Thank you for considering our group. We are a fun loving, friendly group of adults ranging from age 21-99. We embrace new members and always ensure they are welcome to all our events. Most events are small with 12-30 members attending, with special events that may be attended by 200+ members. Events range from casual dinner series, happy hour mingling, bowling, attending movies, new member dance parties, trips overnight and volunteering in the local community. Members support and help each other.. and actually become great friends that are closer than many family members.
I chose to start this group because I had attended many other Meet Up Groups "events" and noticed that I always felt like I just didn't fit in. Not that I didn't really belong, but because the group gave me the feeling that I wasn't one of the regular members... wasn't in "their" clique. So, I decided I would NOT organize a group that became a clique of people, who sometimes made others feel unwelcome because they weren't part of their little "clique". My desire and concept is to make everyone feel loved and welcome.
So, I put in place a few core values with the following rules:
One - sit boy, girl, boy, girl... which promotes conversation and new friendships.
Two - wearing of name tags... which gives everyone the same playing field by knowing each others names.
Three - to make everyone feel welcome in order to promote community, which Meet Up was designed to do
We are not a dating meet up. Instead we focus on friendships between single adults, men and women. However, if romance occurs we are all for that and will support you in your decisions.
Collectively, this group is compassionate, caring and very, very friendly. Laughter is our best medicine and you will find some of us a bit goofy because we truly like who we are. I can promise that you will find at least a true friend in most of us and hope you make a decision to join us.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Theresa Baschon, Organizer
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