Hi! We are a VERY active group of Mommies in the Arlington Area (but you do NOT need to live in Arlington to participate in our meet-ups) who like to give our children and ourselves an opportunity to meet friends! We have lots of activities for mommies with different needs, and have something on our calendar almost every day of the week. In addition, we have meetups where our significant others will be included (hey, it's hard for dads to make friends too) and mommy night outs (sometimes you just need a couple of hours away). We hope you can join us and we look forward to getting to know you and your children!
In order for our group to run efficiently and SAFELY, the following guidelines will be in place - you must read and agree with these guidelines in order to be accepted as a member of the group - this is for the benefit of everyone -thanks in advance, for your understanding.
1.Dues will need to be received within two weeks of attending your first meetup. You will need to pay one of the organizers cash in person. The meetup site costs money to run it every month and this is why we ask for dues in a timely manner. We do understand that things come up and ask that you contact an organizer if you're having an issue paying the dues. If we have not heard from you by the end of the two weeks, you will be subject to removal from the group. You are welcome to reapply to the group as soon as you pay your dues. We have spoken to leaders of other groups and this seems to be a common problem so we're attempting to deal with it in the fairest, most efficient way possible. Dues are non-refundable if a member is removed for non-compliance of rules.
2.For security, you will need to attend your first meetup within 30 days of joining our group. We have LOTS of different activities on the calendar - if you cannot attend one within your first month of membership, I'm not sure that you have the time to commit to us. We are a group of women trying to support each other, that's not possible when we can never see you. In addition, we don't want any "lurkers" in the group - who have access to a calendar where they have access to "view" where a group of women and their children might be at any given time but have never been seen by anyone. Anyone who is not able to comply, will be removed from the group. You will be welcome to reapply when you feel you have more time to share in our activities. If you have extenuating circumstances, we do take that into consideration.
3.Anyone applying to the group will be asked to attend a meet and greet playdate prior to being accepted as a member. If you have a friend in the group or have been referred to our group, please make sure you mention that when filling out your membership questions when applying to our group. That will help us automatically feel comfortable letting you and your family into our group. All new applicants will also need to post a picture of themselves prior to being accepted into the group.
4.Once a member of the group we ask that you attend at least one event every 30 days (not just once a month) so that our community remains an active one. If you do not attend at least one event per 30 days you will be subject to removal from the group. We have a zero tolerance rule for new members (first 3 months).
5.There will be certain events that do not count towards attendance. These events will be noted on the event page. Library story times and virtual events will never be counted towards attendance.
6.We know that there are many group choices for you to be a member of and each group can offer something different for your needs. We do ask that you not take our calendar events and share them with your other groups, if you do it will be grounds for removal from the group. We work hard on our calendar each month!
7.Do to the popularity and limited space of our in-home playdates, you are required to cancel for an in-home playdate at least 24 hours in advance [/b]if you have RSVPed "Yes." For emergencies, you should contact the host either via email or phone and let them know that you will not be able to attend. If you RSVP "Yes" to three events and are a no show, you will be removed from the group. Out of common courtesy to your other community members we ask that you do the same for public playdates.
We are working hard to make sure that you have the BEST experience possible with the other mommies and their families in our group. We want you to feel welcomed and safe wherever we choose to meet. Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
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