This group is for African Americans in their mid-30s to upper 40s or so who want to meet with like minded people to hang out, dine out, meet up for brunch or lunch, catch a movie, catch a concert or just chill.
Have you ever seen movies or comedy shows or concerts that you would like to go see but don't have anyone to go with? Are you sick and tired of the nightclubs? Would you like to sit around and talk about current topics, pop culture, issues in the African American community, sports, etc? Do you like to hang around more mature minded people? Well this is the group for you!
I do have a few basic rules for the group:
1. If you sign up, please make sure you keep your rsvp current. I know things happen and life gets in the way and you forget things but the expectation is that you will be there if you rsvp “yes”. I mean, it can hurt the experience if we start to have a lot of no shows so please be considerate of your other members and treat them as you would like them to treat you. You can always switch to no or just post you can’t make it so that expectations are set. Just common courtesy. I used to send reminder emails but noticed that people tend to block emails so I stopped doing that.
2. If you sign up and show up, be on time and be engaged and chit chat with others. It can start off with small talk or basic background info-hometowns, colleges, military experience, fraternities/sororities, places you’ve traveled, etc
3. Everyone is an adult and the expectation is that you will carry yourself that way. That means that you will be responsible for your own behavior and you will cover your own expenses for events. I don’t cover any expenses or give any discounts. I don’t like removing people from groups but if the behavior is troublesome to others, I have no choice. Also, I would suggest people report those who mistreat them or make them uncomfortable to Meetup.
4. Lastly, just stay positive have fun. Let your hair down and be yourself. No one is judging you or sizing you up. It’s not a competition or a contest. It’s a time to relax and forget about all of your problems and just laugh and have a good time.
Also, it would be really nice if everyone had a clear picture of themselves in their profile. It's very hard to find people when they don't have a picture. It just makes it easier for everyone and we know who to expect. The group is private so only members can see your profile or the events that we do.