As of October 2015, IMPORTANT NOTICE to all prospective members:
After 4 lively, wonderful years, Women Starting New Friendships-After40 is gradually winding down. So, if you are a new, prospective member, you are still welcome to join at no initial cost (dues). However, I have promised only one event per month from now until sometime in the Spring, though if there is enough participation, sometimes two. It is my hope that someone might want to take the group over as Organizer. (I would be willing to post/host t least 8-10 events per year as an Event Organizer, if desired.)
IF STILL INTERESTED IN JOINING, HERE IS THE INFO ABOUT WSNF-After40 (40-60's)
The #1 priority for WSNF is developing new friendships
The #2 goal is to do fun things together &/or to go to neat places & events as a way of fostering #1
If you want to develop new friendships, this is the group for you. If you are the kind of gal who wants everyone who attends, especially "newbies," to feel welcomed and have a good time, this is a group for you. If you make a couple close friends and will still attend some WSNF events, you fit right in!
IMPORTANT TIPS WORTH UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ALL MEETUPS & the international company, meetup.com (NY, NY)
Meet-up groups are started usually by one person who wants to do certain types of activities and find others who like the same thing. However, how the group is handled, how things are done, not done - depends solely on the ORGANIZER.
The organizer is billed $180 year by meetup.com - to pay them for the website
Organizers may charge dues. WSNF requires annual dues of $7.00 within a 30-day trial period to retain membership and attend events.
Some Organizers, like me, want multiple Assistant Organizers and Event Hosts. Events, formerly 2 or more per month, is no longer a commitment I can guarantee. WSNF needs members who will organize and event host at least 2 events per year. Please let me show you how to create events of interest to you. I just need to know you, 40 minutes of time with you and YOUR laptop. You'll set up a fake or real event, using the organizer "rights" you'll be shown how to use.
WSNF-After40 Organizer, MJ
MORE INFO ABOUT WSNF & Other Meetups
The focus for WSNF-After40 is MOSTLY women-type and/or women-only events. If an event allows for inviting male guests, or is specific to single gals only (both rare) - that will be made very clear at the top of the event description (COED-OPTIONAL / SINGLE WSNFrs). Members are single and married.
For WSNFrs interested in BEGINNING GOLF, I refer you to our sister meetup.group, Women's Golf (for age 21 and above), organized by WSNF member, Christine.
For WSNFrs interested in also attending only-&-always-coed events, I refer you to do a Search on meetup.com using keywords and the location (within X miles of Grand Rapids, MI) to find one or two that match your interests.