Our First Birthday Party/Purpose Potluck

  • January 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • The Finch Residence

Happy Birthday, Everyone! The Laid Back Lively Ladies has officially been on Meetup for an entire year! And what a wonderful year it has been!! Let's take a peak- shall we?

We've have over 650 Members and we have had 68 meetups! We have celebrated birthdays and a wedding. We've decided that we love Mexican train and Bunco! We've read books that have made us laugh,cringe and grow.  Oh- and we had a FABULOUS apple party, in addition to apple picking! We must make that an annual event. We got tired when we went to see the midnight opening of the Hunger Games! And one of our favorites- we took 20 ladies and did high tea at the Miramont Castle in Manitou!

 

We even celebrated Thanksgiving together!

 

So what do we want to do this year? Let's have a potluck and decide what our "purpose" is this year. What type of meetups do we definitely want to get on the calendar?

 

Do we have any intentions with the group?
-Perhaps we would like to pick out a non-profit to support this year.

-Do we want to do any joint events with other meetup groups? Perhaps we want to cook with the cooking meetup in Colorado Springs? Or join a drum circle with the Shamanic meetup in Woodland Park.

-Maybe we want to share a community garden plot- or create an entire community garden: http://ppugardens.org/community_gardens

-We could create art or make a quilt together.

-Do we want to take a belly dancing class together? Learn yoga in the park?

 

The ideas are endless...so open your mind, heart, and ears.... and bring something yummy. ;)

 

Also- reflect a bit on Meetup's mission: Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

 

Perhaps together we want to make a mission statement for the "Laid Back Lively Ladies of the Front Range." We have definitely built a community (HOOORRAAYYYY)- now what would we like to do with it?

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice evening, enjoyable conversations :)

    January 15, 2013

  • Nancy T.

    I had a great time and look forward to 2013!

    January 14, 2013

  • Jasmine

    Sorry I wasn't able to make it. Was feeling under the weather so I thought best to stay in.

    January 14, 2013

  • Angie M.

    I just joined and would like to come tonight!!! I have not received an email with the address for this event? Also, I would like to bring something, any suggestions?

    January 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Angie - if noone gets back to you call me at 648-2159. I'll give it to you.

      January 14, 2013

  • Alyssa D.

    Unfortunately I just got called into work for tonight

    January 14, 2013

  • Shannon R.

    I've been a member of this meetup for a few months now, but I haven't attended anything yet. My New Years resolution is to make a friend in colorado. Would it be all right if I attended this meetup as my first?

    January 5, 2013

    • Ceci H

      Welcome. COme and celebrate.

      January 6, 2013

    • Shannon R.

      Darn, I am not going to make this one. Pretty disappointed.

      January 14, 2013

  • Jaime Steffes H.

    I won't be able to make it tonight. Sorry and I hope you have fun :)

    January 14, 2013

  • Alyssa D.

    Is it ok if I bring my daughter if grandma can't take her?

    January 14, 2013

    • Deanna

      How old is your daughter? If she is a wee one that might start to fuss when she gets tired, it might be best to sit this one out.

      January 14, 2013

    • Alyssa D.

      Grandma just called we are good

      January 14, 2013

  • Alyssa D.

    Can I get a ride the person that was going to pick me up can't make it

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alyssa, I know we don't know each other but I'd be happy to pick you up. My cell is[masked] or you can email me at work [masked] I work all day.

      January 13, 2013

  • Deanna

    Anyone have paper plates they might want to bring?

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can bring paper plates & bowls.

      January 13, 2013

  • Jasmine

    I'll make peach cobbler.

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I am not that good at food, I will bring a bottle of wine.

    January 13, 2013

  • Rebecca O.

    I just got a call from my brother. He is having surgery tomorrow in Georgia. I am flying out for the week to be there for him. I will miss this pot luck party and also the coffee chat Sat. Have a good time and I will meet you on another occasion.

    January 13, 2013

  • Deanna

    I"ll E-mail out the address tonight. I'm out and about today.

    January 13, 2013

  • Stephanie C

    I see some ladies have posted what they are bringing for the potluck. I'm wondering if there is something in particular that would be better to bring than another. (LOL) If anyone understands what I'm getting at let me know what I can bring or it will be a surprise!

    January 13, 2013

  • Deanna

    One of my "purposes" with the group was to start this "Books for a Better Life" book club- http://www.meetup.com/Ladies-of-the-Front-Range/messages/boards/thread/29929942 What do you think?

    December 29, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      I love the book club...got the Day of Honey from the library and am looking forward to reading and discussing it!

      January 8, 2013

    • Joanne F.

      I also got the book from the Library. Looks like a great line up. Thanks!

      January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I"ll be bringing a Moroccan Vegetarian Tagine (veggie stew) with couscous, and Madeleines (French cookies).

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a veggie tray and dip:) what r u bringing? Ready… go!

    January 13, 2013

  • Rebecca O.

    This will be my first meet-up. PLease dont forget to send out the address! Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    January 11, 2013

  • Haley

    What is needed for the potluck? What is everyone bringing?

    January 8, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    Totally cried at my statistics class, so would have rather been with you ladies. Hope you have a WONDERFUL time!

    January 8, 2013

  • Deanna

    This meetup has made me so very happy! I'm proud that we are celebrating our first anniversary!! I look forward to another incredibly fulfilling year with the laid back lively ladies!!

    3 · December 29, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Thanks for bringing us all together Deanna! You are AMAZING...and this year has been great fun!

      December 30, 2012

    • Lindsay C.

      I second that!

      January 8, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    I want to be there soooo bad, but have to work. What's worse I forgot I was going to be in Arkansas this weekend and can't make the movie either. MISS YOU GUYS!!

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just for clarification is the Finch address 200 E Pikes Peak?

    January 3, 2013

    • Deanna

      Nope. I will E-mail out the address, as it is a private residence.

      January 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry won't dothat again.

      January 3, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    Would love to be there but have school on Monday and Wednesday nights, working on Tuesday nights for the next eight weeks...sigh.

    December 30, 2012

  • Ceci H

    It's my 50th birthday this month as well and I'd love to celebrate with everyone since I have no family in town.

    1 · December 29, 2012

    • Jaime Steffes H.

      Thats not a bad price either.

      December 30, 2012

    • Ceci H

      That is where I was thinking but I don't want to charge my guests to come to a party, so I need to know how much he will charge me as a bulk evening. The other problem is there isn't a whole lot of room to set up food, drinks etc and a lot of sitting area for those not dancing, but I think it could work if it's not too expensive. I couldn't remember his name so thanks Lynn. I will call today to try to set it up.

      December 30, 2012

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