Regional Mini-Chats 2023

A Mini-Chat is a regional gathering of labbers (old and new) to connect, build community, and participate in activities including crafts, cooking, games, and leadership. A Mini-Chat is also a really good way to introduce friends and family to what a week at Chatcolab may be like.

In 2023 the board has committed to FOUR Regional and ONE virtual Mini-Chat. We hope you are able to attend one or more of the opportunities listed below (bring a friend or two).

~ VIRTUAL MINI-CHAT | August 19th from 12p-2p Central Time

Hosted by Janell Marmon, Mayville, North Dakota on ZOOM

Mary Driskill will be presenting on Inclusion
Explore Chatcolab’s leadership model and brainstorm programming for diverse audiences and interests
Slideshow about Chatcolab

Questions? RSVP. Contact Janell at [email protected] or call/text (863) 969-9272

~ BOISE MINI-CHAT | August 19th from 3pm to 7pm

Hosted by Nel Carver, Betsy Carver & Kevin Laughlin, 6198 West Robertson Drive, Boise, Idaho

Join us in Nel’s backyard for crafts and yard games
Learn more about what Chatcolab is all about
Bring a potluck dish to share for an early dinner, drinks will be provided

Questions? RSVP. Contact Betsy at [email protected] or call/text 310-776-0346

~ PACIFIC COUNTY FAIR MINI-CHAT | August 24th from 3pm-7pm

Hosted by Toni Gwin and Pam Watson, Pacific County Fair, Menlo, Washington

Learn what a Leadership Laboratory is all about
If you have been to Chatcolab – Let’s reconnect
Make a chorded bracelet

Questions? Contact Pam at (360) 425-9634 or [email protected]

~ WESTERN OREGON MINI-CHAT | August 26th from 10am – 6pm

Hosted at the home of Mary and Stew White, 40197 SE Kitmiller Rd, Eagle Creek, Oregon
The setting is a construction zone as Mary and Stew are rebuilding the residence

Bring a friend, your voice, and your hugs!
Water, coffee and tea will be provided
Potluck – bring something good to share for lunch and a snack
Some chairs are available, more would be welcome.

Questions? RSVP.  [email protected] or call Stew at 503-658-3995 or Mary at 503-706-1568

~ GREAT FALLS MINI-CHAT | August 13th starting at 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Hosted by Dave & Annette Chandler, & Sally Heard
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 332 Riverview Dr 3W, Great Falls, MT

All ages welcome
Bring a potluck dinner Item to share
Plates, cups, utensils and beverage included. Bring own beverage if desired. 
Sally will speak of writing a book
Annette will teach Rock Painting
Dave will teach raccoon circles teamwork

Questions? RSVP. Contact Dave & Annette Chandler at [email protected] or (406) 781-2711