Thank you for your interest in joining our Working Mom's group. We are a group of women in our 20's, 30's and 40's with children ranging in ages from 18 months to sixteen. Our group is targeted for preschool age children at this time, but siblings of the preschool kids and pregnant/expecting mothers are welcome. Dad's are also welcome to attend unless an event specifically says, "Mom's night out" then that event is for the Mom's only. Everyone in the group is friendly, down to earth and drama free.
What we like to do: We enjoy getting the kids together for affordable activities, such as meeting at local parks, meeting at Woodcrest Library for various activities, or meeting at our houses for playdates which may include swimming. Occasionally, we will add field trips such as meeting at Disneyland, Castle Park or some other venue. Once a month, we will plan a mom's night out, and about once every six weeks, we want to plan whole-family events such as bowling or whatever would mutually interest members. I moved to Riverside from Orange County about five years ago, and I found it very difficult to meet other like-minded moms because I work full time and have my own business. My co-organizer, who is a teacher, has lived in Riverside most of her life and has a very active girl who would rather play with others than sit at home.
We will mostly plan our activities in the evenings and weekends to accomodate our work schedules. Kids, siblings, and dads are invited to all activities; as mentioned earlier, unless we specify otherwise, such as, Mom's night out, etc. During the summer months some weekday activities will be posted.
Please read the following rules, and please attend a meetup within one month of joining or your memebership will be terminated with our group for the security of others. 1) Please provide a photo of you and your child together when requesting to enter the group. It is helpful to see what you look like so we can recognize you at the first meetup you attend. 2) Please be an active member; on the site and with your attendance to meetups. We require you to attend one meetup a month so that we keep in contact. If you do not attend a meetup at least once a month then unfortunately your membership will be terminated with our group and a refund will not be provided for membership dues that were paid. If you have a specific circumstance that will prevent you from partici[ating for the month, then please e-mail, text, or call me so we can discuss the situation. We have a strict, "no lurkers" policy. 3) There is a lot of effort put into the planning of events so please RSVP (yes or no) and check the website for updates. Sometimes there are last minute updates depending on weather conditions, etc. If something comes up then please call or text me so we know whether or not to look for you at the meetup and so we do not worry about you. :) 4) There is a $10 bi-annual fee ($10 every 6 months) for each member of this group. You can come to your first Meet Up for free, to try it out and see if you like it/us and if you feel it is a good fit for you and your little one. But, the fee is expected by your second Meet Up. This is to cover the fees the organizer already paid meetup.com to host this group. Any remaining funds after paying meetup site fees will be put into a holiday party at the end of the year. I am happy to review the break down of how funds are/were spent with any member that inquires.
Disclaimer/Liability Waiver Agreement: The function of the organizers and/or hosts are only to organize the event. Each person who signs up for a meetup is responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of his/her child. By signing up for this group and any event organized by the group, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any activity and freely accept and assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers and/or hosts of Working Moms of Woodcrest/Riverside from and against any and all liability arising from your, your spouse/significant other, and/or your children's participation in the group activities.
Lastly, Please do not use this group to list your personal business ventures; i.e., please do not try to sell your products and/or services to members or you will be removed from the group. As we all get to know one another better, of course networking will occur. But to those who join the group to solely sell their services/goods, their membership will be terminated promptly with no reimbursement of membership dues that have been paid.
We look forward to meeting you! Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
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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