What we're about
This is a social group for 40's & 50's folks who are looking for an excuse to get up and do something. Meetup mixes going out, staying active, volunteering in our local community, and making new friends. This group is for all cities near Brandon and the Tampa Bay area.
Evening meetups mostly include local events, like get-togethers at a local pub or dinners at various restaurants, comedy clubs, house parties, bowling, music venues, dancing, and sporting events etc..
Daytime meetups are open for physical activities, including hiking, kayaking, fishing, boating, bicycling, sports (to play or to watch); leisurely activities like beach-going and BBQs; and volunteer and charity activities.
This is a private group. The 40's & 50's age group is not a requirement, merely a suggestion, as members should be young at heart but mature in mind! A requirement is that members come with good intentions. Inappropriate behavior and harassment of other members won't be tolerated. The group leader has the right to deem what is inappropriate behavior and may call out the offender and or remove the person from the group.
Meetups should be used as an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Single members should feel free to seek romance if it comes along by way of the group. But all should keep in mind that the meetup should not be used as a dating platform. The real purpose of the group is to get your butt off the couch! A current photo of you is required. We want to know who you are.
The meetup group has several policies that members should be aware of. PLEASE READ ALL OF OUR GROUP POLICIES BEFORE YOU JOIN THE GROUP. BY JOINING OUR GROUP, MEMBERS AUTOMATICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO OUR GROUP POLICIES. POLICIES MAY CHANGE, AND IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEMBERS TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGES.
Of note is our membership dues policy... currently our annual membership dues start after your 90 trial is up are $5. for a full year. PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RSVP FOR GROUP EVENTS!!! Unpaid members will be removed from event guest lists. Membership dues MUST be paid via PAY PAL or MIKE E. FRESH CAN ACCEPT CASH DUES.
Members should also be aware of our attendance policy... basically, THREE NO-SHOWS WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE GROUP, and a no-show at a capped event will be considered equivalent to two no-shows. Repeatedly dropping out at the last minute is also discouraged.
While many of our members have children, our group is really for adults only, so for most events, bringing the kids is not appropriate. However, for some of our more family-oriented events, bringing children might be ok. How do members know when to bring the kids and when to get a sitter? Rule of thumb: in general, bringing children is not appropriate for any event... but if the word "FAMILY" appears in the event title, bringing the kids is ok.
Our group is open to suggestion. Meetups will be organized based on popular demand, so if you have any ideas, please pass them forward! We would like to keep these meetups interesting, new, and whenever possible, inexpensive.
So come on out and join us at the next meetup... Introduce yourself... Send your ideas... Let's Do Something!