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We are a social group of singles and couples, including all ages of adults who enjoy exploring the wonderful Bay Area of Northern California. In fact, according to the Meetup.com algorithm, we are the most active "Social" group in the Bay Area. You are welcome to join us as we explore cool bars, night clubs, restaurants, museums, vineyards, hiking adventures, house parties, etc. We will also sprinkle in some community volunteer opportunities. We will LEVERAGE our group to receive discounts, extended happy hours, and other great perks that an individual cannot get.

Our members range in age from 21 to 80+. We don't discriminate. If you are looking to just hang out with people your own age in trying to hook up, then this isn't the right group for you as this is a very diverse group with a lot of positive energy. Join and you will meet some quality, new friends.

This group is about helping out in the community, having fun, exploring the Bay Area, and meeting new friends while in a safe environment. By joining this group or remaining a member of this group, you agree to refrain from the list of inappropriate behaviors listed  below while attending Explore the Bay events or visiting the Explore the Bay Meetup site. If you exhibit any of the following, you will be removed from the group:

Inappropriate Behavior

• Sending spam emails to members to promote a business, event, etc. without permission of the main organizer.

• Posting comments on an event page or using the "Start a conversation..." functionality to promote a business, event, etc. without permission of the main organizer.

• Not having a picture where you are recognizable. If you aren't recognizable in your ETB profile picture, then you are subject to removal and will have to request to rejoin the group with a valid photo.

• Sending emails to members you haven't met for the purposes of dating or picking up. This isn't a dating website.

• Having multiple profiles with the group. Only one profile is permitted per person.

• Being touchy or physical with another member (overly aggressive).

• Causing another member to feel uncomfortable based upon behavior OR comments (creepiness).

• Showing inappropriate pictures or content to other members at an event.

• Excessive gossiping about fellow members and/or creating too much drama.

• Behaving in a manner that suggests a sense of entitlement such as requesting organizers to volunteer too much of their valuable time.

• Excessive no shows in relation to the number of events attended. Note that we take attendance at most events except music in the park events.

• Repeatedly bailing out of events right before they start. A high frequency of this behavior can lead to be removed from the group.

• Stalking other members.

• Showing up to an event without securing a spot (crashing). Note that members are not allowed to bring a guest to an event unless they secure a spot online for their guest.

• The same thing holds true for couples who use one profile. Make sure you secure two spots if both of you are attending an event. Note that for some events with limited spots we don't allow any guests to register as we want to provide value to as many members as possible.


Expected Member Conduct

Members are expected to read the event description before attending an event. This helps eliminate the need to ask questions that have already been explicitly stated in the event description.

Please use a personal photo where you are recognizable for your profile as we like to know whom we are communicating with and we take attendance at our events. Otherwise you will not be admitted to the group or you might be removed from the group.

In order to receive important emails sent from Event Organizers, make sure that you have the following setting options enabled for this group: ‘Announcement about a specific Meetup’ and ‘Announcement to members about the group’.

Note that we sometimes remove inactive members from the group. We encourage active membership.


IMPORTANT TO READ REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Disclaimer for Event Activities and Site Use / Release of Liability

In exchange for participation in the activities organized by the Explore the Bay (ETB) Meetup Group I agree for myself and my guests (if applicable), to the following:

I am responsible for my own interactions with other members of the ETB Meetup Group. I understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers and event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to my conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with attending an event with the ETB Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. I agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, i agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.

I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.

I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my guest’s attendance of an ETB event, whether caused by the fault of myself, my guests, or other third parties.

I agree to indemnify and defend ETB against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from my or my guest’s attendance of an ETB event.

I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my guests.

Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.

I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire.

I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY JOINING THIS GROUP OR REMAINING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP, I VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER THESE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS NOTED ABOVE.

We're 7,656 Explorers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 PM

    Extended Happy Hour - Return of the Champions

    54 Explorers attending
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30 PM

    Thursdays On The Mountain - Havana Nights

    22 Explorers attending
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30 AM

    Morning Walk/Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    5 Explorers attending
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00 PM

    Cocktails & Dancing on Peninsula

    134 Explorers attending
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Indian Buffet Dinner

    6 Explorers attending
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:00 PM

    Halloween edition of karaoke and dancing

    10 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

    2017 Halloween Dance & Costume Party

    300 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 PM

    Drinks and Career Harvesting

    8 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 AM

    Food Bank 21: Package Food for the Homeless in San Carlos

    15 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Understand Your Mind

    2 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00 AM

    Food Bank 22: Package Food for the Homeless & Less Fortunate

    27 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:30 PM

    13th Annual Pinot Days Wine Festival in SF

    93 Explorers attending
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM

    80s Music & Dancing

    140 Explorers attending
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:30 PM

    Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra at Club Fox!

    25 Explorers attending
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
  • Monday, February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 6:00 PM

    Meet New People in San Francisco

    1 Explorers attending
 
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