Has there ever been a Difficult Child retreat?

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Sam3, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    You know, a retreat from them, not to D.C. ?

    I think that would be so valuable.
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You mean a board get together? Yes we have had those.
     
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    But not recently.
     
  4. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    Thanks. Was it an organized thing or organic?
     
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    It was organized.
     
  6. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    I live in Chicago. Easy in, easy out. Everybody come here!
    :woohoo:
     
  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Finding a convenient meeting place was always the problem. A lot of members don't have the resources to travel far. There was talk of a southeastern get-together a few years ago but it never came to fruition.

    I missed the last board meet and greet but I have met a couple of members in person over the years. It was wonderful. I felt like I knew them so well even though it was just through this forum. We didn't miss a beat when we finally met face-to-face.
     
  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    We had a meeting in Chicago once.
    The location WAS a problem. Not everyone could afford to travel and stay at a hotel.
    I am still up for a regional meeting...in the Midwest. So far the newer members have not been interested in meeting when it has been brought up.
    We used to send Christmas cards too. That stopped. I think some members are afraid to give out their addresses.
    I liked the Christmas cards a lot.
    RN and anyone near Chicago...be happy to go to a meet up there!
     
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  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    We (Hubby and I) went to the Cleveland one. I loved meeting everyone, seeing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...but I was scheduled for knee surgery the next week and was in a lot of pain. We missed the Chicago one because my car died, and I had to get another one. Being in California, it's a major production to get to where most members are living.
     
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  10. mof

    mof Momdidntsignupforthis

    I'd be in for Xmas cards for sure!
     
  11. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Heck I will drive and pick anyone up on route! Not a lady of means but if I can help it means a lot. Don't mind sharing a room either.
     
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  12. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    I go to Cali bey often will let you know next time I do. Are you north or south.
     
  13. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I will have an RV soon and can travel and pick up too. We can plan a retreat. I will put it on the Water Cooler. Also before Christmas I will ask if anyobe wants to do cards.
    Our old group of posters were much closer and many spoke in real life and met. Nobody was hurt because of giving out an address in private or meeting in a hotel.
    I never did get to any meet ups, but I would do it now.
     
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    LBL, I'm in Central CA...hot, dry, and dusty. I'm usually up for a road trip, through, so let me know. I'd love to meet you!
     
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  15. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    I'm in SoCal! And there's a parallel thread on the Emeritus forum.
     
  16. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    There could be regional meetups too. See my post in Watercooler. Trying to figure out if at least one meetup can happen.
     
  17. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    I met one member who lives in my area. I also met a second member whose name I cannot remember when I traveled to NJ to see my brother. We met in a park where the kids could play. We had a great time.

    I was also a member for a widows/widowers group shortly after my husband died. I met a few of those people and we had a lovely time talking.
     
  18. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I loved meeting you in Cleveland too KTMom!
     
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  19. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    I hope to be able to manage the Travel to a retreats. One day at a time at the moment.