We welcome any mother who has the time and desire to be involved in our playgroup. We want to be a group of friends, not just acquaintances. As of now our membership consists of moms with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Our playdates are held weekday mornings at various locations in Knoxville.
$5.00 a year.
New members are expected to pay during their first 30 days.
Current member payments are due 30 days from their join date. You can find this info by clicking on the Members Tab. For example, if Jane joined November 20, 2008, she would be expected to pay again by December 20, 2009. Please be prompt. No refunds.
Monies go toward Meetup site maintenance fees.
We do have to meet all of our new members before joining. Our children's safety is our number one concern.
We do like for our members to stay active. We do ask that you attend at least one event a month in order to remain an active member. Otherwise your membership can be revoked.
Members are considered inactive if they:
1. Have not visited the community website in over a month.
2. Have not attended an event in over a month.
3. Have not paid their dues.
Each member will be given special consideration before being removed from the group. Members removed from the group may renew their membership after removal if desired.
We ask that you RSVP for all events you plan to attend. Why? First, it encourages involvement by other members if they see others coming to an event. Second, we don't want people showing up to events alone. Third, if there is a craft we will know the amount of supplies to provide.
Please change your RSVP as soon as possible if your plans change. If you must cancel the day of an event please call one of the organizers or the host so we know not to expect you and we won't worry that you got lost. Also, if you are going to be excessively late, as a courtesy, please call the contact person for the event. Events are subject to cancellation or change in venue depending on weather and other factors so it is a
good idea to check the calendar the morning of an event
We do everything we can to make this a 5 star group. If you have an issue we ask that you address it with the organizers before giving an event a bad rating. All in home playdates should automatically receive a 5 star rating. A 5 star rating doesn’t mean it was the perfect event and you had the best time you’ve ever had in your life – it means that the event was well planned, well run and you enjoyed it. Please rate accordingly.
This is a drama-free group. There are a few simple rules in this group....Get along, or go on your way. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for ALL of our members. We are all adults, and we will be expected to behave as such.
As a member (pending or active) of The Hip Mamas of Knoxville you are agreeing to bear the sole responsibility for your and your child(rens) safety and comfort at all events. Regardless of the presence of other mothers at events, it is imperative that you watch your own child(ren). In addition, event postings are not venue endorsements. You are the only one who knows your child(ren's) abilities and/or limitations. It is your duty to take these things into consideration before attending an event. Once you have decided to attend an event, you assume full responsibility for any and all associated risks, foreseeable or not.
Pictures, Pictures, and More Pictures!:
Please remember that by joining The Hip Mamas of Knoxville you authorize the use of pictures taken of you and your children on our site.
To join the Hip Mamas of Knoxville, simply click on the Join Us button and completely fill out a profile (including a picture). You will receive an email when the next new member meeting is scheduled.