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Meet & Greet 2014

THIS MEETUP HAS CHANGED:

Come one, come all! Come old, come new! Come silver, come gold!
The first meet & greet of 2013, was an incredibly successful one with 60+ people and plenty of good memories for the year. Let's make this one, one for the charts as well..

Meet & Greet's are for everyone to attend, those of you who have been to many, only a few, and those of you who haven't been to an event yet and are curious to see what FCSL is all about! We cant wait to see you.

Pitchers is a restaurant, pool hall, and bar. Feel free to bring the little ones along, it is okay. This Sunday is the Broncos first playoff game against the Chargers. Feel free to meet me there early to watch the game!!

Samantha
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  • Samantha K.

    GREAT!!

    January 14, 2014

    • Jason

      What is great? That you will be putting up signs for all future meetups? :-)

      January 15, 2014

  • Jason

    Yep, same here Louise May. Disappointing to see such a lack of organization. It was quite a flop to say the least, considering how may people were supposed to come and how few did or weren't even able to find it.

    I don't know much about meetup.com events as I have never been to one, but from what I have read, they are supposed to be an actual "Meetup" with indication of where it actually is located; you know, with a sign or something.

    I sure hope this meetup group becomes more organized in the future. I may give it one more chance, but the next better have at least some effort put forth to bring folks together or it is pointless. It would also be better for a "meet and greet" to be in a place that is quite enough to be able to actually "meet and greet", you know, be able to hear each other talk...

    Yeah, I know these meetups are free, but it costs us money and time to attend anything and it should at least be worth that.

    Sorry for the rant, but I was expecting better...

    January 12, 2014

    • Donal

      ...I also think Pitchers was a great venue...I didn't find it too loud or crowded at all for having good conversations (as long as you didn't mind getting jostled a bit from overzealous darters). I'm not sure if you were aware, but this meet and greet was originally scheduled for a different venue. However, because of the large demand (there were 20 people on the waitlist at one point) and because Mugs didn't get back to the organizer, she thankfully decided to switch to a place that could accomodate us all. Social Locals has been going strong for almost two years, and I would say it is the best group in Fort Collins for bringing together large groups of people, particularly the 20-somethings such as yourself, and one of the most active. I am bummed that you and at least 4 others weren't able to find us, but I would definitely give it another shot. The rewards are definitely worth whatever minor hassles you might have to overcome.

      January 14, 2014

    • Jason

      Hello Donald, I wasn't criticizing at all, just stating the facts. The meetup was not very inviting to new members in my opinion. A small group of people in a corner of a bar mixed in with several other non-members was not easy find for people who didn't know anyone. Yea Pitchers did seem like a cool place, but it was just a bad time to be there, during a game, for those of use who don't appreciate screaming in our ears, lol. I'm sure it was quieter over in that corner, but I ended up at the bar for a while and it was super loud; that was to be expected though.

      Again, I mean no disrespect to the group or its management. It just didn't seem like a "real meetup" for a first timer like myself and others here. I'm sure everyone is great and I would still like to meet everyone sometime :-)

      January 14, 2014

  • John

    there should have been signs - always a good idea and they've been used a lot in the past, and they are really easy to make and set up. I knew half the people and it still took me 10 minutes to find them. That said, Sam did post her phone # here, so anyone could have called or texted her and asked where we were.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Jason

    A sign or something would be helpful. Thought I'd come early to beat the crowd... NOT. Left and came back 30 minutes later and was able to find the group, thanks to someone reaching out to me. Had a blast all night with everyone. Missed a lot of you and hope to meet you soon if I didn't meet you on this one.

    January 13, 2014

  • Karyn K.

    We tried to come during the game, but with the place full, we had no idea which group of people was the meetup group and it looked like there were no seats whatsoever, so we left. I agree that a sign would help greatly. I am new to the group too & wouldn't recognize anyone. Hope to catch you next time (hopefully easier to find you).

    January 13, 2014

  • Ruby C

    Did you guys move over to Traihead? I noticed the pics are from there and not Pitchers? Sorry to have missed it. You know kids and stuff...

    January 13, 2014

    • Donal

      Yep, the party moved over there around 7. Sorry to have missed you...next time!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Russ

    Good food, good people and the Broncos won. Awesome!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Jason

    Really, no signs up at the table or anything? I thought there was supposed to be some kind of a "Meetup" sign or something. How are us newcomers supposed to know if they don't put forth any kind of indication at all?

    Also, I don't even think there were 80 people in whole place. I'm guessing if that small group of people was the so called "Meetup" group, then most people must have bailed out of attending possibly due the the location or day change. I agree with Chelsea, this years meetup should be redone...

