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Christmas Party!!!

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  • Alison Guisinger Rogers has been kind enough to offer her home for the Christmas Party, on Saturday 12/10! I am elated because this will allow us to keep costs down, and allow many people to come. This event will be open to members whom have attended at least three meetups, in this year, prior to signing up, as we will need to limit attendees to 50. That may seem like a large number...but home parties tend to have a large attendance. Also, please consider carpooling. She does have a lot of parking available, but 50 cars may be pushing it.

    Attire will be changed to Christmas dinner attire; however, bring your ugly sweater with you for the contest!

    We will also be doing our traditional ornament exchange game, so if you would like to participate, please bring an ornament! 

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  • Diane D. R.

    I'm thinking of making a new style Waldorf Salad. Would that be okay?

    3 · 3 days ago

  • Connie K.

    I got my ornament done and almost ready!! Thanks Alison, Rich (ha!) and Mark! Some of us made OUR awesome ornaments !! What a neat thing to do!! Get together and make ornaments!

    Yesterday

  • Karen

    So far I have 3 responses! Thank you Sandi, Patty and Valerie!

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Shelly M.

      My must hear is Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano. :)

      1 · Yesterday

    • Shelly M.

      It is a Christmas party after all!

      Yesterday

  • Shelly M.

    Bringing a desert as well. :)

    Yesterday

  • Sandi

    Hi Carol...I can't wait to see everyone at the party...I still haven't received the questionnaire...do I still need it? Thank you

    Yesterday

  • Tamara

    I will bring a peas and mushrooms dish.

    Yesterday

  • Karen

    I will bring a dessert!

    1 · Yesterday

  • Valerie C.

    I will bring cheese and crackers.

    1 · Yesterday

  • Susan Nyire J.

    My intention is to make a cheese cake.

    3 · 2 days ago

  • Eileen

    I'm bringing a traditional Spanish rice dish

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Doug K.

    Here I Am by Al Green. Love the 70's R&B..! Lol!

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Patty

    I'm bringing a salad.

    2 · 3 days ago

  • Sandi

    Thank you for adding me. I'll have to play catch up and see what everyone is bringing. If anything special is needed please let me know. I do need directions and the questionnaire.

    3 days ago

    • Carol D

      Signlinde and Krys are bringing roast beef. Skip and I are bringing turkey. Can you bring cranberry sauce to go with the turkey? Thank you. Carol

      1 · 3 days ago

    • Sandi

      Yes I can bring cranberry sauce. Is there anything else you might need? I also need the questionnaire and address. Thank you.

      3 days ago

  • Valerie C.

    Any song from Santana .

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Alison R.

    Rich is making lasagna and I will make 7 layer dip

    2 · 3 days ago

  • Karen

    Ok EVERYONE! Please give me ONE and ONLY ONE song you absolutely must hear at the party! I am putting together a playlist and I would like accommodate each of you at least once!
    You have until Thursday night to get me your request! Bring it on people!

    1 · 4 days ago

    • John

      Sweet Caroline...Neil Diamond

      2 · 3 days ago

    • Karen

      Thanks John!

      3 days ago

  • Karen

    Remember, I am NOT a DJ, I am a line dance instructor. Please keep your requests coming! (otherwise you will be listening to K Cools favorites!)

    3 days ago

  • Siglinde

    Kryse and I are pitching in together to bring Roast Beef.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Carol D

    We have changed the attire to your holiday, Christmas dinner wear. So feel free to dress up in your favorite attire. Bring your ugly sweater for the contest or wear it. We are working on bringing in a band or DJ

    3 · August 26

    • Joy S.

      hey, i love them!

      4 days ago

    • Alison R.

      it gets hot with that many people in the house so I suggest you bring your ugly sweater and change, lol

      1 · 3 days ago

  • Karen

    I am looking for your favorite fun party songs. Otherwise, you get all of MY favorite fun party songs!

    1 · 3 days ago

  • MARY

    Thank you for including me from the "wait list". I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone. Please send me the address. Thanks!

    4 days ago

    • Carol D

      Hi Mary, I sent you an email, and as it states above, for house parties, you must have attended at least three meetups to attend, for security reasons. We have bowling this week, dancing and a Christmas event on a Friday. Thank you for understanding.

      3 days ago

  • Amy

    I am called into work as of this evening. Sad Amy.,,,

    4 days ago

  • Diane D. R.

    My first Christmas Party w y'all. Didn't get a questionnaire yet or actual directions...whom do I need to contact? Thanks one and all...

    1 · 4 days ago

    • Valerie C.

      I need address also.

      4 days ago

    • Valerie C.

