December 05, 2010

The Peanut Gallery...

What are some of the best groups you've ever been a part of?





Linus & Lucy

15 comments:

  1. There was a certain office in San Francisco that was clicking pretty well a few years ago...

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  2. For me, it must be my Morehouse Brothers and then my fellow Peace Corps adventure seekers! Oh, and an honorary mention goes to my Atlanta Olympics co-workers and my Martha Vineyard hang-out buddies.

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  3. Double that Vox: a certain SF Regional Recruiting Office...amazing people...kind, open-minded, open - hearted (what the hell was wrong with you people?)...

    I still brag I had the best boss and co-workers ever and regret I wasn't a BETTER person.

    so proud to know ALL of you!!!

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  4. I've been blessed to have many good group experiences. Most of them relate to musical groups I have been a part of.

    On the business side, I have always been proud of the work a team of consultants I put together for a challenging year long project at a national institute. People individually and collectively stretched themselves, took risks and the result really "pushed the envelope" farther than anyone dreamed possible at the start.

    When I decided to start a consulting practice I turned to this group as partners.

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  5. I've been part of many small groups that have meant a lot to me. One was a chapter of Integrity (an organization in the Episcopal church) in the mid-1980s in Houston. There, one of the leaders recognized that I would be able to be the chapter leader after him. It was an amazing experience. During the 9 years I was part of that group, I met some of the best people I've known, learned a lot, and grew in many ways.

    The other group was at work. I've never been part of a work group that I didn't enjoy, but you know how one particular group of people can just click together? There were 30 of us, 15 years ago, and we're still close. Work was fun almost every day. We'd surprise each other with food or goofy toys or just enjoy conversation.

    Hopefully, there'll be another such group in the future.

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  6. I must say I have the BEST group of friends any girl have and so very happy to be in their lives.

    I am very happy to be a part of SIR bookclub. Those girls are off the hook.

    I am very happy to be a part of the Voices of Hope...a metastatic breast cancer organization.

    I am very happy to have been a part of the Department of Volunteer, Recruitment and Selection (VRS) Peace Corps.

    I am also glad to be a part of The Soul Beach Music Festival family. Especially the transportation department:-) and the friends I have grown to love because of the festival from the US and Aruba.

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  7. The best group by far was the staff of my college newspaper, where I was news editor and then copy editor. We published three times a week and spent some amazing days and nights together to meet our many deadlines.

    The next best was the group that founded Chicago House and Social Service Agency. We used to joke that our first office was the trunk of one volunteer's car.

    The organization's website says, "In 1985, a courageous group of community volunteers formed Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing for people with HIV and AIDS. In those early years of the epidemic, we rallied to support friends who had lost everything — their homes, jobs, even the support of their families. We volunteered our time and energy to restore dignity to the lives of these friends in their final days."

    On November 11, 2009, President Clinton spoke at the annual fundraising dinner for the organization, which today provides housing and care for 1,100 people with AIDS.

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  8. Best group....The McCurdy's if anyone has ever been around me and entire family at one time you gotta know its better than reality TV.

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  9. Unfortunately, I have not been part of any organized group. So no comment.

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  10. I stand corrected. I was thinking of Sororities and other similar organization. If I expand my vision, my church family is at the top of the list. Then my own family followed by my ADC family.

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  11. Borders (bad a$$) siblings, Mellow Yellow Crew (Af-Am Westminster track runners), Spelman Alums, Dee-Lee (Judy & Julie of IBM note)

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  12. African American Professional Women and the book club in Athens. Both of these were in Athens. This was the city where I felt that I broke out. Don't ask. Oh most recently the Plant, Seed, Harvest Connection Group at Impact Church.

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  13. Borders (bad a$$) siblings, Mellow Yellow Crew (Af-Am Westminster track runners), Spelman Alums, Dee-Lee (Judy & Julie of IBM note)

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  14. I must say I have the BEST group of friends any girl have and so very happy to be in their lives.

    I am very happy to be a part of SIR bookclub. Those girls are off the hook.

    I am very happy to be a part of the Voices of Hope...a metastatic breast cancer organization.

    I am very happy to have been a part of the Department of Volunteer, Recruitment and Selection (VRS) Peace Corps.

    I am also glad to be a part of The Soul Beach Music Festival family. Especially the transportation department:-) and the friends I have grown to love because of the festival from the US and Aruba.

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  15. There was a certain office in San Francisco that was clicking pretty well a few years ago...

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