***PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REQUESTING TO JOIN:*** WHO WE ARE: Most members are between 40 and 60 years old, interested in friendships and acquaintances. Single, in a relationship or married. Occasionally we also have joint events with other meetup groups in the area. WHAT WE DO: Take a look at our calendar and see if our events appeal to you, please feel free to request to join this group if interested. We do a variety of events, and are always looking for new ideas from members. ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS: We maintain a friendly, open, and respectful attitude, and this is not a dating service ~ so when requesting to join this group, if you are single, please keep your profile intro neutral (do not imply you are looking). After meeting at events if people become mutually interested in each other, that's great! INDIVIDUAL PROFILE: Includes questions to share more about our interests, where we've lived, relationship status, and how we wish to be contacted. **Based upon member's feedback, it is strongly recommended that once in this group, you only contact people you have already met. TO JOIN THIS MEETUP GROUP: Have a PICTURE of yourself posted with your profile. **Requests without pictures will regretfully be declined. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: We charge a "1" time fee of $5.00 to join this group. We give new members the opportunity to come out and see if they are comfortable with the group. After that we require members to pay their $5.00 fee. If you join and DON'T COME TO A EVENT within 3 MONTHS, we will remove you with the reason of INACTIVE MEMBER. PLEASE CLICK ON THE $5.00 MEMBERSHIP TAB ON THE MAIN PAGE TO PAY YOUR ONE TIME $5.00 FEE. OUR GROUP IS ALSO AFFLIATED WITH THE PUNTA GORDA NEW FRIENDS GROUP & LADIES SOCIAL GROUP...PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP AND JOIN THEM ALSO, ITS FREE! http://www.meetup.com/newintown-971/http://www.meetup.com/women-1496/ **********OUR MEETUP GROUP POLICY ********** WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE MANY OTHER MEETUP GROUPS OUT THERE THAT HAVE DIFFERENT RULES AND POLICIES, BUT THIS GROUP IS ORGANIZED BY MYSELF (SHARON) AND CLAUDIA. WE TAKE THE TIME TO KEEP THIS GROUP RUNNING SMOOTHLY, AND WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN FOR IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS. IF WE FEEL SOMEONE IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS GROUP, IT WILL BE OUR DECISION TO REMOVE YOU.