Do you like great live music, dancing, dinners, movies, shows AND like to walk/hike? We do it all. We offer an Eclectic mix of recreational, cultural and various social activities. Consider us your one stop source for becoming an even more well rounded individual. The group is also private/exclusive to its members including any rsvps that you make. Our regular walkers are our gold members and get private invites to special events & other benefits. Active participation is required of our members. or they are removed.
Events will usually feature live music of many genres usually at restaurants without a cover charge whenever possible. All venues dance friendly whenever possible. Some will require tickets for which group discounts will be sought whenever possible, however you will buy tickets on your own. We will include at least one rock band each month, dinners at eclectic (of course) restaurants once or twice monthly, and some walks/hikes during the week and on weekends, and other special events. Our walks/hikes are Eclectic too, with the best mix and variety and dining spots. We don't do boating, rock climbing, skydiving (lol), etc. Oftentimes we will combine our events and are known for that.
The rock band & special events appeal to larger audiences while our dinners and regular events are usually attended by smaller groups allowing for close encounters (of the Eclectic kind). Our dinners are in Monmouth and immediate surrounding areas so you can see friends you have previously made in the group. Also, diners pay only for their own food and drinks even though not always on separate checks. Separate checks restricts the variety of venues. Never a membership fee or solicitation for dues or chip ins with this group.
Suggestions on events are always welcome, however as a general rule, if you want something posted be prepared to host. (just show up on time and be friendly). Volunteers most welcome. As mentioned the group is intended for active participation so anyone who has not rsvpd/attended an event for 6 months will be considered inactive and may be removed. This is done by computer. You can always rejoin if/when becoming active again. When joining and especially UPON re-joining, you should attend an event and not simply collect meetup memberships.
Don't Ignore the "More" - Let's Mix it Up! Beware of imitations!
Please upload a personal photo when joining so members can be identified at events.
Please be sure to rsvp if planning to attend an event. Its best to rsvp when events are first posted, as events subject to cancellation if low rsvps. If you find you can't attend then update. If you forget to rsvp and attend you will be added as having attended and reminded to rsvp in future. Say hi to the host when arriving - its common sense and also courteous and friendly and lets them know you attended.
Please change your RSVP when requested or at least one hour in advance otherwise, if not attending, especially if there is a wait list. Our arrangements with venues depends on turnout. Habitual no-shows will be flagged and removed if 3 in 6 months (including a 1st warning) as its not fair to the hosts and restaurants and it takes less than 1 minute to update.
No political "discussions" permitted. Do that elsewhere.
Spreading of gossip to injure another's reputation is prohibited.
Cliques are discouraged since contrary to the idea and spirit of meetup. We dine and socialize together in this group. If that is a problem for you, you should not be in this group or in meetup and can do on your own. Any member who provides our private group info. for use by said cliques or removed members or participates with those doing so will be removed and banned. Don't do it.
Members will be removed if they repeatedly fail to honor our basic policies. We aim to be the best - not the biggest and choose participation over large numbers of inactive members. With us, its not how many members join but how many show up. We aim for the highest participation rate of social clubs by offering the best mix of events.
DISCLAIMER: Attendance at an event signifies you have read and accepted this liability disclaimer, that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being, and agree not to hold anyone else liable in case of injury or mishap.