Hi! Thanks for looking at our club James and I are looking to form a club for people that like to use their minds, and who enjoy culture and creativity. We live in Medway and would recommend this club to those with their own transport who live within a 30 minute radius of here.
Week events are mostly cinema visits to Cineworld Rochester and once people know each other we hope to be able to arrange in-home events like board games evenings, get-togethers and walks / bike rides. We also hope to arrange gallery visits, meals out other local / seasonal events.
We find that many clubs feature expensive events which can be off-putting so this club is mainly featuring low-cost events, mainly cinema (especially for those, who, like us, have unlimited cards). We can also arrange Orange Wednesday and Bargain Tuesday Cinema events
Both James and I lead quite busy lives, so some cinema events may involve less socialising beforehand and afterwards than others. We will make sure that at least one event in 3 will allow for 'chat time'
Unfortunately all good things come at a cost these days, and using the Meetup webspace costs us £50 every six months. We are one of the few clubs that doesn't charge for every meetup, and, up until now, we have paid for the cost ourselves. We are still very against the idea of paying per meetup as we worry that this may prevent people from attending events that they might enjoy, or people may be more selective based on the activity, rather than attending mainly to make new and meet up with existing friends. Our ethos is to facilitate the making of good friends, so we encourage everyone to get together as often as they'd like to, the website being a handy tool to organise this among many people.
In line with the idea of friendship you may also have noticed that we are not the only ones to arrange events, now, but we have been encouraging everyone to let us know if they'd like to post events as this will ensure that events occur on dates and at times that suit everyone, and will also present more varied event options to the group. As with all friendship groups it's quite natural for different ones to suggest / arrange get-togethers.
In order to keep the website going we are asking people to pay a one-off fee every six months of £2 each (28th January and 28th July )
We have had good support in our first 6 months and made a great group of friends, and anticipate a great 2013 full of new faces, good times, lovely walks and cultural experiences!