Natural Hair/GOC Meet-Up in DC (August 2011)!!!

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As some of you may know, Hairscapades was born out of my participation in the NaturallyCurly.com sponsored Curly Nikki Presents Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge.  The challenge is over at the end of July and a few of us who interact quite often through our GOC blogs would like to put together a Meet Up!

That being said, we would like to get an idea of how many people might be interested in attending and determine a time and location so that we can start planning it.  You don’t have to be part of the challenge to participate.  This event is for all kinky, coily, curly, transitioning, contemplating transitioning, big chopping and/or natural hair lovers are welcome!!  As we are all over the place, but those of us who interact the most often seem to be located on the East Coast, we were thinking of DC as the possible locale. Given that it is very hard to follow and locate comments on the GOC blogs, I am creating the information gathering forum here (for now;0).

If interested in attending, please answer the following questions in the comments section of this post:

  1. Can you/would you be willing to travel to Washington DC for a Meet Up? UPDATE: Looks like we will be meeting in DC.
  2. Which month would you prefer, August or September? Other? Please specify. UPDATE: Looks like we may be going with 8/27. Would that work for you?
  3. Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up?
  4. Can/Would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? (If so, please message me your contact information via the e-mail button below.)

(Note: My SO lived in DC for many years. So, if it looks like it’s a go, I’ll solicit him for locale suggestions depending on how many will attend.  He’s a little connected in DC, so think he’d be able to help us secure a nice, trendy location if this thing doesn’t get too big.)

Happy Growing Ladies!!
S

8/10/11 UPDATE:  A location and time have now been secured!!  Our event will be at the world famous Bohemian Caverns in the historic U Street Black Arts district from 2-5 pm on Saturday, August 27th!! More details to follow shortly!

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  1. 1.Can you/would you be willing to travel to Washington DC for a Meet Up? Absolutely with enough advance notice.

    2.Which month would you prefer, August or September? Other? Please specify. – Late August

    3.When are you not available during these months? September is difficult being a back to school month.

    4.Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up? Depends on the rules. Most of my products are half used.

    5.Can/Would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? Depends on the task. More details?

    Michelle 🙂

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  2. 1.Can you/would you be willing to travel to Washington DC for a Meet Up? Yes, I’m from the midwest so this location works for me.

    2.Which month would you prefer, August or September? Other? Please specify. – Late August works best for me

    3.When are you not available during these months? as long as I know a month in advance, I can make arrangements to atten.

    4.Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up? I have a couple products that I can swap.

    5.Can/Would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? Depends on the task. Is the event going to be sponsered?

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  3. 1. Can you/would you be willing to travel to Washington DC for a Meet Up? Yes, and maybe if the meetup occurs in September it could be in ATL to coincide with the Natural Hair Show

    2. Which month would you prefer, August or September? Other? Please specify. September

    3. When are you not available during these months? End of August – College start date for my son

    4. Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up? Yes

    5. Can/Would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? Yes

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  4. 1. I live in the DC area, so it would be no problem at all for me to meet up.

    2. August works much best for me, I start school in September and I will not have any free time. 8/27 works with me just fine!!!

    3. I would not be available the weekend of 8/13, and 8/20

    4. I would LOVE to participate in a product swap. I have about 50 something hair products, half of which I NEVER use.

    5. I would not mind helping, but I would rather not because I am moving in August and that is going to take up alot of my time so I dont want to put myself out there a not be able to go through with it.

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  5. I am moving out of DC in about 2 weeks but I will only be about 20 minutes away so I’ll be there.

    Late August works best for me

    No dates that I am unavailable

    I’ve been trying to use up all of my products before I use them so I don’t have much to swap

    I definitely wouldn’t be able to do all of the planning but I am absolutely willing to lend a hand here or there however I can

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    • Valencia, you messed me up changing your user name! LOL!! Fortunately, your avatar pic didn’t change, so I figured out it was you! *lol* Cool!! As I said to Patty, more info to follow in the next week or two!!

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  6. Good day ladies!

    I’m new to the Northern Virginia area as well. I came across your website from curly nikki’s site. I would love to attend your meeting in DC later on in august. I live in the fairfax area in VA and i haven’t meet any down to earth natural hair ladies yet. This would be a great opportunity and i look forward to meeting everyone that attends. I am not a member of your site, I will leave my email address and you can contact me through my email. Look forward to hearing from you.

