http://www.bloggersforgood.org/ organized a meetup today and donated the proceeds of funds, food collected to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief. I liked meeting new folks and there was avery good turnout atleast 40 people I think. Erin who organized the meeting did a great job along with Tammi, Dan, Erica to put this together. I was so happy to see Tammi bring her kids (sign of comfort). I wish I had shook hands with everyone in the room but my colleague Joe Loong seemed to know everyone. Mayra Ruiz McPherson had hubby Sylvester in tow . he is a awesome guy and he works just down the road too.
Loudoun Interfaith Relief.(LIR) is the largest and only nutritious food pantry in Loudoun County. LIR serves their clients by providing the food necessary to prepare three balanced meals a day for three days for any size family. I hope the good folks at this meetup made a difference.
There were several firsts here for me.
- My first meet-up in Sterling ( The nearest was at Jimmy's in Herndon)
- The atmosphere was so family friendly and there were normal people ( non-bloggers) and kids too. So no chance of a Echo chamber here.
- Every AOL person seemed to know each other despite the runmor that AOL has 4 huge aircraft hangar sized buildings :)
Myra Ruiz McPherson interviewing the Manager of O'Faolain's Doreen - Blogging can't wait
Mary, Marian and friend