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Please click here for our mailing list (https://forms.gle/b9yYr3KWKNWJLq9K9)! Glad you found us... Welcome to the So Many Women…So Little Time meetup group. Our group is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds. We host online zoom events with members from all across the country and are now starting to host some live outdoor events as well, as long as they are safe. Time and space have taken on a whole new meaning. For all of you out of towners, don't worry. I never plan to leave zoom!

I have been so touched by the intimacy and connections that are being created day by through our group interactions. Lots of friendships have been made and yes, even some romance! I try to mix it up and keep it interesting for you all and I’m always open to new ideas and feedback. My commitment to every member is that there are no "outsiders" and all folks that identify as a woman loving women are welcome. I believe that the experience of inclusiveness is palpable in our group events whether live or on Zoom.

For FB users, please follow us (facebook.com/somanywomensolittletime/). If you would like to be part of our secret FB group, please friend request me at Jody Potiker and I will invite you. Once in, you can invite your friends directly from there too.

I would love it if you joined the smwslt mailing list. This separates out our special announcements from all the other meetup emails which can be overwhelming at times. I ask that you please set your notifications at minimum to receive organizer messages and new event announcements. This has to be done while actually on our group site. You can find the settings by clicking on your round profile photo on the top right corner and select email and notifications.

I am so looking forward to meeting you whether it be online or in person when that time comes.

Until then, Your organizer, Jody

Upcoming events (4+)

Lets read...Jericho

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Hello book lovers! Let’s read and discuss – Jericho, by Ann McMan. Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an eighteen-month position in Jericho, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. When Syd gets a flat tire and is rescued by the town physician, Maddie Stevenson, the two women form a fast friendship―but almost immediately begin struggling with a mutual attraction. …Together, Syd and Maddie learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road.

· 412 pages. (21 hours and 5 minutes on audio.) Plan accordingly.

What is around the corner? - Jo Jo 😊

** We open with a short icebreaker within a few minutes of the start time, which is great to get to know one another better. Arriving late or leaving early “individually” can be distracting to the group discussion. So, you arriving on time and staying until we close out as a group or 8:30 pm is appreciated. We do occasionally stay later but if you need to bow out then, no worries. And…we could finish early. (Early has not happened, but I am just saying it could. Lol.)

** It is a social event so please have your video ON. It is also for transparency and peace of mind for all our members in this Zoom world.

WHERE: Zoom - Attendees will receive a private link and password on the day of the event. I will post a comment when I have sent it. Please do not share or post the link or your password.

Make sure your Meet Up notification setting for email is on for this group. (If you saw this book discussion announced via email, your setting is on. ;))

Bring your sweet self, any notes that you may want to share, and your favorite beverage. :)

- YES RSVPs, if you can't make it, please take a moment to change your RSVP to NOT GOING asap. It is just a courteous thing to do. :)

** If you are new to zoom, watch this video. Make sure to watch the video to the end. (A little over 5 minutes.) A senior does a great job of showing the various items you will want to know about. It is easy! Really. https://youtu.be/kh50kVaIdAY

TIME CHANGE- Holiday Dinner, Gifts & Games

Pom & Olive


Finally, once again we are having an in person holiday dinner party! Join us for food, fun & games! It's been awhile and it is time to connect in person!


Finding venues is challenging these days but I was successful indeed. On top of that, it is centrally located to cater to our members coming from all directions.

We are going to dine at Pom & Olive, a nice Mediterranean restaurant in Costa Mesa with excellent reviews. We will have a variety of foods in the buffet including chicken, beef and veggie options.

Let's kick the night off with an interactive ice breaker game to get the energy and laughter started. The most important thing for me personally and us as a group is that every woman be welcomed into the event and have the chance to meet lots of great women.

WHITE ELEPHANT game will start after dinner. The cost of the gift should be $10 minimum and can be a gag or a nice gift. Try to buy something that you would like. Participation is optional.

FEEL FREE TO COME ALONE! WE'VE GOT YOU! If it's your first time or you are just feeling shy, feel free to email me and we can connect first on the phone, email or even zoom.

COST: $37 (no extra fees)

You will be directed to paypal when you RSVP. Don't worry, you don't need a paypal account to pay this. If you are bringing a guest and they are not going to RSVP for themselves, please pay on their behalf and square up with them privately. Be sure to add you plus 1 (or more).

We will do something fun together after dinner, hopefully kareoke or some dancing. Since the restaurant closes at 9pm and the night will be young, we can continue on at one of the cool spots in Costa Mesa like the Camp & The Lab Anti-Mall if anyone wants to continue on!

If you have any ideas or requests, please email [masked] and share it with me.

Feel free to dress anyway you want, including an ugly sweater or costume! Personally, I'm going to dress up. We don't have that many opportunities to look our shiniest so Melissa and I are going for it.

If you are willing to help out at this event, please email me. I think that doing nametags is one of the best jobs because you get to meet everyone right at the door! Please come at 5:30 if you're in.

If you have not joined my mailing list, please click here. I will not flood you with emails, promised. Only the special stuff including the two upcoming trips to Greece in 2020. JOIN MAILING LIST

I have also recently created a travel website called Lesbian Getaways. I have some excited plans for the future so I hope you visit it. You can also specifically join that mailing list for travel specific info.

I am considering hosting an event on Zoom at the same time. I don't know about you but I am missing all of the wonderful friends I met during quarantine and hate to leave them out, particularly those that are isolated or immune compromised. It would be a first, that's for sure!

See you there I hope!
Jody & Melissa


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Join us for our Holiday Open Mic Night concert on Zoom featuring:

  • Stephanie Chin
  • Daisy Wine
  • Sarah Stapleton
  • Skylar Conover
    and featuring Arielle Miranda.

If you would like to join our lineup, please email [masked]

Arielle Miranda is a 23 year old sing/songwriter from Oakville, Ontario, currently working through her 2nd year at Optometry school. She plays the piano and ukulele, but always says she feels most at home on stage being on a stage with her guitar. When sh'es not locked up in her room studying, she's locked up in her room playing music. Arielle just released her debut EP. Check it out!
Links: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4TqPdqle5m7hereEyo1Tl5?si=T4axfw1XQNOcVZY6BLX6KA

If you enjoy our events, please visit our Buymeacoffee page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HerCityToronto or e-transfer to [masked]
It costs about $600 a year to keep this group going so any donations is greatly appreciated although not mandatory for participating in our events.

Holiday Boat Parade Viewing with Dinner


Won't you join us for a delicious Mexican Dinner at GuacAmigos right on the Newport Harbor followed by watching the holiday boat parade right from our table? It's a perfect plan. Thanks Irina for offering the idea and hosting too.

We have reserved tables for 20. Please sign up as soon as you know you want to come and manage your reservation by canceling if you can't make it. This is important when it comes to saving seats and having enough of them for everyone!

See you there,
Jody & Irina


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