PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. BY REQUESTING TO JOIN THIS GROUP YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE DONE SO.
Hey fabulous ladies over 50! Let's get together for some laughs and shenanigans! Maybe enjoy dinner and a little wine (or your beverage of choice, of course!) or some other fun activity and talk about how great (or challenging... HAHA!) it is to be over 50! This is a no-agenda group... OK, we do have one agenda... we want you to HAVE FUN! Married, single, divorced, attached, unattached, with children, without children - it doesn't matter. Just be a woman at or over 50 and you're in!
There are a lot of transplants here in Charleston and some of us lost our great group of gal friends from back home... or you're a woman transitioning because of divorce, empty-nester or your significant other just travels a lot. Whatever the reason, we're glad to have you! Let's get together and just be silly. We are still girls after all! Please remember that if you join and sign up for an event that is beyond the trial period you must pay Membership Dues prior to the end of the trial (currently 60 days) or Meetup will automatically remove you from that event. I unfortunately can not control this feature. If your membership expires in the group and you have not visited the group in more than 4 months you are removed from the group. If you rejoin Meetup will NOT give you an additional "trial period".
This group is about having fun. Any bullying, etc. will not be tolerated. If anything like this is reported it will be discussed with individual involved and it will be at the sole discretion of Organizer whether the member will remain part of this group. There is a ZERO tolerance for this behavior.
To reduce the number of "no shows" when we host brunch, lunch and dinner there is a RSVP fee (or where the number of attendees requires a reservation). This was a necessary step to reduce "no shows" and last minute cancellations. If you "show up" your RSVP Fee is refunded in full to the method of payment. If you "no show" or cancel within 24 hours prior to the event this fee is NOT REFUNDABLE. I have tried different ways around this and this seems to be the only solution. Unfortunately this creates a situation where there is no "wait-list". If you are interested in that particular event you can make a comment on that event asking that if anyone can not make it that you are interested in taking their place. Please do not contact me or the Event Host to be put on a "wait-list".
Additionally, if you sign up for an event and your "trial period" or your membership dues have not been paid MEETUP WILL AUTOMATICALLY REMOVE YOU FROM THOSE EVENTS AND YOU MAY LOOSE YOUR "SPOT" THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO KEEP TRACK OF EACH PERSON'S MEMBERSHIP STATUS.
IT IS ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE EVENT. WE GIVE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME OR SCOPE IT OUT AHEAD OF TIME. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MISS THE EVENT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ON TIME (SUCH AS A BOAT TRIP).
EMAIL AND NOTIFICATIONS:
IT IS ESSENTIAL as a member of our group, that you have your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS turned on in SETTINGS both on your desktop computer, AND ALSO ON YOUR PHONE APP. It is also essential to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event—stuff happens.
For instructions on how to change your settings, go to the CHARLESTON WOMEN 50+ home page. Click on MORE (under the picture of the lovely ladies), then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Now select "Email and notification settings." Make sure you've checked all the boxes that allow me to email and notify you. The Message Board is only available on the web application, you can't see it on the mobile app.
To edit Settings on the mobile app, go to your profile icon, (bottom right corner), then go to the 3 dots icon (upper right corner). Select "Push notifications", then select "Change email updates." Make sure you "greenlight" all the options.
ALSO REMEMBER WE HAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP UNDER THE EXACT NAME AS THIS GROUP. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO DO "LAST MINUTE" THINGS AND ALSO A WONDERFUL PLACE TO ASK QUESTIONS "LIKE DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF A "DOCTOR, PLUMBER, ELECTRICIAN, ETC."