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OCOS 6 Year Anniversary!!! WAHOO!!!

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Here's a Save the Date note!!! Orange County Outdoor Singles will celebrate our 6 year anniversary in September, and our friend Brooks has once again graciously offered his wonderful abode for our celebration. If you attended last summer you know what to expect, if you missed it you really should attend this one for one fabulous day. :-)

More info will come soon including directions to those who are Yes people. As of now we have times, starting at 1pm (or whenever you get there after that), clean up at 7, depart with a smile on your face by 8pm.

Brooks lives in Pleasant Valley, above Poughkeepsie and easy to get to. Bring a dish to share and your hiking boots, we will likely enjoy a short hike and hopefully get to sit by the firepit or on his wonderful porch and hang with friends......lawn games will most likely be enjoyed by some, and do bring a lawn chair to hang out on. You never know what other wonderful things may happen.... :-)

A big thank you to Brooks for his hospitality and generosity in opening his home to us. Doggies welcome. Shoes please to be removed to keep the dirt outside, so do bring your slippers for insiding!!! If the weather is stinky on Saturday we will switch to Sunday the 22nd. Cheers!!! :-)

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  • Sheryl

    I still have a patriotic Playmate cooler and a Stop and Shop green shopping bag lurking in my garage from the party....please claim them!! Thank you Claudia for the plate!! It is a great reminder of a wonderful day. :-)

    October 3, 2013

  • Claudia

    Sheryl, the floral plate was mine but was part of my gift for the festivity. Either you or Brooks should keep it since it was meant for either one of you...It is a silly tradition of mine that when I go visiting either the plate, tray,wine glasses, etc. accompany the food source and become part of the gift giving. Maybe just save it for future occasions!! Thanks again, for all the fun!!!.

    September 25, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Several items are resting comfortably in my garage and would like to find their real owners. Please let me know if you can claim any of them!! A red, white and blue cooler, a wicker basket, a floral plate and a green shopping bag....thanks!!

    September 25, 2013

    • nancy

      Hi...wicker basket would be mine Sheryl...thanks Nancy

      September 25, 2013

  • Dale

    Thank you Brooks for opening your home to us. You are a gentleman with such a generous spirit. And a big Thank You Sheryl for creating such a fabulous place to make friends; you are truly an incredible person and good friend. You have outdone yourself with this party; it was an unforgettable day of friendship, laughs and fun. This was the best party ever!

    September 23, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Thank you Sheryl and Brooks and all the members for a fabulous day. It was a great time

    September 23, 2013

  • CHARLIE V.

    What a great day!The food and drink was enjoyable but the people were awesome,made all the better having the Brookside estate as our playground.Thankyou Brooks...Thankyou Sheryl...Fantastic day!

    September 23, 2013

  • Brooks

    Dear Friends, What a treat it was to spend time laughing, hiking, eating, and playing with you all yesterday! Being part of Sheryl's family continues to be a most amazing experience for me. Thank you all for your generosity and help and for being such wonderful friends. Thank you Sheryl, for everything.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Susy

    Congratulations! Sheryl you have brought so many fabulous people together with your dedicated planning of so many activities. This anniversary party was a true representation of what your group is all about. My life has been enriched by many friends that I've made in the group. Through the ups and downs in life it's great to have such caring people by your side.
    Thank you Brooks for your generous sharing of Brookside once again! What a perfectly serene setting for such a wonderful gathering, it's truly a haven for nature lovers.

    September 22, 2013

  • Megumi

    It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. Congrats on the successful 6 years and may there be many more.

    September 22, 2013

  • Roberta T.

    Thank you Brooks! thank you Sheryl!

    September 22, 2013

  • Wally

    These parties just keep getting better.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another wonderful day spent with a fantastic group of people.
    Thank you to Sheryl and Brooks!

    September 22, 2013

  • Michael

    I had a fantastic time as always and I want to thank Brooks for opening up his home to everyone and Sheryl for Organizing and bringing everyone together. You are all very special people.

    September 22, 2013

  • Marta

    I feel blessed to have been able to spend the day with such a warm, caring and open group of people. I'm looking forward to future events.

    September 22, 2013

  • John

    As far as Meetup's go,it was the best,I would like to thank everyone, for making my day so memorable.
    Sheryl my hat is off to your organizational skills,thank you for your hard work,Brooks ,offering your Home and property,is a reflection, of you hospitality,thank you for making it all possible.

    September 22, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Ditto on Claudia's comments! Thank you Sheryl and Brook's for a most memorable day with very special people!

    September 22, 2013

  • marc

    GreaT party , had a great time just being with everyone , thank-you Sheryl and Brook's

    September 22, 2013

  • Amy

    Terrific day spent with a fun and special group of friends. Everything was wonderful (except
    missing Sandi for a bit):(: Sheryl congratulations on a another memory treasure and your 6 year OCOS anniversary.
    Brooks it's delightful how you open your beautiful home so generously to all of us.
    Thanks & Great Party !

    September 22, 2013

  • Sheryl

    What a fabulous day and evening!!! I could have done without the Sandi adventure, but it all ended well. Thank you all for being such a wonderful group!! The food, laughter, fun and camaraderie is what makes it so wonderful. All the dishes were wonderful, and thank you to John for taking care of Mr. Tom!! I look forward to the cooking Meetup. A big huge hug and thank you to Brooks for opening his wonderful home to us once again, it is truly a fabulous place. Thank you to all for 6 wonderful years, here's to many more to come!! Cheers!!! Oops, we forgot to do the champagne!! Next time.... :-)

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • william r.

    Had a nice time. Thanks to Brooks and Sheryl.

