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Are you looking to connect with great "lesbian-self-identified" womyn (ie all-inclusively includes lesbian, bi, queer, 2-spirited, trans, etc) in our Greater Victoria/ South Vancouver Island area, whether you're a long time resident here or new to Victoria? Are you wanting to do "that thang" but don't want to do it alone?

Island Lesbian Social - Building our community Meetup is all-inclusive, created so that lesbian-identified womyn can come together and connect in safe, supportive and fun environments. Our group is for Greater Victoria/ South Vancouver Island womyn wanting to enjoy the comaraderie and interpersonal connection with other womyn. We're a meetup group, not a hookup group. Please come with an open heart and mind.

Join us to explore all that our beautiful Island home has to offer ... potluck events, music jams, open music/ poetry mikes, games/cards night, music&movement/ dances, solstice celebrations, beach or forest walks, or whatever!! Island Lesbian Social is helping to Build Our Community, in the fun-est ways to connect with other womyn:)

Most of our Island Lesbian Social - Building Our community Meetup events are small groups, 8 - 20 womyn attending an event. Many events are at one of Meetup member's private homes, some are at a public beach or park. Plus, whenever there is a lesbian (or LGBT2Q-friendly) events/ performances, Island Lesbian Social - Building our Community Meetup often has a corner for us to enjoy there together.

PLEASE NOTE: For those not yet "out"/ completely "out", there are a several emotional-safety features within our island Lesbian Social Meetup site:

1. Our Event Titles (which have limited letters) incorporate brief phrases to help guide, such as "Lesbian Social" (with detailed the Event description explaining is an all-inclusive to "self-identified lesbians" (LBQT2);

2. We do NOT publically release phone numbers nor personal emails (instead, please use our Meetup's Personal Message System -- top left corner on each Member's Profile) -- AND our Events should list sufficient detail that you, as our Island lesbian Social Meetup member, will have a good feel for the environment and participants; and

3. You must post a picture of yourself/ your face on your Member's profile, so we're able to recognize you at a local event.

If you want to go to one of our Island Lesbian Social - Building Our Community Meetup events, please add your "yes" RSVP to that event. Most of our Island Lesbian Social Meetup events are small (8-20) events and your "yes" RSVP reserves your spot -- and helps the event host(s) prepare for these events. And, when we list lesbian/LGBT2Q-friendly public events on Island Lesbian Social - Building Our Community Meetup events, your RSVP helps us find each other at those LGBT2Q-friendly public events:)

(BTW, If YOU hear of an interesting lesbian-focused (or LGBT2Q-friendly) local event, please PM/ Personal Message Ev our volunteer Meetup Organizer with the details. To do this, go to Ev's Member's Page, and top left corner is the PM feature. This way, Island lesbian Social Meetup can list this lesbian or lesbian-friendly event on our Island lesbian Social - Building our Community Events Calendar. We're a wonderful group to meet and get to know each other in our local womyn's community, just by chilling together for a few hours every so often:)

Also: if there's an activity that you'd like to enjoy with our other local Lesbian Social members, select your first preference day and time to enjoy that activity and and how many attendees would be ideal -- and then PM/ Personal Message Ev (volunteer Meetup Organizer) with the details. I'll help set up your Island Lesbian Social Meetup activity event. There's likely many Island Lesbian Social Meetup members that share your enthusiasm for a particular type of event or activity!

Annual Membership Dues are $5 each year, to help with the associated costs of running and maintaining our Island Lesbian Social - Building Our Community Meetup Group (My personal credit card gets charged by $120 every 6 months as your Volunteer Organizer; I deeply appreciate your timely annual $5 dues - the price of a coffee to you:) ) . A current and identifiable profile photo is required to join and be an Island Lesbian Social member (we like to see who we're meeting and it helps us find you at Meetups -- another reason why when you RSVP to an Event it really helps everyone:) ). This also helps maintain the security of our respectful-to-all group.

Let's get Out and Proud ... and welcome with love and compassion ALL of our Island Lesbian Social Meetup members, including those who may not yet have begun their "coming out" journey:)

Please contact the Organizer (http://www.meetup.com/Island-Lesbian-Social-30/suggestion/) if you have any questions.

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