With how well my idea for a mini meet for newbies seems to have taken off, and with Dan-Tasmic's idea for a Sunday meet, but earlier in the day before the official noon meet, we now have this.
If you are a newbie to the meets, whether you've been to one or two or even never been in your life as an MCer, please do come down and visit us, we won't bite. The idea for a newbie meet is to have a smaller group meet up earlier in the day so it doesn't seem as daunting of a task to walk up to our somewhat large established group. We are expecting you to be there, we want to make you feel like you're a part of the group. I remember my first meet when I was with my friend Meri (non-MCer) and all I did the entire time with the group was sit and talk with her. It wasn't all that great but I came back, without someone to hold on to and was forced to latch on to the group if I was going to have fun anytime soon. I think that was one of the best things that I ever did to be honest.
Please do post and let us know if you're going to be there. I'd like to keep the groups small, 3-4 to a group, but that can change based on vote of what people are comfortable with. I know we have a few regulars that come early in the day so if we have enough newbies we can split up the groups if people would feel more a part of the group if we have less people.
I know Dan-Tasmic gets there at gate opening, I'll try to be there then as well. Please do let us know if you have any concerns or . . . whatever. My cell # if you'd like to find me is 760-560-7248. I don't know how the others feel about putting their numbers out but I'll try to collect the regular's #s who come so we can merge the groups or just figure out where someone is.
Light Mouse: 760-560-7248
Dan-Tasmic!:562-303-6485. Text preferred