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Let The Dear Thyroid Meet Ups – Tweet Ups Games Begin!

Post Published: 09 November 2009
Category: Dear Thyroid Meet-Ups and Support
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Dear Thyroid Meet ups, Tweet ups, offline gatherings for thyroid support

UPDATES ARE IN BURGANDY: We’ve added two more cities for MEET UPS. AND, AND, AND, our FIRST MEET UP has been calendared (click the event and you’ll see a pop up with the details) for November 19th in PEMBROKE, MA, hosted by LORI. Care to join?

As a follow up post to this morning’s, Care to Host a Dear Thyroid Tweet-Up? I am proud to say that our community has rallied beautifully and I hope to see more meet up requests for coffee, a nosh, a cocktail or whatever you wish!

The goal is for us to feel supported online, and offline locally.

Once we have all the details, we’ll get it calendared on the official Dear Thyroid Calendar. Additionally, we’ll help you organize and schedule your meet ups.

We are so excited about this. Collectively, we’ve created a wonderful online community to cheer each other on, make each other laugh and catch each other when we fall. Let’s move this story offline, too. I know we can do it. I feel it in my bones, Thyrellas and Thyfellas. Are you feeling me?!

So far, here is the dish I have for you:

  • Boston — Two dames
  • Central Mass — One dame
  • Raleigh — Two dames
  • Orcas Islands– One dame
  • Chicago- Five dames
  • Minneapolis– One dame
  • South Florida — One dame
  • Washington DC — One dame
  • Darien, Il. — One dame
  • New Jersey — One dame
  • San Jose, CA — One dame
  • Asheville, NC — One dame
  • Rhode Island — One dame
  • Alberta Canada,   (Three Hills)– One dame
  • Marin County, CA — One dame
  • Gilbert, Arizona (tri-city area Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe. Outside of Phoenix) — One dame
  • Los Angeles –,   two dames (Co-hosted by Katie Schwartz & Betsy Salkind)
  • Indianapolis — One dame
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tacoma Park, MD

Whoever is interested in meeting up, please email me (katie@dearthyroid.com), and provide me with your email address and location. I’ll make sure you get connected with people in your area.

Here’s what we’re asking for because we want everyone to feel included, please take pictures and share your experience with us. We’ll post everything right here on Dear Thyroid. If you happen to be in your Dear Thyroid gear (t-shirt, sweatshirt, or tank top), that would be dandy, too.

Let’s make this happen and keep it going!



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19 Responses to “Let The Dear Thyroid Meet Ups – Tweet Ups Games Begin!”

  1. Annie Rz says:

    Hi all! I am out here in Rhode Island….anyone else in this group from RI? I know there is a woman in BeanTown….Still think we should go for a HUGE convention in NYC in the SPRING….

  2. dearthyroid says:


    Love the convention idea and we are definitely working on it!

    I’m updating the post now with your location. We will find fellow Dear Thyroidians in your area.

    This is so exciting.


  3. amy says:

    I am the Orcas girl but I do go to Bellingham at least once a month!!!!!

  4. katie says:


    Do you really? I will list Bellingham in this post and tweet/facebook it.

    This is great!

    let me know,


  5. Kit in St. Louis says:

    I am SO down for a meet up in springtime NYC. Let’s do it! There are so many great gluten-free places to eat there. OMG! Dreaming of The Risotteria on Bleecker St and their fabulous pizza with truffle oil. To die!!

  6. Lori says:

    Annie, hey neighbor…i can see it now…”yearly thyroid convention”. Love the idea.

    I’m the “beantown” girl. Glad you are looking for ppl in RI. My sister-in-law grew up in RI, she lives in plymouth now with my brother. i hope people sign up for your group. i’m trying to think of ways to get the word out around town here so more ppl will know about it.
    Good Luck!

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  9. Pam in CT says:

    Annie in RI – I’m in NE CT!! Let’s meet up!! I’m also looking for a DR, if you know of any (good) one ; )

    Have a great day!


  10. Elaine says:

    Anyone in the Denver area? A few of us are getting together this month (January). In April I will have a get together in Southern Colorado. Who is with me???
    lakewoodgraves@yahoo.com or let Katie know

  11. Liz says:

    Anyone from Tulsa,Oklahoma? I would love to meet with others with Thyroid Disease. You can email me at lotusblue84@aol.com

  12. Elaine says:

    Our Coffee Break Co-Thyvent is Saturday March 20, 2010

    Denver location is Morse PArk
    8180 W. 20th st
    Lakewood, Colorado
    Free Coffee, tea , hot chocolate and cookies

    OX Elaine

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  14. I’m back in the NoVA/DC area (Arlington, VA) to be exact. I’m always looking for other thylicious people to socialize with.

  15. Gina says:

    is there any one in the san bernardino or los angeles area in california? im in need of a thysista or bor. i live in san bernardino county but la is not tooooooo far,lol a couple of hours. please let me know,

  16. Dear Thyroid says:

    Hi Gina; We are trying to get one scheduled.

    All, we’ve added you to the list (thanks). We want to get local Dear Thyroid support groups going in July again. We have a community manager joining us for this purpose. She’s awesome! I’ll make sure she gets in touch with everyone.


  17. DavidF says:

    I’m in Chicago/NorthernSuburbanArea(Evanston)

  18. Elainem says:

    Coffee Break Thyroid Support Groups Event is compiling a list of individuals, groups and Organizations dealing with any kind of Thyroid Condition. You can find us at Face book under Graves’Disease Coffee Break or email us at tdcoffeebreak@gmail.com

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