Twelve months to meet people...no problem! Here are some tips that might cut some corners for you: join a sport team, take up a hobby through a club, or check the local paper for community activities. If all goes well then you will get to follow your interests while making new friends and better yet you will be around people who have similiar interests.
I don`t believe this is what you are really asking for but regarding connectors, with today`s technology we have many options from face to face connections to electronic connections. Plus thanks to databases like ACT software, it now easier then ever to "stay in touch" by writing a common mail merge letter and then personalizing each individual letter with comments which have meaning between the author and the receipient.
Best wishes in meeting people who next August will be there to celebrate the awesomeness of another wonderful year in your life!
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