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Summer Picnic!

  • Jun 14, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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After surviving the Polar Vortex, we all deserve some fun in the sun! Lets do that with a super fun Summer Picnic on the beach!

Details:
Willmette Beach - Gillson Park, Address: Lake / Sheridan Rd, Wilmette, IL

It is half a mile from the Bahai Temple on Sheridan Rd in Wilmette, IL. You can either enter the Gillson Park from Sheridan Rd and walk towards the beach or enter through the Beach entrance from Lake and Sheridan Rd.

http://www.wilmettepark.org/lakefront/picnic-areas

They have their own parking lot and there is a non-resident entrance fee of $15. You can also look for free parking around the area either inside the Gillson Park or find street parking. Pay attention to the parking signs to avoid towing situation.

To make it easier for all, we are in the process of making arrangements for food. Kabob Rolls and drinks will be served at a minimal price. We are looking at approx. $15 for 2 Kabob Rolls and a drink. More details to follow. Additional items:
Chips, Cookies, Tea, Water etc. There is also a mini store at the beach!

Activities:
Play some frisbee, sand volleyball, enjoy the beach, build sand castles, chat, eat, get to know each other. Bring any other beach items if you like. 

To help make this picnic a success:
Please RSVP as soon as possible. We need a head count for ordering food. Keep your RSVP up to date and no last minute cancellations. All members who have not yet attended any meetup events, this is a great opportunity to meet other Pakistanis and enjoy some great Chicago weather! (It is going to be 80 degrees on June 14th!)
This meet up group is very friendly, so you won't feel uncomfortable with this group. You are also welcome to bring your friends if you want to.
For people coming from the Suburbs, if it works, you should coordinate & car pool with other members coming from the burbs. Give yourself an hour or an hour & a half to make it to the Beach on time.
For people coming from the city, lets coordinate and car pool as well.
Please bring Cash with you, if possible exact amount $15 or more.
Lets be a team and clean up the area before we leave. 
Bring your sun block, hats if you want.
And LETS have SOME FUN!

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  • Shaz

    Thanks all for making this picnic so much fun!!! It was a beautiful day spent with great people! I had so much fun meeting everyone, playing frisbee, catch, volleyball (we tried ;) being on the beach!
    Big thanks to Asad for picking up the food, we really appreciate it! Thanks to those: who gave rides to others , brought in food to share, brought in coolers, games, printed fun tickets, helped out with organizing & setup and provided ideas/suggestions for the day! Thanks to those who drove all the way from the diff burbs!
    And above all thanks for your lovely company! Look forward to future events!

    7 · June 14, 2014

    • Asad

      thanks Shazia for planning this through. It was very nice to see new faces as well as some old friends!

      2 · June 15, 2014

  • Hiba Z.

    It was such a pleasure meeting everyone! Thank you, Shazia and Asad Bhai for organizing and, really thinking of everything! Gotta say one of the best desi-runned event I've been to, mA! Everyone please keep in touch -- those on facebook, please hit me up "Hiba Zakai" and those not, let's exchange emails!

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Sunny N

    Thanks everyone. It was great meeting you guys!

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Iftikhar (.

    Great quality time! Thanks Asad and Shazia for cool summer picnic.

    5 · June 14, 2014

  • Huma

    Awesome event! Thanks to Shazia & Asad for arranging all.

    4 · June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to Shazia and Asad bhai for everything. Fantastic job. Beautiful weather and a great time with everyone. Thanks all!

    5 · June 14, 2014

  • Moniza

    Big thanks to Shazia for organizing such a lovely day & thank you so much Asad for picking up the rolls. So much fun, lovely weather and great company! :) had a blast.

    5 · June 14, 2014

  • Sahar

    I had a lot of fun, great group of folks and awesome weather to have a picnic... Great job organizers !!:)

    5 · June 14, 2014

  • Iftikhar (.

    Hi Asad,
    Please provide your cell number just in case I need one for location. Thanks and see you soon.
    Iftikhar[masked]

    June 14, 2014

    • Asad

      thanks Iftikhar - I just text you

      June 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can you all please let me know where you all are in Gillson Park please? My number is:[masked]

      June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here. I see no one that looks even halfway desi. Please call me at:(612)[masked]

    June 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry-[masked]

      1 · June 14, 2014

  • Naila

    An emergency came up so I won't be able to make it. so sorry.

    June 14, 2014

  • Huma

    On our way ....

    June 14, 2014

  • Amna

    Hi! I will not bring a plus one

    June 14, 2014

  • Manaal

    Salaam Asad, it's a "MAYBE" from me. I will let you know for sure tmrw evening....

