2021 San Antonio Virtual Retreat


“Friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.”
Thank you for registering for the Grove San Antonio Virtual Retreat! We have a fantastic program lined up for this Friday and Saturday.

Please read below for the full agenda, program, information on how to sign-on to the Zoom session, and more!

Pre-Retreat Items


Virtual Retreat Speaker Survey
Some of our panels and speakers have asked us to share a brief survey ahead of the event in order to discuss the feedback/results during their session.
If you would like to participate in this survey, it only takes a few minutes of your time. Your responses will be anonymous.
Click here to fill out the survey.
Please complete the survey by5 PM ET on Thursday, February 18.

Submit your questions for these Q&A’s
BGE: Domestic Terrorism with Lauren Anderson (Grover)Lauren will be speaking on domestic terrorism on Saturday. Please add any questions you have to the linked google doc below. You will also have time to add questions during the breakout session following Lauren’s BGE.
Click here to access the google doc.

PANEL: Get comfortable asking uncomfortable questions; Anything you have always wanted to ask about…This is a new AMA style panel – it will provide a space to ask the questions you may not normally feel comfortable asking anyone else.
If you have any questions you would like to ask ahead of time please submit them to the google doc below. You can also add questions during the session.
Click here to access the google doc.


I Got/You Got Sign Up
When we meet in person at our various retreats, we like to host a feature called “I Got/You Got”, which gives members a chance to share opportunities or information with other members. It can be a chance to share job opportunities, upcoming books, new endeavors, Real Estate rentals, house swaps, or space available for trusted Grovers, etc.
This is not meant for you to sell something or ask for donations, rather a chance to highlight something you are passionate about. “I Got/You Got” is also a way for you to give back and volunteer something in return for a service or an opportunity you are looking for help with. So, give and get. You should speak no longer than 1 or 2 minutes.
Click here to sign up for I Got/You Got
Please complete the survey by5 PM ET on Friday, February 19.

Zoom Information

The Zoom meeting information for the retreat is below, both Friday and Saturday have the same meeting link, ID, and password.
Attendees will be placed in a waiting room before entering the event. If you are not registered for the event, you will not be granted access into the Virtual Retreat. We encourage you to sign into the event using the video feature. If you must call into the event, let Leslie know what number you will call in with ahead of time to avoid any disruption to your experience.

Just like all of our in-person Grove retreats, the Virtual Retreat will be off-the-record, therefore the sessions will not be recorded.


Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes

Cocktail: Becca-ritas

1 oz Don Julio Anejo- or the tequila of your choice

½ oz Grand Marnier

½ oz Cointreau

Juice from whole lime

Sweetener of your choice.

Mix together and shake like a martini to get it icy cold.

Drink and enjoy—limit is usually 2 because there is no mix so the lime juice is the only liquid that is not alcohol.

Mocktail: Faux-jito

6 thin slices of English cucumber, plus 1 long, thin slice for garnish

6 large mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish

2 ounces fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce agave


4 ounces cold club soda

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber with the mint leaves. Add the lime juice and agave and fill with ice; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Add the club soda; stir once. Garnish with the cucumber slice and mint sprig.

Mocktail: Mockarita

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1/3 cup light agave syrup

Kosher salt

1 cup ice cubes

1 cup chilled lime seltzer (LaCroix is good)

Combine the lime juice, orange juice and agave in a spouted measuring cup. Pour into an ice cube tray or two and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Pour the salt into a small dish. Dip the rims of 2 glasses in water, then dip the rims in the salt to coat. Combine the ice cubes, seltzer and frozen juice cubes in a blender and blend on high until smooth and pourable. Pour into the prepared glasses and serve immediately.