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CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO GO TO THE UPDATED TOPIC ABOUT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAPTER OF OLGA

Hi, I am Jennifer, an online video game addict.

I want to start a meeting in the Palm Beach County / Broward County area.

I am hoping to find a few others who would be willing to work with me to start this.

As my recovery in other fellowships has progressed, my addiction to video games and the internet has become more and more apparent, and has become more and more of an issue for me.

Using the member lookup I saw that there are quite a few people in the area, although it is questionable how many of them are active or interested. Either way, even if I can only find one other person to form the meeting with, a meeting only requires two people, and a meeting of two is better than no meeting at all.

Thank you.

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Hi! I am a former gaming

Hi!

I am a former gaming addict living in boward county. would love to meet up! Myself, my husband and a former gamer who lives in the WPB area often get together for dinner, etc. We'd love to have you come along! Let me know what you think!!

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I don't think I can say

I don't think I can say "yes" emphatically enough!

What area do you guys usually get together at? I am in the west boca area, so I am kinda right between broward and and palm beach

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Hey Jen, We usually get

Hey Jen,

We usually get together up in WPB or around my place ~ which is the Plantation/Sunrise area. Being between the two, we could all easily arrange to meet at a restaurant or coffee shop between both places. =)

Let me know what you think,

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Hah, I really am smack in

Hah, I really am smack in the middle... but that seems to be what happens all the time, lol... Everything entertaining is either 30 minutes north or south.

I work right between Coral Springs and Tamarac, so either inbetween (near me) or down in plantation/sunrise is fine by me depending on the day/time. Either way, or even up north, I'll find a way to make it. :)

When do you usually get together?

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Hi!  Check your PM

Hi! Check your PM folder. Let me know if you need help w/ that. Hope to get together soon.

=)

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Your turn to check yours! I

Your turn to check yours! I can't wait to get together and start growing my recovery network for my video game addiction.

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This is great!  The more

This is great! The more FTF meetings there are, the stronger we will become!

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Hello and Welcome to OLGA 

Hello and Welcome to OLGA

I am the WPB person Solei mentioned. I would love to get together !

Not sure if you have worked out any details as of yet but I just did a quick search and there are Cracker Barrels in Deerfield Beach and Boynton Beach, and I thinik Solei her hubby and I had talked about trying the Brewzzi's in Boca at one point...

I am pretty flexible so just let me know what you guys think will work best...

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How cool would it be to meet

How cool would it be to meet at the same Cracker Barrel that we first met at. :)

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  Just not sure which one

Just not sure which one that was

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brewzzi's is very yummy but

brewzzi's is very yummy but expensive, cracker barrel sounds good too :D Not sure where any cracker barrels are but I live only like 15 minutes away from the brewzzi's here, lol. There are also a few other great places all over the place to meet up ^_^

I'm happy as long as we do meet :D just need to know what time/day since I have 4 12 step meetings I go to a week and I have a full time job.. time is short sometimes x.x

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Love it! =)

Love it! =)

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  OK so I lost track, did

OK so I lost track, did we pick a day and time ? Do we want Cracker barrel or Brewzi this time ?

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I'm good with anything.

I'm good with anything. :)

Cracker Barrel was a cool environment, with the chairs outside and stuff.

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I'm fine with Cracker

I'm fine with Cracker Barrel, just not outside, WAY too cold down here these days!

Maybe we could meet up there around 7pm on saturday the 9th?

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  I found a cracker barrel

I found a cracker barrel location in Deerfield (not sure if this is the same one we first met at) that I think woudl be central to us all.

1250 SW 11th Way, Deerfiled Beach, FL 33441 (954) 426-4100. It is right off I-95.

As for the time, earlier in the day would be better for me if posible. Maybe late Breakfast or lunch time ? If that is not possible I will see if I can re-arrange my schedule to free up Saturday evening.

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I normally work from tuesday

I normally work from tuesday through saturday, and have meetings monday night, tuesday, thursday, and friday. I might be able to free up saturday next weekend but can't this weekend. I normally have monday all day free, wednesday after 7 free, and saturday after 7 free. I can change things around on sunday if needed as well.

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  OK,  lets see if Solei

OK, lets see if Solei and JamesW are able to make 7 and I will work on my schedule.

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After you guys meet, we can

After you guys meet, we can call you an official Chapter of Olga!

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thank you bigH. :) That

thank you bigH. :)

That would be awesome! I really hope to start a weekly meeting down here, and what would a chapter be without a meeting? :D

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  Well so far our meetings

Well so far our meetings have been very informal. More of just friends who have this site in common getting together for dinner once in a while

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Saturday evening is a no-go

Saturday evening is a no-go for me. Cowboys playoff game primetime baby.

What about Sunday morning, around Noonish?

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I can do that :)

I can do that :)

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  Actaully I have a

Actaully I have a previous engagement Sunday AM. I have brunch at the Mason lodge with friends.

What about later on Sunday ? Early dinner maybe ? 5 or 6 ???

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I can't do Sunday AM

I can't do Sunday AM either. My sweet husband (JamesW) may not know that I have a work committment that morning from 7-11. =) Later on Sunday would have to be super early for me, but that may not work for JamesW due to football Sunday... let's perhaps look at next week if necessary!

