No Show Policy

No Show Policy: Beginning November 1, 2011

This policy is not necessarily meant to punish people for NO SHOWS, but to help those members on a WAITING LIST be given an opportunity to attend an event. The Organizers, Assistant Organizers, Event Leaders and volunteer helpers of most all the clubs have a problem with NO SHOWS.

What is a NO SHOW? Simply a member, who replies YES to an event and then doesn’t show up for the event. A great number of NO SHOWS don’t bother to edit their RSVP to a NO, I’m not attending. And even after the event, they don’t even bother to apologize to the club or other members, who could NOT attend the event, because they were on a WAITING LIST.

Example: I announce I have 20 front row seats for a local Hawks Divisional Championship game. I’ll meet you at the door and hand you your free ticket. Within an hour, I have 20 YES RSVP’s, for “I want a ticket." I also have 15 on a WAITING LIST, wishing they could get a ticket. Game night comes… and at tipoff of the game, I’m still standing outside waiting on 6 people who said “YES , I want a ticket." I miss the first ten minutes of the game, and then I give up on 6 NO SHOWS. Not only have the NO SHOWS caused me to miss part of the game, there are 6 members sitting at home who would have shown up to see the game. Is that fair to them?? This applies to any event we might have that has a limited number of attendee slots.

If you are a NO SHOW, an Organizer may place you on the WAITING LIST, as you have proven that your RSVP status is not a reliable indicator, that you will actually attend an event.

Four (4) NO SHOW points and the 4th point will be cause to terminate your membership in the Mingling In Atlanta Group.

It will be up to the discretion of the Organizers and/or Assistant Organizers to make you a NO SHOW member on their events. This discretion will take into account whether you called late… or had a good excuse… apologized… or did nothing to let the event leader know you were not going to attend.

You receive 1 no show point for yourself and .5 point for each guest that you have listed. If you show up and your guest does not, no points are added.

Any member wishing to have the (NS) designation removed from their name would have to volunteer to help with, or organize, an event for the club. Organizers have complete discretion as to how they wish to handle each individual NO SHOW problem.

NOTE : The Mingling In Atlanta MeetUp reserves the right to remove any membership registration from our database at any point in time, with or without warning or an explanation. We strongly encourage that you do not falsify information in the registration process or your membership will be revoked. Remember that membership is completely free, and in return for us giving that to you, we appreciate you giving us accurate information. Please note, you are under no obligation and have the option to resign your membership in the club at any time.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
An addition to the current "No Show" Policy January 23, 2013 10:22 PM Larry
Updated, No Show Policy April 9, 2014 1:24 AM Larry
Legal Disclaimer February 2, 2012 10:50 PM Larry
Have an Idea?! February 2, 2012 9:22 PM Larry
No Show Policy December 21, 2012 3:21 PM Larry
Club Rules February 2, 2012 9:13 PM Larry
About Mingling In Atlanta February 2, 2012 9:19 PM Larry

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