I think Janet's ideas about regional meet-ups are excellent.
There will be a surprising number of us who would love to travel to such events outside our own areas.
From 2007 till 2017 I organised a June function for us all at The Mill On The Soar near Leicester.
The reason for choosing that venue was because the location was central for our UK members.
Lynn and I travelled 200 miles to get there, and a lot of people travelled much further, from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and even from Australia and Arizona on a few occasions when ex-pats on the PCUK forums were holidaying in the UK.
From there being just 15 of us at The Mil in 2007, the numbers quickly rose to 60 -70 people attending in June every year, all of them members of our onine forum.
And Janet's so right about how great friendships have been formed by PCUK members who met regularly at these get-togethers. Speaking personally, I made more true friends in my 14yrs of this PCa battle than I had made in all the years before diagnosis in 2005.
However, since those heady days, numbers dropped as we guys aged and/or were facing very serious illness.
I'm so glad I got to meet them all.
To comply with Data Protection laws, Janet has asked me to use my mailing list to contact everone who was a regular at The Mill On The Soar rather than her sending out unsolicited emails.
And of course, you can PM Janet on here, or post your interest on this forum topic.
Once I send out the 'Group Email', those who receive it will be able to read a message from Janet giving you a lot more details about the event on Sat July 6th this year.
Keep a lookout for my mail in your inbox.
You can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will pass on any queries you may have to Janet.
Stay well my friends,
Looking forward to meeting old friends and new in July.
PS.Once people have confirmed they wish to attend, we'll have a regularly updated list of who'll be there.
I'll start that list now:
Edited by member 04 Apr 2019 at 13:29
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