The ORS has been growing like gangbusters lately. New chapters, new members, and new leaders. Events are culminating at a record pace; our events page will be packed and I’ve instituted a new ‘colour code’ system to help browsers quickly identify events being held by certain chapters.
Red: Portland and NW ~ Green: Eugene, Central Valley ~ Blue: Bed/Redmond ~ Yellow: Puget Sound. Right now, I have pretty much an entire year of events ready to go up just for ORS Northwest alone—not excluding the annual bonnet workshop and the picnic at Pittock Mansion. There will also be a brand new series of garden tours for the Portland group, which will touch on a number of the lovely gardens and arboretums.
ORS Puget Sound is planning its very first picnic, and ORS Cascades is going to put together a costume workshop. ORS Eugene has no less than two balls planned already for this year, it’s incredible Spring Debut ball in April and a wonderful ball called the ‘ORS Zombie Ball’ which is an October 30th party in the spirit of the ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility and Sea-Monsters’.
So everyone’s busy! All ORS members are always welcome at all ORS events, there are no chapter to chapter restrictions… and please, always remember, except for the occasional special event, one of ORS’s policies is ‘Costumes are Recommended but Not Required!’—don’t let a lack of costume stop you from joining us at any of our events. We are an easy going, non-costume-Nazi group. We are all about having a good time and being as inclusive as possible. All of our events are open to non-members, and please, don’t ever hesitate to contact us through the main Oregon Regency Society website if you have any questions or concerns.
There are lots of costume ideas and resources on our special page, and you can get an at-a-glance summary of chapter events through the ORS main website. For the chapters, you can find links to each chapter in the margin of this blog page, or on the main index page of the ORS website.