We (well, mostly Steve) are trying to get speakers and activities lined up for 2018. Currently, we are in discussion with folks from
The Diabetes Association
Email us if you think of other possibilities.
Frankly, when we have speakers more folks come. But when we don't, members have more time to exchange personal concerns, experiences, recommendations and personal research results. It's all good, either way.
Patting Ourselves on the Back Dept: 2017 looks like it's going to go down as a VERY busy year. We usually have about 3 speakers or unusual activities per year. In 2017? We had 5, plus a Tai Chi workshop and a Pot Luck. Yeah us! But...
Tiresome self-congratulation Dept.
So, what have we done for you lately?
We wimped out in January.
Steve managed to get a notice put in a local paper and in February, 11 new people came and it was a really good example of people talking and sharing - that's what a "support group" is supposed to be!
On March 3rd, Mike the Admin presented his maybe-incredibly-great, could-be-world-famous, amateur presentationon PN science
How can this group be better? Our mission is to be mutually supportive. How do we do that?
We have reserved the dates shown for our activities
Except where noted, meetings are 1st Saturday and in the Main Community Room at the Mason Government Center in Annandale, VA.
We meet from 2 to 4, but have the room from 1 to 6 to give us time to setup and
clean up. Helping hands always welcome!
put these meeting dates on your calendars.
2018 Past highlights: - Jan 6th - cancelled - Feb 3rd - Regular meeting. Really good as 11 new folks came as a result of an add in a local paper (Golden Gazette) - Mar 3rd - Presentation on science relating to Peripheral Neuropathy - Mar 10th: A public Patient Conference at Sibley Hospital in Maryland. - April 7th - Tai Chi Lesson - May 5th - Physical and occupational therapists talk with us.
Highlights to come: - July - picnic!
2018 Meeting Dates: We've gotten approved dates at the Mason District Governmental Center. 1/6/2018 - Regular Meeting
2/3/2018 - Regular Meeting
3/3/2018 - Regular Meeting
4/7/2018 - Regular Meeting
5/5/2018 - Regular Meeting
6/2/2018 - Regular Meeting
July - No meeting, but a Pot Luck picnic somewhere/sometime!!
8/4/2018 - We often skip August (Hey, it's Summer!). But, maybe...We're thinking about it
9/8/2018 - This is 2nd Sat. of Sept. since 1st Sat. is
Labor Day weekend
10/5/2018 - Mason Center is closed, but we'll try to do something elsewhere
11/3/2018 - Regular Meeting (but in the Large Conference Room)