SoCal Gathering on June 9th!

Event Details

SoCal Gathering on June 9th!

Time: June 9, 2012 from 3pm to 9pm
Location: Bolsa Chica State Beach
Event Type: meetup
Organized By: Happy Guy
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2012

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Event Description

Attention all Southern Californians! This is an event you won’t want to miss. 

On Saturday, June 9th, from 3:00pm to whenever, will be The Inaugural SoCal DAMU* BBBQ. The extra B stands for…wait for it…the beach! 

Picture in your minds the following scene: Another perfectly warm Southern California day. The cool ocean water. Kids frolicking on the sand and in the surf. The smell of hickory smoked ribs in the fire pit. The company of your fellow LAManites. The gentle breeze. The sunset over the ocean at the end of another beautiful California day. Seriously, what could possibly be a better way to spend the afternoon/evening on June 9th?

Here is what you need to know:

The event is on Saturday, June 9th from around 3:00pm to whenever (the beach closes at 10:00pm, but of course you can leave whenever). 

We will be at Bolsa Chica State Beach, which is between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. Here is a map to the location. If driving from the north on the PCH, the parking entrance is at the first street light south of Warner. If driving from the south on PCH, the parking entrance is at the first street light north of Seapoint. You can’t miss it. 

Parking at the beach is $15, cash only. You may be able to park nearby for free, but you’ll have to walk farther to get to the beach.

We will be barbecuing ribs in a firepit on the beach. The ribs will go on about 3:00pm and will be ready to eat around 5:30 to 6:00. Before the food is ready, people can enjoy the water and sand, kids can play, and we’ll have the awesome company of all of us. When the food is ready, we’ll eat, visit some more, relax, hang out, watch the sunset over the ocean, and leave whenever people want.

YOU MUST RSVP. Let me say that again. YOU MUST RSVP. We won’t know what fire pit we will have until the day of the event, so as soon as I know exactly where on the beach we will be, I will send out a message to everyone who RSVP’d letting them know where on the beach we are at. Or, if you have a refined sense of smell, perhaps you can follow your nose to the scent of hickory smoked BBQ. That might work. 

There are no pets allowed on the beach, so unless your pet will be okay hanging out in the parking lot, leave your pet at home. 

Even though this is obviously a LAM event, it is also an event for the entire family so people all across the belief spectrum are welcome so bring along your family and friends who might not otherwise identify with the DAMU.

[see additional info in the comments]

Comment Wall

Comment by Happy Guy on May 17, 2012 at 11:42pm

Answers to questions:

What can I bring?

You tell me. Ribs will be provided, but I suppose there is more to life than just ribs. This isn't Relief Society. There is no sign-up sheet getting passed around. If you want to bring some chips, drinks, salad, dessert, or your secret family recipe to share, let us know. If you don't want to bring anything, that’s fine too.

Do I have to pay for the ribs?

No. You don’t have too. But the cook will be going out-of-pocket for the ribs so if you slip a tip into the cooks pocket, he’ll probably look the other way. (-: 

Will there be napkins? 

Duh. These are ribs we're talking about. 

What if, heaven forbid, I don't like ribs? 

If you'd like to grill something else, when the ribs are done, the cook will grill what you bring. Or, if you don't want to grill anything, just bring whatever you want to eat. Then eat it. 

Are you guys saints or something for doing all this work for the lil' ol' SoCal DAMU?

Yes. Yes we are. 

I think that about covers it. If there are any questions, ask away. Otherwise, RSVP and let us know if you plan on bringing something to share. 

I can’t wait!

*DisAffected Mormon Underground

Comment by La Vonne on May 29, 2012 at 10:38am

Thank you so much for the invite! How cool of you to put this on! Sat. are a little tough for me. Please keep me posted of any future events!

BTW I wanted to let you know I am organizing Mormon Recovery Groups. Keep in touch! 


La Vonne

Comment by Happy Guy on May 30, 2012 at 10:02am

If you can make it, we'd love to meet you! Most past events have been on Saturdays because that seems to work for the most people, but hopefully if not this time, the stars will align soon enough for you to attend one of our get togethers.

Comment by Happy Guy on May 30, 2012 at 10:18am

Thus far we have people bringing side dishes, drinks, dessert, chips, and hot dogs. All that and ribs should satisfy everyone. I just hope the grill can fit enough ribs for everyone!


Things are shaping up nicely! Can't wait!

Comment by Happy Guy on June 5, 2012 at 4:54pm

This weekend!


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