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Welcome to Fab 40's & Beyond

Fun, friendship and laughter is the motto of our group. We love meeting up for coffee and a chat, evenings out, weekends away and holidays, infact the possibilities are endless. We are all young at heart, even if our passports say differently! Membership is open to all, whether your single, married, divorced or widowed. If you are looking to meet new people, expand your social circle and making lasting friendships, why not read on and find out more...

The group was founded in February 2016 by Amanda who is married and runs a very busy boarding cattery, which means that either her or her husband have to be at home 24hrs a day, making it impossible for them to enjoy a social life together on a regular basis. Since Fab 40's & Beyond was born the group has grown from strength to strength with members contributing and organising events.

To date our Members known as FAB'S come from Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Newport & Carmarthen.

Every member is able to suggest an event and/or Host an event, in fact we encourage it! If you have an idea you can almost guarantee there will be another member who wants to join in. If you don't like the idea of Hosting an Event on your own, then one of the team will work with you, or organise it for you, so don't worry it doesn't have to mean everything falls on your shoulders.

There are 2 members on the Leadership team

Amanda who is the Organiser

Jean who is an Event Host

We are still looking for our first Male Event Host..... any takers????

You can contact any of us via the message button.

As with all groups there has to be some rules and guidelines, so although it can be boring reading them, please take the time as this will give you a complete overview and understanding of the group.

Our Membership Policy:

Membership fees:

The cost of becoming a full member (Known as FAB'S from this point) will be £12 per annum equivalent to £1 per month. These fees go towards the cost, upkeep, maintenance of the site and any costs that are incurred in arranging events such as telephone calls and fuel cost.

Membership Subscriptions are due one month after your joining date. Hopefully you will have attended an event, which will help you to decide if the group is right for you. If you have not attended an event and your Membership is due you will still have to pay the Subscription. If you do not pay the Subscription, we will assume that Fab40's is not right for you and remove you from the group, this allows pending members to join. We are working to a maximum of 50 FABs to keep the cost of running the site down. You are welcome to bring a guest with you to an event, but if that guest attends more than 3 events, they will be asked to join as a member.

Membership fees are paid into the following bank account.

Barclays Bank

Account name is Fab 40's & Beyond Social Group

Account Number is 20721379

Sort Code is 20-45-45

When paying into the bank please remember to put your name and what the payment is. For example

"Jones membership" if it's for an event "Jones Marriott"

Organisers reserve the right to refuse a membership without explanation

Deposits for Events/Paying for an Event

As a rule we try not to ask for deposits and arrange for the events to be paid on the evening. This was easy with our earlier events, but as the group grows and more people attend events, we find that the venue are asking for deposits. When this happens we will put the amount required in the description. FAB's are then required to send it to our bank account, where we will forward it on. Please note that when a deposit is required it is NON-REFUNDABLE so please make sure that you are able to attend.

Some of our events are organised through a third party. For example our Weekends Away, Day Trips and Holidays. Organisers will have contacted the companies and spoken to them about discounts prior to listing the event. We will give you the full contact details of our suppliers and you are responsible for booking the event with them. This gives you full control of all financial transactions. Remember YOU have to make the booking not just RSVP to the event.

Requirements

All members must have a current photograph of themselves. Although we love cuddly toys and kittens, we really cannot accept this as your ID. Photographs help us to recognise each other and also offers security.

Contact telephone numbers are also needed so that if we get separated on an event, we can find each other.

Housekeeping

We are all grown ups and as such expect all FAB's to treat each other in a manner they would expect to be treated.

If at any time a FAB behaves in a manner which is unsociable, they will be removed from the group immediately without any refund of their subscription. If they have RSVPed to any events they will be removed from the event and in the case of any deposits that have been paid, they will be forfeited.

If you have RSVPed to an event and you need to make a change, please inform the Event Host as soon as you can.

Some Tips to Get You Started

If after reading this page you decide that you would like to join, send a request. Once you have been approved you will receive a welcome message and you are now able to see our entire site. All the events will be listed by date order. If an event appeals to you, click on the title and all the information will appear. If you have any questions about the event, enter them in the comment box and someone will answer you. If after reading the description you still wish to attend. Click on the RSVP button in the top right hand corner. This will open a box asking if it is just you or if you would like to bring a guest. Select which is appropriate to you (some events will not allow you to bring a guest as the numbers are limited and offered to Members first). Once you have done this exit the box and you have now successfully RSVPed to an event. If the event requires a deposit. Please pay the correct amount into the Groups bank account using your name and event date as a reference. That's all there is to it!

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