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Old 06-03-2012, 06:25 AM
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Hello alltogether,

I write to a death row prisoner as a pen pal since 1/2 year.
From the beginning on I think it would be a good idea to meet others personally who are pen pals, friends or family members of someone on dr.

PTO is of great help and I enjoy the support very much. But talking about experiences personally is another thing I would find worth to encounter and to talk about.
Especially, because this kind of experience others (family and friends do not have).

Who of you Germans and german speaking ones would be interested to have a personal meeting to share our experiences with that contacts or contacts in the past, letter writings and/or visits and all what is related to the friendship/relationship (its joys and its obstacles)?

I am female, 50 y old and am living in the southern part of Germany.
If there is genuine interest, I am thinking of organising a meeting on a Saturday in Nürnberg (I live near by), time frame August-Oktober 2012.
Apart from that Nürnberg is worthwile visiting, in the moment we have a well known exhibition about Albrecht Dürer.

Have a nice Sunday!

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What a great idea! Count me in!
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This sounds like a wonderful idea, I have moved your post to the PTO GTG because I think there will be a lot of members interested.

We had a UK GTG last year and it was great fun and wonderful to spend time with people that shared the same interests
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This sounds like a wonderful idea, I have moved your post to the PTO GTG because I think there will be a lot of members interested.

We had a UK GTG last year and it was great fun and wonderful to spend time with people that shared the same interests
Thank you, Lisa. I hope people will find this thread and have interest.
I am curious about it.

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I´d love to meetother pen pals from Germany, but Nürnberg is kinda very far away from Hamburg (where I live;-)). What about a city in Germany more central?
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Hello Papatya,

of course, I have thought about it. Frankfurt for e.c. would be more central. If there is someone from that region, who would be willing to look for a pleasant room/restaurant, I had no problems.

I think I try to ask to organise it in my region, if there are many, who are interested. Another option would be, to organise another meedting maybe in about two years in a more central city in Germany.

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I am living about one hour away from Frankfurt. It would be okay for me to organize something there....
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This is a fabulous idea!

As Lisa said, we had a UK G2G last year and it was fun.

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Hello Goiane,

it would be wonderful, if you would organise such a meeting in Frankfurt, for me its a 2 h ride.
One should think about dates, on a Saturday?

Greetings to all

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Frankfurt is ok for me as well
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Well, a Saturday or even a Sunday would be cool. How about at the end of summer? I don't know how many of you guys are having family & kids and how flexible you are.... My spontanious suggestion would be end of August...
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I'm alright with Saturday or Sunday. However, I am away from the 25th of August for two weeks...
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A Saturday or Sunday August or Sept. would be great, the last weekend in Sept. I have to work. Maybe we should add two or three dates and decide which one fits to most or all of us.

Have a nice weekend

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That would be so much fun and pretty interesting to meet you guys! Well, I'll see and figure out three dates and which kind of location could fit us in Frankfurt....
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Hello goiane,

that would be wonderful. Maybe we can make public the date (if we have fixed one) to "ALIVE" and "Initiative gegen die Todesstrafe", too.
Maybe members from this organisations would be interested to join.

We don t have defined if penpas in general should attend or more specific
pp to dr or lifers only. I would prefer the second variant.

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That's such a great idea, everyone! I'll contact them and ask about their opinion or if they have even any suggestions when it comes to pp-meetings.

As for me, I'd prefer the second idea as well since it's a completely different story so to speak than writing to someone in general population.

But, I'm open minded....
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I prefer 2nd option as well. We should try to get something set up like the UK girls on here. Europe united against DP
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Hello threeboysmum,

do you know more about the UK meeting, how it was organised?
I red about the meetings of the english pp/dr-organisation lifelines,
they have a "conference" twice a year, sometimes with guest speakers.

But I think for a first meeting, it don t has to be so "big organised" with
guest speakers...

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When we had our UK G2G we didnt have speakers or go to a conference. We simply booked into a hotel and spent a wonderful weekend together.

The main thing about any G2G is being able to talk and share your experiences with other people that really understand how you feel. But if you want to organise speakers etc then I would suggest you contact somewhere like lifelines who should be able to point you in the right direction
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I want to say hello on this way, I am from Germany also like you can see at my profile. Nice to meet you all
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Hi Hellen! I am from the North of Bavaria! Nice to meet you here!
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Hello everybody,
I'm from Germany as well. I'm originally from NRW and travel between Ratingen and Dresden.

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I'd be interested to come too, I work in Germany but travel a lot all over Europe, therefore it depends on the dates of the planned g2g.
I think a weekend would be a good idea so if people can't come for the whole weekend, they may be able to still come for one of the days.
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Frankfurt would be good for me as well and since I work most of the Saturdays, I´d prefer a sunday. I hope we can set something up. It would be nice meeting all of you.
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