    September 22, 2013

  • John

    WOW!

    September 22, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Congratulations Brooks and Sheryl for such a fun and yummy celebration. And Thanks to all for the delicious wide variety of
    food....salads, main courses, and desserts.

    September 22, 2013

  • Claudia

    What a truly magnificent event on all levels!! With such fun and engaging guest, delectable foods, most picturesque venue, and a host and a hostess with the "mostess" (that's you guys, Brooks and Sheryl), how could this event be anything but spectacular!... and even Mother Nature was considerate and compliant as to spare her wrath until the festivities came to a close! Sue, your cake was beautiful and so thoughtful and to all guests, a hardy congratulations to a nothing but perfect food spread! Sheryl and Brooks and the whole gang, thank you for a wonderful day!

    September 22, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    Congratulations on a wonderful 6th year anniversary! Wonderful conversations from food,politics, economy, family. Thank you Sheryl, and hats off to you Brooks for sharing your lovely house with all of us!!

    September 21, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Thank u so much sheryl and brooks for ssuch a great celebration!

    September 21, 2013

  • Pat

    This was one of the best parties I have attended ever!! Great bunch of folks, excellent variety of food and lots of good conversation. Thank you Sheryl and Brooks for making this happen!! So glad we were able to get Sandi back after a few stressful hours.

    September 21, 2013

  • Joan

    Wonderful Had such a great day. Even the weather was well planned. .Brooks you are so kind to open up your house to let everyone enjoy it. Cheryl another wonderful event. And can't forget the warm and open new and old friends.

    September 21, 2013

  • Sheryl

    In gathering the paper goods I found my jembe (sp?) drum....if anyone has a drum or instrument they'd like to bring please bring it!!!

    September 21, 2013

  • marc

    Is Sandi not coming to Brooks house ,

    September 20, 2013

    • Sheryl

      She's coming, she wouldn't miss this for anything!! :-)

      September 21, 2013

  • Michael

    Wow this is going to be some PARTY!

    September 20, 2013

  • Amy

    Italian meatballs and bottle of red wine :)

    September 20, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Julie, I'm sorry for the mix up with the waiting list. You are next to be in if someone backs out. I've changed it to where I make the changes. 40 is still a huge group. We've only had 20 or 30 in the past, sorry to those on the waiting list.

    September 20, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Ok I corrected the problem, can you resend the directions? I apologize for the inconvience

    September 20, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Please try this.... Under Account (top right corner of any page), then Email Settings and Notifications, you need to check the boxes to receive emails. Otherwise send me an email direct (click my name or the Contact button under my picture) so everyone doesn't get these notes. Thanks!! :-)

      September 20, 2013

  • Lorraine

    I wanted to find out the location

    September 20, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Lorraine, your page blocks emails, so that's why you never received my directions note. You will need to change that so I can contact you. Thanks!!

      September 20, 2013

    • Lorraine

      Sorry about that, I am trying to correct it. Can u send to my email again?

      September 20, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    Is anyone bringing paper/plastic plates, napkins and cutlery?

    September 20, 2013

    • Sheryl

      I have 6 years worth of bits and pieces and stuff, it should be fine!!! :-)

      September 20, 2013

  • Sue

    Bringing cheese and crackers.

    September 19, 2013

  • Deb

    I'll make brownies and maybe something inspiring

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sheryl not sure if I am in or out for Saturday, please let me know.

    September 18, 2013

  • Susy

    I'm bringing chips, dip, some sort of beverages, and a special cake...see ya Saturday! :)

    September 18, 2013

  • Claudia

    I'm so hungry, guys and the cupboard is bare...not good. I'll just have to wait for this unbelievable satiating experience!

    September 18, 2013

  • Michael

    I am going to attempt to make a bunch of Chocolate covered pretzels for everyone. And of course I'll bring a few bottles of wine to go with it.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • John

    How does Aztecan soup sound,and Mexican Lasagna

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Claudia

    Corn bread it shall be , Nancy and I'll throw in some brownies too...I'll leave out the nuts guys for those who have allergies.

    September 18, 2013

  • nancy

    I'm thinking a little chili...and some beer?? Claudia...your corn bread would go really well with this!!

    September 18, 2013

  • jan n.

    curry fry rice hmmm how is it going to taste???? a bottle of wine i think special label lol...see you all then

    September 18, 2013

  • Claudia

    Hi Sheryl!

    First off, hats off to you for doing a wonderful job in getting so many people together-lovely people to say the least-just like their mama bear(that is you)! Your heartfelt memories and thoughts of the past 6 years with this group were quite touching. Wishing you future success and joy for at least another 6!

    I have consults out on LI this weekend and will try to bake my pumpkin pie(right...mmm): if this is not possible would a combination of corn bread and brownies or one or the other be a satisfying alternative?

    Happy Anniversary and Fall to all!

    Claudia

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a very new member and am so happy that I joined- Great leadership inspires people- YOU do that. You set the beautiful, friendly tone that is contagious!!
    I cannot attend the celebration however--

    Happy anniversary!

    Pat from Elmsford

    September 17, 2013

  • Cathy M

    OK, check off the list: pasta salad and glazed ham. Will also bring red wine. Cheers!

    September 17, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Hi Sheryl, Would love to be on waiting list as well if more drop out. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    September 17, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I am going to be in CT all morning and part of the afternoon so I would be getting there very late. I hate to miss the party but it will be better if I change my RSVP and let someone else go.

    September 15, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Thank you Jim, we will miss you!! You've been an integral part of our hikes for a very long time!!!! Your pictures are most wonderful. Have fun in CT. :-)

      September 16, 2013

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