The North Shore Divorce Support Meetup is a group of separated, divorcing or divorced people coping with divorce and separation who meet for fun, social and supportive activities. Everyone in the group was a stranger, until they attended their first event.
Come join us - you will be glad you did! We look forward to meeting you in the near future.
►Note-we are not professional therapists or counselors. If you would like to be part of a more formal support group, please consider the Center for Divorce Recovery Meetup Group. ◄
It's easy to sign-up for our group. It is very helpful to include a picture of yourself,
when you sign up. That way, first-timers will be able to easily identify other group members at an event. Remember, we're looking for you as much as you are looking for us!
Your picture doesn't have to be professionally done, just a simple picture that has YOU in the picture somewhere. Please don't post cartoon or fictional character pictures, your kids or your pet as a means of identification.
The reason we ask for pictures is so that the group can identify you when we have an event. We know it's hard to come out to join a group of people you've never met before, so if we know what you look like, we can keep an eye out for you and you'll be able to identify other group members, as well. I've heard of too many incidents where new members came to an event and walked around aimlessly trying to find the group and then unfortunately missed out on meeting the other group members. We don't want that to happen!!
You are always welcome to bring a guest along for moral support as well. Don't be afraid to come meet us - we are a friendly and supportive group!
So many groups have hundreds of "Members" yet very few participants. We don't want to become one of those groups. We realize that everyone can't participate in every event, but if you haven't logged on for three months you'll be considered an "INACTIVE MEMBER" and we may delete you from the list.
If you do get deleted, don't take it personally. You're more than welcome to re-join the group whenever you're ready to participate.RSVP's
RSVPing is a very important part of our events and event planning. We use this information to prepare the event and to gauge interest. We REALLY appreciate it when people RSVP "Yes" "No" or "Maybe" for events. That will let us know that you are still interested in participating, but you may not be able to attend that specific event. Also, it is helpful if you can indicate why you can not make it or why you are in the comment section.
If you find that you are not able to make it to an event, please change your RSVP. If you sign-up as a "No', that's cool, we understand. It's perfectly ok to say "No" and then change your RSVP to "Yes" if you find that you can attend. THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO RSVP.
We understand that things happen, which may prevent you from attending an event that you RSVP'd "Yes" to but if it happens more than 3 times we reserve the right to change your RSVP to a "No" for full events.
Note that (barring extenuating circumstances for specific types of events), we normally will not cancel an event simply due to a low RSVP rate, even if it is just the organizer and one other person scheduled to attend.You are more than welcome to bring a friend to an event
. We may limit the number of guests each member may bring (usually one or two). Please make sure to include any guests in your RSVP.Cost
We will do our best to provide you with an average cost for events and will always provide you with the cost for tickets to events such as a comedy show or play.
If our Meetup is at a place of business, please buy a drink or a cup of coffee to say "thank you" to the venue!
You're responsible for your own food and bar tab at all dining events. Please don't leave the organizers with the bill. Message Boards
The message board is a place to ask questions, answer questions, find event updates, news worthy topics, and other useful tidbits. Your feedback (positive or negative) is greatly appreciated. All members are encouraged to visit the message boards often to get to know one another, and stay in touch.
Please follow the message board rules:
1. Please read through all posts in a discussion thread before adding your own.
2. Spamming in any form, including abuses of members' e-mail addresses, will not be tolerated, and will result in removal of the offending member.
3. Any member who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact the organizer immediately. Responding to the post will just keep it at the top of the queue. Your organizer has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if he/she determines that removal is necessary.
4. Above all else, use common sense when posting, and treat others the way you'd like to be treated. Solicitation
Relationship networking is an excellent business development tool but we do ask that you refrain from mailing the members of the group to solicit business. To sponsor an event or advertise on this site, please e-mail the organizer.
If you send us spam, your name will IMMEDIATELY be removed from the membership list. Again, please contact the organizer for advertisement and event sponsorship opportunities. Please note, we are NOT a singles group or a dating site. Since we are all adults, it is possible that you may meet someone here, however, our purpose is really to meet for fun, social and supportive activities. Please do not solicit members for dating purposes only. Choosing Events
We'll add things that interest us and ANYONE can suggest an event. We may not get to them right away but they are added to the event list and we continue to look for venues that match your suggestions.
If you have a suggestion for alternate events/suggestions in general, please e-mail the Organizers directly using the Contact Me link on the left-side column of the website or post in the discussion board under the section marked "We're taking suggestions." We welcome suggestions by our members and are happy to consider them as we're evolving as an organization.
Now, enough of the formalities....LET'S GO HAVE SOME FUN!!!