Posted by Paul Striefler on February 12th 2017
Hi All from Snowmaggedon here in Connecticut!
We had about 22 inches of snowdrop Thursday night and into Friday and are currently getting another 8-10 inches today, Sunday. This has really been the first snowfall of the year for us, which is crazy considering it is the second week of February. As a skier, I am absolutely loving it and cannot wait to get on the slopes! The snow has certainly added some excitement and buzz to everyone’s lives over the past few days.
In addition to all this snow hype, we also had some great things happening here in Enfield! Tanja my manager and Yun Mi our Director of Innovation and Development have been in the office this week visiting myself and the rest of our US based team. It was fantastic to have both of them here as they work out of our Billund office and we do not get to see each other very often.
This also provided the perfect timing to hold our first ever RLUG Workshop. We opened the doors to 50 RLUG members on Friday to spend the day with us and discuss some important topics that we believe will bring added value and support to both the Community Team and our community. Although the snow did cancel a few of the flights into Connecticut, it did not stop everyone! We had 34 brave souls from 9 different RLUGs (QueLUG, WMLUG, NEOLUG, TexLUG, MichLUG, NELUG, ConnLUG, RLUG, and PennLUG) battle the snow and make the drive to Enfield.
We started off our morning hearing from each of the LUGs in regards to the Past, Present, and Future of their clubs. This was one of my favorite parts of the day as I got to hear about some interesting initiatives as well as got a cool inside look at each group. I think there was a ton of "AHA" moments as many people around the rooms shared the same perspective but also learned something new that they can take back to their LUG. After these presentations and during our working lunch we heard from Tim Courtney about LEGO Ideas, Sara Moore about Rebrick and Tanja provided an overview of the new LEGO House opening in Billund. We then proceeded down to the company store where everyone got to do a bit of shopping. I believe most scored a bunch of goodies as far as I could tell from all the yellow LEGO shopping bags! We headed back to the auditorium for the rest of the workshop where we heard a presentation on the Support Programs and LAN 2.0. We had some interesting discussion as well as some awesome feedback. I loved this portion as well and wish we had more time for this. The day ended with a tour of the campus and catered dinner in our canteen.
Our day was met with a ton of enthusiasm, which led to some great discussions, and on top of that, I got to meet some incredible people! I felt very inspired leaving this workshop and hope that we can do something like this again in the future.
Edited by Kim Thomsen | LEGO