"It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you all know that after five amazing years & 286 meetups, I will be shutting down the Durham Active Gamers meetup group on August 15th, 2015. The organizers lives have changed and we no longer have the time to devote to the group to make it as awesome as it should be. Rather than let it flounder, I have decided to close it with the possibility of reopening it sometime in the future when it can be all that it has been in the past. If you have any questions, let me know. It’s been wonderful the last few years meeting and getting to know so many amazing people that have joined this group, many of whom I now consider dear friends – thank you.
A group of fun, easy-going, friendly people who love video games (or dice/board games) as much as they like being active...whether it's biking, swimming, running, soccer, basketball, dance, yoga, kickboxing, rugby, weight-lifting...WHATEVER :) But staying active in addition to our couch potato time! We might do either activity (or both if we get into a rigorous Wii tennis match!) and just enjoy being around people with common interests.
UPDATE: The last several years "active" has expanded to various activities including but certainly not limited to: adventurous food-tasting, book-reading, movie-watching, & playing with lemurs.
1) Membership Dues: Having a meetup group is an annual cost of $144; to maintain this we charge a yearly $3 membership fee. This will also be used to cover costs incurred by the organizer or hosts if members do not show up (see new policy below concerning "no shows") and to assist in funding meetup events. You can pay this online. It is to be paid before you rsvp "yes" for your first meetup and again the following year.
2) No Show Policy: This is intended to encourage accurate RSVPs. After 3 "no shows" (RSVPing "yes" to an event and then not showing up) the member may be removed from group. This is being done for several reasons: - Often times event reservations are paid in advance, leaving the host to unfairly pay for no shows. - Frequently, there are large waiting lists of people who would really like to attend the event. By not coming, an individual deprives someone else the chance to partake. I understand things come up last minute and most of our members tend to be very busy people so it's easy to forget things! Two no shows will be allowed...but the third strike, you're out!
3) Coming Uninvited: Additionally, if you are not on the "going" list or do not have special permission from the organizer or host to attend a meetup, please do not show up. We have a specific number of people that we plan on for each meetup. It's also not fair to those members that have been patiently waiting on the waiting list if others are able to come to the meetup who weren't even on the list. Members may be removed who show up without permission or without being on the "going" list.
4) You cannot age out.As long as you join before turning 40, you're welcome to stay forever :D