|Sent on:||Monday, April 29, 2013 11:36 AM|
I received a lot of interesting feedback from my last no show email to the group(s). Thanks to all who sent their thoughts on the no show policy. All seemed to be in favor of a strict one.
I just want to say, again, we have a great bunch of people in 35UP! & Mingling In Atlanta! Thank you for all the support and the fun you bring to the groups!!
The only way to keep the group(s) strong is to weed out the folks who just don't respect other people's time and efforts spent. Not just the time and effort of the Organizers, but of other Members who show up to the events!
Why are No shows bad?? They hurt the venue who call in extra serving help, we may not be offered discounts next time, Members who take their time to show up, think there will be 100 people and only 20 are there & etc.......
New "No Show" Policy:
Everyone starts at 0 No Shows. All no shows will be listed under your profile name, with a +1, +2, you will not see a +3, your profile will disappear.(3) No Shows and you are removed from the group. What is a No Show? You RSVP for an event and you do not show up, nor do you change your RSVP or at the very least send a courtesy email to the Organizer of that event.
IMPORTANT: As you know we invite other Meetup Groups to many events, hence, I call them Multi-meetup events. I like bringing the groups together because we get a diverse crowd.
You are welcome to sign up in another group, but, If you do sign up in another group and then "No Show," you will automatically be removed from both Mingling In Atlanta & 35UP!
People will try to avoid the no show policy by signing up in other groups! I am not willing to print out RSVP sheets for every group, at every event. This is the only way to avoid people signing up in other groups and not showing up at events. Which would cause the same problems.
This No Show policy is not as strict as some other groups. It is fair if you are a courteous, responsible and reasonable individual.
Please let me know if you have any questions or constructive comments.
PS: Some of you will receive this twice if you are a Member of Mingling In Atlanta too.