View Full Version : new try at denver support group
10-19-2007, 02:39 PM
I know that we are now fortunate enough to have a support group in Firestone, unfortunately it is to far to travel for some people, myself included.
Also some people are not able to drive that far for various reasons.
I`am still willing to put together and host a support group, and I have a meeting room that I have access to. However, I would also like to add an inspirational book club with it, so that we didn't just meet to commiserate and complain. Now don't get me wrong their is still plenty of need for that to.
I would like to have a dessert potluck meet and greet for the holidays to kick things off. If you are interested, please private message me, and I will put it together. I am looking forward to hopefully starting a new group.
10-20-2007, 02:24 AM
I suggest you contact Jill for some advice on starting a group. She's been very helpful in getting several going.
I think that is a great idea. I will PM you.
I PM'd you last week. Are you still interested in a Denver group? I also go to Dr. Brookoff so I am very interested in attending. It appears that you are busy, but please just drop me a line letting me know when you might get back to it. Since you are so busy, I would be happy to help in any way.
10-22-2007, 06:55 PM
I've been wanting to be involved or help start a support group also in the Denver area for ages, so count me in as one more interested person. What we need to do is to just pick a date, place and time and put out the word and see who comes--then later we can determine regular meeting times, etc. I'm Nancy. Let me know if you're interested.
Wendy, I like your idea of having some structure also, be in it a book or whatever.
I think Wendy hasn't been able to get on the network. If you are interested in picking a date and time I am all for it. What works for you? Just PM me.
11-16-2007, 07:46 PM
Betsy, Wendy and anyone else who is interested,
I've tried sending PM's but not sure if they go through. I'm still interested but just need to know what days would work for people. Unfortunately this is probably a difficult time to get started with holiday stuff. How about setting something up to definitely start the first of the new year and Denver would have an official support group in 2008. Eve, wknds, what are best times and days and location? Nancy
I am very interested in starting a Denver Group. I have received a few messages of interest. Since we have atleast three people how about we go ahead and plan a first meeting.
Let's make it two weeks in advance on the 6th of December. Does it need to be a night for those who work?
Please email me and I will coordinate and facilitate the group. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send me your contact information and if the date works for you.
If it doesn't please suggest a different date. After I receive everyone's email I can copy all in the group with the Agenda and place. Please also list what you would like to talk about and how long you would like the meeting to be. I have a great structure and idea, however I will wait until we all get together.
Thanks all for keeping on top of this!
11-17-2007, 02:47 PM
I'm sending you an e-mail to your other address....everyone else who has expressed interest, I hope you see that there are several of us interested in getting this rolling. December 6th works fine for me in the evening. Nancy
11-18-2007, 05:06 AM
I am interested too! Betsy, I am sending you an e-mail from my hotmail account. It would be so nice to actually meet others with IC!
OK girls. Looks like we are getting a group!!!:woohoo:
I will wait until tomorrow and do a group email, but I think we have about 5 people to start! Isn't that awesome?
I am so excited!!!
12-29-2007, 06:57 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:Dear Betsy and Guys,
I am so sorrry that I couldn't make it to the 1st meeting, but I got another infection(so whats new) I hope everyone had a great time. I had a few things that I wanted to suggest but I don't want to step on anyones toes. For our 2nd or 3rd or even later I thought we could have a dessert pizza, I would bake the brownie or cookie pie, all you would need to do is bring your favorite topper(wiith enough to share). That way everyone would get what they like or more importantly what they can eat. Secondly everyone should bring a list of the next five books they love and would want to re-read or 5 books youv'e heard about and really want to read than we would have our list of books. I hope that I'm not being to pushy but I have been waiting for a support group for this group forever, and I am so excited its happening.Please PM and fill me in with the info
Thanks, Wendy K:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
12-29-2007, 07:54 PM
Hi Wendy, Betsy and everyone else who has expressed interest in a Denver support group,
I had talked to Betsy before in early Dec. right after the planned meeting and we both thought that it would be good to wait until Jan. to try to kick things off. Between flares, infections and trips, I guess it wasn't possible to get started in Dec...I did go to the Regency DTC that night of the "support group meeting" but never found anyone that looked like they were looking for other IC people. It's kind of difficult because I don't know what anyone looks like, so I tried the lobby and the restaurant but the hotel was pretty much deserted. Hope nobody else was wandering around and wondering the same thing!
