What we're about

Lustrous Ladies is a place where women 50+ -- single, married, mothers, grandmas, retired or one day to be retired, natives, newbies--can come together to savor the treats our city has to offer, discuss anything and everything, celebrate our commonalities, learn from our differences and, most of all, have FUN!!!! We can challenge the invisibility that seems to come with getting older and defy the outdated stereotypes of older women. We can connect with others having similar experiences and realize we are not alone in our desire to make new friends and find our "new normal". As we all know by now, we flourish most when we band together in community. Hope you'll join us!

* Annual membership fee is $5 and everyone has 60 days from joining to make their decision as to whether or not they'd like to continue with us. Payment has been set up through MeetUp-- so they keep track of it-- which frees me up for planning and participating. If you choose not to pay, MeetUp will remove you from the group at the end of the 60 days.

* To be a member: a) you MUST be 50 years or older b) a CLEAR, current facial photo of you is required to be posted on your profile for this MeetUp group (not your dog, not your car or motorcycle, not a stock photo or someone else's image from the internet, not a group photo, not a photo taken from 1000 yards away, not a painting or cartoon etc.), it's a requirement before there will be group membership approval. c) use your real first name, and d) reside in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. If you cannot, or choose not, to respect this, we will remove you.

** If you've been removed from another MeetUp group for cause, or have been the subject of multiple complaints from other members you're unlikely to fit in here.

***Membership will be capped at 100 to afford an easier path to involvement and interaction. We'll welcome your ideas for activities and do our best to accommodate them. Your participation is expected and, if you aren't able to join us for an activity at least once in each three month period, we will, unfortunately have to release you from the group to make room for someone else.

* PLEASE don't re-apply for a trial membership if you've already had a trial membership.

**if event RSVP's drop by 50% or more, it is the organizer's prerogative to drop the event. For example, if 8 have RSVP'd initially and 4 or more people cancel, it is the organizer's choice as to whether or not the event will be held** We love what we do but we have lives, too!

RESPONSIBILITIES AS MEMBERS INCLUDE:

* Being respectful of other attendees and their feelings

* Leaving any personal drama at home

Managing your RSVPs: the small venues we favor have limited space - MOST of our events will be limited to between 6 and 10 attendees, and they fill up quickly! So PLEASE be sure to remove yourself from the RSVP list if you find that you can't attend. And PLEASE do it before the last minute (if at all possible) so others have a chance to come instead. Repeated violations of this will result in your being removed from the group.

**Just a quick reminder that Meet-up leaders are unpaid volunteers and claim no special expertise or knowledge. We will gather as a group but ultimately you are responsible for your own experience, safety and decision-making. **

* CONSIDERATION * KINDNESS * CO-OPERATION *

Upcoming events (5+)

Brunch at Babica Hen

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Japanese New Year Celebration at PSU

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Let's Linger at LeChon!

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Past events (119)

Lunch on the Mediterranean!

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