I have been a meetup member on and off since moving to Columbus. While I've enjoyed some of those experiences, I was interested in creating a group that incorporated everything I like to do all in one. I consider myself an eclectic person who enjoys doing a wide variety of things around town. I am hoping to find some fun ladies who would like to join me in experiencing all that Columbus has to offer to it's fullest. Our meetups will include travel, exercise, wine tastings, dining out, dancing, cultural events, festivals, museum tours, coffee/book outings, cooking classes...everything and anything I find that looks interesting around the city.
Who this group is intended for:
Females only, this is not a dating group, so I'd prefer to keep this just for the girls. Now if we meet some guys while we're out enjoying ourselves, that's great but it's not the focus.
Be mature, I would suggest you be atleast mid to late twenties; however, if you are a mature 23 year old, definitely join us. Otherwise, there is no age requirement.
This group is not looking to exclude; however, many of our activities will be "people of color" friendly. What does this mean? It means that while we might attend dinner in German Village one evening and plan a trip to Europe next year, we might also have an event at a poetry reading in the King-Lincoln district. If you are comfortable in all of these settings and want to explore the culture and diversity of Columbus, feel free to join our group.
What this meetup is not:
This is not a professional networking group. There are enough of those already on meetup. If the conversation legitimately leads to your business and you pass on a card, that’s fine but please do not use this group as a sales and marketing tool for your business. I mean who really wants to talk shop when they are trying to enjoy their glass of wine?
Again, this is not a dating group.
Involvement and input is crucial. Please be involved and provide feedback and ideas as much as possible.
This group is meant to be a welcoming, inspiring, empowering group for women. We are truly looking to have fun. Mean-spirited, judgmental, gossiping behavior will not be tolerated here.
If you think this might be a fun group to join and you want to really start getting out and enjoying life, please don't hesitate and join today!!!
~The $5 fee collected specifically goes to maintaining the meetup group website. I pay the $45 quarterly fee out of my own pocket, so paying your membership dues are much appreciated!
"When we're connected to others, we become better people." Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture)
Please read our attendance policy below:
*Attendance Policy: *Respect and consideration for others in this group are top priority; please be considerate by refraining from being a "NO SHOW" (Not showing up and leaving your RSVP a "yes" or changing your RSVP to a "no" within 2 hours of an event). If there is an urgent matter please ensure you communicate with the organizer/host of that specific event and/or update your RSVP within 2 hours of the event. There is a meetup application that will make this very easy on your smartphone.
*Events take work for organizers to coordinate, especially those requiring upfront cost or a specific amount of attendees. Make sure you are able to make it to an event to which you RSVP and if you anticipate a conflict or being late, give us a heads up. We understand that things come up and life interferes, but please do your best to communicate this.
*If you find that you can't make it to something you've signed up for -- CHANGE YOUR RSVP as soon as possible, or call/text/message the event host if it is within 2 hours of the event. Events take time & energy to plan. If you don't show up AND make no effort to let the event planner know what happened --- that's a "NO SHOW".
*No Show/Late Cancel policy: Out of respect and courtesy to others that DO show up, we may bump you to the waiting list for meetups with limited space in favor of those with a positive attendance history. Having more than 3 "no shows" and/or a habit of "late cancels" (within 2 hours) may require removal from the group.