WCBNY is grateful to our members, Lynn and Ruth (along with all those who have helped and supported the effort) for creating our Coffee Club. The idea was to create a way for members to socialize and get to know each other, outside of the more formal meetings and the work we do as an organization. And on May 17th, at a great new coffee shop in White Plains, which is a story in itself, Lynn, Ruth, and over a dozen others, turned what had been a bi-weekly online gathering into a live, in-person event for the very first time.
The Coffee Club has been helpful in establishing a sense of community among our membership, and in helping new members to acclimate to the group. Lynn and Ruth, being relatively new themselves, were searching for a way to get to know the rest of the members. And they rightly thought that an informal gathering, like a group of friends going out for a cup of coffee, would be a perfect way to learn the stories behind the voices they heard on those Zoom meetings.
So for a while now, members have been dialing in, with their own brewed beverage in hand, and building friendships, sharing stories, offering tips and tricks, etc. But while Zoom is great, it can’t replicate the coffee house vibe. So it was inevitable that this party would have to become a live party.
We would like to thank The Pamplemousse Project on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains for being such wonderful hosts. Not only did they serve up some delicious treats, but they were very accommodating with our group’s needs. We’d encourage everyone to check out their story at the link we shared above. They are a new establishment with an amazing commitment to support charitable organizations in the community with all of their profits.
This was our first live meeting. But nobody thinks it will be the last. It was such a well-attended, good time event that everybody left wanting more. Keep an eye out for schedule announcements.