If you want to meet new people, make real friends (this happens - the people in this group are a group of friends) enjoy doing things that involve late weekend nights, bowling, cinema, gigs, coffee on a Saturday in town, sharing books, and making it up as we go along this just might be what you're looking for.
It all started in November 2011. I wanted to find new friends, and started this group. I named the members 'Friends', because this is not just something there to get you out on a weekend. It is also there to meet up with people and have someone to call in between. Remember a stranger is simply a friend you haven't met yet.
Do you ever think about what you did before life got serious, and wonder if you can still do some of those things? You probably can still go on the swings, climb trees, dance for hours, play football, cartwheel, etc... you just need someone to encourage you.
Many of us used to spend too many weekends home alone and lots of the current members have thanked us for setting this up. That definitely made me glad we did. No-one should face a weekend alone wishing Monday would come so they could get back to work.
The small print - there is no membership fee to join. There is a charge for the website but I decided not to charge but if you want to buy me a coffee once in a while or a lime & soda that would be great. The regular members helped me renew the website membership fee for the 1st anniversary so that we could keep the group going for another year. Their help is very much appreciated.
Code of Conduct/Behaviour - we expect everyone to treat others as they would wish to be treated. You'll find everyone friendly, although please bear in mind some are shy or still getting used to the group.
Do you have to be single to join? No - this group is for friendship and not for dating. If you meet someone in the group, that's great but the aim is for friendship and anything else is a bonus.
Attitude This group is for people who want to have fun and are not ready for sensible shoes - hopefully you understand what I mean. If you want to turn the sound down or want to get home by 10.15pm we are probably not for you. We are not heavy drinkers but that doesn't stop us - most have to drive home. I would however actively discourage you from joining if you want a sedate and quiet life.
How often do you need to attend? It is expected that a new member will come along within the first 6 weeks of joining, and we will help you if you are shy or reluctant for whatever reason. Once you've joined I expect you to come along every 3 months at least so we 'know' who you are. Inactive members are removed after being given the opportunity to come along, however subject to space are welcome to rejoin at any time.
FINALLY - a photo of you is also a must - we need to know who is coming to an event. If you submit a photo or picture of anything/anyone else your request to join will be declined. You can resubmit but it does save me a lot of time if you include your photo first time.
Please also read the group's objectives and REMEMBER....this is a low cost/low cost group and not one that intends to exclude anyone due to their budget.
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