Message about surrogate social, by Keely Snyder

Hi everyone!
I hope you all are having a good start to Fall and that back to school went smoothly for all of you that had the joy of going through that this year.
I wanted to be in touch regarding our upcoming surrogate social.  First, please know that costumes are NOT required.  These socials are for people to gather, share their surrogacy experiences, and hopefully learn something that helps in current or future journeys.  We like to liven them up when possible, and a halloween theme seemed appropriate for the time of year, but please do not feel pressured to wear a costume.  For those of you who don’t dress up, you can just wear your halloween jewelry (I know some of you have some!) or orange-colored apparel and secretly make fun of those of us who are dressed up 🙂
Second, as some of you may know, I wasn’t able to make the last social due to my class schedule, but fortunely this Social is falling on a weekend when I have a break this semester.  I really look forward to seeing all of you who can make it and really encourage people to attend if possible!  Some Socials are more substantive, and some are more for socializing – I think we’ll find a great balance with this Social and always love the opportunity to hear your feedback in order to make IARC the best we can be.  
Thanks, and I hope to see all of you very soon!