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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING NEW TAMPA SENIORS. We intentionally limit our number of members so as to provide a safe way for seniors to make friends, socialize and participate in activities that we organize. By being age appropriate (60+), living with our geographic area (10 mile radius of I-75/I-275 split north of Tampa), and by us providing a wide range of activities for our members to enjoy, we hope to welcome those who want to actively participate with the frequency necessary to foster friendships.

Rather than a first-come/first-served approach, New Tampa Seniors (NTS) selects new members from recommendations from existing members - particularly those applicants who have already attended events as guests of our members and from applications from the public through our website who meet our membership criteria and who indicate the intention of active membership.

WE ARE APT TO HAVE A LIST OF APPLICANTS WAITING TO JOIN. We usually open the enrollment at the end of April and the end of October and welcome a few new members at a time. Once approved you will have full access to our website and the ability to RSVP to our fully explained events.

NTS is a senior’s social group - NOT a dating club. We welcome married or single seniors who, for any reason, sincerely want to make new friends and enrich their lives. There are many “singles” and “mate-seeking” groups and websites out there for you to join if that is your primary intent.

• We are a private not-for-profit group administered by uncompensated volunteers. We reserve the right to deny or terminate membership to anyone who cannot meet our membership criteria.

• Because our communications are all done via our website or by email, members must be computer literate enough to stay fully informed about RSVP or payment deadlines for purchase of admissions to events.

• NTS does not provide access in any form for any vendor, agency or member to attempt to sell services or products to us or solicit for any charity or cause. NTS is not a political or religious organization. We will not provide a forum for any agency, individual or member to attempt to influence us as to their religious or political viewpoints.

What we ask is that all members treat each other and personnel at our venues with respect, tip appropriately, and respect the efforts of those that plan our Meetup activities by showing up when you say you’re going to. Those who are abusive, inactive, frequently cancel at the last minute, are “no-show” more than two times, or fail to pay for tickets ordered are subject to removal from the group.

We will usually post about 12 activities per month such as performing arts, live music from our era, museums, guided tours, boat rides, one-tank trips, botanical gardens, Just Lunches, social gatherings and more. Active membership does not require attending everything - just those events where interest, availability and affordability align. By attending a wide range of activities you will get to meet and share experiences with those who have common interests. Voila - friendships that extend beyond the group just might happen. Many of our events are free and we also strive to get the best prices available (best seats too) for the ticketed meetups.

If you wish to be considered for membership, and assuming that you qualify according to our membership criteria and would like to join our happy family and actively participate, then click on the “Join” button and start the process. Your profile must have a good headshot photograph of yourself (it's a safety issue so that we recognize you when you attend our Meetups). Your name must be real with a first and preferably a full last name (just last initial is ok if you insist - but we have a bunch of Dianes, Debbies, Nancys & Susans!). You will be provided contact information for Candy Otte, our Membership Coordinator. The two of you will then continue with the process to discuss membership.

For our geographic perimeter we’re using the pivot point at the intersection of I-75 and I-275 apex in Wesley Chapel and extend our range out a radius of 10 miles from that point. This “boundary” is loosely defined as being bordered by Hwy 52 on the North, Suncoast Parkway on the West, Busch Blvd on the South and 301 on the East. Included in this territory would be New Tampa, Wesley Chapel. Lutz, Land O Lakes, Carrollwood, Temple Terrace, Zephyrhills and Thonotosassa. The purpose of geographic boundaries is to promote frequency of attendance as history has proven that those that have to travel great distances almost always become inactive.

To defray the cost of the website and other expenses, our annual dues are $15 ($30 for couples) payable by November 1 of each year. For those joining after May 1st, their pro-rated first year dues will be $7.50 - payable at the first event that they attend.

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