|Sent on:||Monday, July 8, 2013 1:13 PM|
Monthly No show email to Meetup Members:
I send this email mainly for the 200+ New Members that sign up every month and as a refresher to many others.
As many of you know, we have a "No Show" policy, which is enforced as much as possible at our events.
No Show policy?
3 no shows and you are removed from the group.
What is a no show?
When a Member signs up to an event and does not show up to it and made no effort to make a RSVP change telling us you are not coming to the event.
Why a No show Policy?
If a group has too many Members with No Shows, people will eventually stop coming because they have been to an event where they see 100 people signed up and only 20 show up. If there are too many events like that, why would the ones who came out, come back?! This has and does destroy Fun/active groups.
When we tell a venue 100 people are coming, they staff up, give us discounts based on our numbers and in many cases turn away their other customers because they think 100 people are coming out. It makes us look bad when only 20 people out of 100 show up. We will not normally be asked back. Our Organizers work hard for others enjoyment. It doesn't feel good when only a few show up when many are signed up.
Let's be courteous to the Venues, Organizers and other Members, and not have many no shows. Thank you!
I have said this before, barring an emergency, if you can't keep a commitment, who would want to be your friend?
If you have a number under your profile name, that means you have a no show. Again, 3 No Shows and you receive a figurative "pink" slip. :-) :-)
I look forward to seeing Everyone out having fun!!
PS This email will be going out once a month or if the No Shows begin to grow, usually because the new members forget. :-)