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have memory issues and if I walk into a place I can't be looking at my phone of old pictures of other meet ups to see if I recognize someone. I cannot be a newcomer without some indication of who I'm looking for. Until I am familiar with people, I will completely shy away from asking each table if they're it. And judging by the amount of people in the pictures, Amy, I am pretty damn sure we can find a place to accommodate. This city is not that small.

      1 · January 13, 2014

    • Olga

      I am not a newcomer, but I had a hard time finding the group myself. When I actually did see them, there were only a few familiar faces... Everybody else was new! Yes, it would be nice to have a meetup sign in the future.

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It took a few minutes to find the group, but once I did, I had a great time and met several great people. Thanks for a fun night out :)

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    went, but saw no group except the darters who didn't have a clue what I was asking about. No sign or anything. Went home :-(

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    See, I'm telling ya, we should try again!

    January 12, 2014

  • Jason

    Hmm, sounds I'm not the only one then. Did the meetup organizer get ill and not show up or something?

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went to Chili's to drink eat and cheer

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I walked in and with all the people I didn't even try to find someone I recognized from the site.

    January 12, 2014

  • Sara

    Hoping to make the next one:-)

    January 12, 2014

  • Jason

    Hey guys,

    Was this meeting cancelled or something? I was there from 5-6 tonight and saw absolutely no indication of any organized meetup; no signs or large gatherings to be seen or anything like that. I saw a group of people, probably 20 people or so, back by the dartboards, but after asking some of them no one knew what I was talking about. I even asked a few waitresses around and they didn't hear anything about it.

    I went to this location:

    Pitcher's Sports Restaurant
    1100 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO

    That was where the meetup was changed too, right? I'm beginning to wonder though since I didn't see any large groups there and that place was so loud it wouldn't have worked for a meet and greet anyways. Kind of a bummer not finding anyone there for this meetup as it kind of ended up just being wasted gas money for me... :-(

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, I have been nursing a cold all weekend and can't come. I was really looking forward to coming, so maybe later we could do a meet and greet 2? ;) Really wish I could make it.

    January 12, 2014

  • Jason

    Hi, This will be my very first meetup with this group. Looking forward to meeting many many people!

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    3pm for Football? Sounds good to me. This will be my first activity with this group. Looking forward to meeting y'all.

    January 12, 2014

  • Samantha K.

    Hey all! Come by earlier to watch the Playoff game, say 3pm?!

    January 12, 2014

  • Samantha K.

    Hey all! Come by earlier to watch the Playoff game, say 3pm?!

    January 12, 2014

  • Steven

    I have to take my daughter back to college tomorrow, but should be back in time. If the meetup is full, let me know and I'll change my rsvp so someone that knows for sure they are going can attend.

    January 11, 2014

    • Samantha K.

      Still come! I think people will be in and out all day.

      January 12, 2014

  • Sara

    This will be my first meet & greet.

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Jessica

    Hope to catch the next one!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Samantha K.

    Hello everyone, SORRY FOR SUCH SHORT NOTICE.
    I finally heard back from the lady at Mugs Coffee. She had told me that there wouldn't be available space for everyone, SO we are moving the shindig to: Pitcher's Sports Restaurant 1100 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526. KIDS ARE OKAY!! So, Sunday is the Bronco's 1st PLAYOFF game against the Chargers. I figured it'll be cooler to watch the game there with a few of us. SO... now, SUNDAY, January 12,[masked]:00 PM. Feel free to come earlier or later (its ok), I'm sure we will be there until about 7/8pm.

    IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP!!!!!!

    You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup or[masked]-9077. Thank you, Samantha

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plan to stop by for the first 30 minutes before heading to The Mayor for the Beer & Cheese Pairing event.

    January 6, 2014

  • Samantha K.

    I have emailed and called Mugs and they cannot give me an exact amount of capacity. The limit was just a precaution. Feel free to show up as I do not expect everyone to show up who has RSVP'd.

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of us on the Waiting List, does this mean we have to hope someone cancels or falls on the ice? If necessary, I am not beneath hoping someone falls and has a ten minute broken arm. I would however feel bad if they showed up in the eleventh minute fully healed, pissed, and punched me in the face.

    January 5, 2014

    • Mo

      Same question here.

      January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I also have the same question.

      January 6, 2014

  • Jason

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! First timer here too :-)

    January 1, 2014

  • Salman A.

    I'm waiting for meeting you guys!

    January 1, 2014

  • Cess P.

    Can't wait to see you guys again :) !!!!

    December 27, 2013

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