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Southwest Florida: 20's/30's Activity & Night Life Pages

Welcome to the Southwest Florida: 20s/30s Activity & Night Life Group!

Who are we?:

We are a highly active group that is mostly comprised of people in their 20s/30s that are looking to broaden their social group and add some excitement to their work driven lives! This is a group where your "status" does not matter; Singles, Takens and Divorcees are welcome.

What is our purpose?:

The group is designed to give you the opportunity to meet, network, do activities, and take trips with others whose main goal is to have FUN! :)

What are the membership requirements?:

  • Please make sure you introduce yourself to the group and have answered all the profile questions as well as have a recent photo of yourself posted, so when you come out to an event we can recognize you! If you don't know how to post a picture or don't have a picture to post, let us know and we can help you out!

  • Make sure you check the event calendar often because new events are created all the time. With that in mind, RSVP's are very important, so please RSVP to all events, whether or not you can make it. Note: RSVPing stops all those pesky upcoming event reminder e-mails!

  • Please understand that some events won't have {Maybe} RSVP's and that it is at the discretion of the event organizer. Events such as dinners, movies, any other events that require an accurate headcount will not have {Maybe} RSVP's.

  • Attendance:

    Level of participation: At least 1 event a month (unless you are a snow bird or have contacted Lindsey with an explanation). Sorry, being broke will not be a valid excuse. Yes, currently the economy sucks and I agree money is tight, but we are a highly active group with a variety events each month, many of which don't cost a thing! So, pick one and give yourself a chance to get out, meet new friends, and have some fun!

    No Shows: If you find that you are not able to make it to an event please change your RSVP. The organizers of our group are not paid and work very hard to plan great events for you to attend and it is very discouraging for an organizer when people who RSVP {YES} do not show up. Also, some events require the organizer to make prior reservations and thus that event has an RSVP limit and/or needs an accurate headcount, so if that event becomes full and you do not show, you are essentially keeping someone else who may have wanted to attend, but could not because the event was full.

    We understand things happen, but if you are unable to get to a computer in time to change your RSVP please contact the event organizer via phone or e-mail to explain your absence. 3 unexplained no shows will result in removal from the group.

  • Event ratings/feedback: After attending an event please take the time to rate it and/or leave feedback about an event via a comment. This will help the organizer of the event to determine whether or not the event was a success and will aid in their decision if they should do a similar event again. Also, all the ratings get averaged to give the group itself an overall rating.

Group Conduct rules:

Disregard for any of the following policies/rules will lead to removal from the group under the discretion of Lindsey.

Message Board:

  • The message board is an outlet for us all to talk and even get advice. This is the place to share our experiences and discuss upcoming events. While we encourage our members to chat, please keep in mind we all have differences in our opinions, ideas and experiences. When posting please be respectful to others and follow the golden rule.

  • No advertising is allowed on the message board, so please do not post your business information on there. If you want to advertise on our site then please contact Lindsey about setting up a sponsorship page.

Additionally please adhere to the following policies for behavior, all comments on events and shouts made on this group:

  • Show common courtesy to other members (We realize not everyone will like each other, but get to know someone before you judge them. Also, even if you decide you don't like someone after getting to know them, it's not okay to be overtly rude.)

  • Keep the drama for your mama (aka: those who can't "play" nice with others will be spoken to and if the situation can't be resolved, you will be removed from the group)

  • No crude, hateful, or nasty, obscene, hurtful language; such posts and/or shouts are subject to removal at Lindsey's discretion and are not allowed by Meetup. This also includes negativity towards events. We offer a wide array of events and we are fully aware that some events wont be "your cup of tea", all you have to do is rsvp "No". Repeat offenders will be given a warning and if the situation is not resolved they will be removed from the group.

Shouts, Spam & Unsolicited Emails:

  • Spam is illegal and should be reported right away. Any unsolicited emails, shouts, or anything from someone you don't know (ex: member you haven't met yet) including organizers from other Meetup groups should be reported to Lindsey right away.

  • Please be respectful and DO NOT shout to or e-mail someone you have never met, this includes welcoming only certain new members (unless you are from the same hometown). Please leave the welcoming to Lindsey and Assistant Organizers. This is NOT a singles group and/or dating site, it is a friendship group because there is a mixture of statuses (married, single, divorced or in a relationship). Anyone constantly sending out spam, shouts and/or unsolicited emails will be removed from the group and reported to Meetup.

  • I'd like to caution people about getting involved with other group members, yes it'll happen because it's only human nature, but not everyone has the best intentions.

  • Please utilize the message board and/or e-mail for personal discussions and questions. Shouts are meant to be short comments such as; "Great meeting you last night!" or "OMG, last night was so much fun! Hope to c-ya again soon!"

