We coordinate wild mushroom explorations in the Grand Rapids area. Occasionally we'll organize sorties far away from Grand Rapids. Meetup dates often change and are usually finalized no more than 3 days in advance based on weather conditions. Meetup.com charges $180 per year so there is a nominal yearly membership fee which is modified based on membership numbers and voluntary contributions.
NO SHOWS (those who drop an event 12 hours before, even if Waitlisted; or, those who do not attend) are bumped to Waitlists when they occur, for six months. Please RSVP YES only when you are 100% certain you will attend. Otherwise, RSVP NO. Bringing an extra guest without taking care of it before a Meetup is the same as a NO SHOW.
However, those on Waitlists are welcome to observe, but not take any mushrooms, if they contact the organizer in advance of the Meetup.