The Wiltshire Social Group (WSG), is a membership based group for anyone living in Wiltshire looking to meet some interesting people and have a social life. We have members from all walks of life and ages throughout Wiltshire. We are a friendly bunch of people, and are a growing group. Our main aim is to allow people to meet up and do stuff socially.
Unlike many Meetup based social groups, we are in the process of forming a charity, to run it as a community social enterprise. We also are investigating obtaining insurance, as non disclaimer waivers do not stack up legally. The WSG charges each member £5 to cover insurance and our group organizer costs of £12 a month to Meetup. We think this is a fair and inexpensive fee to ensure you receive a quality experience with the group.
We are giving new members a three (3) month trial free membership window to see if the group is for them, and they will be expected to pay for ongoing membership. We appreciate that many people cannot attend events due to other groups, work or personal lives getting in the way, hence the revised trial period has been extended.
The group has been successful in obtaining perks for its paid up members, be it discounts at restaurants and pubs and other service providers are being approached to offer even more perks and benefits.
Since starting the group has run many interesting and varied events including Meals, Cinema, Drinks, Comedy nights, Dancing, Badminton, Sunday meals, Live Music, Drama Shows, Walking, Hill Walking, Charity Walks, Dog Walks, BBQs, Museum visits, Beer Festivals, Cider Festivals, Pub Crawls, Jazz Festivals, Jazz nights, Food & Drink Shows, Coffee & Snacks, Hog Roasts, History Talks, Quiz Nights, Firework Displays, and our monthly social drinks get together in Royal Wotton Bassett/Chippenham.
The group was formed as Wiltshire is a bit of a social back water in regards to existing social groups/clubs, and there was not a Wiltshire wide organisation bringing people together. The founder has tried various other social groups and clubs, some very famous ones, though they suffer from being expensive, restrictive or repetitive. The aim of this social group is to grow a large, inclusive and fun social club that accommodates everyone.
HOW TO JOIN OUR GROUP
Joining the Wiltshire Social Group is easy, straight forward and fun!
1: Click Join Now
First click on the Meetup Join Now button which takes you to the Meetup set up instructions. It will ask you for your name. Please give your full name as we often have people with the same first name and it can help us organisers work out who is who. It all helps us to help you. Every we do on here is for our members benefit.
2: Fill in those Icebreaker Questions
Please answer the five ice breaker questions, such as where you live, where you work, what interests you have, what you'd like the group to organise, and if you kindly want to volunteer to become an organiser, please say so too. You can also find out about our lovely members by looking at each and every profile and their introductions.
3: Add a Human Face Photograph so we can identify you
Next please add a photo to your profile so we can identify you. The site will not proceed to the next step without you adding a photo. Can you kindly please add a photo of your face, so we can see who is who when you attend our events. A face means you can also identify all of our other members faces too.
If your job means that for whatever reason you don't wish members to see your face, be it a sensitive vocation, then you can opt for a discrete photo.
4: Verify Your Email Address
Meetup will ask you for your email address and password, then ask you to verify your details to ensure you are human and not a robot. Check your email inbox to see Meetup's verification email and click on the link. If you can't find it, look at your junk or spam folders, as sometimes emails go missing.
5: Pay Your Annual Membership Subscription (Meetup Costs & Group Insurance)
+ 3 Month Non Commital FREE trial
The Wiltshire Social Group is NOT a free group as we have costs for running the Meetup, (£12/month), to cover as well as group wide insurance to pay for. The vast majority of Meetup groups are uninsured, and as we are a public facing organisation, it is prudent to include insurance to protect our valued event organisers and our paying members. We like to do things properly in our group.
With an annual subscription, all WSG members share the cost of the group. This tends to make members truly value their own group, and it also helps weed out individuals who aren't really interested in participating.
Experience has found that fully paid up members are more likely to actually turn up on events they RSVP Yes to and also reduces the number of no shows.
All members pay the same amount, and no one individual benefits financially from any payment from the group, as the group is run as a not for profit social enterprise organisation. Our membership year runs from 1st January 2015 to 31st November 2015, with members joining between 1st and 31st December paying for the following year's subscription and the remaining part of December, in any given year.
Our annual subscription costs £5 per year per member, or roughly 1.3 pence a day!
To pay click here which takes you to our automated PayPal service, which accepts existing PayPal account holder payments, and for those without a PayPal account, the service also allows payment by Credit/Debit Cards by the following providers:- Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa/Delta/Electron, Discover, American Express and Maestro.
New members qualify for a three (3) month FREE trial period. During that time they are welcome to make a payment in the group, or after the 3 month period to remain a member.
6: Membership Team approves Membership Application
On receipt of your details, our membership team will approve your membership and you'll be free to use the site.
If as a new paid member you do not feel the group is for you after attending one event within three months, we will refund your £5 so you have not lost out. We will also remove your profile from the group if that is the case.
WILTSHIRE SOCIAL GROUP RULES
If anyone has any questions relating to the Wiltshire Social Group (WSG), kindly contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01249 464 325 and we will endeavor to get back to you.
David Preston, Founding Member
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers