London Women's Meetup Pages
"To be rich in friends, is to be poor in nothing."
Welcome to London Women’s Meetup! Whether you are born a Londoner or a newcomer, we have lots to offer. Founded in 2009 by Kirsten, it was created to enable women to make new girlfriends. Our mandate is for all members to be engaged in planning social events, helping to host events, and to just "get out" and doing something they would not normally do on their own. This is a true "social group" with active members looking to recruit members who can and will be active by participating and attending events on a regular basis.
The diversity of interests means there are a variety of events each month -- you help plan them! Activities are often local, with core events often occurring at a downtown venue to be central to all members. On occasion, our events may require travel to a neighbouring community.
Social Group Guidelines and Etiquette
1. Who Can Join: This is a group open to females living in London.
2. Site Fee: New members pay a $10 site fee. As this is a non-profit group, collection of this fee is necessary to share the Meeup.com costs of maintaining the website. The Meetup website will automatically delete members who have not paid their dues by the one month anniversary of their join date. If this happens, you will simply have to rejoin and pay your $10 due immediately upon rejoining.
3. Member Profile: Please ensure you post a recent, clear, close-up SOLO photo for your profile so that we are able to find you at our Meetup events. This is a condition of membership. We strive to leave no woman behind!
Members must use their real/usual first name and last initial. No aliases are permitted.
4. How Meetups are created: This is your group, so, all members post suggestions for activities which they are interested in. All members share a part of creating, hosting, and improving events.
5. How to be an Event Host: Hosting means that you will be attending the event for certain and that you will greet everyone who comes and arrange any seating or see to any other requirements particular to that venue (i.e. reserve an alley if the Meetup is bowling). You aren't obligated in any way to host a Meetup of your idea -- however, please know that hosting is a shared responsibility amongst all group members to maintain an active membership. If you are unable, or would prefer not to, please feel completely free to say so. However, a Meetup cannot go forward without an Event Host.
- Call the venue to ensure the event is still going ahead
- Bring the list of the members who RSVP'd "Yes" with you to the event
- Meet your fellow members as they arrive -- New members will appreciate being greeted and welcomed to your event by a friendly face :)
- Note any special comments/concerns/requests for future to improve
- Record attendance on the Meetup event page within 48 hours of the event concluding
6. RSVP etiquette: RSVP "Yes" to Meetups you plan to attend. If you cannot come, please take a moment to change your RSVP to "No" at least a day in advance, if possible.
If it is not possible to change your RSVP, follow-up with your Host afterwards regarding your absence. It is each member's responsibility to advise of an unavoidable absence to ensure it is not recorded as a No Show against your membership. We have no other way of knowing otherwise.
Cancellations less than 24 hours before the event, where special reservations or arrangements were required at the venue, will count as a No Show.
***Consistent unexplained No Shows will forfeit the membership from the group with no option to re-join.***
Please be considerate of your Event Host's, fellow members', and the venue staff's time and convenience by honouring your RSVP on the day of the event, if possible.
7. Meetups with Limited RSVP’s: These are necessary to keep our group size manageable.
8. Commercial and Other Use: The intent of our social group is to network at a friendship level and, at this time, Meetups are planned with a social oriented nature only. Thus, it is not the intent of the membership to use the club to promote, solicit, or advertise one’s goods, services, or causes from our members.
9. Communications: Please use the "Send Email" option (Go to member's profile page - Click 'Send Email'), when appropriate, to limit unnecessary website traffic to other members. It is each member's responsibility to modify their E-mail notification frequency settings to suit their desired level of daily E-mail traffic.
(a) “My Profile – Edit Communication Settings – Group Communications”, the more items that are selected in this list, the more E-mails you will receive, thus, just select those that are imperative to you.
(b) “My Profile – Edit Communication Settings – Mailing List”. Select “In One Daily Email” to avoid voluminous E-mails.
(c) “My Profile – Edit Communication Settings – Message Boards”. It is recommended to select this option to keep members alerted of important notices that affect membership and site changes.
(d) “My Profile – Edit Communication Settings – Automated Meetup Reminders”. It is recommended to select this option to keep members alerted of Meetups that they have RSVP’d Yes to and to mitigate No Shows. Please refer to Section 6, above, regarding our policy on No Shows.
(e) “My Profile – Edit Communication Settings – Prompt Me to Share on Facebook and Twitter”. Unselect this option.
(f) Please be RESPECTFUL in all communications as message traffic will be monitored. To protect the best interests of the club and its members, those who harass or abuse will be banned from this site with no option to re-join.
(g) The purpose of this club is to create friendships and goodwill. Accordingly, we expect all members to treat each other with courtesy, friendliness, and respect.
10. Inactive Membership (memberships can lapse due to inactivity):
(i) Members who have not logged onto the site in over two months will be considered inactive.
(ii) Members who do not participate by attending events, contribute by posting events and comments, volunteer to host events can be considered inactive.
In keeping with our social group mandate, inactive memberships are removed from the group to open a spot up for someone else.
(iii) We are an active group of women seeking an active membership base. Organizers volunteer their personal time to run the group for its active members.
The Leadership Team's mandate is not to be the biggest club but to have an active membership base.
11. Own Risk: Members are responsible for their own personal safety and participate in all Meetup activities AT THEIR OWN RISK. If you have any questions, please email the Organizer, the Leadership Team, or Event Host who is arranging the event.
12. How To Be Successful: Post your interests and ideas, volunteer to host a new event that you’re interested in, or passionate about, attend more events, put yourself out there, try something new, get out of your comfort zone, and be open for new and different opportunities to have fun. By contributing event suggestions and being active in your group, you make it possible to offer a variety of Meetups to your group.
Excited? Get ready…We are about to HAVE A LOT OF FUN!
Cheers to friendship!
London Women's Meetup (LWM) Leadership Team