Don't let our name fool you. We are women in our 40's, 50's and 60's, all ages very well represented! We are married and single, widowed and divorced, working and retired. We come from all over: Alameda to Tracy, Fremont to Pittsburg and everywhere in between.
Fun, Feisty and Over 40 is a group where you can share a few laughs, try some new activities and hopefully cultivate some new friendships. Our goal is to support, empower, intellectually stimulate and bond with other women. We are member-driven, with activities and social gatherings organized and hosted by our own fun, feisty ladies. We strive to create an inviting and welcoming environment at every event. While the group continues to thrive and grow, our events remain intimate and welcoming. Don't let that "I'm new and I'm alone" shyness stop you. Even the long term members don't know everyone and we have all had that first time experience. Give us the opportunity to get to know you!
If you wish to have a closer look and get a better idea of our events and how people feel about us, check out our "Group reviews" link on the left of the page.
Your input, thoughts and ideas will be essential in making our gatherings fun, interesting, varied and fulfilling. Remember, this is YOUR group. Whatever your interests are, there is always someone who shares them. It is just a matter of finding those people. The possibilities are truly endless.
Lastly, we are a comparatively small group. This is by design. We like to maintain a certain intimacy at our events. We want members to feel like they are part of a small group of friends, not a large, faceless group of names on a roster. To that end, members with unpaid dues who do not visit the website periodically (Meetup keeps track of this) will be removed from our membership. Also members who do not attend an event within 60 days from joining are subject to removal from the group.
This is not meant to be arbitrary and we have no attendance requirements, it is just a mechanism to help ensure that the people who join have a genuine interest in participating. We like to keep our membership of active participants small and at times hold off on accepting new memberships if we get too many applying.
Come be a part of this diverse, exciting group of women.
One more thing...when you sign up, please use your last name or initial to further identify yourself. We have several women with the same first names and this helps alleviate some of the confusion. We will not accept anyone as a member that uses a first name only.
We look forward to meeting you!
Sharon, and all the organizers in our group
Some of Our Guidelines:
We collect dues of $10 per year. With the exception of new members, we collect them in November/December for ease of bookkeeping and we remove all unpaid members in early January. They will be used for Meetup administrative fees, game supplies, deposits for event organizers, and a free event at some point during the year. Our dues can be paid by personal check or cash and you will be requested to pay this fee within one week after your first event, If you join the last quarter of the year from 10/1 to the end of the year, the dues will just be 5.00 for the final quarter of the year. In January each year we delete all members with unpaid dues.
This group is about making friends. Please DO NOT RSVP 'Yes' unless you are absolutely sure you will be attending the event. We do not stand our friends up after we have made plans with them.
If you have a last minute change of plans, please take a few moments to change your RSVP to 'No' . If you have an issue, DO NOT POST a message as they do not always get to the event organizer in a timely matter. Get in contact with the event host by clicking on their picture. This will take you to their profile, where you can click on the "send email" link.
There will be no refunds, unless otherwise specified, once dues or event fees have been paid.
Chronic No-Shows (2 within a year)or excessive tardies will be cause to be removed from the Group. You will also be considered a No-Show if you change your "Yes" RSVP to "No" RSVP after the stated deadline or if you have consistent last minute cancellations.
Also, we have also had a couple of instances where members showed up without any RSVP's at all. This is just as disruptive and unfair as a no-show, particularly where there is limited space and/or reservations have been made.
Bunco is one game that specifically needs a certain count of people. Bunco is our most popular game and almost always has a wait list. If you sign up for Bunco, be sure that you plan to attend. If you feel something could cause you to miss Bunco, please cancel 48 hours or more early so that someone on the wait list can plan to attend. A no show or a late cancellation for Bunco or any other games or events that have a waitlist can be cause to be barred from signing up for those types of events in the future.
We do allow guests at certain events, depending on a variety of factors such as venue and number of members attending. This is subject to the approval of event host. Our only stipulation is that they be female adults over 40 unless otherwise stated.
This is a strictly social group. If you are new to the group and have your own business, you may identify yourself as the owner or representative of XYZ company, but you may not solicit the members under any circumstances. Solicitation is grounds for removal.
If you are an active member of the group and are starting a new venture, you are permitted to alert the other members, one time only, using the "email all" function. For our group the address is FFOVER40firstname.lastname@example.org.
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