The purpose of this group is to be like the show "Sex and the City" (SATC), gosh I miss that show! This is for us to meet other friendly, sweet, down to earth, outgoing, mature, fun and drama-free "28-40 something yr old" ladies, and to hang out, travel locally and or venture farther doing fun things, and along the way build new friendships.
I know we all get busy with our daily schedules whether it's school, work, or family, but just like the show SATC, the 4 ladies still made time to hang out with each other.
Whether you're single with or without kids, dating, engaged, married with or without kids, or divorced this group is for any 28-40 something year olds females in the 626 area who'd like to get together with other ladies and just hang out in the surrounding areas of SGV (San Gabriel Valley)/Pasadena. We can even go to LA sometimes too. This will be mainly for females, but there may be times where we can have outings such as couples-only "date nights" or we can even have family outings like picnics.
We can go to different restaurants, go shopping, hang out at coffee shops and just chit chat about anything, go to the movies, go to a lounge to sip on cocktails, host potlucks, get mani/pedi, spa days, go walking/hiking, go to the beach, go bowling, special events/volunteer, explore new places...the list can go on and on! I'm open for ideas/suggestions too!
I am strongly ENCOURAGING members of this group to suggest and host events. You can post it up by clicking "Suggest a new Meeetup" and if you get 2 RSVP's then it becomes your official event to host.
* ONLY Females can join (Sorry NO exception to men, even if you enjoy the show! haha)
* You must have your ACTUAL name (not made up "user name" type, so we know who you are and what to call you)
* You must live in the 626 area (If you do not, and you're willing to make the commute and show up to our meetup events, you are more than welcome to join us!)
* You must be between the ages 28-40 something year old
* You must have a "clear", visible, SOLO profile pic of yourself - No cartoon image, no group shots, and no far shots of yourself please (so that we all know what your pretty face looks like, and will helps us recognize you at our events )
* If you RSVP Yes to an event, the group will expect to see you there, and should something come up (even if it's last minute as I understand things may come up) I ask that you please change your RSVP to No immediately. No shows or flaking out are NOT allowed, please be nice and considerate
Important notes to keep in mind:
*If you RSVP Yes for an event(s), please do your best not to be late (I understand things happen, like accidents & traffic since we're in LA county right? hehe), and if you can't make it any longer to try to change your RSVP at least 48 hours prior to the event. We want to try to avoid any last minute cancellations, especially when Event Hosts had taken the time to plan the event or made reservations for. If for whatever reason you can't change your RSVP, do your best to communicate to the Organizer/Event Organizer/Event Host for that particular event via phone/text/ or email.
*I request for all members to respect each other, respect the Organizer/Event Organizer/ Event Hosts. Please don't cause any problems/issues that is not necessary while out and about at an event. No drama allowed, if you like to start problems or you're too dramatic, then please DO NOT JOIN this group. This group is for mature women only, we're all grown adults here.
*If during your membership in our group, should there ever be any issue(s) with anyone in the group, even if it is with whoever is hosting an event, please bring this up to Organizer (Alisa) attention only. You may send me an email. This is not to be discussed with other members. This is to prevent any unnecessary/hostile drama, when that is NOT what our group is all about or needs.
*Please note, I do take pics at each event that I host so that I can post them up under that event photo album on our Meetup page. At times I also post them up on our group's Facebook page as well. Other Event Host/Members are able to do the same as well to add to that event's photo album. If you don't want your pic taken/posted, please let me know prior to joining or before an event you're attending.
*Please bring enough money to cover for your own cost at an event. It is your responsibility for your own expenses. Unless prior arrangements were made.
**OUR GROUP'S POLICIES:**
**ACTIVE MEMBER POLICY**
We'd like to see all members ACTIVE in this group (i.e. posting comments, RSVP's, attending our events, suggestions, hosting, logging in to our event page, etc.).
Please understand, this is to promote for our group to be an ACTIVE group, with ACTIVE members who participates and attends our events. We want to meet our members, and not have members who are just adding our group's name to your list of groups that you belong to on Meetup.
*If you are INACTIVE for 6 months or more, you will be removed from the group.
*You may rejoin the group in 30 days, from the day you were removed (upon review and approval of the Organizer)
**3 STRIKE NO SHOW POLICY**
Since there are times where members do not show up, without changing RSVP to NO or not contacting the event host, I am allowing members up to 3 chances. Should you do a NO-SHOW/FLAKE OUT to any of our events when you RSVP YES up to 3x, you will be removed from the group. That will NOT be tolerated, and will be considered disrespectful not only to whoever is hosting, but to the rest of the members attending that particular event.
*If you have 3 NO SHOWS, you will be removed from the group
*Upon review of the Organizer, you may be eligible to re-join 60 days after the date you were removed. (Upon review and approval of the Organizer)
We understand things may come up, but all that we ask is that if you cannot make it to an event you RSVP for...please CHANGE your RSVP within 24-48 hours before the event date. All of our event hosts usually give out their phone number, so there is no excuse not to inform / contact the event host that you can't make it. You can always send a message to the event host or leave a comment while changing your RSVP.
*If you change your RSVP 2 hours or less prior to the event, you will be penalized. (unless it truly is a serious emergency)
*If you get penalized for cancelling last minute up to 5 x, you will be removed from the group
*You may re-join, within 30 days of the day you were removed. (Upon review and approval of the Organizer)
*****COMMON COURTESY TOWARDS EVENT HOSTS & FELLOW MEMBERS*****
-Try your best to not show up late to the event, please stay in touch with the event host by leaving comments or calling/texting your event host to keep her informed. We understand things come up, especially living out here in LA. Please make sure you communicate with the event host ahead of time if you are running late.
-Don't be a flake. Most people frown upon people who flake out to an event, so please if you cannot attend an event you signed up for just simply log on to Meetup and change your RSVP. Then you are preventing yourself from getting a No Show.
-Be respectful to your event host and fellow girlfriends. We are all grown adults, we all have lives to live outside of the group so no one wants any drama in the group. This group is about enjoying different activities, meeting new people, forming new friendships, and just enjoying ourselves....stress free, drama free.
-Be respectful to those on the Waiting List. If you are on the wait list for an event, please be sure to check your emails to see if you were bumped off and put on the attendee list. For those that are already on the attendee list, please be courteous and change your RSVP in advance so that others on the wait list can join in. Don't wait until the last minute to change your RSVP.
**CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE GROUP**(Optional)
For those of you that are either new to Meetup.com or weren't aware of this, Meetup.com does charge the Organizer of the group DUES. Having this group up on this site is NOT FREE. This group's plan is $72.00 for 6 months. For our group's due, I pay out of my own pocket, in order to keep the group up and running.
I'd like to request members to donate $5.00 (or any amount you wish), which would go towards paying the Organizer DUE. Please know, this is totally up to you to donate. I am not forcing you to contribute, but merely for you to be aware of.
The contributions would also be applied towards the group itself (i.e. advance deposit for certain venues, group outings, tip for restaurants, etc.). It would only be used for the group expenses and never for Organizer's personal use.
You may contribute any time or preferably after your first event, by clicking on "Pay Online" tab under "Contributions" under "About Us" located on the left side of our group's home page. This will take you to the PayPal screen.
If you rather donate in cash in person at an event you attend, that would be acceptable as well. Please provide your cash contribution to Alisa (Organizer) only. It is greatly appreciated to all those members who have contributed to the group, thank you very much ladies!!