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You must agree to our terms and conditions before we will accept your membership application. Please read our terms and conditions which are shown lower down this page.

We are the original exclusive members-only Meetup group for Shrewsbury. We were the very first Meetup group in the area. We welcome anyone aged 45 or over interested in social activities in Shrewsbury and the surrounding border country. We are a group for people who want to meet with other like-minded people. We are not a singles or dating group and we do not generally allow members to bring guests along with them. Fancy a visit to the theatre followed by dinner? Maybe a walk along Offas' Dyke or a stroll around Ellesmere. Maybe just a quiet drink with friends in one of the many pubs and bars in the area?

Or maybe a quiz night is more up your street? Shrewsbury over 45's Social is a group where members can put forward their own ideas and organise their own events, if they want to !

So, if you want to make new friends and do things together, this is the group for you. Come and join us !!

It will cost you £10.00 to join our group which must be paid within 14 days of joining. It will last for one year and is non refundable. After one year, membership renewal is by invitation only.

NOTE: A new member who has not paid within 14 days will be automatically removed from the membership without consultation.

Shrewsbury Over 45's Meetup - Terms and Conditions of Membership. (The small print. January2017)

By continuing to be a member of this group you agree to the below terms and conditions of membership. Please leave this group if you do not agree. The organisers reserve the right to change the terms and conditions without notice as they see fit.

Failure to comply with any of the following terms and conditions may result in cancellation of your membership without notice and with no return of membership subscription.

1. Welcome

Welcome to Shrewsbury Over 45's Group. We look forward to meeting you at an event soon. If you feel uncomfortable about attending your first event, please let us know and we can arrange to meet you outside the venue, take you in and introduce you to other members.

The organisers do not receive any payment. All monies received go into the running of the group. We all give our time freely and willingly because we believe in what we are doing. Therefore your cooperation and support is appreciated to ensure the hassle free management of events.

2. Inappropriate Behaviour

We have a zero tolerance policy towards inappropriate behaviour either to a member or any other person, whether a group member or otherwise. Inappropriate behaviour WILL result in immediate cancellation of membership.

3. Membership

You must show a clear photograph of yourself on your profile.

The membership fee is £10.00 for one years membership. The fee is non-returnable should you decide to leave the group or if you are removed from the group for failing to comply with the terms and conditions.

Please note that renewal of membership is by invitation only

The fee must be paid at your first event or within 14 days of joining. (whichever comes first). It is not our policy to 'chase' members for payment as this is too time consuming.

Our bank details are: Sort Code 09 01 28 a/c number 56909806 at Santander bank.

For reasons of safety and security fees, deposits etc., will in general only be accepted by bank transfer or cheque. If paying by bank transfer please include a reference so we know who you are and what you are paying for. We accept on line payments. We do not accept Pay Pal.

· Your membership will be cancelled if you do not attend at least one event within six months of paying your membership subscription.

4. Guests

Unlike most groups, with few exceptions, we do not allow members to bring guests to our meets. Our group was created to enable members to come along and make new friends. Not to bring friends along with them.

5. Events

Please RSVP if you want to attend an event. If you RSVP 'yes' to an event and then find you can't attend please change your RSVP to 'no', as soon as possible, even if you are on a wait list. It is essential that you do this. Please don't leave it until the last minute to cancel - you may cause other members on the wait list to miss out.

You must confirm your attendance at ALL events so please DO NOT turn up at an event you haven't RSVP'd for, either at the start, half way through or at the end.

6. Refunds for pre-paid events

Most of our events are free but sometimes events require advanced payment. We collect your payment and pay the venue. We do like to make refunds if you are unable to make the event. BUT, once the venue is paid, your money is committed to it. If you cancel your attendance after the venue has been paid we will be unable to offer you a refund unless we can sell your place on to another member, usually on the waitlist.

7. No Shows and Late Drop Outs

No shows and late drop outs can cause inconvenience to other members. Event hosts and organisers invest their time and effort into giving a good experience and can also be inconvenienced by a members lack of consideration.

If you don't attend an event you have booked onto by changing your rsvp you may receive a 'no show'. Likewise if you drop out of an event at short notice you may receive a 'no show'. Three no shows will result in the your membership being cancelled.

Repeated late drop outs may result in loss of membership without refund of subscription

8. Cliques

We discourage cliques forming within our group. All members are welcome and cliques may make members feel excluded. If you have a tight circle of friends you want to socialise with, do it outside the group.

9. Dogs

We have a general policy of no dogs on our walks. There is no objection to any member organising and hosting a dedicated dog walk provided that all of the participants are aware and agree.

· A dog owner is personally liable for the dog's behaviour under the law and should therefore have their dog insured against third party claims. It is possible that in some circumstances the leader/host of a dog walk can be personally liable if the walk has not been properly risk assessed. (e.g do you know there is a field of sheep in lamb in front of you?)

· A dog can be legally shot by a land owner if it is causing distress to livestock.

10. Member hosting events.

If you have an event you'd like to arrange and host please contact an organiser. A member who suggests an event is expected to take full responsibility for it. That is to organise and host the event throughout. Answer members queries promptly and generally look after the attendees. If tickets with numbered seats are involved the host should coordinate this to ensure members sit together.

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