WARNING: This group may increase your socialization to dangerous levels. Plan accordingly, as there is lots to do.
PLEASE NOTE: JOINING FOR SOLICITATION OF BUSINESS UNDER A BUSINESS NAME IS NOT ALLOWED, UNLESS YOU BECOME A SPONSOR/ADVERTISER:
Email MWSchoolers@hotmail.com for more information.
You must be 18 or older to become a member.
This Groups Mission
The Groups Mission is designed to bring homeschooling families together, as well and those thinking about homeschooling, by providing events, group activity, and/or field trips, for homeschoolers up to 12th grade.
Whether traditional, non-traditional, or un-schooling, our hope is that you find an activity that suites your family’s needs.
We have recently changed leadership and will be doing things differently, but the ultimate reason for holding this meetup is the same; to provide activities, events, and field trips to families that homeschooling children will enjoy.
Please keep in mind that we must maintain an environment where everyone feels respected. We may not always agree, but we all should strive to provide a positive atmosphere for all members, especially our children.
We are a group which holds steadfast to common principals that apply to all, regardless of spiritual background, principles, and beliefs. We are a meetup group that assists in providing social activities for children up to the 12th grade.
We are a welcoming community seeking families EAGER to participate in group activities, field trips, and events.
In order to get everyone on the same page, we have decided to institute a Code of Conduct and a Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement for all members to follow. We ask that members read all of the information before joining this meetup group, or if already a member, review to decide if you wish to continue to be a part of the group. We also ask that you share the Code with your guest and family when they attend events, group activity, or field trip events with us.
What is a Code of Conduct?
The Code of Conduct is a list of Universal principals that govern the conduct of the group and its members while participating in the meetup events, group activity, and/or field trips, as well as discussions on Macon Worldschoolers social media sites. Many rules are already ingrained in our everyday lives; if this is the case for you, then this is just a formality.
The Code of Conduct is listed below:
1. We ask that members respect the rules and regulations of all facilities we visit. A facility could be a house, business, building, park, or faith based facility that our group uses for its activities, events, and/or field trips.
2. As a meetup group, we should endeavor to leave a facility better than when entering it.
3. Depending on the venue, members should help clean the facility once the activity or event has finished.
2 Members should use their best manners at events, group activities, and field trips. This also includes discussions on meetup and social media.
3 Profanity of any kind will not be allowed.
4 Bullying is not allowed at any time.
5 Members should not possess or use illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or cigarettes during any events, group activity, or field trip event.
6 Members should not carry weapons of any kind while participating in any events, group activity, or field trip events.
7 Members should conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times. (Parents please speak to your child(ren) about No Public Displays of Affection during outings with the group.)
8 Members are not allowed to exclude persons based on their status (single, married, widowed, or divorced) race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, in any event or activity. We welcome the diversity of ideas and experiences from members.
9 We ask that all members work together to resolve conflict. We cannot allow anger or frustration to turn into a personal attack on others. We must maintain an environment where every one of our members feels respected and accepted. Please be mindful that if conflict arises with another person or persons, especially when children are around, that you conduct yourself properly, and work to address the situation in private.
10 If a child is conducting themselves in a manner not constant with the ‘Code of Conduct’ at an event, group activity, or field trip, we ask that the parent(s), guardian, or person who brought the child, handle the behavior issue in a positive manner. Remember that other families are around and watching your actions. If the situation becomes out of hand, please do not be offended if someone asks you to leave.
11 Adults, who are not the child’s parent or guardian, are not allowed to discipline someone else’s child.
12 Please dress for the occasion. Although dress preferences are changing daily, we ask that you remember that this is a conservative dressing group. Please dress conservative when with us. No clothing should be worn that violates this Code of Conduct (no short skirts aka micro-skirts, clothes with tears or holes, or clothing with obscene words or images) we ask that you as parents help us to regulate this issue with your child or children.
13 We ask that any inappropriate tattoos or body art be covered while participating in the meetup activities, events, and/or field trips.
14.No “stalking” or otherwise harassing or bullying another member or members.
15. No 'recruitment' or swaying of your opinions, belief system, or political views on others is allowed. If you choose to make a belief system or political change you do so voluntarily. (We understand that people have the right to their own belief system and political view for themselves and their family.)
16. We must be positive and respectful of other members Homeschooling efforts. As we are here to encourage their path, not to tear it down. Negatively and disrespect towards members is not welcomed here.
In the event that a member, their family, or guest is found to have violated the ‘Code of Conduct’, person or persons will be asked to leave the activity, event, and/or field trips. If a second violation of the ‘Code of Conduct’ is found to have occurred, you could be banned from the group and you’re family membership could be cancelled. If this happens, you agree to forfeit your membership of $25, and you understand that NO refund nor proration of the membership fee will be issued.
Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement:
1. Acknowledgement of Risks.
Security of child/children:
Parents and participants are fully responsible for the security of their child or children at all events and group activities. We understand that we voluntarily choose to participate in activities and events, and that certain risks, hazards and conditions may occur, but are not limited to bodily damage (if child/children get hurt) and or property damage which can arise in an incalculable variety of unforeseen ways.
Scheduling meetups on the calendar:
Meetups are now added by the organizer of the Macon Worldschoolers, unless a dedicated person or persons, whether paid or unpaid, is asked to upkeep this task. It is up to the digression of the organizer and co-organizer to add these meetups.
Macon Worldschoolers meetup calendar suggestions should apply to all regardless of race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. If your calendar meetup request is for religious, non-religious, or for recruitment purposes it will not be added to the calendar but can be entered in the discussion area. The information cannot, however, be for recruitment purposes, only for information to like minded members in the group.
