Are you aware that a photograph of yourself, less than 10 years old, in which your face is clearly visible, is required? (Note: this is a new requirement. Some old members do not meet it and they are grandfathered in).
Do you know that a human first name is required? If you don't want to change your meetup name, you can email me your first name and I will make it your title in this group only. Some old members don't meet this requirement and are grandfathered in.
Every month, we will post links to three unrelated web pages, usually news stories, to discuss at dinner. People are to read these articles (and other sources if they so wish) and come and have dinner to discuss them. The intent is that this REQUIRED reading will take about 2 hours. The events will generally be on Sunday or Saturday evening to give people time during the weekend to do the reading.
The idea is to be like a book club, but with far more modest demands on peoples' time.
RSVP's will be limited.
There will also be a focus on having a nice meal from a variety of international cuisines, the restaurants will have a different nationality every time. We will only go to restaurants that agree in advance to do separate checks. Specific information about the price of a restaurant (if not a link to an online menu) will be provided.
A deposit will be required to RSVP WHICH WILL BE REFUNDED IN CASH when you show up at the meetup on time.
Sometimes there will be pre-event discussion, as comments on the event page, or on the discussion board, about the topics. Rude comments will be deleted at the organizer's discretion, as will comments by people who won't be attending, especially if they are running down the topics.