As organizer I can send messages to everyone in the group, not just those on the mailing list.
If you remove yourself from the mailing list, you will still recieve all notices pertaining to the meetups themselves and any updates or issues that I or one of the assistant organizers wish to send out.
We have the option of having the replies go to the mailing list or to ourselves, so if you are not on the mailing list you should only recieve the first message and none of the responses.
Please let me know if this should prove to not be the case.
Again I apologize for any inconvenience.
If you loan someone $50, and you never see them again, it was money well spent.