What we're about

Ageless & Awesome Austin Women (AAAW) was started by me in the fall of 2018. I'm now over 65, active, retired, live downtown, & am its sole Meet Up Organizer, with some unofficial help from my friends! My immediate family, including my 2 children & 2 (soon to be 3) grandchildren, all live out of state, so my Austin friends are my Austin family & what keeps me happily here!

AAAW is being downsized by me for 2020 in both size (max of 150), purpose, type & frequency of events, thus more easily managed & enjoyed by me plus those who want to be actively involved. Goal is to know all members, instead of just names on a list, & become friends who can get together often, both on & off the Meet Up. As before, most posted events involve Walk, Talk, & Dine!

2020 AAAW Meet Up Requirements:

1. Must be over 55 or within just a few birthdays!

2. Must reside in Austin area at least 1/2 of the year.

3. Must live or work, or be willing to travel to & find parking around greater downtown area, which includes neighboring areas like Central, East & South Austin, Lady Bird Lake, Hike & Bike Trail, etc.

4. Must be able to walk at moderate pace for at least for 60-90 minutes, as walking will continue to be our primary meet up activity, while also enjoying art, music & other outdoor venues, historical sites, holiday & other special events, & almost always including casual patio dining.

NOTE: AAAW will be kayaking & some other outdoor activities seasonally, but not a hiking, speed walking, running, or dog walking group. Also no posted activities involving any tickets or restaurant reservations.

5. Must be interested in weekend or weeknight activities only, as weekdays are now reserved for my private interests, alone or with others.

6. Must never be a "No Show" as in not cancelling your RSVP or texting me, before event starts you can no longer attend, no excuses needed!

7. Must be willing to share your text number with me for easier contact, & also to be included in some special AAAW small group non-posted events.

8. MOST IMPORTANT: Must be an ACTIVE member which means: Must attend at least one meet up event per quarter, or text me with attendance issues.

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AAAW Online "Registration" for TBD "Safe Summer Camp" Activities!

AAAW is transitioning permanently on June 1 to a daylight (some weekdays & most weekends) outdoor club only, which for this very special summer will be called "AAAW Safe Summer Camp" lasting through Labor Day! Our camp will be REAL, not virtual, but operating under safe rules for our age group: 1) includes ONLY previously active AAAW members OR those who know me, OR keep in touch with me, though AAAW Private FB (can ask to join on FB, spelling out long name of AAAW), OR by my "private" text, at (512)[masked] OR in person! 2) includes ONLY inactive members who joined in last half of 2019 or in 2020 & thus have never had a chance to become active or known, & are willing to text with me & meet in a small group or privately with me, before mixing in safely with known members! *3) excludes ALL other long time members who are still "strangers" to me, including previously chronic cancellers & no-showers. You'll be removed by June 1, unless hear from you by text, but you can ask to rejoin if now newly interested in AAAW. You can also leave the group officially on Meet Up but don't do it just to make room for others... we want you if you want us! 4) includes ONLY women over 55-ish, who live in Austin at least half the year, & live, work, or play in downtown/central/south Austin, OR are willing to travel there for AAAW activities at least once a season. Sorry, AAAW activities NOT open to guests, children, or pets... or those not feeling well of course! 5) includes ONLY those interested in casual city or easy trail walking, &/or kayaking, etc. on Lady Bird Lake, & finally, in new sport of sitting, in small circles, for companionship, new friendships, discussions, & most importantly, eating &/or drinking, bringing your own folding lawn chair & bag lunch or snacks, etc. & transitioning to restaurants with outdoor areas when safer... HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY & STAY SAFE & SANE! Hope to see many of you at AAAW Safe Summer Camp, or hear from you who need to skip summer camp & wait for fall activities, & any AAAW "strangers" wanting to be known, or any prospective new members! Questions? comment here or text me privately at (512)[masked] but please don't call me, & please NO Meet Up or FaceBook messaging for me! My text is available 24/7 including holidays! P.S. AAAW Mah Jongg will be a private Meet Up Club of any interested AAAW Meet Up members & have list of all those interested so far! Unfortunately MJ game is "contact sport" & not into virtual, but we'll see how it goes for reality!

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