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August 16th, 2013

You are invited to a new annual weekend event that celebrates Polyamory!

Beyond The Love – Poly Summit 2013 in Columbus, OH

Join us at `Beyond The Love' for 3 days in a newly renovated
hotel with world-class presenters bringing you workshops on all things
poly! There will also be a line up of special events during the weekend;
like poly speed-dating, a poly prom, entertainment, hospitality suites
and social spaces that are all designed to be interactive and fun.

Single Poly? Part of a Triad? A Quad? More? Trying to find out if this
love style is for you? No matter what your style, you belong!

Join us for this new weekend experience for the low affordable earlybird
price of $69 per person!  Head on over to www.beyondthelove.org
<http://www.beyondthelove.org>  and register now!

January 31st, 2010

Indoor fun for the whole family - bring the kids and have a ball!

When: February 27, 2010 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
(we can gather someplace for dinner afterwards if folks want to continue the
hanging out)

Where: Monster Golf in West Chester, OH
7058 Ridgetop Drive West Chester, OH 45069
(Located next to Fitworks, in the Walmart Super Center Plaza)
Phone: 513-759-5400

There is NO cover charge or admission to get into the facility. We only charge
at the desk for Mini Golf. 18 Holes of golf ranges from $5.50, $6.50 to $7.50
per person. Prices are based on height. The $7.50 "adult" price is based on the
average 11yr old. Yes, this means that short people make out like bandits. Tiny
monsters are free. All of the arcade and redemption games take quarters.

There is a discounted rate for parties of 25 or more, so please RSVP by signing
up on the group database:

Hope to see you there!!

November 3rd, 2009

What: Ohio Valley Polyamory Network Greater Cincinnati Area Meet & Greet

When: Saturday November 14, at 7:00 PM

Where: Panera Bread Springdale - Meeting Room
405 E. Kember Road, Springdal, OH 45246
(513) 671-5005
View Map Here!

No RSVP necessary - we've got the whole meeting room!

Come join us - enjoy delicious food and meet fellow poly and poly-friendly people! No topic is planned other than getting to know each other, and seeing what interest there is in meeting on a more regular basis. Dayton, Columbus, Kentucky and Indiana folks are welcome to join in!

See ya there!

(Note - this is in addition to the Dayton Potluck happening on November 7th. Hopefully meetings in multiple locations will make it easier for *everyone* to find a group to connect with, no matter where they are located.)

January 8th, 2009

(As posted to the yahoo group: http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/ohiovalley poly/ )

I was just looking through some of the first messages in this group, from back in 1999. It's been quite a journey since Mark and I found each other on the LovingMore message boards and said "Hey, we're
local! We should meet up!" and started the very informal gathering that became the Ohio Valley Polyamory Network (OVPN - http://ohiovalleypoly.150m.com/). Gods know I've gone through a lot of major transitions in the intervening years, as have many of you. As a group, we've gone from support and social meetings, to a poly woman's meeting only, to largely just existing as a virtual "neighborhood" and communicating in e-mail.
Recently (as in the past few years) I've gotten to know a number of people in the Columbus area who are poly (with cross-over among several groups and alternative communities) , as well as folks in the northeastern corner of the state (funny how much better acquainted one becomes with their state's geography when they're dating someone in the opposite corner...there were a LOT of Greyhound trips across the state until my mate moved down here). I've attended events and meetings (though not nearly as many as I'd like), and I've found that there are a number of people who are traveling all the way to Columbus (on a weeknight!) in order to attend meetings at polycolumbus. Their group is very active (and very friendly), with a schedule of meeting topics and social events that's pretty impressive (if I didn't work on Monday nights, I'd drive up a lot more often myself). Just take a look at what they have in store for 2009:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/polycolumb us/

Which has had me pondering...

If enough folks are willing to drive two hours to a meeting in the middle of the week...maybe it's time to try meeting a little closer to home again. It's been a long time since we've tried it, but I'm thinking it would be worth the effort, especially if we can try and put some of their ideas (like a schedule of topics) to use.

I've talked to Mark about this idea a few times (first in July when we ran into each other at Brushwood, and again in October), and he's all for seeing what we can do. And having considered long and hard (because having done this before, I know what kind of effort is involved), I've decided it's worth a try. But only if people are actually interested in meeting up.

So, I'm looking for feedback.
Would you be interested in a monthly support group that meets in real-time, like they have going in Columbus?
Would you be interested in trying to put together monthly social outings to various places around town (and around town, I'm thinking of alternating between Cincinnati and closer to Dayton, and possibly
Northern Kentucky...depending on where people live).

If we have enough interest...I' ll start scouting sites. :)


June 11th, 2006

I don't know how to do "real" polls on LJ, but I thought I'd toss this out for discussion.

What kinds of meetings or activites would you like to see in a local (to Cincinnati) group?

Movie Night
Discussion groups (topical)
Support groups
Special Interest Groups (i.e. poly women, glbt poly, poly parenting)
Special events (i.e. going to the Ren Faire together)
Retreats or Camp Outs
Book groups
I've got a totally unique idea (post to the list)!

(no subject)

lioness close
Greetings all! I'm finding more and more people in the local (to Cincinnati) area interested in starting this group up again, so I'm creating a journal for networking purposes. I'd really like to see monthly socials, discussion groups, maybe a movie night or other activities going in our area. Not that I don't love my friends in Columbus, but it's a bit of a drive. :) So I'd like to create a complimentary group down here.

I'm going to the Poly Columbus meeting this Monday, and hope to have more ideas when I come back. In the meantime - welcome!

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