**update** I will be relaunching this group on a new platform soon. I love the idea of a moms' group, that does not require a fee. Meetup.com is making it more and more difficult to do so. You may have already noticed a change with your other groups--Meetup is encouraging Organizers to collect dues, changing the pricing, reducing billing options and not allowing optional member donations. I personally don't think it's fair to say that Meetup is free to join, but then expect members to pay something like $10 for every group. (Have a flat fee and be done with it. Also, it's just a forum, they aren't organizing or doing anything--I don't feel like dishing out money to have members and organizers do all the work anyway. Done venting; I promise!)
I encourage you to make the best of the group! Plan, have fun, make connections, share email, network at events, make friends! We're moving forward this year--stay tuned for an updated page. Thanks for your patience.
This group was started because although there are a lot of great groups, there wasn't one for "mature moms". Moms in their 30s, and older with newborns and infants. I am 33 and have one young child. When the original organizer stepped down, I stepped up because I wanted to make sure that the group for mommies like me would still be around. Hopefully there will be an interest :)
I too, like the group's founder, am not from this area, so would love to meet new moms and explore the Alexandria area.
Members of this group must:
**note: donations are appreciated but NOT required. While Meetup is free for members, it charges organizers to have a page. This page costs a minimum of $12 a month (cost is higher if payments are made month-to-month, rather than prepaid)**
All donations will be logged in the "money" section of this group http://www.meetup.com/Alexandria-Mature-Mom...
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers