. (Klassy Kathleen),Karin, Sassy Janet, Diplomatic Dan Greene, Kindhearted Dan Seufert, Dancing Queen Diana, Lake Norman Dancing Queen Donna B., Outgoing David and Daaring Debra Sarah Simpson, Peggy and Kimberly... - I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Patricia Seymour Downing (Just Lil' Ole Me) WE ARE FAMILY!!