It's good to see...

From: Leif R.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:00 PM

...so many of you arranging Meet Up's, participating in them and really enjoying it...

I find it truly great :O)

 

New in town or been here a while?

A little more then 1 year ago, I was fairly new in Lucerne and did not know anybody here besides my neighbour and a work colleague. Within 1 month of eachother they both said they would leave Lucerne in the next couple of months!!!! Suddenly I was faced with not knowing anybody here again. Now what to do???

I really like to meet new people but where could I do this? In a bar late at night? Signing up for a sports club? Hoping for someone to invite me to a party? Talking to random people in the street? ...which is kind of fun by the way :O)

The day after my work colleague told me he would be leaving Lucerne, I attended a "Monthly Meeting" in CouchSurfing (CS) and loved it. For every Monthly Meeting thereafter it just became better and better. New people, new friends and more fun in Lucerne.

The head of the CS community left the country and I became the new head of the Lucerne CS Community. When arranging my first Monthly Meeting another member told me about Meet Up and I figured: "Woaw! I can put these 2 groups together once a month and maybe we could all become friends" ...a little naiv, I know, but a nice thought, right?

The first common Monthly Meeting was in "Suite" on top of Monopol Hotel. At that Meeting I saw people, who had never met before, starting to talk to eachother. Soon they where smiling, laughing and becoming friends and I knew I had started something good.

When the founder of Meet Up here left the Country I became the new head of Meet Up as well and I keep arranging the Monthly Meetings to bring us all together at least once a month....keeping the opportunity, of us becoming friends, alive :O)

To me, these meetings are the perfect environment for finding others who share your interests, may they be hiking, biking, skiing, dancing, parachuting, playing chess, dining out or whatever makes you happy. It's likely that someone shares you interest at the monthly meeting.

In order to create a community where we can meet, drink, talk, smile, laugh, have fun together and make more friends, I generally reserve the 3rd Thursday in the month for these "Monthly Meetings" across different communities in Lucerne and I invite you all to come along and join the fun.

You can make the meetings even better.
If you talk to someone who is new in town tell them about us and bring your smile, your friends, neighbours or work colleagues as well to the meetings...or someone nice you met in a bar late at night, in a sports club, at a party or randomly on the street :O)

Thursday the 20th is the next Monthly Meeting.
I would be happy to see you there.
Leif

 

Here's the link:
http://www.meetup.com/Luzern-and-Central-Switzerland-Socializing/events/81109622/
See you there

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