What we're about

This group is for people looking to meet singles who want to have the maximum positive impact on the lives of the maximum number of people! You can improve your community and beyond, reach out to people in need, and feel good about being a positive influence in the world. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

We organize over 60 fundraisers each year, all over the Bay Area, to benefit The Seva Foundation (http://www.seva.org), based in Berkeley CA, to restore sight to the blind. Every $50 we raise finances a cataract surgery in one of the poor countries of the world!

Please spread the word to all of your friends about joining this meetup, so that together we can help 15 million people worldwide, who tragically are blind because they don't have even $50 for this sight-restoring surgery.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at any of our events. And also let us know if you would like to organize a meetup to benefit others.

This Meetup is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals (https://www.thepartyhotline.com), the world's largest non-profit singles organization.

Upcoming events (5)

Russian River Canoe & Wine Tasting Weekend!

Burke's Canoe Trips

$45.00

Join us for a fun weekend at Russian River with wine tasting, canoeing, swimming and more! What a fun way to meet new friends and have a relaxing weekend after a hard work week and such a nice way to enjoy the lovely outdoors! Adults of all ages. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9am – Sunday, September 27, 5pm. SATURDAY WINE TASTING: We will leave the Bay Area at 9:00 AM to wine tasting in Alexander Valley Wine Country. We will meet at 1st winery (will let you know soon). BEAUTIFUL HOTEL LA ROSE: Enjoy this beautiful historic hotel in Saturday night! Perfect location, very comfortable and clean rooms is what makes a great vacation experience! SUNDAY CANOEING: Meet 10:00 AM at Burke's Canoe Intersection of Mirabel Road at 8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436. Sightseeing & Canoeing downstream through the heart of redwoods. This is a gorgeous 10 mile trip with warm sunny beaches, mountains and redwoods galore. It is self-guided canoe trip with return shuttle included. Picnic, swim, and sunbathe at beaches along this magnificent stretch of the river. View wildlife such as: otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, egret, and more.Finish canoe trip by 5:00PM and head back to the bay area. WHAT TO BRING: May we suggest the following items for your consideration: bring your bathing suits, ice chest, soft drinks, beach towels, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, bunji cords to tie your cooler into the canoe, and river shoes to protect feet against sharp rocks. Garbage bags for trash. Also bring a change of clothes for the ride back home. TWO DAY TRIP COST: $198 (before July 31) or $208 (after July 31). This adventure includes 1 night hotel (Double occupancy), parking, food (1 breakfast & 1 lunch) and your canoe (2 or 3 people per canoe), life jacket & return shuttle. ONE DAY TRIP COST: $45 (before July 31) or $50.00 (after July 31). This adventure includes your canoe (2-3 people per canoe), life jackets, picnic lunch and return shuttle. CARPOOLING: Recommended gas sharing: $20 per person for 1-day trip. $25 per person for 2-day trip. The weather is sunny & warm (usually around the low 80's and up) and canoeing the Russian River is a blast and a great way to cool off! SWIMMING: You must be able to swim. No Non-swimmers please!!! MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Sunday, Sep 13, Masked Speed Dating Saturday, Sep 26 – Sunday, Sep 27, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

YOSEMITE HIKING VACATION - LAST ONE SOLD OUT EARLY!

