WELCOME to SENIORS-IN-MOTION
Heterosexual Singles/Couples (40s-50s-60s-70s)
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Introduction & Membership Policy Requirements
INVITATION: You are invited to meet friendly USA-California heterosexual single pre-seniors and seniors (40s-50s-60s-70s); with similar-in-kind interests. SENIORS-IN-MOTION is a social club and is based in Sacramento, California (USA). Members (pre-seniors and seniors) should reside in close proximity (100 ground-travel miles) of Sacramento County, California.
SENIORS-IN-MOTION is about "introductions"-"participation"-"leisure"-"affordable" activities. Leisurely is defined as enjoyable, relaxed-free-time; scheduled within the time-frame of the activity. Activities may take us into any of the following California-Counties: Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo, Yuba.
FROLICKING may include Casual-Dining, Guided-Tours, Kayaking (Lakes/Rivers), Potluck-Parties, Recreation (indoors/outdoors), Social-Dances, Shows (Cinema/Community-Concerts/Theater-Performances), etc.
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MEMBERSHIP POLICY REQUIREMENTS
To be accepted, as a member of this club, you must be heterosexual and single. You must also provide information about yourself and abide to the policies of this meetup club.
1) APPLICANT'S REQUEST TO JOIN: Applicant must read "WELCOME TO SENIORS-IN-MOTION", Introduction & Membership Policy Requirements (this website page) in its entirety; and follow instructions, below:
1a) APPLICANT'S PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE must be completely answered by each applicant (single/couple). The Profile Questionnaire confirms applicant(s) read-and-understood the MEMBERSHIP POLICY REQUIREMENTS.
Unacceptable questionnaire responses, such as: "No Answer", "No Answer Yet", "Not Applicable", "None" and/or no answer at all...deters applicant's membership acceptance (meaning: application "DECLINED").
1b) PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE for SIGNIFICANT-OTHERS: When submitting a request for membership, as a couple (heterosexual-partners) must ANSWER all PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE inquiries (1-Woman/1-Man = 2 responses/question) on same membership profile questionnaire submission. Each must provide: Three-favorite interests, birth-astrology signs (i.e. Leo/Gemini); and, names (complete first names and last name initials)/Example: Alan B./Karen T.). On occasion, APPROVED APPLICANTS/MEMBERS, share the same name...should this occur, the Primary Organizer shall contact the newest member for a middle-name initial and/or nickname.
2) PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS:
2a) FACE PORTRAIT PHOTO: Submit a current portrait close-up (or "selfie") photo (facing the camera) on your profile-window.
This Face Portrait Profile-Photo is to help the Organizer recognize YOU, at an event and to introduce you to the members of this club; it must not misrepresent your current image. This same photo may help emergency services (CHP, Fire Department, Sheriff, etc.), if there is an emergency situation.
2b) HETEROSEXUAL SINGLE-COUPLE: When submitting a request for membership, both single-partners within the heterosexual-couple must supply individual face portraits (1-Woman/1-Man = 2 Photos) and as an alternate 1 picture of the two of you, together (closeup) on same membership profile submission). Photo-Pictures shall meet all requirements of MEMBERSHIP POLICY REQUIREMENTS, referenced on this introduction website.
2c) UNACCEPTABLE-PHOTOS: Non-photo, black/white-photo, silhouette-photo, profile (one-side of face), face/body facing away from camera, distant-photo (too small to see YOU), picture of YOU posed with family-member(s), friend(s), pet(s), or vehicle(s) or topic-photos excluding YOU in the picture (i.e. artwork, caricatures, cartoons, animals, birds, marine-life, landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes, family-members (babies, children, teens, young-adults, adults), friends, car-motorcycle-truck-other vehicle type-photos, icons, clipart, etc.) are all unacceptable. Receipt of an "Unacceptable-Photo" shall jeopardize your acceptance to this group, if submitted (meaning: application "DECLINED").
2d) INSTRUCTIONS to CHANGE DEFAULT PHOTO PICTURE:
To change your default photo: Upload a face-portrait photo to your Meetup profile through your 'General' Account page: http://www.meetup.com/account
To change your profile photo on Seniors-In-Motion website, head to the Seniors-In-Motion home page, scroll to the words 'My profile' in the top navigation bar. From there, select 'View profile' where you'll find the option to 'Change YOUR photo'. Click to upload a new photo or choose from an existing face-photo that meets the requirements of Seniors-In-Motion. Photos uploaded must be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format and under 10 MB.
