Thursday, October 23, 2008

Building a Functional FRG... who would have thunk?!

I am shocked I'm about to write this, but I am really enjoying my time as an FRG leader. We're finally starting to figure out what we are doing, and I have high hopes for how it's going to turn out. I still have no idea what possessed me to get involved back in August, but I'm glad I did. Our first real event is this weekend, and I'm really impressed at how my co-leaders have jumped in and volunteered to make it happen. We only had a few weeks to plan everything, and it's working out. Yay, yay, yay! Our main goal is turn our meetings into actual activities, not just a place you go to hear people talk at you and solicit opinions on stuff you don't care about, which is what most FRG meetings I've been to consist of. I mean, seriously, how are you going to meet people and make connections if no one but the people in charge ever talk? So, in an effort to accomplish that, we have plans to put together something for our single sailors to receive the next time the boat goes out. The plan is to have our wives make two, one for another sailor and one for their husband. We are thinking something along the lines of a Christmas card with some kind of candy, but obviously a card saying "Love the FRG" is downright dorky and won't really be worth the money to do. So, what is something really fun you sent your hubby when he was away, or something you've seen that would be fun to get if you were in the middle of the ocean with no access to anything from home? I'd love to do something that will allow our wives to use pictures or something from home to add to their hubby's gift. We are going to meet next week to hash out some ideas, but I could use some help coming up with something to suggest!

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sues2u2 said...

This is not a practical suggestion! But while my now husband/then boyfriend was on a remote to Korea I sent him Thanksgiving dinner in a can. Everything was canned! He told me that the guys were all jealous of his dinner even though he didn't actually eat it! He traded one of the Korean cooks his stuff for some home made bulgogi (sp).

One of the other things we did was make puzzles out of our letters to each other, posters or just unusual shapes & then wrote on them. This could be done w/ pix. Actually you could laminate the pix to make them last longer too.