Are you interested and available to attend SHR meetups on Weekdays?

  • July 18, 2013 · 11:30 PM

Hello everyone,

This meetup notice is really a survey to see how many Second Half Rally members want to attend meetup events during the week.  If enough people are seriously interested AND available, I'll try to schedule some weekday events this year, particularly as the weather gets warm enough for biking and kayaking.  My idea is that these weekday events could be scheduled on shorter notice to take advantage of good weather forecasts.

A few members have already asked me to schedule weekday events, but I was quite busy during 2012 getting the SHR group up and running with a full schedule of weekend events.  I'd like to expand my schedule of SHR activities this year if it's worthwhile.  However, I put a lot of effort into planning and hosting good SHR meetups.  So I'm not going to take on extra work or tie myself down to a specific weekday meetup schedule unless enough fun people will join me.

I'm retired and have time during the week to do things.  I think some other members do too, but I don't really know.  Normally, I just go biking, walking, or kayaking by myself on weekdays when the mood strikes and the weather cooperates. This survey is a good initial step to see who might be interested in joining me for weekday activities.

The weekday activities would most likely be the same types of events you've seen me host on weekends -- biking, kayaking, walking, day trips, wineries, festivals, historic sites, camping, eating, drinking, etc.  The advantage of doing them on weekdays is fewer crowds and scouting possible future places for weekend events.  Plus, it's always satisfying to know we're out having a good time during the week while other people are stuck at jobs.  hehe...

Anyway, you should RSVP "yes" for this meetup notice and answer a couple of questions if you're available and game for weekday SHR adventures.  Then I'll have a better idea what's possible.

Thanks,

Jake

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes! I work from home, so getting out on a weekday is perfect!

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Retired and would love something closer to DC, Arlington area.

    July 19, 2013

  • Cathy C.

    On a week night, I can only go if it is in dwontown EC, or in the Falls Church area!! Anything else is completely out of the question!!

    July 19, 2013

  • Al

    Hit the wrong button and didn't get to answer the questions. But I live in Silver Spring, MD and work in Rosslyn, VA so it's easy to get most places after work if I plan it. Thanks Jake!

    July 18, 2013

    • HelenB

      I think Jake is talking about day-time events for those who are retired or have some week days off, not an "after work" event, right Jake? At least I hope so!

      July 18, 2013

  • Bob D.

    Mostly retired and flexible with time

    July 18, 2013

  • Francine

    I'm available on Wednesday but not interested in noisy restaurants. Willing to host in the Rockville/silver spring area

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    July 17, 2013

  • Annemarie L.

    Hey there Jakesters!! During the summer I'm usually off Mondays and Fridays- lovin' my 4 day weekends. Every weekend. :-) Sometimes I have to do mundane things like grocery shop for my 4 bunnies or get my eyes checked but usually those days are good. I love Maryland but VA has some good stuff to do down here too!! :-) Hope your summer is going well!!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Jake

    My goal several months ago when I posted the request was to determine if it's worth my time and effort to schedule weekday meetups.

    One of my new ideas is to have regular weekday events each week that people can plan to attend well in advance. I'm thinking about having a "First Tuesday" event each month. The type of event we have would change depending on the season, but folks could expect and make a plan to get together the first Tuesday of the month. And then we could do "Second Wednesday" of the month to change the event days since people have different schedules. And then maybe "Third Thursday" and "Fourth Friday". Anything is possible if there's interest and it works.

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For evenings only during the week

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For evenings only during the week

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to have a reason to take a day off now and then and I'm already off on some Fridays.

    July 17, 2013

  • Tonie D.

    Reverend Jake,
    Could be possible something around DC, Virginia ?
    I'm missing a lot of outing with your group.
    Your blessing Reverend Jake will be bunch appreciate......

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Nancy D

    Yes, for now

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends, of course, on which weekday and which activity

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jake, are you going to start week day events soon? Thx

    June 28, 2013

  • val s.

    available weekdays- summer only-maybe selectively in fall/winter

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Available weekdays only for the summer months.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Free most weekdays. Would enjoy kayaking, biking, visiting historic sites without weekend crowds.

    June 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Yes, I would be interested in weekday events, but only in the evenings.

    June 18, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Work a lot on weekends but do have some control of my weekday schedule.

    June 17, 2013

  • Pegg

    Hi, I appreciate all your efforts, Jake.
    I am retired and available.

    Wonderful meeting you .

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love evening events during the week - cycling, sunset kayaking, hiking... Unfortunately, I'm not yet retired!

    June 11, 2013

  • Tatyana

    Jake, sorry, I can't.

    June 10, 2013

  • Tatyana

    No, not that late. I am not a job slave, but still I work full time.

    June 8, 2013

  • Tatyana

    I am still working full weekdays but i finished my study! So lovely to read how many active people of my age group have similar interests. If the meetups around Annapolis and in the evening time, I'll go.

    June 8, 2013

  • Carol L.

    I'm happily retired, so my days are my own.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am semi-retired and have the time during the week. Hopefully the events will not be to far from McLean, Va.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work for the fed gov,so have fair amount of leave and may be able to attend some of the week day events with enough notice.

    May 29, 2013

  • Jane

    I would be interested. But would depend how far away from Baltimore they are. But certainly Friday nights would be great.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know Jake from the Over 40 group and have several friends who have told me they enjoy the group, so I thought I would give it a go.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being off Sunday and Wednesday's, I can do both. I love being tired on Monday's and Thursday's

    May 15, 2013

  • Tonie D.

    Starting May 25 more free time. Thank you Reverend Jake.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm off every other Friday. It's a perfect day for hitting the wineries!

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might change my mind....need to think about it.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at 100% for showing up to this one! Looking forward to meeting you all.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a nurse, so weekdays can typically work for me and my crazy schedule. I would like them actually!

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For now weekday events work for me, not for my husband. I will be substitute teaching for work so I will be free on some days!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make weekday day events unless I take a day off from work.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm semi-retired work 2 days a week so weekday events will work for me!

    April 1, 2013

  • kathy h

    I'd love to find an excuse to take time off work.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    weekdays are good for me!

    March 17, 2013

  • Sharyn

    I'm retired so I am available for weekday activities.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a Realtor, so I can always schedule time for myself during the week.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wednesdays better.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    During the summer.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a recent retiree and available for weekday activities.

    February 20, 2013

  • Bob

    I love weekday outings!

    February 19, 2013

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