There is a need for events with pre-screened professionals, in settings that facilitate social interaction, and provide entertainment in an organized manner in the San Francisco Bay Area. For most events, all you have to do is show up and enjoy!
As professionals we recognize the value of these events, and the costs involved. Therefore this is a PAID group, of $5 per month, which we encourage to be paid quarterly ($15), or yearly ($45). This does NOT cover all our costs, but is a baseline that helps cover our expenses, and weeds out people who are not serious professionals and committed to attending.
You can pay the dues via Meetup (WePay) or to the organizer directly in cash or credit card. The group does have a Square account for dues and event payments.
We do require members (1) give their real name (at least first name), (2) an appropriate picture of themselves in their profile (suitable for recognizing you at events), (3) regularly attend events and be involved with the group, (4) pay the dues within the first month of joining.
Many new members find the Thursday mixers a comfortable and low key event for introducing themselves to group members.
Events are organized based on member interest and feedback. The member dues go to pay for our reserved space and a bottle of wine (to keep our hosts happy) on the 3rd Thursday events. Other events provide a discount or paid completely by the group dues and the organizer of the group.
We ask you pay for guests you bring to events.
Please wait for your approval before attending an event, or contact the organizer for an exception.