I started this in 2015 because my last two friends living in California and Davis moved out of town, and I found myself looking for friends not just to do things with, but also to sometimes have serious conversations about topics of import to our country, our world, our families and to our inner selves.
This group is not about specific activities, but about activities as a way to interact with other women. Sometimes this leads to personal friendships outside the group, and sometimes it's just about a get-together with other women. But EVERY meeting so far has been a GREAT TIME. We do have lots of brainiacs, but we have plenty of regular people to keep us balanced. There is a strong contingent of younger women, a good number of women with children in school and number of us are empty nesters.
This should go without saying, but intolerance and back-biting is absolutely unacceptable. If you don't like someone, keep it to yourself. If you don't like an entire group of people, such as Jews or African Americans, then this isn't the right place for you. You don't have to be a Liberal, but you do have to be willing to take each woman as an individual, and not judge her based on her race, religion, etc.
This is group is strictly for women who live in Davis, or who work a regular Davis job with a Davis address. (If you live elsewhere, why not start a group yourself? It's easy!)
All new members are asked to come to a get together within their first three months, plan a get together within their first three months, or contribute toward the cost of maintaining the group, which I personally pay for out of my (very lean) pocket.