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  Don't know what games are

Don't know what games are on Sunday afternoon but I could go for an late lunch/early dinner by about 3 or so if that helps... ? Otherwise I guess we may have to look at next weekend. Let me know...

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3 or so would actually be

3 or so would actually be just about perfect for me on Sunday. If the game isn't that early then that might just work for James too?

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Good Morning!  I will check

Good Morning! I will check with James when he wakes up! Enjoy the rainy day, my fellow South Floridians! :) See you all soon!

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  Well if you and James can

Well if you and James can make then we are on. Just waiting to hear from you guys

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Good Morning, James was in a

Good Morning,

James was in a car accident late last night. He is fine, the car is totalled, but we have lots of phone calls to make, etc. so this weekend is out for us. Let's please look at next weekend?

Katey

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  I am glad to hear that

I am glad to hear that James is OK. I guess we can talk more during the week to figure out when would be a good time to reschedule.

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yikes that is really scary.

yikes that is really scary. Glad to hear that James is ok though!

So hopefully next week we can get together :)

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  So what does everybodies

So what does everybodies schedule look like ?

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Hello everyone, I saw this

Hello everyone, I saw this and thought to myself wow. I live in PSL just a bit North of you all. I am brand new to this sight and just decided to take the steps to get a hold of my life. I would be willing to drive there to meet as well.

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Free saturday night and

Free saturday night and sunday until like 5pm-6pm ish

Hiya Italirican :)

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Well.. Sunday afternoon is

Well.. Sunday afternoon is off limits. Possibly Saturday or Sunday evening though... pending Katey's input. Shes sleeping so I'll let her respond separately. :P

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Saturday evening is great!

Saturday evening is great!

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Good luck guys/girls. I'm

Good luck guys/girls. I'm kind of jealous though. Wish we could get something going in Tampa, FL. :D

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  I have a surprise

I have a surprise Birthday party I am trying to put together for my GF for Saturday night, but I think if you guys are available you should go ahead and meet. I can catch up with you next time

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John & I are meeting in

John & I are meeting in Tampa tomorrow afternoon at the Cracker Barrel near New Tampa, I think thats the one.

You guys have inspired me to get off my butt and start a chapter here.

Thanks!

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Anybody farther south?

Anybody farther south? Miami (Aventura) here. Maybe a rotating meeting to go to each county 1x a month or so. If you schedule a meeting for Sunday, I will try to come up to Broward.

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This is great! I'm farther

This is great!

I'm farther south... by quite a bit!

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  Bruce, you know you are

Bruce, you know you are always welcome

Izy, well there are Crackerbarrels all up and down I95, I am sure we can find one that would be convenient in each county to facilitate your rotating meeting idea

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ok so... are we still

ok so... are we still meeting this weekend? and if yes, when?

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  So did you guys wind up

So did you guys wind up meeting ? If so how did it go ?

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Not that I know of >.<

Not that I know of >.

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You guys need to set a date,

You guys need to set a date, for a couple of weeks ahead, and plan your lives around that commitment. We all have lives that need our attention, but recovery must remain dominant in our focus.

You all have a wonderful opportunity to get the South Florida Chapter going, keep up the effort, and put a little more effort into it and everything will be better for it.

Blessings.

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I agree with John.  Pick a

I agree with John. Pick a location, a day and a time - every Friday at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday at 10:00 a.m. or every Sunday at 7:00 p.m, etc. Than be there or be square! Who ever shows up can lead the meeting. If people are not willing to put an nth of the time and effort into their recovery that they put into their gaming, what is that saying about the quality of their recovery? Liz

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In Tampa, we are meeting

In Tampa, we are meeting once a month. Even though we are going to meet at Cracker Barrel next time, in February, we are going to bring meeting readings and read them as if we were going to expect a large turnout of excessive gamers.

When we get a facility, and the one I am hoping we might get goes for only $15 a month... we will only meet once every two weeks, or maybe every week but change leadership of the meeting. For me its a seventy five mile round trip from where I live to the meeting facility and home. I don't think I could commit to a once a week meeting driving that distance.

Once a month is more doable but then the recovery & the amount of face to face time dwindles and the chance of ongoing recovery dissolves. For the truly-addicted gamer, even every two weeks is going to be hard to manage (speaking personally) so maybe for the short-term, till we as a group get better organized & grow in numbers & grow in those willing to commit to service opportunities, maybe I should committ to weekly drives across the bay.

How far are you guys going to be driving to get to your meetings? I know WPB & areas north & south are not exactly right next to each other.

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  Well if I beleive we have

Well if I beleive we have Solei and JamesW in Ft. Lauderdale area, Honey in Boca, myself in WPB, Italarican in PSL and Izysmom in Miami...

I know PSL is about 50 mi N of me. Boca is about 25 mi south of me, Ft Lauderdale about 50 mi south and depending on where in Miami Aventura is anywhere from about 75 mi to 100 mi south so we are spread out over roughly about 120 - 150 mi.

Now I don't mind riding a bit to get to meet people, but I believe our issue so far is getting everybody to actually commit to a meeting time and place.

So I guess the question is, do we REALLY want to meet, if so where and when ?

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