Yosemite National Park

$208.00

Our August Yosemite Vacation sold out immediately, so we are doing it again in October! Explore America's favorite National Park on a luxury trip! You will enjoy 2 days and 2 nights at a beautiful vacation home, hiking in Yosemite National Park. We provide the opportunity and our guides ensure a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. This is a great way to meet other singles, see the sights and really explore Yosemite! Adults of all ages. Friday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 4, 2020. HIGHLIGHTS: * Vernal and Nevada Falls * Glacier Point * Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias * Two Nights at Private Mountain Home Inside Yosemite * Delicious Home Cooked Meals CARPOOLING: Recommended car & gas sharing $35 to pay the driver who will drive their own car for this trip. FRIDAY- Leaving Bay Area early afternoon (2:00 PM). Happy Hour in the evening. SATURDAY: Hiking the Mist Trail (Vernal and Nevada Falls)! Rising early we prepare breakfast and lunch and head off for a fun day in the park full of hiking, sightseeing and exploring. The Mist Trail is Yosemite's signature hike. While many of Yosemite's trails are popular due to having a single spectacular destination, the Mist Trail has fabulous views scattered all along it, beginning at the bridge overlook, progressing to two unforgettable waterfalls that fall a combined total of more than 900 feet. After whole day hiking, We will head house to cook a delicious meal (Italian Night), ending the day with some wine and social. SUNDAY: A. Glacier Point. B. Sentinel Dome Hike C. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias TWO NIGHTS TRIP COST: $208 to $258. Includes 2 nights at a beautiful vacation home, happy hours, 5 meals and all park fees. LUXURY VACATION HOME: 5 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms - Sleeps 18 - Multi-Level - Bronze rated - 2,628 Sq. Ft. + 1,186 Sq. Ft. Deck. Yosemite Mountain Lodge, is a private mountain home located inside the gates of Yosemite National park. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 bathrooms, one of the largest and most popular cabins. It will accommodate 18 people which makes it a perfect destination for a large group. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher and enough dishes and silverware for our large group. As a bonus, you will also find a washer and dryer. The comfortable living room sports new carpet, a large fireplace, that is surrounded with comfortable couches and chairs, a flat screen satellite TV, and WiFi. It is a perfect setup for a large gathering of friends around a cozy fireplace. The newly-built large, private deck offers beautiful views and features a gas BBQ, picnic table, and chairs, perfect for our outdoor cooking and dining under the stars! MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Tuesday, Sep 1, Real Connection… Virtually Friday, Sep 4 – Sunday, Sep 6, Labor Day Weekend Grand Canyon Vacation Sunday, Sep 13, Masked Speed Dating Saturday, Sep 26 – Sunday, Sep 27, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 4, Yosemite Hiking Vacation PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

Live Face-to-Face Masked Speed Dating Party!

Off The Rails Brewing Co.

$25.00

While nothing is 100% safe, experts all agree that face-to-face socializing is safest when four precautions are taken: 1. Outdoors. A study of 6,000 Covid-19 positive people in China revealed that only one of the 6,000 is believed to have contracted the virus outdoors! 2. Masked. We provide free masks and require they be worn in order to be admitted to our speed dating parties. 3. Social distancing. Tables are spaced apart. 4. Limited Exposure. With speed dating you only interact with the same person for 5 minutes. Sunday, September 13, 2020. 3:00-5:00pm – Advanced Degrees Speed Dating, ages 35-55 5:00-7:00pm – Young Single Professionals Speed Dating, ages 30-45 |7:00-9:00pm –Single Professionals Speed Dating, ages 45-60 LOCATION: Off the Rails Brewing Co., 111 S Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale CA. Our party is on the lovely and spacious back patio, with social distancing. Free parking! TICKETS: $25/Advance or $30/Door (If space permits), per session. We recommend you prepay on www.thepartyhotline.com, as some sections are likely to sell out. We especially need men 45-60. That age group always sells out early for women (women please DON’T sign up for the men’s section, as that destroys the male-female balance!) Food and drink available at additional cost. PLEASE NOTE: We don’t have a 60+ section because unfortunately most men over 60 will not speed date with women their own age. A sad fact of life, nothing we can do about it. MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Sunday, Sep 13, Masked Speed Dating Saturday, Sep 26 – Sunday, Sep 27, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 4, Yosemite Hiking Vacation PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! See the world and share your passion

Los Angeles International Airport

This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability. This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places. First of all, . . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'. With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, you will be OK! Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera. But I don't have the needed gear?! Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase. Does this include food? Yes. This includes meals. What is lodging like? Are we sleeping in tents? No. We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody. What if I get sick or hurt. By the way . . . how dangerous is this? This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed. Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and Anna and I will be along the entire way too. OK. How much does this cost? INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is: 18 days for ONLY $3,480 (this includes air!) If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA Everest Base Camp Trip $2,290 (15 Day, land only) The (group) air portion $1,190 (departure LA) Non-Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your place by Jan 15th. Balance due by Feb 18th There is not enough room on meetup to post the full detailed day to day itinerary. More is available upon request If you have any questions call 8I8 52I 48I9, or RSVP, or PM or post a comment. Apr 18th Depart 6:30PM Apr 19th Flight time across time zones Apr 20th Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel Apr 21st Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi Apr 22nd Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 23rd Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575') Apr 24th Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 25th Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi) Apr 26th Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs) Apr 27th Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi) Apr 28th Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 29th Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 30th Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi) May 1st Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi) May 2nd Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping May 3rd Contingency Day May 4th Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home. May 5 Arrive LAX Apprx 5PM This is the adventure of a lifetime. It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises. For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments. Note correct end date May 5th not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max https://tr.im/MoreToExplore https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest

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