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Global Community Dinners & Events Pages

Creating a closer global community through food, conversation, and new friends
- one bite and one word at a time

A place for folks with global interests
Have you ever traveled and come back to town - and just felt like you needed to connect with people who understood where you just were, what you saw and how you felt? Now you can. This is a place for travelers and those who want to be more globally aware to unite and exchange ideas. It's a place to get excited about things happening right in your community and brush up on what is happening outside of it. A place to chat and relax with an extended family.

Can't keep up with the world's spinning events? Who can... there are so many! Let's slow down and look at one topic at a time. Don't feel like you need to be an expert to join this group; all you need is an interest. No one is an expert on everything - but collectively we can all learn a little from each other!

About the dinner nights
  • This group will meet a couple times a month for global community dinners sometimes in homes, restaurants or parks. At each dinner we will discuss a different topic informally on a local or global current event. Come when you can; there is no commitment here.

  • Sometimes the dinner will follow with a documentary or movie or a photo slide show. Sometimes we will make food from a particular country or just discuss what was in the paper that day. Group members are open to submit to discuss topics on local or global issues.

  • This is not a forum to criticize others or harshly present topics; to sell anything or to raise funds; only to learn from each other, meet new people, and most importantly create close relationships around a shared interest.

  • Email/ post your topic idea or idea for a location ideas for future meetups.

  • We are just getting started with this group, so please join us and help get the momentum started.

    How we got started
    Global community Dinners was started after Robin Elander, the group organizer took a 7 month backpacking trip to Asia, Central America and South America to learn Spanish and study various cultures. She has always loved traveling, creating community through her work in Ventura as a community cultural events coordinator and had always thought about putting together a community dinner night in the past, but it just hadn't happened yet. The recession has seemed to make most people take a step back and find the most important things in life. This is a simple way to connect with those basics. After her trip and a move from Ventura to Santa Barbara, it just seemed like the right time to get started.

    Robin speaks of the group "My family is lives on the east coast, so the idea is create family in my adopted city. I find that a lot of people are not living near their families these days, but are seeking close connections that become a sort of extended family. This is an effort to create some connections in my neighborhood, learn more about my local and global community - and just eat some good food and wine!"

    Though Global Community Dinner Nights she hopes to share her recent travel experiences in an informal way while meeting other people in her new adopted community.

    Join us!
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    Global Community Dinner Nights - Membership Policy January 13, 2012 6:54 PM former member
    About Global Community Dinners & Events April 6, 2012 8:58 AM former member

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