What we're about
It's never too late to make new friends and create a great social life for yourself. Life's changes often leave us looking to recreate ourselves, needing to find new and meaningful things to occupy our time, making changes we didn't see coming, making new friends or just expanding our social lives; but it becomes hard to know what to do next or where to start. What we hope to accomplish is have a group of women who really get to know each other on a deeper level than just acquaintances and to enjoy each other's company. We do alot of different activities and anything goes within reason.
Although we will suggest activities, we need each of you to also make event suggestions, just let us know and we'll post it. It's your club and we want everyone to really enjoy being a part of it. There's only a couple things we ask of you: (1) If you cannot attend an event to which you RSVP'd "Yes", please update your RSVP to "No" if you are no longer attending. (2) Be involved--suggest activities. (3) To help defray the cost of maintaining our group on Meetup, we ask that you contribute $3.25 annually either through the Chip In button on our home page or giving cash or a check to the Organizer to deposit under your name.
This group is located in Downers Grove area, so the farther away you live, the less likely you'll be involved. When you're considering membership, keep in mind we're hoping for members who live close enough to Downers Grove to make it easier to attend events. Most of our events are made with our member's convenience in mind, but that's not to say we won't head out for a day trip or go into Chicago or even a weekend getaway--maybe even plan some travel both here in the US and abroad.
We're keeping this a smaller group than most because we think it will be easier for us to really get to know each other as friends, so we are limiting the membership to 50. If you have requested membership and we're already at 50 members, please check back again from time to time because members do drop out and then we're open for new memberships again. If you prefer a larger group, there are many of those to join. We require that each member attend at least 3 events in 3 months. At the end of every quarter the organizers will review member participation and remove any members who have not met the attendance requirement. This allows us to welcome new members into the group. We understand that interests and priorities change and any member who has been removed from the group would be welcomed to rejoin in the future when they are more able to participate.
One last thing, we do require a good face shot to be downloaded to our group site so it makes it easier to recognize each other at events until we really get to know each other. Many of us already do, but there will be new members joining that having photos of ourselves will be helpful to them. Other than that, let's just get on with being Forever Ageless!!