This group is for adults in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego (and nearby communities) who want to meet new people and plan social activities with other adults in the neighborhood. This can include happy hours, bike rides, exercise, barbeques, beach activities, community events - pretty much anything you can think of where you might want to have some adult company.
This group was formed out of the shared experience many of us had of finding it difficult to make new friends in this neighborhood. It was originally conceived as being for "adults over 40" but we have since lightened up on that and all ages are welcome. Even when we were promoting it that way we tried to make it clear it was just a loose guideline and would joke that the youngins were welcome as long as they had "old souls". The group was originally organized on Google Groups and that community has just recently been migrated to a new listserv (shared email list) platform operated by Groups.io.
While we will announce our larger events here, this email based technology allows direct member-to-member contact as well as direct member-to-group communication. There is no charge to use this service, and there is no tracking or advertising - it is just a way for us to talk with each other and plan events. This shared email address can use hashtags put in the title to help categorize posts to that others with similar interests can find them, for example, #volleyball or #dancing. We did a member survey several months ago and identified about 30 distinct interests, but in the greater community, there are far more than that.
In addition, the platform is organized into seven "subgroups" as described below. While everyone must be a member of the top level group the subgroups allow semi-independent discussions on the topic. A post from a subgroup will "pass through" to the main group, however, it is easy to block from there for someone not interested in the topic. For example, someone who doesn't drink will probably not be interested in a discussion of who in town pours the best drink in town; on a diet may not want to get emails about the chocolate eclair in the foodie's group.
Meetup members are invited and encouraged to join the PB40 club and to consider joining one of the subgroups below. There are plenty of options that put you in control of the email you get, and of course, you can easily opt out at any time
Everyone in PB40 https://pb40.groups.io/g/everyone This group for everyone in PB40. It can be used to post any event or idea for an event, but some topics might fit better in one of the subgroups. All members must be in this group and they can block any message from one of the subgroups. To post to this group send a message to everyone@PB40.groups.io
I'll drink to that! https://pb40.groups.io/g/drinks This group is for people who enjoy having a drink or two with friends, and who like PB's many fine bars and taverns. It is for planning happy hours and other events where the drinks are front and center, as well as nights, where you would like to go out for drinks and would like someone to join you. To post to this group simply send a message to drinks@PB40.groups.io
The PB40 Bike Club https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike This group is for all things bicycle: planned rides, ideas for rides and questions about bike riding in the area of any kind: road trips, trail riding or beach cruising. To use this group simply send an email message to bike@PB40.groups.io
PB Food, Cooking & Dining Connoisseurs https://pb40.groups.io/g/foodies (https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike) This group is for foodies! Those who enjoy fine dining, as well as those who appreciate a good hamburger or fish tacos from time to time. Feel free to post your thoughts on local restaurants, your favorite recipes, potluck dinner plans or cooking and dining partners. To post to this group simply send a message to foodies@PB40.groups.io
Pool Sharks and Wannabes https://pb40.groups.io/g/pool This group is for anyone who likes to play pool and can be used to organize more "pool nights" like the ones we have had at Society PB. All skill levels welcome and this can be for games in local taverns or in pool halls. To post to this group simply send a message to pool@PB40.groups.io
The PB Bookworm Club https://pb40.groups.io/g/books This group is for people who love books! We have had a huge amount of interest in this and want to make sure we organize it in a way that is truly inclusive. This can be used for book recommendations, talking about books you are reading and forming "book clubs" - large or small, where you agree to read a certain book before a certain date. To post to this group simply send a message to books@PB40.groups.io
PB40 Health & Fitness Buffs https://pb40.groups.io/g/health This group is for exercise, health and fitness - in all its varous forms, and for finding workout partners or organizing exercise events. To post to this group simply send a message to health@PB40.groups.io
PB40 Makers and Creators https://pb40.groups.io/g/arts This group is for the artists and creators in Pacific Beach and nearby neighborhoods. It can be used planning art-related events as well as discussion of arts, crafts, inventions, and DIY projects. To post to this group simply send a message to arts@PB40.groups.io
So many cool people to meet in and around Pacific Beach. Let's do our best to support each other and enjoy this wonderful community.