What we're about
• This group is for FUN and FABulous ladies age 40 and over who want to network, socialize, or just have some fun experiencing new things. Let's face it, meeting good-hearted women such as yourself is hard to come by when you are a busy, independent woman. One of the founding principles of the FUN and FABulous Girlfriends is to give women the opportunity once a month to take a minute for themselves, while enjoying the company of other FUN and FABulous Girlfriends and a bunch of amazing meals along the way with monthly luncheons. In addition to the FAB Luncheons, let's also enjoy some social events such as Happy Hours, Dining Out, Brunch, Wine Tastings, Cultural Festivals, Educational Events, Museums, Road Trips, House Dinners/House Parties, Get Togethers, Movies, Plays, Relaxing Beach Days, Shopping, etc..
Together we will have FABulous new experiences, explore new places, try new things, and enjoy all that the Southside of Atlanta and surrounding areas have to offer. So why not increase your network of friends and cross paths with us! You never know who you can learn from, or simply have a good laugh with at the next FABulous event!
We have two hallmark events per month - our luncheons and Chat and Chews.
Luncheons - we will visit a restaurant and break bread together over a great meal, while enjoying each other's company. We try to find hidden gems on the Southside, but occasionally we'll wind up in Atlanta. We've done Saturday brunch at Copeland's, Corner Cafe in College Park, Longhorn's in McDonough, just to name a few. Please feel free to bring a guest and suggestions are very much appreciated.
Chat & Chews - Chat & Chews are a great way to get to know our members within a more intimate environment. We'll be in the confines of a member's home and we can relax. Here, we can "let our hair down" and enjoy a wonderful meal & some good old fashioned girl time! CHAT & CHEWS ARE FOR PAID FAB MEMBERS ONLY. NO GUESTS ARE ALLOWED. Each member brings a bottle of wine and a dish. For those members that do not consume alcohol, feel free to bring a non alcoholic beverage. We ask that each member attend one other FAB event prior to RSVPing to a Chat & Chew, as we'd like to get to know you before allowing access to a member's home. Certainly, we can all understand that!
Dues - FAB dues are $25 per year and used to cover the cost of the Meetup site (yes, there is a fee to us to be on meetup), any deposits we need to pay, Chat & Chew paper goods, giveaways, etc. We will also sponsor events for dues paying members only.
Trips - We have 2 trips per year - a summer beach trip & a winter mountain trip. Check the calendar for the details on those trips. We always have a blast! That doesn't mean we can't do other trips throughout the year. We're always open to traveling! Please feel free to make suggestions.
1. No shows will not be tolerated. 3 no shows will result in your removal from the group. We put in a great deal of time planning quality events and speaking with restauranteurs, a lot of which are small businesses who need our support. Not only does this foster a great relationship with these business owners, but they use our numbers to bring in extra help ( whom they have to pay). Lets be respectful and change RSVPs at least 48 hours before an event. Waiting till the last minute is the same as a no show.
2. Please adhere to trip payment schedules. We don't want to hunt you down for you to keep a commitment you signed up for. E-m-b-a-r-a-s-s-i-n-g!
3. We leave stuff as we found it. At a Chat & Chew we all assist in returning our hostess's home to the same condition in which we found it. We don't want her to host & clean up!
Our group is member supported, so please make suggestions for luncheon venues, concerts & plays, cultural events - King Center, wine tastings, happy hours, overnight trips, whatever. Our goal is to bring you quality events while having a ball!