This meet-up group is dedicated to creating social events for people who want to expand their social network. I started this group in September 2011 after attending a few other groups and not feeling the right vibe, OR wanting to attend an event but nothing happens.
Personally, am self-employed and an expat from the US (Colorado) - I've have found it hard to meet people the ol' fashioned way (at work or school) and hope to create a group that is useful and beneficial for many. Most events that I plan will be in the city, Eastern Suburbs, Surry Hills area - and I'm happy for anyone to plan anything, anywhere.
Most events will be online about 3 weeks in advance to give you plenty of time to arrange your schedule. If something needs to be pre-booked, I will give more than 3 weeks notice for an event.
We will plan drinks after work, movie nights, book clubs, Sunday brunch, dancing, jazz - actually, anything you want. We'll keep our events smallish so you can actually meet people and not get lost in the crowd. Recently we've been getting between 15-20 at most events. AND, if you'd like to host an event, please step up so we can have quite a few things to choose from each month. I promise that this won't become a singles group, or a boozy crowd - just friendly people who want to meet other folks for their own social lives! :)
If this sounds like you - we'd love to have you join us:
maybe you are new to Sydney
possibly you'll be an expat, from interstate or from the country
you are somewhere in the age range of 35-45ish...
you might work for yourself or you work with only a few people
just maybe you have been in Sydney your whole life but find yourself without many people to hang out with
you may be a guy, or a girl...
you might be a mum or dad
perhaps you are single or you might be in a relationship
you are looking for something to do a few times a month
If any of the above fits - come hang out with us soon!
By the way, after running this group for two years now (Since Sept 2011) I've realised that my own expenses build up: annual meetup fees, booking fees, paypal fees, etc. Therefore, there is currently a $5 membership fee when joining. Its not much, but it will help me to keep this group going! :)
PS - we love the number of active friends we have and we want to keep our members as active as they want to be. Please have a look at our meetup page every now and then and join us when you can. We do monthly housekeeping and delete members who are inactive on the website for more than 3 months. This helps us to know more accurately how many 'real' friends we have on Meetup, not just people who have joined. Hope to see you soon! :)