      I am bringing a plus1 also. Is that ok ?

      4 days ago

  • Oanh H.

    Hi Carol,
    Is there a dollar limit for the ornament exchange?

    4 days ago

    • Carol D

      No, but the average ornament is $5

      4 days ago

  • susan p.

    Unfortunately I will be out of town that day. Sorry to miss this event. I know it will be fun.

    1 · August 26

    • Joy S.

      we will miss ya!

      1 · 4 days ago

  • Joy S.

    I am bringing meatballs!

    2 · 4 days ago

  • PETE B.

    OK to bring my ever-popular chicken wings? 🐓

    3 · 5 days ago

  • Kryse M.

    Carol, I have not received the questionnaire, can you please resend it to me? I'm so excited, can't wait for the party and to see everyone.

    6 days ago

  • Melanie V.

    Is that boat parade in fort pierce this same day??

    November 28

  • Connie K.

    I think it really helped to let people know what was needed to bring for the sides - like a list of things people can bring. When Carol did this for the park picnic everyone brought exactly what was needed and we had everything!! That was great!

    1 · November 27

    • Carol D

      I am bringing turkey, so bring a side discharge, or a dessert and your beverage of choice.

      1 · November 28

  • Carol D

    Don't forget to bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange game. Karen will be helping us out with music as we decided that we could save everybody $10 by doing it ourselves. If we get a dj and it rains..... Also, this will be a carry in, so please bring something to share, as well as your favorite holiday libation. Skip and I will bring turkey. Finally, attire will be Christmas dinner attire, or your ugly sweater. I will be bringing mine along. I look forward to seeing everybody!!!! Carol

    1 · November 25

    • Carol D

      I also sent out questionnaires. Please try your best to complete them and send them back. Carol

      1 · November 25

  • Monique P.

    Carol, Thank you again for the information. I go to the line dance every week and did go last Friday at the Meetup for fun and dancing at Blue 42. I am not into Volleyball anymore. but go also ballroom dancing every week. So dancing occupies a lot of my time, however I do follow some of the other meetup groups. Hope to meet you someday soon.

    November 23

  • Monique P.

    Carol, Sounds like a lot of work. I appreciate your response. I really meant only to ask if someone else might want to get together at another venue for a party. People that maybe previously didn't know about the party. I agree that fifty people in one person's house is a lot of work and demanding effort to organize. I am convinced of your success of a well planned Christmas party.

    2 · November 23

    • Carol D

      We have multiple meetups every week. Volley ball on Sunday, bowling on Tuesday, dancing on Wednesday's and every other Friday. We look forward to having you in our group and meeting you soon.

      1 · November 23

  • Doug C.

    just made room for Tica !, Merry Christmas.

    November 23

  • Monique P.

    There should be two different parties if there are so many members. Any suggestions?

    November 22

    • Carol D

      Thank you for your question Monique. It is very challenging to organize any event without exceptional costs to the organizer. Businesses do not more than 12 people per group with separate checks, which means I have to collect money from everybody in advance. The approximate cost for food alone is $25 and is non refundable. It requires that I personally put a 50% deposit down months in advance. Last year, it significantly effected the number of attendees that we had. Back in September of this year, I sent out an email for feedback, and the group wanted to do a house party to keep costs low. One of our members offered her home as an option and we accepted. I can't ask her to do it twice, nor am I avalible to do it twice as it involves ALOT of work from the organizers and the host (whom all have full time jobs). . I hope that answers your questions.

      2 · November 23

  • Ray K.

    I'll be in Las Vegas😟

    November 20

  • Valerie C.

    Yippie I am going!

    October 12

  • kathleen M.

    Thank you Alison for hosting.

    3 · September 29

  • Valerie C.

    Hope to see u all there!

    September 5

  • Carol D

    If you have not signed up, please still sign up on the waiting list. People are bound to cancel. Also, if you have not RSVPd and attended at least 3 meet ups, you need to do so in order to be included in this event.

    2 · August 30

  • Siglinde

    Are we bringing a dish or will it be catered

    August 29

    • Carol D

      I think we are going to be bringing a dish. I can certainly look into catering, but is may be cost prohibitive for some. There is going to be a small charge to cover the band cost. Yes, we are trying to hav e a live band, which I will announce once it is confirmed.

      August 29

  • Susan Nyire J.

    Hi Carol! That date and time would be ideal for me and I'd love to be there. Count Mike and I in and let us know if we could be of any assistance.

    August 26

    • Carol D

      Make sure Mike does the RSVP or you add him as your guest. I'm glad you are coming.

      August 26

    • Carol D

      I added Mike as your + 1

      1 · August 27

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