Sponsor Venue

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Sponsor Venue

Postby suzycat » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:56 pm

Hi all,

I'm starting with my first sponsee this weekend! But i'm wondering where to bring him through the book. I can't have him in my house as i live with my parents. I was thinking of meeting him in a cafe and doing it there. Although it wouldn't be very private thats all i can think of.

Any suggestions please!!

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Re: Sponsor Venue

Postby avaneesh912 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:09 am

I meet at starbucks, waffle houses. The kid I am working with now, I go to his treatment facility there is a nice lake in the facility with few picnic chairs and a table. The meeting place itself could be used, perhaps you need to run it by the group conscience just so you don't tick some ego maniacs.
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Re: Sponsor Venue

Postby suzycat » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:54 pm

Yeah going to meet in a cafe in city centre. I forgot about good ol Starbucks!!!
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Re: Sponsor Venue

Postby Noels » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Hi Suzycat :D i would tell him my residential circumstances and ask him where he'd like to meet . When I needed assistance with step 5 i was quite nervous about the meeting place. I didn't work with a sponsor. So I suggested to the person we meet at our place which worked out perfectly.
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Re: Sponsor Venue

Postby Blue Moon » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:16 pm

What about their home?
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Re: Sponsor Venue

Postby Lali » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:27 pm

Many people here meet just prior to or immediately following a meeting at the meeting venue. Some people may be uncomfortable meeting in a public place like a restaurant. Or how about meeting in a park at a picnic table (unless of course you live in North Dakota where it's freezing right now). :lol:
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