Circle of Friends (COF) is a spin-off from Donna's "Singles over 40" group. The intent is that COF will be a relatively small group of friends, rather than a large group of "strangers" (or members we have never met). For that reason it is a private and closed group.
COF came about because some of the friends that I had met through SOF were either leaving the group, or no longer attending meetups, as they were no longer "single". This new group enables both singles and couples to meet up to socialise with friends we have previously met. So, some of our members will be single, and some will be in relationships.
This Circle of Friends is built on respect and trust. The expectation is that because many of us will already know each other, we are probably already communicating via other methods so will excel in communication in regards to our availability and attendance. And of course we will all treat each other how we would want to be treated ourselves - resulting in zero "no shows", and very few "late cancellations".
In order to be a member of this group you must already be known to a current COF member, preferably the organiser (Donna). Many of our members will either be past or present members of SOF. It is expected that most members of this group will be in their 40s and 50s.
You are allowed to bring 1 or 2 guests to COF meetups (as opposed to SOF) - please make sure you RSVP for the correct number attending.
P.S - If you are observant you may notice that this group "dates back" to 2013. In actual fact, COF was formed on 14th December 2015. The earlier dates show on some pages as COF was formed by using the meetup backbone of a group which was shut down. This was done so that we could use the "suggest a meetup" function which has now been disabled in the NEW meetup groups.