  • Please keep the comments on the events relevant to the event. Other comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted.

Assistant Organizers: (As of Feb. '10)

Important: Violation of these rules will result in removal as an A.O

  • Must be willing and able to host at least 1 original event a month (cross posting between other groups or copy and pasting the same event as another group will not count). Doing multi-group events are fun, but we must also be able to do events on our own.

  • Before posting an event make sure you've done all the research and made all necessary arrangements (ex: made the reservations, calling to confirm the event is in fact going to occur, the place still exists, etc)

  • Must be able to show up on time to meet members at the event. Yes, stuff happens, so in the event of running late must either give the attending members some notice or if another A.O. is in attendance and is already at the event, they can take over the event until the original event organizer arrives.

  • If you find that you are unable to attend an event that you scheduled (ex: illness, death in family, etc) contact all other A.O's to see if anyone can take over that event before canceling it.

  • If you must cancel an event (lack of attendance, can't find another A.O. to host it, etc) if any member is RSVPed as a "Yes" or "Maybe", you must contact them (via phone or e-mail), which either is faster depending on the time frame. Keep in mind that canceling at the very last minute is rude and will upset members who were wanting to attend.

  • Lindsey will be the ONLY ONE approving and/or rejecting members

  • When posting a "note" on the calendar include your name, so we know whose event it will be and so comments and questions from other organizers and members can be directed to the appropriate person.

  • Posting a different event over a "note" on the calendar without approval from the person who posted the "note" will not be tolerated.

  • When having more than one event on the same day/night there needs to be ample time in between for members to get from one event to another, that way if they'd like to attend both they can. If not, whichever event was posted last will be canceled.

  • Two events going on at the same time will only be allowed if both organizers have approved it. If not, whichever event was posted last will be canceled.

  • The nickname feature on members profiles is off limits unless the member has asked/approved that specific nickname.

  • It is the event organizer's responsibility to update the attendance after their scheduled event. Report all "no shows" to to Lindsey that haven't contacted you about why they were absent (via phone and/or e-mail).

    Event Hosts: (As of Feb. '10): These members can schedule an event any time they'd like and are not required like an A.O. to host at least 1 event a mth. They have limited control over the Meetup Group, but have full control over the group calendar and can email members when it pertains to their event. They're also able to edit the attendance before and after the event has occurred and can view the RSVP questions if there are any.

    How much does membership cost?:
    Membership is $5.00 a year, but some events will have an additional cost associated with them such as "dinner & a movie," which will cost your own personal money to attend, but not money to the actual group. Also sometimes the organizer is providing food or a service and there will be a cost for that event or an event will be overnight and require travel costs. These costs will be put into the event description, so you are fully aware of them.

    What type of events do we have?: All kinds! biggrin
    We are a very active group and regularly get together. We try to hold several different types of events each month to accommodate our very diverse group. Group events are happening all the time sometimes in the middle of the week and some on the weekend- check back often to see what is coming up:

    (As of Feb. '09)

    Monthly Happy Hour:
    Our monthly mix 'n mingle event at a local bar or hot spot, which usually starts around 6pm or 7pm and ends whenever, during the middle of the week. This is a great event for newbies to attend.

    Girl's Night:
    Beginning Feb. '10, at least once a month this is an event that is just for the girls in the group

    Guy's Night:
    Beginning Feb. '10, at least once a month this is an event that is just for the guys in the group

    At least once a month we'll be seeing a movie. It is up to the organizer of whether or not they want to have dinner and/or drinks before or afterward. These events require an accurate headcount and sometimes can only accommodate a limited number of people, so be sure to RSVP early. Also, please change your RSVP if you can't make it, so if there is a RSVP limit, someone else can take your spot.

    Birthdays: Any member can request to have their b-day celebrated as an event with advance notice. There will also be a "group" celebration for all members that have submitted their b-days to be put on the calendar for each month.

    Usually are events scheduled for weekend nights. We have a lot of people in our group who love to go out dancing. These events are geared for them and anyone else who can handle dancing all night.

    House Parties/Get togethers:
    Occasionally we have parties/get togethers at a member's house. It is up to the host/hostess to determine if the event is suitable for children or not. Usually these are held for game/movie nights and around the holidays. It is up to them if they want to post their address or if they want to e-mail people directions to their place.

    Other Activities:
    Yes, we do have other activities depending upon what the group wants. (ex: kayaking, bowling, putt putt golf, a day/night at the beach, power walking in a park, biking, hiking, bar hopping, horseback riding, volunteering, festivals, etc. If you don't see something you want then please e-mail one of our organizers to suggest it or even to offer to help host it!

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