Criteria for adding meetups to the event calendar: If the event is free to members, and has no political, religious, or non religious agenda, it will probably be added for free (needs organizer or co-organizer approval.) If the organization is charging a fee, or will be compensated in some way for adding the meetup, then the member should see the Macon Worldschoolers Member Sponsor Advertiser Information under MORE then FILES. We want the calendar to be a neutral group for all members.
JOINING FOR SOLICITATION OF BUSINESS UNDER A BUSINESS NAME IS NOT ALLOWED, UNLESS YOU BECOME A SPONSOR/ADVERTISER:
If you are joining as a trial member, or member under a business name, this will be considered as solicitation of business.
Contact Fredrina Slaton at MWSchoolers@hotmail.com
Click on the MORE tab at the top of the page then choose FILE, then read MACON WORLDSCHOOLERS Member/Sponsor Advertiser Information.
If we are not contacted within one week (7 days) of the signing up date, the Macon Worldschoolers has the authority to remove you as a trial member or member, if this is the case.
2. Sponsor Advertiser Risk:
Members understands that if they choose to use a sponsor/advertiser listed on the Macon Worldschoolers sponsor/advertising list, the Macon Worldschoolers may not be the organizers of that meetup, therefore is not involved with that sponsor/advertiser or with their decision making. You also understand that sponsor/advertisers may charge their own membership fee, or other fees. Some sponsor/advertisers may ask that you sign Statements of Faith or other forms. We ask that members research the sponsor/advertiser before attending these meetup gatherings. Members choosing to use sponsor/advertisers do so in good faith. If there is a dispute with the sponsor/advertiser, the member must resolve their disputes through that sponsor/advertiser and not Macon Worldschoolers. In the event the dispute isn’t resolved, you, the member, will not hold Macon Worldschoolers, its affiliates, organizers, co-organizers, directors, employees, consultants, subsidiaries, third parties and members responsible for any lawsuits or attorney fees due to your choice in using the sponsor/advertiser.
3. Medical Release:
Members understand that medical personnel are not available at events and activities. Macon Worldschoolers assume no responsibility or liability for any injuries, or damages, that might arise out of, or in connection with, any activity, event, or field trip conducted by Macon Worldschoolers, its affiliates, organizers, co-organizers, directors, employees, consultants, subsidiaries, third parties and members for medical treatment, if necessary. Furthermore, any and all medical expenses are the responsibility of the parents or guardian.
4. Image Consent.
Members, participants, and guest willingly grandly, and irrevocably consent to and authorize the right and permission to photograph, film, video-tape, record, publish, re-publish, broadcast, re-broadcast, adapt, exhibit, perform, reproduce, edit, modify, display or otherwise use or reuse participants and volunteers name, image/likeness, or voice in media or technology in connection with any campaign or promotion in all markets as long as there is no intent to use the image in a disparaging manner. Member, participant, and guests understand that there will be no compensation issued. We understand that this consent is only in connection with this program and may not be used for any purposes other than Macon Worldschoolers.
We will continue to update/amend this Code of Conduct & Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement as we grow without notice; and with your help, I know we can have a great and prosperous meetup group.
Members and participants should read and understand this Code of Conduct & Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement in its entirety.
Member understands that they voluntarily choose to become members and understand that they have an opportunity to ask questions or object to any of the terms of this membership.
Members can attend monthly meetup meetings or send a meetup message, to the organizer and co-organizer, to voice their opinion on activities, events, field trips, or fundraisers in connection with and for the kids.
When RSVPing to events, members should try their best to attend that particular meetup. Often event hosts, includin Macon Worldschoolers organizers and co-organizers, spend funds, out of their own pockets, to prepare activities, food etc for the amount of people who RSVP to their event. Out of respect for hosts, please do not RSVP if you cannot attend. If something unforeseen does come up, that is out of your control, please change your RSVP to NO, as far in advance as you can.
By voluntarily signing in as a trial member or paying your $25 membership fee, you are acknowledging this fact.
***Members and Trial Members:
Trial members have a 60 day countdown from the day they sign up on Meetup before the $25 membership fee is due.
Paid members have 360 days from the day they sign up before the membership fee is due. Member dues are paid on a yearly basis.
(The dues payment date is computer driven by the Meetup system. The system will send you a reminder at the end of your trial or membership period. You can then pay for your dues through that link at your convenience. I believe the system gives you a week or less to pay your dues before it removes you from the site. If that happens, no worries, just find Macon Worldschoolers on meetup and pay your dues there. You will then regain access to the site.)
The membership fee will help us to pay for Meetup and provide the needed additional funds to pay expenses, help run the meetup activities, events, and field trips effectively. Meetup events, hosted by Macon Worldschoolers, use these funds to purchase items needed for many of the event on the site.
Macon Worldschoolers is a business run by the Slaton family. This business choice was chosen over other alternatives, in order to keep the Worldschoolers from depending on a few families to pay expenses and to safeguard ALL children, regardless of race, religion,disability, or sexual orientation.
Currently, it is a business, however, once all concerns have been addressed, non-profit status might be an option that may be pursued. At this time no one is being compensated for their services. But with the upcoming future plans this will change.
Currently, Macon Worldschoolers is run with the help of an volunteer advisory committees and parent volunteers from each group listed: preschool, elementary (1st through 4th grade), middle school (5th through 8th Grade) and high school (9th through 12th Grade). Once a month meetings will be set up to discuss events for each age group listed above.
We hope that you choose to become a member and take advantage of the new changes in this meetup; as we are excited to see children and families come together as a community.
Now that we have gotten pass all the formalities,
LET'S HAVE SOME FAMILY FUN WITH OUR KIDS!
NOTE: (All Macon Worldschoolers events will be posted on our calendar. If it's not posted on the calendar, it's not a Macon Worldschoolers events.)
This information was added on 11/25/15