    PLewis

    dallas.p@hotmail.com

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  7. This sounds like a great idea and it just so happens that I live in the D.C. area!

    1. Yes
    2. 8/27 works for me
    3. Sure! I’ve got a lot of products I don’t use
    4. Nope, sorry. I’m not much of a planner.

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  8. 1. Yes
    2. Would prefer September, but I’m flexible. It seems that 8/27 is the plan.
    3. I have to check the stash, but I don’t have too many expendable products. Uncertain of whether this is denial on my part, though. Hhmmmm….
    4. Sure, things are quiet on my end until the fall.

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    • No it is not!!! I’m actually going to do a post before the week is up to get a count of how many people are planning on attending. I’m trying to secure a locale (probably on U Street in DC) and maybe some door prizes. I’m hoping to e-mail all of my subscribers too to gauge interest. So, definitely stay in touch!!

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  9. Hello all,

    I would love to get more info on the meetup. I live in Northern VA, so DC’s a GREAT place to meet! August 27th works for me! Also, will this be a fam-friendly event because I would love to bring my 13 yo daughter along with me. I have others who may be interested if given notice ahead of time. Looking forward to meeting with everyone! Blessings always!

    Christal

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  10. I’d love to attend as well…got lots of friends up there. It’s a three hour drive for me from the Hampton Roads area. Can you list me as tentative and I’ll get you a definite in the next week or so. Thanks so much!

    LaDonya

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  11. -I live in the DC Metro area, so it’s a good location for me.

    -August 27 should work. What time

    -September is tough with school starting back up for my kids, but weekends are OK with advance notice.

    -I don’t have enough products yet to participate in a swap, but I’d love to observe it. LOL!

    -Not much of a planner.

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  12. Hi! I’ve been enjoying your blog since I found it a couple of weeks ago. I am so excited about the meet up. I haven’t been to a natural hair meetup since ’02. I’m from the DMV area so this is perfect for me. Here are the answers to the rest of your questions.

    Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up? Yes

    Can/Would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? (If so, please message me your contact information via the e-mail button below.) Yes

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  13. Hey Shelli,

    I live in Columbia MD so I am definitely interested in attending the meetup. Also, if you need help in planning…I would love to help. Just let me know.

    Thanks.

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  14. Hello!

    I just did the BC July 15, so this would be an excellent time for me to meet ladies who are sharing the same journey!

    Can you/would you be willing to travel to Washington DC for a Meet Up? I live in Fairfax, VA, less than 30 min. outside of DC, so this works fine for me.

    Which month would you prefer, August or September? Other? Please specify. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it Aug. 27, so I hope we’ll have another one that I could possibly attend in the near future. If plans should change, my calendar looks fairly clear for any weekend in Sept.

    Would you be interested in participating in a Product Swap Meet at the Meet Up? Given I’m a newbie and am trying really hard not to become a product junkie, I do not have anything to swap.

    Can/would you like to assist in the planning and organization of the GOC Meet Up? (If so, please message me your contact information via the e-mail button below.) If the date changes, yes I’d be happy to assist!

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  15. I would love to attend! Either August or September works for me…don’t have too many products that I can swap but I do have hair accessories that I need to get rid of! I will leave the planning and organizing to others (you should see my desk) but I can help with promoting!

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  16. Hi guys, just letting you know that August 27th is still the date! I’m just still trying to work out the location. My first choice is unavailable due to the baby shower of the manager’s wife (or something like that!). LOL! So, my SO has feelers out to two other locations and is following up today. Hope to have the location nailed down by this weekend and will provide an update as soon as I can. So please, continue to save the date! Thanks!

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  17. Okay, I am really trying to make this hair meet-up, so many things are going on, not to mention summer break is over and I am headed back to work. Just in case I+my 2(aunt and friend) can’t make it I wanted to donate a brand new Naturally Brilliant T-shirt (and possibly some hand made hair accessories). It can be used as a giveaway item or a door prize. Anyhoo, I would like to send it somewhere so that you guys have it just in case, once again, I do not show.
    Sorry for any inconvience with head count and all.

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