Follow up on social group forming to help residents meet more locals
EDITOR’S NOTES: We notified our readers last week that a local had written on Facebook that she was outgoing and was having a hard time meeting people in social settings that were not attached to drinking (in bars). The idea has exploded into a hot topic. So, we are once again giving this an article of its own. If you are interested in continuing this pursuit, you will need to either join the “Conscious Lyons” group on Facebook, or attend the meeting at the Library and express ways that people can connect beyond Facebook postings. Below I have attempted to condense what happened this past week, and what will happen this coming week. We will not be doing this weekly, as it is a huge topic and would fill up many pages. It’s better if you check them out online, and chose which ones you want to get involved in.
SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE.
LATEST UPDATE on “SOCIAL GATHERINGS” vs. BARS SOCIALIZING:
(1.) The first meeting of the new group was at Moxie’s on Saturday, February 18th. Dionisia (who started it) said: Please note: This is a collaborative group – no one OWNS it or makes decisions for the collective. If you have a desire/a need/a wish/an event you’d like to see happen – make it happen.— The next meeting will be in mid-March at either 10am or 11:30am, and they are working on an evening social gathering for those work during the day.
(2.) CONSCIOUS LYONS: Potluck on Saturday, February 25, at 5:30 p.m. See Facebook for info.
(3.) So far 139 people have signed up at Facebook Conscious Lyons // and, there is a (1) nature based meeting suggested (2) a Women’s Circle (3) a mom with kids and playdate (4) pot luck (5) adult snow playdate after the storm…
(4.) CONSCIOUS LYONS group: The next Get-together will be at the Lyons library community room on March 2nd, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
===Kristin Barnes attended and checked out the available of the library room, and put a survey on Facebook asking people if they wanted to meet monthly/or bi-monthly, and early or late morning. She posted this comment: Hey all – as discussed amongst some of us today, nothing is set in stone here. No one particular person is “in charge” here.
We discussed the organic flow of the group and how people can suggest their own activities.
Moxie got small for 13 of us today.
We discussed the library meeting space today and it made sense for now.
If you want to host an event or activity – do it!
If you want to suggest a different place to meet and organize that – great!
If you otherwise can be proactive in support of this group – fantastic!
If you have an idea for an evening meet-up—time, space, etc – great! Share here for others to discuss and collaborate.
Personally – I volunteered my time today to figure out library availability for the late morning meet-up. That’s it. I’m a single mama of 3 who works a job and a half, so I offered up my time today.
Nice to meet the 12 today! We had some great energy, conversation and laughs.
====END of Social Club news=== contact Kristin or Dionisia. === Go to their FACEBOOK Page.