The excepts below are directly from a local club. It will give you an idea of what others are dong and what you, or your group, might want to try. Please share your local thoughts. actions and happenings with your fellow ROMEO's. Check out the Gallery as well - we always appreciate pictures of each other.
Mark Shapiro from Delran, NJ: Started planning a local club in early March, but was put on hold because of the pandemic. Preparing to launch this effort again soon, if interested contact me: Mark Shapiro firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Schmitt from the Branford Connecticut
Our group meets for Thursday lunch every week. Very informal group that just enjoys each other's company. We had a very special event in late 2019; VOX Media was creating a video on loneliness and brought a film production crew from New York City to interview us and the ROMEO movement.
The video is called: Why Are We So Lonely? - Glad You Asked ; Click on the link below to see this video,
ROMEO's portion is during the time slots of 8:37 - 11:24 and 20:21 - 20:32 of the show https://youtu.be/EidKI1Bdons?t=503
Robert Bornstein - Valencia Bonita Springs Florida.
Robert joined the Official ROMEO CLUB® in March 2019 and in June sent this note:
“I have just started a club in a new over 55 development. There are presently 12 residents who are in the group and I recently joined on your website. Do I now have to register the group with you and register all the members on your website also? I expect our local group will grow rapidly during the next year. Please advise what our next step(s) are to be.”
ROMEO CLUB provided some guidance and has been creating membership cards for this group almost every month. As of the end of October 2019, this club has more than tripled in size, approximately 39 members!
R.O.M.E.O.'s of Sanibel Village The Villages Florida
John (Bobby) Riebel is the Facilitator for group. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at various restaurants in/around The Villages. Photographs of the group are in the Gallery.