What we're about
There are many of us out here. Our friends have married or simply moved on to other things. Some of us are widowed, divorced or just enjoying single life, but don’t have that same circle of friends that we used to count on for company on a weekend night. If that is you, then this new Meetup may be just right for you.
The main purpose for this Meetup is single women looking for social relationships with other women to share ideas, resources, activities and make new friends. Anyone who decides to join in wants to take a chance by getting out there to see what the Washington, DC area has to offer. This social network of professional single women ages 50 and up will allow you to have just that! Let's not hibernate, but instead, enjoy dinners, wine tastings, plays, musical concerts, tea and other fun events around town. It could be something as simple as a movie night or as extravagant as a vacation to Hawaii! If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to find a Meetup group that will encourage cultivating deep friendships among its members while at the same time offering diverse outings and events.
As new members join, your only tasks will be to be motivated to participate in upcoming Meetups and correspond at least once a month with some of your fellow Meetup group members including me! I encourage you to come on out, share your ideas and volunteer to host an event or two. Your participation is paramount to the success of this group.
If you truly want to establish relationships with women who are in search of the same things you are, then this is the group for you!
Meetups are scheduled generally twice a month and we welcome ideas for potential Meetups from our membership. Our outings take place all over the area and we're looking to expand our range to include museums, wine festivals and festivities around the holidays. We definitely would like you to join if you feel that this group meets your needs!
We are happy to have everyone join the group regardless of your age, nationality or religious affiliations. The experiences within the group will be enriched by full participation by many. However, the Organizer reserves the right to remove individuals from the group for lack of participation, inappropriate behavior (harassment, abuse, disrespect etc. of any member/organizer) and actions not in the best interests of the group. That decision will be made by the Organizer. Additionally, new members must abide by the Cost of Becoming a Member, Photo, Comment Guidelines, Liability Waiver, and Guidelines for Hosts policies and all subsequent future policies to be described on this page.
Cost of Becoming a Member
Currently, there is no charge for membership in this Meetup group. The Organizer pays the required semi-annual Meetup dues to maintain the site and do the many detailed work to provide a variety of activities for the enjoyment of everybody. As a volunteer, the Organizer will plan and execute the details of group events as best as can be done. However, some circumstances may develop that are beyond her control. Good members will appreciate those efforts and show understanding with a good attitude when circumstances beyond her control arise.
For consistency, new members failing to submit a photo of herself may be sent the following message:
“We are happy that you have joined our travel group. In order to continue to be a part of this group, it is mandatory that you upload a current profile photo of yourself so that all members of this group can see who will be joining them on these events (in all fairness to the other members who have uploaded their photos). Please do so within the few two days, otherwise, we will have no choice but to disallow your membership.”
Photos of cute animals, cartoons, beautiful landscapes, flowers, objects etc. are not acceptable photographs. Photos prior to an event really do help when groups gather to verify that those who have indicated the desire to participate in an event have shown up.
Members dropped as a result of non-compliance with the photo policy may submit a photo and resubmit their request for membership.
Guidelines for use of Conversation/Comment Section Within an Event
The conversation section of an event is to be used by members/organizer to share information about that event that will benefit the members attending that event. If you need to communicate any information to just one individual, it is recommended that you contact that member directly through their profile. Since this is a public website, it is recommended that no personal information such as phone numbers/home addresses be included in this section. We do not need to know your personal reasons why you cannot attend an event. A simple respond YES or NO is sufficient.
The conversation section is also used by members to show appreciation to the volunteer event host/organizer after an event has concluded. We welcome your positive feedback as an encouragement to the volunteer host/organizer for putting on these events for your enjoyment. It takes a lot of time and energy to plan, organize, coordinate and manage these events. Good members will recognize and appreciate these efforts..
The conversation section of an event is NOT to be used as a sound board or a gripe session. Any comments of this nature will be deleted. If you have a personal concern, you should direct it privately to the individual involved and not burden the rest of the members with something that does not concern them. Failure to abide by the comment guidelines will be cause to be removed from this meetup group without further notice.
Guidelines for Event Hosts
The Organizer encourages members to volunteer to host Meetup events. Please volunteer if you think you can provide that service for the benefit of the group.
There may be times people will volunteer to host events. Such events must be submitted for review/approval by the Organizer. If you wish to host an event, please submit a description of the event for review to include type of event, date, time, location, cost (if any), number of participants etc.
1) All events must be submitted to me and be approved by me, the Organizer before being posted.
2) The Organizer reserves the right to delete events deemed not appropriate. These include, but are not limited to:
-Unapproved Parties in private homes.
-High risk activities (e.g., rock climbing, sky diving, bungee jumping etc.).
-Advertisements masquerading as Meetups.
-Events promoting one’s personal business for personal gain.
-Events requiring members to pay any kind of money to Event Hosts. Some events may require a fee. Members may pay a fee to a third party. For example, member will buy food at a restaurant; member will buy ticket to an event; or member will pay deposit or tour fee to a professional tour company, as examples. (See Item 3 below.)
-Events cross posted from other Meetup groups by Event Hosts unless approved by Organizer of the other Meetup group and this Meetup group.
-Meetups that automatically repeat.
3) Meetup does not allow Event Hosts to collect money through Meetup. Furthermore, the Organizer prohibits offline payments to Event Hosts. Only the Organizer is allowed to schedule events involving collection of money. Any exchange of money by members, other than with the Organizer, is outside of this Meetup group and all risks are strictly assumed by the parties involved.
I am happy to have you join us on our Meetup events. By signing up for Fairfax 50+ Single Women Friendship Circle events you are agreeing to the terms of the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup and will conduct yourself in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of yourself and other participants in the Fairfax 50+ Single Women Friendship Circle Meetup activity.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Your Meetup Organizer