There is a suggested donation of $6 every 6 months to help the organizer cover the costs involved to be able to have a Meetup on this site. There is a link to PayPal on the Welcome page of our Meetup site.
Hope you can help! :)
This group is for Canadians of all ages who would like to build more friendships with other Canadians in the Bay Area.
Our members live anywhere from the greater San Jose area, through Morgan Hill and Gilroy, to Redwood City, Fremont, and Hayward, and San Francisco. San Jose seems to be the middle ground area for the group, so many events will be located in or around San Jose, and sometimes further out too. The age range within the group is mid 20's to mid 40's so far... but all ages are welcome :)
We often get together for dinner on Saturday nights. We try to meet at least 1x every 3 weeks, sometimes more. We will also plan other outings such as bowling, dancing, mini-golf, movie nights, comedy club night etc... but, restaurants and pubs seem to be the most regular outing so far :)
RSVP and Attendance Policies
We like to have as few rules as we can for our group members. Because many of our events are for a small number of attendees, RSVPs and attendance are very important. So, we've established a few easy-to-follow, common-sense guidelines.
Because we are a Canadian friendship group, please view your RSVP the same way you do when getting together with friends outside of this group. If we all treat our group with the same courtesy we would other friends, all should be well!
Why RSVPs Are Important
They let group members know who they can expect to see & not see.
The organizer uses them when making reservations.
They let the organizer know who to look out for at the meeting place.
Guests are always welcomed! :) Please include the name of your guest(s) in the RSVP comment section. Many events are for adults only. But, it will be clearly noted in the description when the event is open to the entire family... such as Thanksgiving - the CANADIAN one, eh!? :)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE RSVP.... YES, NO, or MAYBE!!!
Meetup automatically deletes inactive members after 6 mths of inactivity. If you are deleted, you are always welcome to re-join at a later time, if you feel you can start making it out to events.
Keep your RSVP up-to-date.
If you RSVP'd "No" and want to attend last-minute, you are welcome if there are still spaces available. If the event is full, please write a comment with your RSVP saying that you want to be on the "waiting list".
If you are running more than 15 minutes late, call the organizer to let her know your timing. If you have not arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled meeting time and have not called, you will be considered a "no show". Repeated "no shows" may be removed from the group. This is mainly important for activities that require a reservation... such as dinner, bowling, mini-golf. If you're late to meet us at the pub, you'll just be a few drinks behind ;)
Your Profile Page
You MUST include a profile photo of YOURSELF, make sure you are using your REAL name on your profile (makes it easier to find you at Meetups) and take a moment to answer the profile questions.
Please let me know if you are willing to be an Assistant Organizer. There are no set expectations that you plan events on a regular basis. Any help you can provide with posting events on our calendar are greatly appreciated. We still need more Assistant Organizers in the following area's: San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula.... if you live in any of those area's and would like to help us out... PLEASE let me know!!! :) We can also use more Assistant Organizers in all of the Bay Area, so let me know if you are willing to do so. The bonus of being an Assistant Organizer is the YOU get decide on the date, time, place, and activity that works best for YOU :)
New custom buttons are for sale, at $5 per button... it is strongly encouraged that each member purchase a button, to support our group being easily visible at the venue's we attend. Please wear your button to every Meetup that you attend. It doesn't have to be front and center... but, even on your belt loop, or women on their purse... so that we are more easily identified for the new members that are joining, and the regular members that are trying to locate the group if they arrive late (especially in a pub-type setting). Please ask me at the next meetup!! :)
Thanks for reading this lengthy "About Us" page!!
P.S. Please program my cell # into your phone now -- 408.393.6004
P.P.S. Please send me an email with your full name, and YOUR cell #, so I can program YOU into my phone!
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