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I am heartened to report that we have 17 MEMBERS, have sent out 21 invitations, and have our first meet up planned.

Meet our group, in alphabetical order:  Salt Lake City Kossacks

amyU
Ballerina x
BoiseBlue
high uintas
jlms qkw
jmkinutah
middleagedhousewife
nio
Patate
TAH from SLC
tporky
the dogs sockpuppet
UtahLibrul
Utahvoter
War on Error
Wasatch
wxorknot

I am so excited to meet fellow Kossacks and begin officially forming our SLC Kossack community.

That said, I am a newbie in this endeavor.  This morning I sent a "Group Message" to the SLCBeeKos group.  I am wondering if you received the message.  Please let me know here or drop me a message if you did or did not receive the Group Message so we can work out any communication kinks.

If not, here's the event invitation that was sent:

Red Butte Gardens, FREE Holiday Meet Up - Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2:00PM

I thought this might be a fun beginning.  Casual.  Free.  Holiday Spirit.  Free.

This is open from 9 - 5.  We could meet here at around 2:00PM on Saturday, enjoy some Cider/Hot Chocolate (free), the beauty of the place, and get to know each other, our scheduling constraints, food/beverage preferences, etc. to plan future events.

From the website for Red Butte Garden Annual Holiday Open House

Annual Holiday Open House - FREE at the Red Butte Garden

This year marks the 11th Anniversary of the Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden! The first Saturday & Sunday in December we fill the Orangerie with local artists who have created an array of locally handmade gifts for sale. We also offer free admission, complimentary cider and hot chocolate, and 15 acres of winter wonderland to explore. So bring your shopping list and your winter boots and come enjoy the season with us here at the Garden!

I WILL ARRIVE A LITTLE EARLIER TO SCOUT OUT A COZY GATHERING PLACE.  I included my contact information in the Group Message.  

Weather permitting we can walk the gardens, chat, and perhaps plan to go somewhere else for a sit down gathering afterwards.  

You can leave a message here to let me know if Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Red Butte Gardens works for you.  What an auspicious date/time, btw.

Also, your friends are welcome to join our gathering.  The more the merrier always.

I look forward to meeting you!

Peace & Love
War on Error

Originally posted to War on Error on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM PST.

Also republished by Salt Lake City Kossacks.

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