Drinking Liberally Update

Good afternoon and happy June to you all!

First of all, a bittersweet announcement. After over 4 years at the helm of Drinking Liberally Virginia Beach, I have decided to step down as chapter organizer.

I've had a lot of fun over the years hosting DL, both here in Virginia Beach and previously in South Carolina. I've met some of the coolest, smartest, most passionate people I know through DL. I've made lifelong friendships and gone to places I might never otherwise have seen.

However, I feel it's time for me to take a step back and focus on my health and family. (You may have also noticed that I am no longer on Facebook as well.) If you'd like to discuss it further, I'd be happy to talk about it and what it means for DL in the future. My contact info is at the bottom of this email.

In the meantime, you may continue to meet on an informal basis at Croc's on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The owners of Croc's, Kal & Laura Habr, are very kind and accommodating people and I think you'll find they support DL and want to keep having us meet there.

Secondly, on a related note, if anyone is interested in stepping up to host regular meetings at Croc's (or other locations) simply email me and I can get you set up with the folks you'd need to chat with.

One of the reasons I've put off stepping down for so long is because of so many of you who have told me (at meetings, on Facebook, via Meetup, and through email) how much you enjoy Drinking Liberally and how much it brings to your lives.

Finally, I sincerely hope that you all continue to meet (you can even keep it going this month since we already have a reservation next Thursday June 11th at Croc's starting at 6:00pm.)

It is also my hope that DL continues to be a fun and comfortable group where local liberals get together for support and camaraderie, as well as to help each other and the community.

If you have questions, I'd be happy to talk. My email is [email protected] and my phone number is 757-647-0387. Thank you to everyone who made DL so special for me and good luck to you all in the future.

- Heather Hawkins