Group Kitty status and spending
Dec 7, 2013
by Jonathan Rippon at 8:44 AM
ABOUT IN TOUCH PETERBOROUGH
We are a social and activities based group for Peterborough and the surrounding area. We are by far the biggest meetup group within 25 miles of Peterborough.
Our aim is to organise events to get people out and about and socialising with each other. If you want to meet new people, have a group to hang out with, expand your circles of friends and activities, and make real friends - then this group could be the place for you.
We have a diverse range of regular monthly events including:- New members night, Coffee mornings, Badminton, Pub meetups, Leisure & social walks, meals out, live music events, Cycle rides, Pub quiz's, Cinema nights, Ten pin bowling and Comedy nights. We also arrange 1 off events including:- Theatre trips, Sports events, Shooting events (Clay Pigeon & Pistols/Riffles), Day trips, Weekend breaks and holidays. We are always looking for new things to try and encourage members to suggest and host events.
The group was founded in Jan-2012 by Janet Wilkinson.
Lotte Kolind ran the group from Nov-2012 until July-2013.
Jonathan Rippon (myself) took over at the end of July 2013 after being co-organiser with Lotte in June & July 2013.
To see what others make of our group have a read of our group reviews here;
There is no membership fee to join and most of our events are free. We have a purely voluntary kitty so people can contribute to the group if they wish. This allows us to organise bigger and better events.
CODE OF CONDUCT / BEHAVIOUR
I expect everybody to treat others with respect. I will remove any member showing inappropriate or antisocial behaviour. The group is also private, which means non-members cannot see who is a member - so you should feel safe joining us.
There is no age restriction on our group, we have members in their early 20s through to people who have been retired for a while. We have events to suits everybody.
Our group welcomes everybody on an equal basis and enjoys the diversity of having many people in the group who are not native to Peterborough / England. We have people from Portugal, Poland, India, China, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Brazil and Venezuela within the group.
THIS IS NOT A SINGLES GROUP - This group's prime aim is to get people out of the house and socialising. Most of our members tend to be single but we also have many couples within the group. If you meet someone in the group, that's great but the aim is for friendship and anything else is a bonus.
We recommend that you try to come along within the first 6 weeks of joining. If your shy or reluctant for whatever reason, contact me or another one of our event hosts and we'll help you take that first step.
Be aware that I actively manage our members list and do remove inactive members - this is to keep our membership count real. You will always be able to re-join at another time.
We do require all members to have a forward facing photo of themselves for identification and security purposes. If you submit a photo or picture of anything/anyone else but yourlself, your request to join will be declined. This is important for the hosts as they need to know who is coming to the events, but it also increases the trust and security within the group - which is very important to us.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE GROUP
I encourage people after they have been a member for a couple of months to consider setting up their own one-off events. If you suddenly find yourself wanting company, just set up a meet up on the site and let others join you. The involvement of members help the group continue to grow and offer a large range of events to suit all.
Looking forward meeting you all.
Group Leader In Touch Peterborough
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