*This page is currently closed to new members. Thank you for your interest in Supporting Us, I hope you find another great group here on meetup!*
For starters I would like to say that, thanks to my dedicated members, this group has been successful for the past 5 years (as of October 2014). As the founder, I am extremely proud of the work we've accomplished as well as the friendship made. I hope that you find this group to be a good fit for exactly what you are looking for.
Effective December 1, 2014, annual dues of $5.00 will be implemented for all members. New members will have 14 days after joining to pay the fee before being automatically removed from the group.
My name is Felicia and as I mentioned, I am the Founder/Organizer of Supporting Us! This group is based in Southern Maryland, more specifically Waldorf, MD and has been going strong since October 2009!! We are a group of women who have created a social support group geared towards women who love women; this includes those who identify as lesbian as well as those who identify as bisexual. My desire is to create and maintain a "sisterhood" atmosphere for progressive, mature adults, regardless of age or race.
As a group we will focus on the many different issues that we encounter not just from being in the life but also day-to-day obligations/stressors such as relationships, jobs, family/children, etc. The group encourages single lesbian or bisexual women as well as same-sex female couples to embark on this journey. It will offer support to those who need it during their time of struggle, confusion and even depression. We will be there for you to lift you up and celebrate you as an individual while we bond and create long lasting memories with each other.
Supporting Us will hold bi-monthly socials, which are the heart of this group and monthly events We will also indulge in local "outings" (like trips to DC, movie and dinner nights, etc) as well as some distance traveling. We will also complete some volunteer work together because it's very important to help build communities.
To be considered an active member, you should:
-Attend a minimum of 2 events per calendar year,
-Provide your contact information (which will never be shared with anyone, not even other members of the group)
You will be removed from the group if:
-You do not pay your annual membership* of $5.00 (effective 12/1/14)
-You do not provide your contact information (an email is usually sent within a week of approved membership)
-You are inactive for 4 months (es: don't login or respond to group discussions)
-You have been marked as a "no-show" 3 times in a calendar year (please be courteous by changing your RSVP status)
*Your annual dues does not guarantee your membership, however, being considered an active member does*
I ask that you keep in mind that a lot goes into making events happen, especially events that interest you. I hope you enjoy getting to know me and the other members of this group!
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you soon!