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So Cal FUN! Message Board › Where Fun Lives – Update June 26

Where Fun Lives – Update June 26

Group Organizer
Chino Hills, CA
Where Fun Lives – Update June 26

Hello friends, I want to give you all a quick update of our great upcoming activities. We have some wonderful events on our calendar. Summer is here and we have heated things up with a great lineup of fantastic events.

I want to first spend a little time clearing up some (perhaps misplaced) perceptions about our group.

Rumors I have heard recently.

I have had many people asking me if I was going to resign as organizer from SoCal FUN. What?

I also have been told that I promised to give up this group to someone. What?

I have been told that I started SoCal FUN with someone else. What?

Let me make this clear - TIM SHOEMAKER STARTED THIS GROUP, PERIOD! Tim originally called this group the So Cal Friendship Network. I had zero input into the original genesis of this group. I have long admired Tim and joined very early on and I was blessed to be an assistant organizer for him. However, it was always Tim’s group and he was responsible for all decisions made in the Friendship Network. I honored and respected that.

As time went on Tim found himself busy and decided that the group would be best served by stepping down. He contacted me and asked if I would be interested in taking over as organizer. I became the organizer of SoCal FUN (with Tim’s blessing of course) and never ever discussed this decision with anyone until Tim announced it. After Tim gave me the group, I had a lot of people offering to help me, and I told them that I wanted to take some time to make this group a vision of friendship and hope and I wanted to do it by myself, which I did. Now I am surprised that people think differently.

Those that can - do.

Those that can’t –talk or pretend.

I promise you, I will strive to continue in a genuine way to make this group something we can all be proud of belonging to. I would like to believe that is one of the reasons Tim asked me to become organizer of this group. I will work every day to honor your trust.

All the best my friends,


Check out our great upcoming events:

Get together for those interested in NYC Sep. 19-23 – Wednesday, June 26­

DOG N BUTTERFLY A HEART TRIBUTE Another Free Concert @ Marketplace – Sunday, June 30­

tijuana dogs in concert! – Sunday, June 30
Great band and great concert! This is cross posted on a lot of groups.­

RC Quakes Baseball Game - Tuesday, July 2
A great game with wonderful friends.­

Julie's Big Summer BLAST! – Saturday, July 6
Please join us for: The BBQ House Party of the Summer! Julie’s parties are always a blast. See you there.­

Dance Time – FOXFIRE – Wednesday, July 10
We always have a great time at the Foxfire! We usually get the place to ourselves, and get a large turnout, even mid-week.­

Let's Sing at Misty's – Thursday, July 11
Let’s meet at Misty’s for a great night of Singing FUN! DJ / KJ Jim will keep us entertained all night!­

THE BIG OL' SUMMER PICNIC! – Saturday, July 13
A multi meetup group special event. A fun event with, food, games and wonderful friends.­

Happy Hour - ClubHouse 66, Glendora – Wednesday, July 17
Join us for another fun and friendly adventure.­

Free Redlands Bowl concerts - Gilbert & Sullivan and Opera Favorites – Friday, July 19­

Hot Summer Night DANCE! – Saturday, July 20
It's the Ultimate Summer PARTY! Dance! Dance! Dance! Free Snacks, 2 Private Bars, GIANT Dance Floor! Amazing DJ playing classic dance tunes and modern top 40! Hula Hoop Fun! Do the Limbo Rock! Dance the Night Away! FUN! FUN! FUN! The Dance Party of the Summer!­

The Hip Kitty with "Nutty"! – Saturday, July 27
"Nutty" is an amazing group that plays classic rock favorites (Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Jethro Tull, Ozzy) with a jazzy & very unique vibe, played by eight cool cats looking like they just stepped off the set of "Mad Men"!­

Enjoy the wine, views, and live music that each winery has to offer, not to mention the great company! Join us for this special event. Let’s carpool and have a great day.­

Free Pool on a Sunday Afternoon – Sunday, July 28
Let’s end the weekend at this very fun place. We always have a great time and large turnout here.­

Happy Hour - Elephant Bar – Thursday, August 1
Let’s meet and greet at the fantastic Elephant Bar in Montclair. We will meet at the outdoor patio. The Elephant Bar has fantastic Happy Hour Specials!­

Free Redlands Bowl Concerts - The Sound of Music – Thursday, August 1­

6th Annual Beach Party & Bonfire Bash! – Saturday, August 3
Multiple great Meetup Groups will make this THE Beach Party of the Summer!
We always have between 250 to 300 people attending this special event.­

'Unlock' Game, Mixer & Dance Party! – Saturday, August 10
Check out this cool event. A fun game and great dance, plus food and funstations in Old Town Pasadena.­

Free Redlands Bowl Concerts - Jim Curry, "Take me Home" the music of John Denver – Tuesday, August 13­

Redlands Bowl Final Concert - Yana Reznik guest piano soloist – Friday, August 23­

HUGE Queen Mary "Speedy Sweeties" DECK DANCE under the stars – Saturday, August 24
Hundreds of people attend this event and I have been told it is being promoted all over Southern California.­

Yoga & Wellness Camp in the Beautiful San Bernadino Mountains – Friday, September 6­

4 nights in NYC with optional visit to Niagara Falls one day – Thursday, September 19
I love New York and you will too on this great trip with Nancy and friends.­

12 day trip to Spain/Portugal (10 day Spain only is available) – Wednesday, October 16
Now this is going to be something special. Join Nancy on this fantastic trip to beautiful Spain and Portugal and see some historical places and the beauty of these two countries.­

Don’t forget to check out our photos:­

See you all out there!

Don, Tim, Nancy and Chris (your group leaders)
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