Older Wiser Little Seniors (OWLS)

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Welcome to the OWLS Group webpage.  Here you will find the OWLS Group Mission Statement, an up-to-date list of upcoming OWLS events, brief write-ups and photos from OWLS recent events, along with a contact list of OWLS District Representatives and the OWLS National Co-Coordinators.

If you have any questions or suggestions on what you'd like to see included on our OWLS Group Webpage, please contact the National Co-Coordinators, Greg Lawrence at [email protected] and/or Harold Weaver at [email protected]

LPA OWLS Mission Statement 

The Older Wiser Little Seniors (OWLS) Group, a passionate group of Little People of America members ages 55 and older, is focused on supporting all members of LPA as they plan for a good life while they age. The OWLS group will identify issues, opportunities, and share information so that our senior members can live and enrich their lives to the fullest and that members of all ages in the LPA organization may benefit from our skills and experience.

OWLS Online 

The OWLS Online Zoom calls started back in July 2020, just a few months into the COVID pandemic.  Over 1,300 OWLS within LPA were in need of some social connection with their LPA family.  We all had a feeling that it might be awhile until we could see each other in-person.  What was started as a general online chat call then has now become a permanent part of the OWLS Group offerings.  

These online Zoom calls are now held on the 3rd Sunday of every other month.  These calls have become a vital part of staying together as a Community.  By inviting guest presenters, we've had some awesome Zoom calls led by various members of the LPA OWLS Community and the LPA Community in general.    

As we look ahead, we already have Zoom calls and District OWLS Mixer and Open Forums scheduled with more details about those presentations to come in the near future via announcements on the OWLS Facebook page, the Vintage LPA Facebook page, each LPA District's Facebook page, and direct e-mails.  

  • Saturday, September 10th, 2022 - OWLS Mixer & Open Forum, District 1 Fall Conference - Waltham/Boston, MA - hosted by OWLS District 1 Representative Ruth Ricker.
  • Sunday, September 18th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern - OWLS Online Zoom Call - "LP Adventures - Cruising Hints & Tips For LPs" - presentation by Yvonne Chapman.  To register, visit HERE. (You will need to login to the website to registered).
  • Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 11am Eastern - OWLS Mixer & Open Forum, District 3 Fall Conference - Natural Bridge, VA - hosted by OWLS National Co-Coordinator Greg Lawrence.
  • Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 - OWLS Mixer & Open Forum, District 2 Fall Conference - Langhorne, PA - hosted by OWLS District 2 Representative Patricia Yoder.
  • Sunday, November 20th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern - OWLS Online Zoom Call - "Skeletal Dysplasia" - presentation by Mari Groves, MD, member of the LPA Medical Advisory Board and Pediatric Neurosurgeon at John Hopkins Hospital.

And yes, in 2023, you can look forward to OWLS Online Zoom calls on the following dates:

  • Sunday, January 22, 2023
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Sunday, November 19, 2023 

Come join us - come see your friends and make some new ones - and enjoy!

OWLS District Representatives and OWLS National Co-Coordinators

District 1
Ruth Ricker
[email protected]
617-549-8849 

District 2
Patricia Yoder
[email protected]
607-467-2380

District 5
Stacie Pouliot
[email protected]
248-953-6226

District 10
Mark Trombino
[email protected]
602-421-6314

District 11
Nancy Webster
[email protected]
253-226-9862

District 12
Louise Briscoe
[email protected] 
818-383-1150

OWLS Co-Coordinators
Greg Lawrence
[email protected]
301-879-8854

Harold Weaver
[email protected]
707-747-6367

OWLS Legacy Reception 

It was great to see old faces and new at LPA's Inaugural OWLS Legacy Reception, which was held on Sunday, July 3, 2022  during the Spokane National Conference. Huge shout out to District 2’s Anthony Soares for sponsoring this year's OWLS Legacy Reception.

We had an amazing turnout with 35 people in attendance. Thank you to Faith Pedersen, Membership Coordinator for helping facilitate the event. We had 23 OWL members and 12 Young Adults and Teens.

During the reception, we ran a continuous loop of photographic memories put together by Harold Weaver and Jim Kay. 

We will do this again in Austin, Texas. Hope to see everyone next year at the Conference. 

If you have anything Newsy, please email Greg Lawrence ( [email protected]) or Harold Weaver ([email protected]) for inclusion in our next OWLS Zoom Meeting. 

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