2e) PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS: When attending an event, photos are often taken of participating-members during the S.I.M. activity. Some photos may be used for Seniors-In-Motion promotional advertising on its website and, on the "Find A Meetup Group" Main Category Directory, and/or on "Find A Meetup Group" topic directories. The Organizer will approach participating-members, during the scheduled-events, to request verbal permission to use photos for said-referenced website-directories.
3) NAMETAGS: Nametags invite members to "approach and converse" with one another. When you "Request to Join" this meetup-group, your first-name and last-name-initial IS required, plus a listing of your three-favorite-interests. This information is placed on member's personal Nametag-card. When member arrives to an event, the "Organizer" distributes preprinted nametags to each member and said-guest(s); each event-attendee is required to wear personalized nametag. At the end of each event, just prior to leaving, nametag(s) is/are to be returned to the "Organizer" (recycling reduces costs). Nametag-data is maintained in a database.
4a) PRIMARY-ORGANIZER: Nancy O.
4b) ASSISTANT-ORGANIZER is selected by the Primary-Organizer to assist in the daily tasks of managing Seniors-In-Motion meetup group-club. This person must be a member that attends events often. See responsibilities referenced in website below:
4c) EVENT-HOST ORGANIZER: Schedules and hosts specific event(s). See responsibilities referenced in website below:
5a) MEETUP WEBSITE FEES: Since April 2013 to the present six-month term, the Bi-Annual Meetup HQ Organization Fees have been paid by the Primary Organizer, to keep this club-running. What does it cost to maintain this club?
• Unlimited Plan,50+ club-members = $179.88/year ($89.94/6 months) + Supply Expenses:
April 16, 2015 to October 16, 2015 / October 16, 2015 - April 16, 2016
5b) MONETARY DONATIONS are welcomed. Your monetary donation(s) would help cover overall expenditures and administrative tasks: HQ bi-annual meetup organization website fees, paper-supplies (specialty cardstock used to print nametags and business-cards), tabletop signs, plastic-card-sleeves, printer ink-cartridges, red-helium-balloons, and unexpected reservation costs/fees/taxes, etc.
6a) MEMBERS: Members are required to attend at "least" one activity, or more, every six-months, starting with the month member initially joined the club. Example: Jun 2014 - Dec 2014; Jan 2015-Jun 2015.
When member attends one-or-more activities within a six-month term increment, Seniors-In-Motion Primary-Organizer REWARDS the "Active Member" with an extended membership term of six months. After completing three consecutive six-month term increments, and proving YOU are an excellent member, the Community Event Director/Organizer may offer YOU a "diamond-membership", based upon your excellent "attendance activity-record" (zero "No-Shows"). As a "diamond-member", your attendance shall no longer be tracked by the SENIORS-IN-MOTION Organizer.
When member plans to attend scheduled activity/activities, click on the specific event(s), then click the green-box "RSVP-Yes" (meaning: I'm Attending).
6b) SCHEDULED-ACTIVITY SIGN-UP POLICY: SENIORS-IN-MOTION club-member(s) who RSVP-YES" for a scheduled meetup activity" is stating he/she "agree" to attend the event. PREFERABLY three RSVP-YES club-members are needed to "activate" the event. Example: 1-Organizer/2-S.I.M. Club-Members (or) 1-Organizer/1-S.I.M. Club-Member/1-Guest. If less than three RSVP-YES club-members sign-up, the scheduled meetup activity may be cancelled by the SENIORS-IN-MOTION Organizer.
6c) ACTIVITY RESERVATION PREPAYMENT: When an activity reservation prepayment is expected to be paid in advance, please notify Seniors-In-Motion Organizer (via e-mail or activity comment box) stating that your admission fee is paid in full. This allows the Organizer to be aware of which RSVP-Yes member(s) is/are definitely attending the event.
When activity occurs, it is the Member's responsibility to pay for his/her own admission fee and additional costs. Members are, also, responsible for their said-guest(s) fees/costs, if needed.
6d) ACTIVITY ARRIVAL TIME is set fifteen minutes (15 minutes) earlier than the actual scheduled event. This allows the attending members time to arrive on site, park vehicle, walk to the designated meetup location and seekout the S.I.M. Organizer, then buy admission (if needed). It is vital the member(s) contact the Organizer, upon arrival to a scheduled activity; otherwise see PENALTIES, below.
6e) GUESTS: Up to three-guests per member per scheduled event, unless otherwise noted. Member is responsible for informing the Organizer of how many guests will be attending and the names of their guest(s). Guests are responsible for their own fees/costs; should member's guest(s) come unprepared for payment; the responsibility then falls on the Member who invited the guest(s).
