I started up the Loughborough Social because I felt there was a little gap between the 3 main East Midland cities of Leic, Derby and Notts, and Loughborough is a good centre point for those unable to travel to one of the larger groups or just wanted something local.
The idea is to meet every now and then for social events and to give you the opportunity to make friends and socialise. Between all the meet up groups around, there's lots and lots of activities so hopefully Loughborough can also provide something for everyone to add to their calendars.
I started the group in June 2012 and we have a great group and everyone is very friendly and welcoming to new comers, so don't be shy and don't worry, just pop along, make sure you have a recent photo (so we can look out for you) and enjoy. :)
The group is open for any age and it would be nice to have younger members join and keep us older souls on our toes. If anyone has ideas for meet ups, please feel free to suggest something and if it suits the group then we'll put the ideas up.
Membership Fees: - £5 per year (as of 1st January 2017)
As some of you are aware, there is a cost involved for me to run the Loughborough meet up group and up to now, some of the regular members have been contributing towards the running costs to keep the group going. However, this only covers a small portion of the fees charged by the Meet Up website (approx £110 per year).
As of 1st January 2017, we will be placing a membership fee of £5 per year.
New members (& guests of members) will not be charged anything for their first 2 events with us. The full membership fee will become payable from the 3rd event they attend with Loughborough Social.
All monies collected from membership fees will be used to pay the on going costs to use the site and any extra will be used towards deposits and other outgoing costs.
None of the Organisation Team benefit financially in any way from the membership fees and we all pay the same fees as all other members. We give our time and energy free of charge because we want to make this social group part of your social life. It's all well worth it, as we try to to cater for everyone with a variety of events.