Back in May, Charlene asked Ladies Offroad Network members if we would be willing to host a Ladies Offroad Network'ing event in our local area where ladies who have a passion for all types of off-roading could meet and talk. I loved the idea and offered to host the first event in TX. We held our event at Back Forty Smokehouse in North Richland Hills on June 21. They have a great patio where we could easily mingle, and their food is yummy. Charlene has such a big presence in the off-road industry, I decided we needed a way for attendees to have their picture taken with her, so I had a Flat Charlene made as a surprise.
We wanted our first event to be relaxed and more of an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss our favorite ways to spend our time off the pavement. Everyone got their picture taken with Flat Charlene as they arrived, joined the conversation chatting about things like where they have wheeled and for how long.
Some of the ladies are new to off-roading. We discussed arranging a group meeting for an afternoon out at the local off-road park in Bridgeport. We also talked about the upcoming Ladies Offroad Network Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
My favorite part of the evening was being able to bring these women together, who had all been looking for a group of local ladies to learn from and support. It's a fantastic thing when you meet other women who are supportive of each other and are eager to learn new things about something they have a shared passion for.
Author: Tabitha Tucciarone
Photo Credit: Tabitha Tucciarone
Where: North Richland Hills, TX
Location: Back Forty Smokehouse
8021 Main Street, North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Date: Thursday June 21, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Come as you can)
Guests: Everyone Welcome. No age limit.
Host: Tabitha Tucciarone and Ainsley Pennington
Additional Information: There is lots of food and beverage options available. Come and hang out for a window of time, or the whole time. "Get to Know You" Bingo for a chance to win an Atomic Monkey Gear Bag and a Gift Certificate for JeepDoor net replacement bag.
What a Network'ing Event IS
- Welcoming and Friendly
- Opportunity to Meet other Offroad Ladies
- Opportunity to Plan Excursions
- Casual and Friendly
What a Network'ing Event ISN'T
- Clicky or Exclusive
- A Vehicle Show'n'Shine
- Hands on Learning
Our number one goal is to give Members an opportunity to meet each other, while welcoming all offroad ladies (guests) into our circle with open arms. Ladies Offroad Network is all encompassing including MC, ATV, UTV, Jeep, Toyota, RC Car, Snowmobile, etc ladies that are Driver, Riders or Passengers! These non-vehicle based fun events should revolve around offroad topics and lead to conversations and plans for weekend adventures as a group. They are meant to be casual like a pizza dinner, ice cream, paint and wine night, a pool party. These Network'ing events are not meant to be a hands-on learning session, those are for other times, but this is your time to plan them!