This is a group for people around my age (30's and 40's) with similar interests (East siders, nightlife, social, etc). Everyone in their 30's and 40's are welcome, single, married, etc. Please note this is not a Singles Group. This is for anyone and everyone who wants to hang out, and be social who are in their 30s and 40s. If you are single and are on the prowl, this group is not for you. If there are numerous complaints about stalker-type behavior, you will be removed from the group immediately. Hang out, relax, have fun, and meet good people.
Please make sure that, in settings, you are set up to receive group notifications and please make sure to check the page before leaving. Events may be cancelled due to weather or an illness. I will always send an email out to you if this happens, but if you aren't set up for group emails, you will not receive this email.
Attendance Policy-If you have two (2) no-shows, you will be dismissed from the group. I understand things come up, but please be respectful and either change your RSVP, write on the event's wall, or send me a message. If you RSVP 'yes', and I try to contact you regarding the event and I don't hear back from you, I reserve the right to change your RSVP, and if this is a repeat occurance (me contacting you, for whatever reason, and not receiving a response), I reserve the right to remove and ban you from the group. Also, if you decide to bring guests, please be accurate with your RSVP as sometimes, there is a limit as to how many people can be in the provided space. You can't assume that there is unlimited space for us.
Please note that this page is not for advertising. We love ideas and suggestions, but if you advertise in this group, you will be deleted. If you are not sure if what you want to post is advertising, ask me (Gayle).
In case you didn't know, Meetup.com charges organizers, it is now $180 for the year. In July, I paid my dues (to meetup) until January. Everyone will receive a free 60 day trial. **Please note that I will not be charging member dues until the end of the year. I don't know what kind of time commitments I'll have and I don't want to collect dues for the year if I'm not going to be able to continue with the group. Right now, everyone (new members) have 60 free days and I'm happy to extend that until the end of the year. Once I know my availability for next year, I may start up again with member dues (or, if my job allows it, I will pay the dues). Please understand that I've paid over $400 to meetup, so me asking for member dues is to help cover that cost.
One more thing-if you RSVP to a paid event, you need to make payment arrangements right away unless you contact me. I am flexible, but I am not a mind reader. If I don't receive payment, and if I don't hear back from you, your RSVP will be moved to 'no' so we can make room for others. I have tried, on several occasions, trying to reach people who RSVP 'yes' and they never respond. If this is a frequent occurrence, you will be removed from the group.
I spend a lot of my own time planning fun events for everyone, and I don't get paid for this.
MOST IMPORTANTLY-drama is not welcome. This is not a dating group. If you bring drama and if you are on the prowl and make people uncomfortable, you will be removed without advance warning. I also take pride in people in our group not being left out. I've been there, and it isn't fun. If a member goes out of their way to exclude others, you may be removed and banned from the group.
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