What we're about
One Step is a Bromley and surrounding towns based group for people that don’t want to just sit at home; but go out and meet people, and is a great way of making new friends. We are a friendly social group that meets up on a regular basis to attend events that members host. Anyone can organise or suggest an event.The group is very democratically run. We are are a welcoming, friendly bunch, and always make new members feel very welcome and at home with us. Lots of good friendships have been made through the group over the years.
We have events all over the Borough of Bromley, and Bexleyheath area. We have been established as a social group since 1998. Originally set up for 30-55 but we’re not ageist!
Once a month we schedule a programme events for the following month. These can be anything from:-
•Pub quizzes and pub nights
• Meals out in local restaurants
• Cinema nights
• Walks and days out
• BBQs and house parties
• Ten Pin bowling and crazy golf .
• Live music and Discos
• plus many more
New ideas for events are always welcome. This is a club for meeting new friends, and not a dating site. Singles and couples welcome.
We have 2 types of membership: New joiners will automatically become "Pay as You Go" members. where you pay a £1 meetup fee each time you attend an event. "Pay As You Go" members will not be entitled to the extra benefits that full members receive.
If you find that you come to a number of events, we would recommend you then upgrade to "Full Membership", as this is far more economical for regular attendees. To upgrade to Full Membership there is a fee paid in advance for the remainder of the year. Once upgraded to Full Membership, it allows you to attend unlimited events, and you do not need to pay anymore £1 meetup fees whilst a Full Member. Full Membership also entitles you to a subsidy towards our Christmas meal event. In addition, Full members also receive the monthly official One Step programme by email. This includes all the One Step meetup events, plus may sometimes have events on it that are not on the meetup site, as they are only open for full members to attend, eg house events and some days out. Plus the 5 month attendence rule does not apply.
Our "Full Membership" year goes from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. For 2016 annual full membership fee is £15. For members that upgrade part way through the year, the fee is worked out pro-rata. In January you can either renew as a Full Member or revert back to "pay as you go". For more details please see http://www.meetup.com/One-Step-Socialising-in-Bromley-Borough/pages/Full_Membership_Upgrade_Fees/
Ideally we would like the group to consist of relatively active members. "Pay as you go" members will need to attend at least one event every 5 months to remain in the group. (We will let you know a month beforehand if you risk losing your membership for non attendence, so that you can RSVP for an event to maintain your membership) . If your membership expires, you are very welcome to rejoin the group at a later date.
All monies collected are for group expenses, not for profit!
We look forward to seeing you soon, for your "One Step" to a brilliant new social life and meeting new friends
*Attendance Policy: and No Show/Late Cancel policy:
*Respect and consideration for others are Top Priority; please be considerate by refraining from being a "NO SHOW" (Not showing up and leaving your RSVP a "yes", or changing RSVP to a "no" within 2 hours of an event and not communicating with the organizer) .
*Events take work for organizers to coordinate. Please make sure you are able to make it to an event to which you RSVP and if you anticipate a conflict or being late, give us a heads up. We understand that things come up and life interferes, but please do your best
*If you find that you can't make it to something you've signed up for -- PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP as soon as possible, or message an organizer/event host if it is within 2 hours of the event. Events take time & energy to plan. If you don't show up AND make no effort to let the Event Planner know what happened --- that's a "NO SHOW".
If you have a history of doing this (we keep track of attendance on your profile), we won't be able to count on you to show up when you say you are going to. Out of respect and courtesy to others that DO show up, we may bump you to the waiting list for meetups with limited space in favor of those with a positive attendance history. If you make a habit out of no showing or late cancelling, we will remove you from the group.
If you "no show" 3 times then you will be removed from the group even if you have paid a full membership fee.
The Legal Stuff
-- Disclaimer ----Please note that members participate in One Step (socialising in Bromley Borough) events, do so at their own risk. The organisers, members and the One step ( Socialising in Bromley Borough) group accept no liability to members or their guests, for any loss or damage to personal property, or personal injury when you or your guests attend One Step ( Socialising in Bromley Borough) events. By clicking to join this group, you are accepting and acknowledging this clause. Thank you.