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Have the Meets died a death now??

Discussion in 'Meetings and Events' started by Starlight, 8 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. Starlight

    Starlight Well-Known Member

    The Meets on here used to be such major events, have they had their day??

    The Brum one in April ended up with a fraction of the people who signed up. Amsterdam came to nothing, Glasgow has come to nothing even the new Brum one later in the year hasnt had much response.

    None seem to get a great response any more, whats happened :(
     
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  3. mommyB

    mommyB love it

    Not sure Sandy, do you think its this credit crunch? i went to the last Brum one and tho the turn out was small it was fun, but have to admit due to my family/cash situation i dont think i could afford to go to one that involved paying for a hotel, i cant be the only one in this situatuin but agree it would be a shame if they die out all together
     
  4. Lexie_dog

    Lexie_dog UNLEASHING THE BEAST!

    Thats a shame. When I did WW I always enjoyed the meets, was great to put real names to real faces, and people are always so much "more" than on the boards iykwim?
     
  5. cah-ching

    cah-ching Well-Known Member

    I wonder...... I hope they perk back up. x
     
  6. Gemma1986

    Gemma1986 Im just me!

    i no the feeling, i dontsign up for them now as when i booked my belfast meet and air ticket it feel through.
     
  7. mommyB

    mommyB love it

    that could also be part of the problem, people dont sign up for something they dont think will happen.
    it would be a real shame, cos i've only been to 1
     
  8. cah-ching

    cah-ching Well-Known Member

    The meets are fantastic and you have such a great time. They serve many purposes:

    1. Inspiration - you are able to meet flesh and bone examples of what can be achieved, not just airbrushed magazine pictures. These people are real!


    2. Empathy - you will find empathy like no other, from those people who are undergoing the journey and from those who have completed it. The kind of empathy that isn't forthcoming from even the most well-intentioned friend or loved one.


    3. Friends - you make new friends and meet people who's paths you wouldn't cross normally!


    4. Travel - you are able to see places you've wanted to go to, but didn't have the guts, time or the reason to go to before ... in my case, Dublin, Portsmouth & York



    So come on everybody, who reads this, whether you are a newby or an oldie, whether you use Slimming World or Sultan Zogg's Weightloss Plan (ALL are wlecome) come to the Minimins meets if you can!!!


    :D
     
  9. Gemma1986

    Gemma1986 Im just me!

    I would love to go on another meet, as i have some lovely friends on here who i would love to see.
     
  10. Isis

    Isis Ancient Egypt Nut!

    Liverpool is coming up very soon and the last time I looked there was a huge list:confused:
     

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