We limit the number of members in our group and add new members periodically.
This group is for you if you enjoy having fun, meeting people and making new friends. Whether you are divorced, widowed or never married, and you are over 50 years, you are welcome to apply for membership. Our goal is to increase opportunities to meet new people who share similar interests. Maybe even trying new things out of your comfort zone! Most of our activities will take place at locations throughout central RI.
Life is short, get out of the house and come have fun!
FUN HAPPENINGS POLICY GUIDELINES - Please read prior to joining.
This is being posted here and to the discussion board in order to clarify questions that continue to arise and to share our vision for the continued smooth operation of the group. We do enjoy planning events for our members and want to ensure events run as successfully as possible. Most of these are simply common courtesy. If you have questions or concerns please email John M and Terri directly.
By joining and being a member of FUN HAPPENINGS FOR SINGLES OVER 50 you agree to the following policy guidelines:
1 - Fun Happenings Meetup Group is not affiliated with any other MeetUp Group. This group was created to be intentionally separate and to offer alternative activities from other MeetUp groups catering to the interest of single individuals 50 years of age and older. One of the benefits of having a separate group, is to offer different activities so members of multiple groups have more choices of events they are interested in attending. If we all were to schedule the same event for the same time/place/date it leaves less choices.
2 - Re-posting/Duplicate Cross-posting Coordinating of events: The organizers of Fun Happenings will, at our discretion plan or coordinate events with other groups as we see fit. Event organizing takes a lot of time and research in order for the event to be successful... If you are an Organizer or Event Host for another group, PLEASE DO NOT RE-POST/Duplicate CROSS-POST a Fun Happenings event UNLESS you have specific permission from Terri to do so for that single event. Event postings are considered intellectual property of the group organizer. At this time we do not re-post other meetup groups events. However, if we do in the future it will be done directly with only the organizer for that specific MeetUp group.
3 - We reserve the right to drop/ban members whose behavior is deemed to be inappropriate for our group. Any kind of harassing or threatening behavior towards another Fun Happenings member will not be tolerated and will be cause for immediate expulsion from the group.
4 - NO SHOWS and LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS: Not showing up for an event after you have RSVP'd is unfair to the other members who are on the wait list for that event. Furthermore it shows a lack of regard to the event organizer. we understand life happens and you may not feel well or may have changed your mind about attending. Every effort should be made to update your RSVP status. Ideally we would like this to be done at least 24 hours prior to the start of an event. This time frame will give organizers time to adjust reservations, and for members on the wait list to have time to be notified of an opening. If you have an unexpected circumstance and need to cancel at the last minute, every effort should be made to contact the organizer ASAP via email or phone. Members who fail to change their RSVP or are a NO SHOW risk being dropped from the group.
5 - Regarding transportation to and from events: It is not the responsibility of event organizers to arrange for transportation or to organize carpools for members.contacti Arrangements should be made by individuals through their email and not via the events RSVP or comments section.
6 - Regarding Posting of comments: Event comments should not be used for instant messaging or as a venue for posting personal health information. another members address, phone #, or other personal conversations. Please respect the privacy of other members. The organizers have the right to delete any comments or discussions deemed inappropriate at their discretion.
7- Regarding events held in private homes: Please respect that you are in a private home. DO NOT bring a guest unless you have specific permission directly from the host to do so. DO NOT forward the email containing the address directions and phone number of the host to others. If you lose the directions or address, email the organizer directly. As with all events, the host or event organizer have the right to limit the number of attendees. Please respect the number stated for an event.
8 - Regarding Personal Safety: The organizers and event hosts are not responsible for your personal safety. Joining and electing to participate in any events with Fun Happenings for Singles Over 45 means you have read the policy guidelines assume all liability for your safety while participating in events. You know your own limitations best, please choose activities that you are physically and emotionally comfortable participating in.
9 - Regarding costs: You are responsible for all associated costs for yourself for event activities. the organizer may on occasion require a deposit or payment for an event upfront. If you do not use Pay Pal you are responsible for making arrangements via email to the organizer. The organizer has the right to decline the alternative arrangement. You may want to consider using a pre-paid credit card that can be purchased to make your transactions if you are hesitant to use your regular bank card/credit card. At restaurant events we will ask for separate checks, but if the restaurant is not able to do so, it is up to you to pay your share of the bill including a 20% tip.
10. Some members for personal reasons prefer not to be photographed or have their pictures posted. Please be respectful of other members wishes if they ask you to not take/post their photo. If there is a photo posted of you and you wish for it to be taken down, please contact the member who posted it or John M, Terri or Jean F.
11. REGARDING RSVP's TO BRING A GUEST: If the organizer has not set up the event to allow guests on the RSVP section, then it is not allowed for that event. This is in order to allow members the first opportunity to attend when there are a limited number of slots available. If you have a friend who is interested in attending and they are single and over 45 then they can join the group and RSVP for the event. It is up to the individual organizer to allow a guest if it is not posted as an option on the RSVP section.
12. A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR PROFILE: We require all Fun Happenings members to post a recent photo of themselves in their profile. Nothing provocative please.
LAST BUT VERY IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT
Come to the events with a positive attitude to have fun!
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with the policy. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon : )
Fun Happenings Organizing Team