    1 · June 12, 2014

    • Asad

      thanks Manaal

      June 14, 2014

  • Sid

    I will not be able to attend , a thing came up, Next time

    June 14, 2014

    • Asad

      thanks for the update Sid

      June 14, 2014

  • Asad

    If you think you may not make it, please change your RSVP . Even if you have to cancel at the last minute, please be sure to update your RSVP. It only takes a few seconds.

    June 14, 2014

  • Sunny N

    Another city dweller. I can go if someone is going from the city or can pick up from the train station.

    June 5, 2014

    • Sunny N

      Shoot me a text for coordination:

      June 12, 2014

    • Sunny N

      [masked]

      June 13, 2014

  • Hiba Z.

    Super excited! This sounds SO MUCH FUN! Yayyyy...If there's a carpool going from the northside of Chicago (Edgewater/Rogers Park) or even any place in the city/on the Redline, that would be aweeeesome! Plz keep me posted.

    3 · June 5, 2014

    • Hiba Z.

      Gulzar -- That's an awesome idea. Michelle - we can do that or I think Sid can give us a ride. I'll text you.

      June 11, 2014

    • Michelle

      Hiba, I actually am not going anymore, I have family coming into town, unexpectedly. Have fun!!

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Saniya

    Hey sorry I won't be able to make it after all. I didn't realize I had plans for a picnic this weekend already. Next time In shaa Allah!!

    June 11, 2014

  • Sid

    If anybody else needs ride from Chicago , plz let me know

    June 9, 2014

    • Sid

      Ok

      June 11, 2014

    • Sid

      No problem

      June 11, 2014

  • Iqra

    Hi, I should be there if someone going from the city could give me a ride or pick me up from the Wilmette Metra station if I take the train down?

    June 5, 2014

    • Iqra

      Okay perfect, thank you Shazia! What time should I meet you guys at the Trump towers? 10:15/10:30?

      June 8, 2014

    • Shaz

      Currently I am thinking 9:30am but will confirm by Thursday night!

      June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If those who want rides can get to the a Skokie Yellow line station, I can pick a few girls up. Let me know.

    1 · June 8, 2014

    • Hiba Z.

      Shoot me a text w your number plz [masked]) and I ll let you know!

      June 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure. Done.

      June 11, 2014

  • Huma

    Any one needs a ride from Palatine area, LMK. I've space for 2.

    June 11, 2014

  • Rehana M

    Also Raza Bhai it was great meeting you and thanks for the offer for the ride but i will not be able to come on Saturday but thanks alot.

    June 9, 2014

    • Raza

      Ok Behn apna khayal rakhna...

      4 · June 9, 2014

    • Rehana M

      hahaha thanks Raza!

      June 10, 2014

  • Rehana M

    Salam, Ms Shazia thank you for organizing the event it seems so good but unfortunately just found out that I will have to work on Saturday so won't be able to join you all.

    June 9, 2014

    • Shaz

      Wsalam Rehana, sorry to hear that. May be you can join us for the next event! Take care!

      1 · June 9, 2014

  • Sahar

    Hey Shazia can I get a ride with you ?

    June 8, 2014

    • Sahar

      Lol I thought u were driving the fun bus so I just wanted a seat on the bus :)

      1 · June 8, 2014

    • Sahar

      No worries I am still driving from the city with you :)

      1 · June 8, 2014

  • Asad

    Shahzia .. I thought you are going to make some Sheekh kabob and Biryani ? :)

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Shaz

      You got that right Asad Bhai...the only difference is that instead of me cooking...it will be the restaurant people using my secret recipe :)

      4 · June 8, 2014

  • Muhammad F.

    ;)

    June 6, 2014

    • Shaz

      :) If you'll be joining please update the RSVP. Thanks!

      June 8, 2014

  • Amna

    Too far away!!

    2 · June 7, 2014

    • Shaz

      Amna, you can get a ride with us! Please update RSVP. Thanks!

      June 8, 2014

  • Shaz

    There will be 2 cars going from River North Area in the city. So we have a capacity to take 6 - 7 people! We will leave early from the city, so people who need a ride please meet us by the Trump Tower.

    All please update your RSVP as soon as you can, we need a head count to order food!

    June 8, 2014

  • Rehana M

    Salam All I would love to come but again I dont have a car can some one who is going from the Aurora area pick me up for the drive.

    June 5, 2014

  • Sagar S.

    London calling :( Will be back on June 18th. Have a great time friends. :)

    3 · June 5, 2014

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