Who can join this group?
Anyone can join this Meetup group - we love hosting events with fun members! To keep this group as enjoyable as possible, the Membership Team is authorized by the organizer to remove members who do not abide by the spirit of this group. Membership in this group is considered a privilege, not a right. 98% of our members never cause any problems - the rest are removed.
What should I expect at an event?
When you show up, you will be greeted by an organizer team who will check you in. A sign-in sheet will be posted with names and photos - it is each member's responsibility to make sure that their name is checked off. For some larger events, check-in will be handled by the venue's own security team.
Our events are all-Meetup, meaning that everyone is a member of our online community. Each person you meet shares the same common interests that have brought all of us together within Meetup.
What is a No Show?
We take No Shows very seriously. We understand that plans can change; we simply request that you change a 'yes' RSVP to a 'no' if you cannot make an event. This is especially important for events with waiting lists.
The attendance list is printed on the day of each event at 2 PM (unless otherwise noted) - after each event, any name not 'checked off' is a No Show. Your 'title' within our group will be marked as a 'No Show' (so that this information shows up when you RSVP). If you were bringing multiple guests and your group does not show up, you will be marked as a 'multiple' No Show.
No Shows can either donate $10 online to Manhattan Cares or pay $10 at the next attended event, whichever is more convenient.
Can I just be a walk-in to an event?
If you are a walk-in to an event (i.e. without an RSVP), you will be charged $10 extra if space is available. Some members have a habit of just being walk-ins, hence this policy to discourage this practice.
Why am I required to have a personal photo displayed?
Each member must display a clear, identifiable personal photo before RSVPing for any event. Not of a cat, or a cartoon character, or a tree, but of you. For all events, especially those at a private residence, we want to see who is coming and have a record of attendees. In addition, photos help speed up the check-in process at each event.
What behaviors are grounds for removal?
Member removal is done by the Membership Team, not by the group organizer. There are many reasons why a member may be removed from this group (with or without warning), including:
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