Single, Mingle, Connect... In your 30s, 40s or 50s? Enjoy making friends? Want to do active things but hate going solo? Need help with a project and have no one to call? Then join our Meetup events to make new friends and hang out with other adult singles. This is an adult singles group.
I have spoken with a number of other Meetup group leaders to discuss the best practices for running a group. They have mentioned finding it useful to delete members that have been inactive for over six months.
Effective November 15, 2014, this new policy of removing members will go into effect. Deleted inactive members will be allowed to rejoin.
The other Meetup group leaders concurred that the problem of no-shows is getting worse as time goes on. This is unfair to other members of the group, even when there is no limit on attendance. It is difficult to get venues to accept reservations when the number of attendees is so unpredictable. Also, many people sign up for events to enjoy an evening out with a fun group of people. If the “group” ends up being just a few people, it is not the same vibe as what a person signs up for if a large group was expected.
Unexpected things happen and one can not necessarily guarantee attendance. The consensus that I have reached is that members will be allowed two no-shows. On the third no-show, they will be removed from the group without the possibility of rejoining for at least six months and possibly longer. No-shows will be counted from this point forward.
Some of you may consider that removing people is harsh. This group is paid for (>$150/year) and run by volunteers that receive no compensation for their efforts while members expect us to deliver what is promised.
These changes may mean that we have a much smaller group of dependable members that other members can count on when they sign up.
This group has had some great events in the past and you will be seeing many new events being scheduled. Your group leaders look forward to seeing you.
As always, if you have any suggestions for the group, please don’t hesitate to pass them on to your group leaders.