My days and times are much more flexible starting in Jan. so whatever works for anyone else, I can probably make it. Count me in. What about everyone else? I really would love to see something get going at least by Feb. Nancy
I'm still on board! I'm pretty flexible as well, since I don't begin school until late january. and then after that I only attend two days a week. if you and Betsy come up with anything, please be sure to let me know. thanks.
01-01-2008, 06:34 AM
I am new to the group and see your interested in starting a support group/book club in Denver and I am near Denver and am interested in more information!
01-04-2008, 09:02 AM
I've spoken to Betsy on a number of occasions and just wanted to introduce myself to you all. :hi: I'm soooo excited that we are finally able to put together a more cohesive Denver support group!! Please keep me in the loop as we get going with figuring this out. My schedule can be flexible, but I'm usually working up north during the day and making my way back down to denver at the end of the day. I'm thinking of places possibly for us to meet if we need any. If there isn't an email list already of everyone that is interested maybe we should do that- or include us new people since there probably is one.
Anyway- just excited and looking forward to meeting everyone. Hope everyone is feeling good with this slew of warmer weather we're having. Thanks and Take care! ~Mel
01-08-2008, 08:01 PM
I think we need to get this support group going...We keep talking about it and it seems so hard to get everyone coordinated. I think Betsy is keeping a list of all the e-mail addresses of interested people because that was how we were going to have our first meeting, and I know that Wendy has lots of good ideas. The question now is when people want to meet...Is an early evening time best or does it need to be on a weekend?
Why don't we post the best times for each of us and if a particular day is completely out. Then someone (I could do it or maybe Betsy) will just pick a the most convenient day and we'll try to get everyone to meet finally. I'd be glad to offer my house which is pretty central near Washington Park or we could meet at a restaurant/coffee shop/hotel etc. for the first time. what do people think? Nancy, Denver
I completely agree. Starting at the end of this month, I won't be available Tuesdays or Thursdays for school. Any other day (preferably evening) would be great for me. I live in Wash Park so that's perfect but I don't mind driving to any location in Denver.
01-11-2008, 03:51 PM
Evenings are best for me as well. I drive back home from Greeley to my home in the DTC and get back to the area by 5:00(ish). How about Wednesday January 23rd, or January 30th? Not that we have to meet on those dates, but it sounds like we all want the end of the month and the middle of the week. Thanks for opening up your home Nonna; that would be fine by me to meet there. But if anyone wants to meet at a public place, that is fine as well. Thanks! Have a good weekend~ Mel
01-11-2008, 04:27 PM
Hi all you interested and potentially interested people!
So far it sounds like Wednesday evenings are good for the few that have responded. I think the 30th of Jan. would be better than the 23rd so that there would be more time for people to see these postings and to make plans. My house in Wash. Park would be fine with me, and A.J. mentioned she lived near there...but let's see what other responses we get. I'm also waiting to hear from Betsy to see what she wants to do and if she still wants to do the DTC hotel hospitality room as a meeting place. And Wendy had some ideas too. Looking forward to getting us all together finally!! Nancy
01-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Wednesday evenings would work fine for me. I am open to what would work for the majority, I live by DIA, however, I am willing to travel, 15-20 minutes for a group. Also, can anyome recommend a good homeopath? Thank you
01-24-2008, 05:27 PM
Hi to everyone who has responded so far,
As you can see, there haven't been very many responses to my proposed meeting on Wed., Jan. 30th. In addition, we haven't actually moved into our house in Wash. Park yet...we could use it for sure, but we're doing some minor remodelling so we decided to postpone our move until that's done so we are still in Aurora...so it would be better to pick a coffeehouse/restaurant, etc. if it's going to be in the very near future. What about Stella's in the 1400 block of South Pearl?
What I'd prefer doing is to set a date that is further out so that we can be sure to at least have 5 people respond. (The last time there were 6 people who said they were going to come and I ended up going to the hotel and no one showed up!). I need to get the list of interested people from Betsy---she isn't going to be able to be involved right now, living in Grand Junction and all.
Let's set a date for a Wed. night towards the end of Feb. and see if anyone else responds on this IC board during the next couple of weeks. In addition, I'll send private messages to everyone who has expressed interest and to those names I get from Betsy. I think we'll then have about 7-8 and that would be a good start, even if only half came. I'll let all of you know individually also. Hope this is going to work, Nancy
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