Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Members Only Meeting
Thinking about growing your posse?
Setting Our Sights on Friendships in 2020
Facilitated by Alice Cochran
From time to time, we all find ourselves looking around for new friends. We may have moved. Or retired. Or gotten a divorce or become widowed.
It turns out that researchers actually study this topic. Surveys show that loneliness and social isolation here in the United States and around the world are on the rise. We feel vulnerable, even asking ourselves the question, ‘How can I make new friends?’. It turns out, though, that there are some tried-and-true ways to find new friends. And we can employ these methods again and again throughout our lives.
We were inspired by KQED’s Bay Curious podcast from August 2019 titled, “How to Find New Friends”, and Michael Krasny’s FORUM program (9/13/19) on the same topic.
In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, please join us on January 8, 2020, for a facilitated dialogue on the topic of making new friends. Please take 13 minutes to listen to the podcast (linked above – or read the summary, also linked) as pre-work for the meeting. It’s short and lighthearted – we think you’ll enjoy it.
Professional facilitator Alice Cochran will lead our dialogue on friendship. She has been a “Meeting Maven” for more than 25 years, serving as a consultant to plan interactive formats and facilitate meetings for various organizations. Until recently, Alice was the Director of Student Leadership Development for the Institute for Leadership Studies in the Barowsky School of Business at Dominican University. She is the author of Roberta’s Rules of Order and a self-published QuickStart Guide to customize and implement “Roberta’s Rules.” Her passion is sailing small and tall ships.
Our February 12 program, entitled "Why A Law Enforcement Chaplain?”, features Reverend Jan Heglund of the San Rafael Police Department.
Please join us from 7:30 am-9:00am on January 8, 2020
Early Bird Coffee at 7:15am
Breakfast and Networking at 7:30am
McInnis Golf Center
Want additional dialogue? Stay until 9:30
Please let us know if you are bringing guests by notifying our
Membership Chair, Becky Bingea at email@example.com.
Please note, the cost for each guest is now $25.00.
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