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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:23 pm 
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Personal Statement: Life: too short for beige
Aloha everyone!

My name is Shauntelle LeBlanc, I hail from the great city of Toronto, and I live by the motto "Life is Too Short for Beige."

I have decided to take the leap and I am officially asking to join your sacred ranks and to become a FOM member.

Since our first Ohana (the FIRST Ohana) in 2009, my love of tiki and my hawaiian dress collection have only grown bigger every year. But it's not just about the multiple hair flowers, exotica tunes and vintage bangle-stacks for me...I love how the FOM embodies fun with a purpose, and the inclusiveness and lack of pretension of it all.

I consider myself a vintage gal (former commercial interior designer, current vintage furniture store owner) and the community aspect of the FOM reminds me so much of the stories my folks tell of when they first got married in the early 60s, and having moved away from both their families they joined similar organizations to find a sense of community that they were lacking. My dad went on to be a volunteer coach for minor hockey for over 40 years and my mom did volunteer work with the CWL (Catholic Women's League) all throughout my childhood and this instilled a strong sense of civic duty and giving back in me. That said, my parents also knew how to have a good time; they threw cocktail parties and they stayed up all night playing euchre and drinking rum & cokes with friends.

But something happened between then and now. There were fewer organizations to belong to, and the ones that did exist were full of older people sitting and swapping old war-stories in faded clubhouses. And outside of my tight circle of friends, there were no cocktail parties any more. There's a great book that came out in 2000: it's called Bowling Alone and the author, Robert Putnam, articulates this dilemma. Folks just aren't joiners like they used to be. But then I met the FOM. Here's a group that understands the importance of being absolutely unselfconsciously silly while being together and, most importantly, doing good work while they're at it. Work, I might add, that's bigger than they are, work that effects people they've never met in some cases.

I try my hardest to not lead a beige life; my Spirit Animal is Mrs. Roper. I want to play dress-up, mix drinks, listen to kooky tunes and do it all in the name of a greater good. I want to leave a legacy of good times and good work.

If there's an equally colourful FOM member out there who would like to sponsor me (and that sure won't be hard to find!), I would be tickled turquoise!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Welcome to the Port!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:53 pm 
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Location: Queequeg Chapter (NH)
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Aloha Shauntelle, good to see you again so soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Howdy Shauntelle!
Welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:33 pm 
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WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!!
I think we'll need to start singing the Canadian anthem soon!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:36 pm 
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Location: Frontierland, Southern Outpost, QQE
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Welcome and Aloha!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:21 am 
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Location: The Aloha Temple of Baby Smiles (TX)
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Oh Boy!
OhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoy!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:28 am 
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Location: Kahikiville, OH-iO
Personal Statement: One!... Two!... FIVE!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:26 am 
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Aloha! It was great meeting you this year. Cheers on living a colorful life!

In my world, leopard is a neutral and there can never be too many bangles!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:57 am 
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Aloha!!!!! Welcome to our shores! It was nice to have met you at Ohana this year!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:04 am 
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Aloha and welcome to the port! It was great meeting you at Ohana.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:15 am 
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Location: Metro Atlanta- Proud home of the Tongariki Chapter.
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ALOHA! Good to see you here!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47 am 
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Welcome home Shauntelle. :fez:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:40 pm 
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Personal Statement: Life: too short for beige
Ooooh, I got a sponsor already! You guys are quick....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Quick sometimes...slow others... our ways are mysterious...lol Welcome to port! Good luck with the trials!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:55 pm 
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Beige bad--Shauntiki good!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Aloha Shauntiki! The goat awaits you.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:53 am 
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Aloha fellow T. friend! I'm so excited about our new adventure. I better continue to grow my bangle-stacks!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Aloha, welcome! I love your motto, yay for color. :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:37 pm 
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JonTiki wrote:
Quick sometimes...slow others... our ways are mysterious...lol

Sponsorship is perhaps the most important of the trials and can take some time.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:50 am 
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heard this on the radio and of course thought of Shauntiki :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Personal Statement: Life: too short for beige
I have been told before that I bear a passing resemblance to Lulu. I just wish I had her wardrobe and her pipes!
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heard this on the radio and of course thought of Shauntiki :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:24 pm 
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