Our meet up group is about meeting new people, having a nice meal and getting to know each other.
We will eat and dine at mostly mid-priced restaurants.
You are welcome to enjoy anything on the menu. Everyone pays for the food and drink(s) that they order, Plus tax and tip, there could be an additional charge for parties of 8 or more.
Your share of the dinner bill is calculated by taking your subtotal (example, drinks, appetizers, entrée, and dessert) & multiplying it by 1.3, this formula covers the tax & tip on your bill.
Always have sufficient cash on hand to pay for your meal. Small bills $ are great so we don’t have to interrupt the staff for change, and it makes it easier for us to settle up and leave.
Some restaurants do not take credit cards! There are equipment and sometimes connectivity issues. And there are restaurants that won’t allow separate credit cards, cash money is the easiest way for us to settle up and move on.
The organizer or host will always ask for separate checks however not all restaurants will do this. Please settle your bar tab at the bar before we're seated. Bar tabs do NOT get carried to our table. Everyone is expected to stay seated until the restaurant bill is settled.
We will NOT have conversations regarding the following subjects. Politics, Medical issues, Religion, Taxes and conspiracies. We are not a debate group. We're looking for positive conversation.
Do not pass out or share business cards or promote a business or service.
No photographs are to be taken unless I am asked BEFORE the event starts, unless I make a exception, I / we respect those who do not want their picture taken...just tell me, it's OK!
Do not email or spam members of my meet up groups., unwanted communication must be reported to meet up.com and tell me the administrator Hugh.
Do not email people you have never met., we are not a dating group, we and meetup.com are about friendship.
Attendance; after 2 no shows you will be removed from this group.
Cancellations, if you must cancel / change your RSVP to NO, do this by 9 pm the night before the event or at the latest before 12 noon on the day of the event, or you will be removed from the group. ( to let me adjust the waitlist & for those who can now potentially attend, sufficient time to reply if they are still available, and for me to update the reservation with the restaurant )
Most of the time we will meet each other at the Bar area so I can introduce everyone, it's usually the only place to gather before we are seated or waiting to be seated. I am not implying anyone to drink alcohol. No one has to drink, No one should feel any pressure to drink. If you are not wanting to be in a Bar area, let me know.
FYI, restaurants are in the business of making money, they do become unhappy and sometimes upset when people do not show up.
I then have to deal with the waitstaff, owners, and or the maitre d'
I require members to pay a $4.00 yearly fee to reimburse what meet up charges me yearly.
Membership runs from January 01, 2020 to December 31, 2020, then we start over for 2021.