Thursday, June 28, 2007

The regular crowd shuffles in…

Abbzug and I had a great time last night at the Oakland Mills Community Connections Gathering. There was a really good crowd -- the bar area was nearly packed -- and in addition to just being part of such a positive community experience, it was great to see a bunch of familiar faces and meeting several new ones. I’m told to expect these nights at least once each “quarter” (season is such a better term), and of course, you’ll know the dates if you keep reading this blog.

A couple interesting tidbits to share: Oakland Mills sends out weekly emails to residents, with information about upcoming meetings, events and news of interest. I love these emails, but in talking with people who know, it sounds like we’re the only village that provides such a service. If I lived in another village, I’d be asking for it.

Second, more than a couple people commented to me that they actually like reading about the ongoing deck project. So, needless to say, you’ll be hearing (and seeing) more… soon.

Finally, I can’t say more yet, but for now: West Columbia, you’re on notice.

Fellow OMers: Please share your thoughts about last night and any ideas on how to make the gatherings better or for other events.

Non OMers: Don't be shy. Next time, come on out; we don't bite.

7 comments:

Sandy Cederbaum said...

Kudos to those who planned Oakland Mills Community Gathering. It worked! The informal event was a time to just meet w/neighbors and friends and not feel like one had to commit to being on a committee or plan an event. For me it was the first time that I actually socialized with OM residents, OM board & committee members and talked about things other than work! How refreshing. I left feeling great, it was so nice to sit back and just enjoy one another's company w/no strings attached. Many thanks to Mary Kate Murray for pushing us to think and act outside the box! See you around town. If you'd like to receive the OM eNEWS please send your email to omca@columbiavillages.org
(You don't have to live in Oakland Mills to receive it...try it, I'm sure you'll like it!)

Anonymous said...

Bring it!!!


WEST SIIIIIDE

Anonymous said...

West Columbia, on notice?

macsmom said...

Finally! I got my husband to an OM event! Afterwards he commented, "There's so much going on here; I can see why you want to stay in Oakland Mills." Thanks to MKM for this way cool event.

Young at Heart said...

Great fun! A lively crowd of about 50 people. People were laughing and talking, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. I got a chance to talk to people I've seen or met before, but didn't really know. Great idea. Please do it again.

Candace Dodson Reed said...

I could not attend the event but have heard and read good things about it. Kudos to the folks in OM!
I'd love to see other villages catch on...I'd certainly attend one fo these types of events in Dorsey (LeeLynn's anyone?) :-)

Alex said...

East Side is READY!