Our mission is to have fun, be kind to one another, generate positive energy and bring out the absolute best in each other.
This group is for ladies "ONLY" who are 40 plus. I started this group to meet new girlfriends closer to home. I have attended other meet-up group events and had a great time and met some awesome people, however, most of these groups are located much further north or down south.
Let's get together for activities in our neighborhood, like happy hours, coffee, dinners, movie nights, bowling, wine tastings, shopping, exercising, book reviews, etc. Most of the events will occur in the Renton area but we will also venture out and do things in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Maple Valley and beyond. Sometimes your spouse will be invited to events, but this group is mostly focused on the ladies.
Are you ready to start having fun with great company and meet some new girlfriends?
How to Join? An introduction, photo, and completed profile are all that's required. Your answers will determine if you are a good fit for the group The goal is to find a group of ladies who can have fun together and foster real relationships without any drama. You MUST upload a real and current photo of yourself and provide a first name (last name is optional). A headshot as your profile photo is preferred so other ladies can recognize you at Meet-ups. This group is private, so only members are able to see your photo.
What's Required after you Join?
Meetup.com charges organizers a fee to run their group, so annual dues are $10 per member due 30 days after you join this group (nonrefundable if you decide to leave the group or are removed for not complying with Renton Girlfriends Mission Statement). For your convenience, you can pay online through Meetup.com.
We ask that each member host one Meet-up per year. It doesn't have to be in your home. It can be for dinner, coffee, happy hour... whatever you are interested in.
The purpose of this Meet-up is to hang out and meet face-to-face. How can we become friends if we never see you at an event? We are all busy, but members need to be active within the group in order to keep it alive, so if you have not participated in an event within 3 months, unfortunately, you will be removed.
Please be courteous to the Meet-up hosts by keeping your RSVPs accurate. At many events tables are reserved, accommodations made for a certain number of guests, or have a limit on how many guests can attend, so please be polite and help us plan accurately.
Going forward, we will be tracking no-shows and have established a “No-Show” Three Strike Policy. If three “No-Shows” are recorded against a member then they will be removed from our group.
Please familiarize yourself with this policy. The point of tracking no-shows is to be fair to all members.
Renton Girlfriends “No-Show” Three Strike Policy At the end of each event, it is advised that each event host edits the attendance for their event. They can do this under the attendee’s section in the event. If they note there was a “No-Show”, depending on their own personal event cancellation policy, they can choose whether or not to mark “No-Show” against that member’s name. This member will then show up at the bottom of the RSVP list for this event as a No-Show under the people who did attend. This will also become part of their permanent record for this group.
When No-Shows are recorded, the event host will send an email to this member alerting them about our No-Show policy giving the member 24 hours to have the chance to explain why they failed to show up in case the reason was out of their control. It is then up to the event host whether or not to remove the No Show strike against the member.
What constitutes a “No Show”?
1. A member RSVP’s “yes” for an event and simply doesn’t show up and/or doesn’t explain why.
2. A member changes their RSVP to “no” past a cancellation deadline specified by the event host in the event description. This could be anything from 24 hours or more beforehand. If applicable, event hosts should specify the cancellation policy in their event.
3. A member emails or messages their cancellation while the event is in progress which is too late for the host to find out that they aren't coming.
Please note that this is a NON-SELLING group. We are here to cultivate friendships, NOT solicit goods or services. If your reason for requesting to join is with a business or marketing intent, please don't.
Meet-up is all about what YOU make it, so it's really up to you to reach out and build relationships. If you are a fun, active lady looking for some genuine friendships, then join Renton Girlfriends!
Legal liability disclaimer: Renton Girlfriends Just Want to Have Fun and/or its management, members, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, et al., accept no responsibility for any injuries, harm, or loss to individuals or businesses participating in any Renton Girlfriends events. Each person should understand that they are participating as an independent individual and is responsible for their own actions and that of their business. Safety is the utmost importance when connecting people online, and you agree to follow common sense guidelines when attending, hosting, and participating in events. Participation is 100% voluntary and each individual and business do so at their own risk.