& White Elephant (http://www.ehow.com/list_7261020_funny-white-elephant-gifts.html) gift exchange
(of small wrapped holiday gifts. We hope many gifts will be outdoor themed though that is not necessary)
WSA is an outdoor adventure group but like most other people we sure seem to enjoy a god potluck; and the food our members and guests bring is always scrumptious. This month we are going to add to the potluck a holiday twist.
Many of you have probably participated on a White Elephant gift exchange (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant_gift_exchange). Well, that is what we will do this month in lieu of having a speaker (thanks again to Mackenzie and Zeb for speaking about geocaching at out last monthly potluck).
Arrive at 6 PM or a bit before for the dinner/ potluck portion of the evening. By about 7 we will begin the exchange of wrapped gifts that should cost no more than about $5-10 each. We encourage outdoor related gifts but in a white elephant exchange since no one knows who brought what, anything goes.
Our hosts for the evening are Cathy & John Kelleher; who live at 2506 Riata Ranch Road (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=2506+Riata+Ranch+Road+grand+junction+co+map&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x87471d667f5959ef:0x754b160a9f4b6751,2506+Riata+Ranch+Rd,+Grand+Junction,+CO+81505&gl=us&ei=l4C3UN-5H4HYywGp2oHoCQ&ved=0CDEQ8gEwAA) in GJ.
Your potluck creation to share with 1/2 dozen people or so Beverage of choice and some to share (adult beverages OK in moderation) -holiday beverages (http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/christmas/drinks/) encouraged Holiday confections will also be appreciated and praised Serving utensils for your dish Large solid paper or plastic plates; and cups Chair, folding or portable. If you are #30 or more on sign up list please bring a chair Ideas and discussion for future WSA outings this winter and into the following spring Wrapped gift to exchange (http://files.meetup.com/1653930/White%20Elephant%20List%20of%2050%20numbers.pdf) (value $5-10, please no more or less; can be pre-used but please use discretion. Keep them fairly small ins size if possible.) #*+#@ HERE IS A LIST OF SUGGESTED OUTDOOR-RELATED GIFTS (http://files.meetup.com/1653930/Summit%20Canyon%20Mountaineering%20%2410%20gift%20ideas.pdf) you may want to choose from. Remember -- under ~$10 value, wrapped with no name on it and placed under the tree when you arrive #*^#+**
Cathy Kelleher (http://www.meetup.com/WesternSlopeAdventurers/members/14821631/)[masked]