Hi there, I'm Netty. I'm from Germany, I'm in my 40s and I started this group. Events will take place mainly in the BEDFORD area with occasional trips to London and other areas.
I like to be busy in my free time and on weekends, have fun and want to meet nice people who may even become friends. I will create Meetups for the things I fancy doing and hope they attract others to join in. My goal is to meet like minded people and have fun on a variety of activities, i.e. movie nights (I’m a bit of a cinemaniac), live music events, dinner in restaurants, drinks in pubs or bars, day trips to London or other interesting places, theatre and opera visits, walks, etc.
Singles, couples and any other definition welcome :)
I also encourage my members to suggest and even host Meetups.
If you are interested to join my group, please make sure you read the following carefully:
MEMBER PROFILES: for security reasons, I require every member to post a picture that makes them easily identifiable. A picture must be of the member's face. Pictures of landscapes or objects, or that don't include the person's face are not acceptable, and may cause you to be rejected. A picture may include more than one person, but it must be obvious what the member looks like. (example: a picture taken with one's children, provided it is obvious which one is the member) I also kindly ask all members to take a few minutes answering my 3 profile questions.
My intention is to keep the group small (quality vs quantity). Please understand that I will reject members from joining or remove them at a later stage if I believe he or she does not fit with the rest of the group. Don't take it personal. There are lots of other Meetup groups around.
NO SHOW POLICY: The no-show policy for this group is as follows: If you RSVP "Yes" 3 times and do not show up, and make no attempt to contact the event organizer, you will be removed from the group and banned from rejoining. You will also be removed if a table was booked and people are waiting on the waiting list to get a space and you don’t show without letting the organiser know. It’s simply not fair against those who wanted to attend and could not due to limited numbers.
MEMBER ETIQUETTE: Be courteous and respectful of all members at all times. This is not a dating Meetup. I do promote strong friendships, but there are plenty of other Meetup groups, and websites, that are meant for dating. This is an international group, right-wing supporters are NOT welcome and will be removed.
PERSONAL SAFETY ON EVENTS: With any event make sure someone knows where you are going, who with, when you expect to be home and have an action plan if you are not. Take the usual common sense approach when meeting members outside of an event - meet in a public place, etc. Do not share your address or phone number on the group messages, do so in private messaging.
DISCLAIMER: By selecting to RSVP YES and participating in any events, you agree you are ultimately responsible for your own safety, health and well-being during the activity as well as that of any guests you bring. While the organiser will of course take all reasonable care, no responsibility is taken. Unless otherwise stated, events are not run by professionals, they are a vehicle for a group of responsible adults to make contact and communicate to arrange an event. Do your own research on the activity involved before committing and source your own insurance.
COSTS: There is no fee to join but there is a yearly fee of £5 to be paid first on your third meetup with us and then every year following. The payment will be logged and used to pay the site fees.
MY EXPECTATIONS: I want active members! This is not an anonymous group. Please attend your first Meetup within 4 weeks of joining so that we get to know each other and if you like us we would like to see you once a month. Please leave the group if you can’t attend regularly or think this isn’t the group for you. I will check the attendance from time to time and will remove inactive members.