"Social in the Suburbs" (formally "Single in the Suburbs")

"Suggest a Meetup"

If you have a fun event idea, that you would like to do, and want to invite others to join you, then you can post it as an "event suggestion".  If more than three people like the event suggestion, then it will automatically become an event.  This way, everyone who is interested can meet and enjoy a fun activity together.  The event host will become the person who posted the suggestion, and that person can communicate with the other members who RSVP "yes" via the comment section (on the event page), about how to find them, or contact them if needed.

There will still be more formally held larger events, hosted by myself or other event organizers, such as dinners that require a reservation for a certain number of people, or dancing at the Leominster Elks, but it would be fun for people to be able to get together for spontaneous events if they are free; such as meeting for coffee, ice skating, hiking, taking your dogs for a walk, having lunch, skiing, seeing a movie, etc.

About our group:

Our group, is for people over 35 who are looking to expand their social circle to make new friends in the suburbs, metrowest of Boston.  This could also be a great resource to meet someone special to date.

Our group activities could include: Kayaking, bowling, river rapid tubing, whale watches, sunset cruises, picnics in the park, show tubing, horse back riding, going to movies (new, classic and foreign), wine tasting, going out to dinner, seeing live music performances, swing/salsa dancing, rock climbing, hiking, day trips to various parts of New England, taking a scenic drive to see the foliage.... and any other great ideas that people may have.  Group trips to other countries or islands, is also a possibility in the future.

Studies have shown that taking time for leisure activities apart from the demands of work and other responsibilities helps people function better physically and mentally.  In fact, the more time spent doing different types of enjoyable activities, the better a persons health tends to be.

Important:

* Since this is a social group, and the premise of the group is for people to form genuine connections with each other, a photo of yourself on your profile, is required for membership with the group:

1. a photo that shows your face clearly, without sunglasses

2. a photo that is larger than 2 inches when I click on it to enlarge it.

3. a photo of you by yourself (Avoid using a group photo, or photo of you and another person, which makes it difficult to identify which one is you).

4. Your photo should be visible on your profile at all times (not hidden), from onset of your membership request, and it needs to remain on your profile throughout your membership.

5. Your first name is also necessary on your profile (not a made up username, or initials).

* It is important for me, for the Event Organizers, Event Hosts, and for other members to be able to recognize you at events, just as you can recognize us.

* If you are interested in becoming an Event Organizer and organizing events in your area, please let me know.

Organizers plan events based on activities that they themselves enjoy, and invite others to join them.  They are not paid to do this, it is all volunteer... out of the goodness of their hearts.  They do it for the fun of getting to know other people, and the enjoyment of enabling others to make positive connections with each other.

Rules for events hosted by Organizers and Event Hosts:

Please RSVP “Yes” only if you are certain that you will attend: “Maybe” isn't an option, this is particularly important for dinner events.

If your plans change and you are unable to come to the event, please update your RSVP, so that someone else from the group can take your place.

If it is less than an hour from our meetup time, and you are unable to attend, or are running late, you MUST contact the organizer by calling or texting, her/him, so we don't wait for you unnecessarily, or save a seat for you.

Please be considerate of your fellow members by arriving promptly.

The organizer will email the members who have RSVP'd “Yes” for this event, by 11:00pm on the day prior to the event, with their cell phone number.

Please bring enough cash to pay for your portion of the event. For dinner events, this includes the price of your meal, your drink(s), tip, and tax.

If this meetup event is full and you wish to attend, there will be an automatic wait list RSVP. When a spot opens, your RSVP will be changed to “Yes”, based on the time your were wait listed.

No-Shows:

If after the meetup, your name appears on the event page as a “Yes”, but you have not attended, and have not contacted the Organizer prior to the event to inform him/her that you can't join us, it is counted as a “No Show”.

“No Shows” impact everyone; your fellow members who attend the events, as well is the organizer.  If it is a dinner event, and a reservation has been made, it also effects the restaurant who staffs based on our reservation.

“No Shows”, will also effect your membership status.  An email from you, within 24 hours, explaining your absence is an expected courtesy.  Regular "No Shows" may result in being banned from group!

A "No Show" to a dinner event, when there are people on the Wait List who could have taken your place, may result in removal from the group!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation

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