DUE TO THE RAPID GROWTH OF OUR VERY POPULAR MEETUP GROUP, NEW TAMPA SENIORS IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2016.
Welcome to New Tampa Seniors (NTS). We’re a social Meet-up group, founded in 2011, for married or single seniors aged 60 and up who live within a 10 mile radius of New Tampa.
Meet-up and NTS were created for those who are looking for new friends and bringing together those with common interests. We provide a way to experience live entertainment, dining out, museums, gardens, tours, one-tank trips and other points of interest with NTS friends. We restrict our membership to those that are age and geographic specific so as to encourage attendance with the frequency necessary to foster friendships.
For our geographic perimeter we’re using the pivot point at the intersection of I-75 and Bruce B Downs Blvd as the “center” of New Tampa and have extended our range out a radius of 10 miles from that point. This “boundary” is loosely defined as being bordered by Hwy 54 on the North, Suncoast Parkway on the West, I-4 & Hillsborough Avenue on the South and US 301 on the East. This basically covers most of New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Carrollwood, Northdale, Cheval, Lutz, Land O Lakes, Temple Terrace, Zephyrhills, and Thonotosassa. Again, our purpose of geographic boundaries is to promote frequency of attendance as history has proven that those that have to travel great distances almost always become inactive.
• NTS is a senior’s social group - NOT a dating club. We welcome people who, for any reason, sincerely want to make new friends and enrich their lives. There are many “singles” and “mate-seeking” groups and websites out there for you to join if that is your primary intent.
• We are a private non-profit group administered by uncompensated volunteers but we reserve the right to deny or terminate membership to anyone who cannot meet our membership criteria.
• Because our communications are all done on our web site or by email, members must be computer literate enough to stay fully informed about RSVP or payment deadlines for purchase of admissions to events.
• NTS does not provide access in any form for any vendor, agency or member to attempt to sell services or products to us or solicit for any charity or cause. NTS is not a political or religious organization. We will not provide a forum for any agency, individual or member to attempt to influence us as to their religious or political viewpoints.
What we ask is that all members treat each other and personnel at our venues with respect, tip appropriately, and respect the efforts of those that plan our Meetup activities by showing up when you say you’re going to. Those who are abusive, inactive, frequently cancel at the last minute, are “no-show” more than two times, or fail to pay for tickets ordered are subject to removal from the group.
SO…….If you qualify according to our membership criteria and would like to join our happy family and actively participate, then click on the “Join” button and start the process. Your profile must have a good headshot photograph of yourself (it's a safety issue so that you recognize you when you attend our Meetups). Your name must be real with a first and last name. Assuming that you meet the qualifications and we're ready to approve your application, we'll then be communicating with you to obtain additional contact information including full name, address (so that we can mail tickets to you), phone numbers & email address. None of this will be published on the website or the internet but we need a way to reach you for NTS related issues.
Not all Meetup groups require personal contact info. We do because we'll be prepaying venue tickets for you and collecting from you later, we might need to reach you to notify of an event cancellation, or a carpool road hazard, provide driving instructions to you if necessary, and we'll be inviting you into our homes for social gatherings. Rest assured that your home address will only be available to the Organizer and will not be published or shared with members.
So apply, respond to provide additional information and then you will be approved to join and have full access to our website and the ability to RSVP to our fully explained events.
To defray the cost of the website and other expenses, our annual dues are $10 payable by November 1 of each year. For those joining after May 1st, their pro-rated first year dues will be $5 - payable at the first event that they attend.