February is a Lovely Month
In America, no month reminds us of love more than February. After all, it
is the 'host' of St. Valentine's Day-a day to remember love and romance. Therefore,
it seems like a natural to adopt the St. Valentine's Day theme for the February
Saturday Club Social. As you know, Saturday Club Socials are held on the last
Saturday of each month. Our clients, alumni, and invited guests will have
the chance to celebrate St. Valentine's Day on the traditional date of February
14th and once again on Saturday February 22!
This month's Saturday Club Social of love will be hosted by a new member
of Encounters International, Dr. Richard Wilder. Richard is a medical doctor
at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He has
kindly opened the doors of his home to host this special February event.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: 8105 Tomlinson Ave.,
Bethesda, MD 20817
and driving directions to Rick's house
Directions: The house is located a few blocks east of the western portion
of the Capital Beltway (495) and 1/2 mile north of the Potomac River.
To get there, take the River Road (190) exit off of 495. Go west on River
Road 1 short block and make a left turn at the first light onto Seven Locks
Road. Head south for almost a mile to the end of Seven Locks Road. Make a
right onto MacArthur Boulevard. Go west 5 short blocks on MacArthur Blvd.
and make a right onto Persimmon Tree Road. Go north on Persimmon Tree Rd.
3 blocks up a hill and make a right onto Tomlinson Avenue (this is not the
Tomlinson off Seven Locks Road; its just south of the 495 overpass). Go east
on Tomlinson Ave. for 2 1/2 blocks. 8105 Tomlinson Ave. is a 2-story stone
house on the left (its the first house on the left in a new development called
Endicott Hill). You can park along Tomlinson Ave; there's plenty of space.
On a related Saturday Club Social note, I have discovered a wonderful problem
- enthusiasm! When I decided to ask for hosts for the events, I did not expect
so many positive and warm responses. I have received offers from alumni couples,
current clients, and Get To Know Us members. I certainly did not anticipate
a 'hostess' response from some of our available ladies! It must be the unique
'aura of love and romance' along with some surprise encounters that prompts
singles and couples alike to travel from far off destinations to attend a
Saturday Club Social.
Here is an example of a 'host' offering from Bill in Colorado. "As I
was closing out of your site just now, I noticed newest Saturday Social update.
Let me know when the gang wants to have one in my tiny condo in Telluride!"
'Expecting' Some Good News
Every month since 1994, I receive news from many of my 250 plus couples.
Some contact me to send a formal "thank you" note. Some share continued
feelings of happiness. Others seem to be struggling with problems and are
seeking help form me. My emotions literally run the gamut from elation to
I am always proud to be in this business when a letter like the following
arrives. The subject was simply, "We are expecting a baby!"
I write to you and Inna to let you know that me and Vernon are expecting a
baby in February. My due date is Feb. 19. This is going to be a baby girl,
and we decided to name her Natasha-in your honor. Vernon likes this name very
much. So, you will be able to add another little one to your "byproduct"
list. We still live in Naples /Neapol/, Italy and will stay here for another
2 years. We'll send you the pictures of the baby, when she is born. When we
come back to US, we would love to come to Washington DC and to visit with
you. It has been forever since we saw you last time. Hope, your business is
We are very happy together and get happier every day. Thank you again for
helping me and Vernon to find each other in this big and often not very friendly
world. We both are forever grateful for this."
Tatiana and Vernon were married February 23, 1997. I am very glad that
their family is growing. On behalf of the Encounters International "Family
of Clients," I want to congratulate these soon-to-be parents. We
all wish them much happiness in this new stage of their life together.
This is only example that makes me feel proud. It gives me a tremendous
charge to work harder in my chosen path - romance, love, and happiness.