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Update 2016: Once a Meetup Group passes 50 members, the Organizer Dues increase to the next pay tier. As HDYP approaches 50 members, member selection criteria and participation currency requirements will get stricter. This can be alleviated by "chipping in" and contributing to the Organizer Dues. A suggested contribution is $10 (once a year if you plan on being with us long term!). Thank you for helping the success and dedication of this group and its members! We're still growing and hoping to up the attendance of regular Happy Hour and Bowling events before attempting larger scale events which will require minimum committed participation.
Hey High Desert!
Are you a young professional based in the High Desert? Does your social life involve driving an hour down the hill, and you wish you didn't have to go so far? Wish you had some closer people to hang out with, even if it's just simply food and drinks after work?
Our objective is to help local young professionals living or working in the Victor Valley meet new people they can relate to and trust in casual friendly environments, without having to drive down the Cajon Pass.
Our group meets primarily once a week on weeknight evenings (4-6pm start times for "Happy Hour") for drinks, casual fun at local venues, and growing as friends. Occasional weekend events can occur when the demand calls for it, but primarily we meet 1-2x a week Monday-Friday ~5-8pm. This starting point of new friendships can lead to planning bigger events such as house parties, camping trips, beach, vegas etc.
There are several social Meetup Groups based in the High Desert to choose from. HDYP caters specifically to the 24-39 age range and professional walk of life.
IMPORTANT - This is a very special opportunity for the Victor Valley, so we are serious about this group being legitimate. We prefer our members to have walks of life in line with the group's identity and to participate actively. All new members are asked to introduce themselves by answering a few simple questions.
Specifically, you are who we are looking for if you:
-Are 24-39 years old
-Live or work in the Victor Valley (Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley)
-Have a Professional Degree (Students can join too!)
-Are employed, preferably working the 8-5 in the area. Our events cater to this schedule i.e. starting around 5-6PM on weeknights.
We also encourage a donation to cover group costs - see Disclaimer below.
Hope to meet you soon!
Disclaimer. PLEASE READ COMPLETELY. You agree to this before joining:
"High Desert Young Professionals" aka HDYP is not for profit and is maintained solely on the Meetup social media platform. The organizer pays dues to Meetup at $120 a year (one $60 payment every 6 months) to run a meetup group of up to 50 members (i.e. "Basic Membership"). To help cover this charge, all members are encouraged to donate to the group to help cover this cost. The suggested donation is $10, each year for long-term members. Donations received will directly fund the Meetup dues, and any in excess will go directly toward events which the organizer will make known regarding their use. This payment may be made through the Meetup website (using the Contributions/Chip In button on the main page), or by cash or check to the Organizer at an event in person. This will not be enforced, and Meetup won't kick any members out for not paying. However, upon joining, you must acknowledge that you have been made aware of the ability to donate and why it's encouraged.
All members are expected to participate in events regularly; lack of active, in-person participation in the group within a reasonable time frame of joining will result in a discontinuation of membership. Our membership reflects active, participating members. We will consider all members who join who may be located well outside the Victor Valley area or be i
As a member of HDYP, you agree to waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability Meetup.com, HDYP and its organizers, and all other members of HDYP during this group's events. You also agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and promise not to pursue legal action or monetary damages from the above entities from any liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in group events, whether caused by inappropriate/criminal/illegal actions, negligence of release, or otherwise. "Meetup.com" does not represent, condone, or endorse any particular behavior of the members of "Meetup Groups" including HDYP. It is the responsibility of the organizer to create specific rules and disclaimers which best fit the group's interests.
You consent to being photographed at events and these photos will be published on the HDYP Meetup page as well as our Facebook HDYP page. Both pages are considered "Private" by Social Media standards - only members of the group(s) can see the photos uploaded.
HDYP does not tolerate illegal or criminal activities of any kind. Members are expected to behave in an adult manner at all events organized and endorsed by the group.