This is a Women's Group that is tired of living in the rut from day to day..... A group who wants to come out and play and explore and learn all the valuable insights that we can share and learn from one another. ...
This is a group that wants to go go go and check all the boxes off on their bucket lists. ..(question #3)
What I want is a group that can come together and share. ..teach one another and learn from each other. ... for instance I don't know how to crochet and I've always wanted to learn...and maybe there are things you want to learn...??? (Question #1 &2)
Throw in an adventure or two and we have a dynamic group ....no I'm not going to skydive....(sorry....I'm not that adventuresome-ha ha)
In order to become a member you will have to answer 5 questions along with a current picture? And then I will contact you and we will meet ( I have found coffee to be the best) so that you can meet me and I can meet you. Its very casual and low key--do not be nervous. I want you to see that I am just as normal as you and having you know at least one person in my meetup (me) makes it easier for you to sign up and go to other events/activities with the group.
This is not a watch from the sidelines club--this is a participation club--I want to know you and you to know me and all of my members get to know you too.
I do not want a club with 100, 200 even 1,000 members that I do not know ....so having a large number of members is not the goal of this club....its learning, teaching, going, doing, helping and making lots and lots of friendships
To be active in the club you will have to go to 1 event/activity every 3 months (this is the minimum required events/activities to stay active in the club--but you can go to as many events/activities as you want) That is only 4 events/activities a year to stay active. And compared to a lot of other meetup groups this club is very very active with lots and lots of activities/events and variety.
If you become inactive; then you run the risk of being removed from the club......so just sign up for the events/activities that interest you--I do not expect you to go to all events/activities just the ones that interest you. And if nothing interests you-then don't be shy-suggest one....
Also just as important if you sign up for an event/activity and cannot go---it is only a courtesy to message or text me that you will be unable to make it. Failure to let me know that you are not coming for an event that you signed up is considered a no-show...... I usually send an email reminding you one to two days before any event/activity so there is no reason not to let me know you are not coming.
Myself and others will be looking for you and wondering where you are. Also, some events require reservations and the businesses we have booked with are expecting a certain number of people. Plus no one likes to be stood up. 3 No Shows will result in termination from the club membership.
Dues are $10 for whatever month you decide to join the club...so if you join in August the dues will still be $10 for the remainder of the current year. And then when January comes around again dues will be $10 for the whole year--Jan thru Dec.
If this is an issue for you then you can wait to join in January and only pay $10 for the whole year. I am in two other clubs (not meetup) and this is the way they do it...and its easier to keep tabs on the dues.....everyone pays $10 in January for the whole year. If you come in half way then you still pay the $10 for the remainder of the year.
I will send you a friendly reminder that your dues are due. Failure to pay the yearly $10 club dues means you will be automatically dropped from the club and no longer wish to be a member.
The dues will be used to pay the $14.99 monthly fee that Meetup charges and any excess will go back into the club to be used on activities/events, get togethers, or supplies needed by the membership.
When you have gone to 10 events/activities--you will be awarded a LadyBug pin. Activities/ events are scheduled so that there are free events and paid events--you choose what you want to sign up for.
So I became the first LadyBug when I traveled to Niagara Falls by myself. (yes it was scary but my friend that I was planning on going with backed out--and at that time you lost your airline miles if you didn't use them in a year (Southwest Airlines)--so I bravely (and timidly) decided I was going to go even if it meant I had to do it alone. My first ever solo trip---(yikes)
I did not know a soul--but I called home every night so that my poor worried Mother could sleep at night knowing no one had accosted me----it was scary; but exciting at the same time.
Anyway I had walked over to the Canada side to visit the duty free shop. I had bought some items and was at the checkout when the cashier noticed a ladybug on my arm. I kinda jumped (anything with bug in it would have gotten a reaction out of me--ha ha) Oh no she reassured me--a ladybug is a sign of good luck.
Hmmmm so I gently took the ladybug on my arm to an outside area and let it fly fly fly away. (After I paid for my items of course)
I got lost numerous times; I got three tickets on the bridge (I got out of it because after I got the tickets mailed to me-- I explained that the bridge toll guy wouldn't tell me what I was doing wrong--just get moving...go go go---and I ended up not having to pay) and remember that Canada duty free shop--well I was a tourist (all by my lonely) taking pictures as I walked across the bridge toward the US side and all of a sudden here come 3 men wanting to confiscate my camera--I was jeopardizing security by taking pictures of the US bldg--what??? --so much for good luck from the lady bug on my arm--I thought they were going to throw me in jail.....????
10 days later when I returned home safely and in one piece--I remember falling backwards in my bed and thinking to myself--I made it-- and all by myself! That was a huge accomplishment for me--I had never gone on a vacation ever by myself before.
But I got to thinking that while I was touring Niagara Falls I was a Lady and I sure bugged the he$$ out of everyone I met--hence the name: LADYBUGS ON THE GO!!!!
Look forward to meeting you and helping you to create and accomplish your dreams.....
****************************************************************************************************************(Below is a Legal Disclaimer and Liability Information for Lady Bugs on the Go!--pls be sure to read, understand and accept it before you become a member of the club)
LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY INFORMATION: By joining this group, RSVP'ing to events, and attending events, you are confirming that you have read, understand and accept the following:
· 1. Attending events held by Lady Bugs on the Go! is voluntary by you as a member. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk.
· 2. By joining Lady Bugs On the Go! as a member you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Lady Bugs on the Go! -- its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons (as your guests) who may accompany you in these endeavors.
· 3. You also agree to hold the organizers as well as other group members harmless. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer, co-organizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts.
· 4. Lady Bugs on the Go! may hold events involving a variety of different activities. These events can be dangerous and pose a risk to Lady Bugs on the Go! members and guests. By participating voluntarily in the group you understand that you are responsible for your own safety and your guests.
· 5. Any social events that Lady Bugs on the Go! sponsors and holds will fall also under the same Disclaimer and Liability guidelines listed above.