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Welcome Message To All New Members

Welcome to the Chicagoland Dining Out Group (CDO)!

We do outings to restaurants all over the Chicagoland area for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We will do family style or buffet style dinners for 20-90 people and smaller exploratory dinners (2 to 15 people) where we just order off the menu.

If you have any ideas or discoveries of local Chicago cuisine, let us know.

I hope you can join us for good conversation, good food and good times.

IMPORTANT (Please Read)

1) 3 Strikes Rule
We have a "3 strikes" policy against "no shows". All we are asking is if you decide RSVP "YES", is to show up. If you can't make it, change your RSVP to "NO" more than 4 hours prior to the event start. See "About Us" page [3 Strikes Rule For No Shows] for more details.

2) Advertising Policy

If you are joining CDO intending to promote your business, you must pay a fee for the privilege of posting on the message board. Please contact the organizer for details and rates. See "About Us" page [Advertising Policy for Chicago Dining Out]

If you post an advertisement without permission, you and your post will immediately be removed and banned from the group.

3) Mail Settings
The success of the Meetup groups depend largely on your ability to receive and manage important emails.

a) Please add Meetup "" and Fong "" to your Personal Address book.

b) Go your "Account" settings (button in the upper right hand corner) and set your mail settings under "Membership and Communications" to manage your email

c) Keep your email address up to date when that changes.

d) If you don't want to receive "reminders" about an event you're not interested, RSVP NO.

e) See this link for other tips on managing email like creating mail filters [Managing Your Meetup Email]

4. Please post a current picture.
Please post a current picture so we can look for you at events. This is mandatory for new members as of May 1, 2013. Many times at a crowded venue it can be difficult to find the group, this makes it easier for the organizer to track the attendees.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Dining Deals and Coupons January 13, 2010 2:14 PM anonymous
CDO Standard Sponsorship Rate August 20, 2013 7:53 AM anonymous
Managing Your Meetup Email October 26, 2010 5:12 PM anonymous
You dont Want To Eat or You Want to Split a Dinner February 13, 2009 4:15 PM anonymous
Paying The Bill February 13, 2009 1:09 PM anonymous
Dietary Issues February 13, 2009 1:07 PM anonymous
4 Hour Policy (for Cancellations) January 18, 2010 12:52 PM anonymous
Why We Use Event Brite February 9, 2009 5:30 PM anonymous
CDO Major Events February 9, 2009 5:33 PM anonymous
Welcome Message To All New Members August 20, 2013 7:51 AM anonymous
Other Dining-Related Web Sites September 4, 2008 11:22 AM anonymous
3 Strikes Rule for No Shows January 25, 2010 12:30 PM anonymous

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