7. ETIQUETTE: Be considerate of your Organizer's time and personal finances...if you do not plan to attend a specific activity, return to the Seniors-In-Motion website and change your RSVP-YES status to RSVP-NO status.
This one act of kindness, on your part, will save the Organizer from spending unnecessary time and money: (1) buying un-needed car fuel (2) buying un-needed red-balloon (3) using un-needed printer-supplies to create nametag(s), (4) using un-necessary time to drive to destination (5) using un-necessary time to park vehicle (6) using un-necessary time to walk to meetup location (7) using un-necessary time to WAIT 15 minutes for member to arrive (8) concluding with un-necessary disappointment that you didn't attend, as promised by your RSVP-YES sign-up.
8. RSVP-YES (Attending) /RSVP-NO (Not-Attending): If member decides not to attend an activity, it is extremely important for member to return to the SENIORS-IN-MOTION scheduled event website and change the RSVP status to read "RSVP-NO" (meaning "not attending"), acceptable time-cancellation: 24 hours prior to the event.
8a INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO CHANGE RSVP-YES to RSVP-NO: Select the activity you previously signed-up to attend, go to the "RSVP-Yes" green box (right-margin) and click the box. Then click "change", then select "RSVP-No" (meaning: I'm Not Attending). This simple-action will help you remain a member of this meetup group for a longer term, as long as the task is done one entire day (24 hours) prior to the event - otherwise, see "No Show" policies.
9. MEMBERSHIP-PENALTIES (REMOVAL OF MEMBER)
9a) UNDELIVERABLE E-MAILS & NOTIFICATIONS: At the start of initial request to join SENIORS-IN-MOTION and throughout existing membership, each applicant/member is required to have an open-line of e-mail communication with the Seniors-In-Motion Organizer. (Example: Should S.I.M. Primary-Organizer send an e-mail to applicant/member requesting information, and applicant/member does not reciprocate a response within a reasonable turnover time of three-days, then applicant/member shall be "removed" from Seniors-In-Motion meetup social-club.
9b) INACTIVE / NON-ATTENDANCE MEMBER(S): If member(s) did not attend a single event within the first six-month-term of initial membership date, the member shall be "removed" from this meetup group.
If member(s) participated the first six-month term, but did not attend meetup(s) during upcoming six-month term(s)...the member(s) shall be "removed" from this meetup group.
9c) NO SHOW: If RSVP-YES member did not notify Organizer of cancellation, 24-hours prior to the event occuring; or did not attend "the" event, a "No-Show" status is recorded on member's record. Three "No-Shows" means member shall be "removed" from Seniors-In-Motion meetup group.
9d) REMOVED-MEMBER: When Seniors-In-Motion member becomes a "removed member", the Organizer informs member of his/her attendance record ; and "may" invite the member to return for a second-six-month trial term (referred to as "Second-Chance"), depending on member's attendance record.
9e) "SECOND CHANCE" to rejoin: Should the "former member" request a second chance to rejoin Seniors-In-Motion meetup club, and is approved by Primary-Organizer, the "Second-Chance member" shall agree to attend one or more scheduled RSVP activities within the six-month trial-term timeframe. If the reinstated member still does not participate, within the scheduled six-month term; see "Permanent Removal Penalty".
9f) PERMANENT REMOVAL occurs when a Second-Chance Member has not participated in any of the scheduled RSVP activities throughout his/her membership term(s).
9g) MEETUP HEADQUARTERS "may"automically-remove" member via email notification; due to non-accessible e-mail communication with member(s) and/or non-attendance within six consecutive months. See website:
9h) NO-SHOW PENALTIES:
DOES NOT ATTEND: Should RSVP-YES member decide not to attend, and does not change RSVP-YES status to RSVP-NO status, within 24-hours prior to the scheduled activity, member shall receive a "No Show" penalty status.
LATE CANCELLATION: Cancellation during the hour of the scheduled activity event", is considered "Last-Minute Cancellation" or "Same-Day Cancellation"; member shall receive a "No-Show" penalty. (Exception: Medical Emergency).
DOES NOT CHECK-IN WITH ORGANIZER: If RSVP-YES member does not check-in with Organizer, upon arrival, member is considered a non-attendee; therefore a "No Show" penalty shall be recorded on member's meetup record.
ARRIVE THEN LEAVE: Should RSVP-YES member check-in with Organizer at start of event, then immediately leaves the meetup-group to join other acquaintenances/friends/family outside of this meetup-group, and does not return to the SENIORS-IN-MOTION meetup group, the member shall be considered a "Last-Minute Cancellation"; a "No Show" penalty shall be recorded on the RSVP-YES member's attendance record.
