This group is for you if you'd like to make more friendships but don't really enjoy large social clubs. It's for women and men who enjoy conversation and connection, and although it's more likely to appeal to singles who might sometimes feel at a loose end at weekends, it is not a 'singles' or dating club.
You will probably be more introvert than extrovert, but that doesn't mean you are necessarily shy (I'm a confident introvert!). Introverts need solitude to recharge, but they still need meaningful connections with others. They tend to get drained by large groups and noisy environments.
My vision for this Meetup group is to provide a way for people to meet others they can connect with and to make more quality friendships. I see it developing in a way where we meet monthly as a group to get to know each other, greet new members, and develop our events and guidelines. I will post at least one event each weekend but I'd like to see at least 2 offered each week, maybe more. So all participating members (attending monthly group meeting) can also suggest their own meet ups where they can choose where to meet, what to do, and to choose their own limit on numbers attending, which could even be as low as 2! I'm limited to 3 extra event hosts so any other member who comes to the monthly group meetings can email or text me with their event details for me to add. I also hope we can have some interesting discussions about developing the group using the discussion board. I have created a private Facebook page for this group. Anyone who has attended one of our meetings can ask to join this. (You will first need to friend me, Alison Ward, for me to be able to add you.)
I don't want this group to have a very large amount of members but with only a few participating. Apathy kills groups! For this reason the group is limited to 49 members so if you don't participate at all and numbers are approaching that maximum I may have to delete you to process any pending member requests - sorry! Also, members or event hosts who repeatedly change their mind and drop out risk forfeiting their membership. Because I have to pay a monthly fee to run this group I need to make a small charge at the monthly meeting of £3 each to cover my costs and a little of my admin time. (Guidelines and rules will be clarified as we develop and added under the 'pages' section on the menu bar.)
I'm really looking forward to meeting you and hope you will enjoy connecting with others in this group : )
Warm wishes, Alison Ward
07864779877 (text preferred first please unless it's urgent, and my phone is switched off when I'm with clients)
email@example.com (please put 'EC Meetup' as the subject so I don't miss it)