LATECOMBERS: If event is located within a high-traffic area, where street parking is the only parking method, Organizer and attending members shall wait 15 minutes for latecombers, at designated meetup location, thereafter a "No Show" penalty shall be recorded on member's behalf.
9i) RATIFICATION for NO-SHOW ATTENDANCE :
Member contacts Organizer, via email, 24-hours, before scheduled event.
Late member arrives at scheduled event, locates event Organizer...stays for the event; the "no show" penalty shall be dismissed
10) MEDICAL-EMERGENCY: Sudden crisis needing immediate action and/or medical attention. If an emergency arises and a S.I.M. member is absent from a prescheduled activity, the member is required to provide a written explanation, via email, after the crisis, to the Organizer-in-charge to prove cause of absence; otherwise, the member shall be penalized as a "No Show" status.
10a) ACCIDENTS or CRIME: Should an accident occur and/or member(s) witness a "serious crime-in-action", contact 9-1-1 immediately. Contact the SENIOR-IN-MOTION Event Organizer, after you contact the police. Local City/County Law Enforcement/Fire Department numbers are on website, below:
11) PERMANENT MEMBERSHIP BANNING:
11a) IMPROPER BEHAVIOR and/or OFFENSIVE COMMUNICATION: Verbal and/or electronic- means and/or physical abuse of member(s) and/or intentional abuse of member(s) personal belongings are grounds for an individual member to be banned.
11b) ANY TYPE OF CRIME: Member(s) who intentionally harm any member of this meetup group, including Organizer(s) and Event Host(s), the Primary-Organizer shall investigate the incident and may even check public-records; should facts point to a "probable" wrong-doer, the Primary Organizer shall "permanently" ban the existing member from SENIORS-IN-MOTION.
11c) WEAPONSand/or ILLEGAL-DRUGS: Should any kind of weapon and/or illegal-drugs be discovered in member's possession (person/vehicle/on-site), while participating in a SENIORS-IN-MOTION social gathering, the wrongful member shall be "permanently" banned.
See websites on Penalty Laws:
12) CARPOOLING: The SENIORS-IN-MOTION Organizer is NOT responsible for volunteer-meetup member-drivers and/or member-and-guest-passengers whom transport with one-another. All Seniors-In-Motion members travel "at own risk".
12a) CARPOOL-DRIVER: Volunteer Carpool-Driver(s) shall record vehicle's odometer-reading (start-to-end) and provide information to passenger(s). Each carpool-passenger, per vehicle, shall "divvy-up" total monetary sum and pay their driver(s). Formula: mileage x 25¢ per mile = $ sum. Note, if driver only has one club-member passenger, the driver-and-passenger shall split the mileage monetary sum; using the same Formula for that specific carpool trip.
12b) TRIP-NAVIGATOR: Volunteer Trip-Navigator shall be the person who sits on the right-side, front-seat next to the Carpool-Driver; assisting the Driver to reach assigned-activity-destination; and he/she will be the communication contact person via cell/smart-phone, while the Driver(s) operate vehicle(s).
Each assigned Trip-Navigator shall provide their cell/smart phone number to the Organizer and a name-list of the Driver's passengers (including the Navigator's name). This information will allow "Organizer" to stay in contact with each vehicle-group, should a route change and/or arrival delay occur.
12c) SIGN-IN-SHEET: At certain events, a sign-in-sheet shall be passed around to members/guests. Each Member/Guest is to provide: 1) Names (first/last), (2) vehicle's make/model, license-plate identification (3) cell-phone/smart-phone telephone number. (4) license card identification number; (5) Guests will allow Organizer to take their photo. The Sign-In Sheet information shall be retained by your Organizer. This information is to serve as a safety-precaution, in case there is an emergency.
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DISCLAIMER: Seniors-In-Motion (aka S.I.M.) member(s) and members' guest(s) who attend and participate in an activity and/or event shall do so at own risk. Each member/guest agrees to pay his/her own medical costs and attorney fees due to negligence causing bodily-injury and/or emotional- harm to self and/or damage to his/her personal-belongings. Member(s)/guest(s) agree to forever release, forgive, and agree to hold harmless, the meetup Seniors-In-Motion volunteer Primary-Organizer, Assistant-Organizer(s), Event Host(s), its sponsors and advertisers of any-and-all incurred costs and fees, including present-and-future claims, actions, suits, demands, agreements, damages, liabilities, judgments and proceedings, whether known or unknown; included in this Disclaimer is the Meetup Terms and Conditions and Help tips.
Note: Policies may be updated periodically, without notice.
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THANK YOU FOR JOINING SENIORS-IN-MOTION
SEE YOU SOON!
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