What we're about
Why did I originally start this group?
I went through a painful separation from someone I considered my best friend and starting this group helped me surround myself with wonderful people that became very close friends. I went to a children's mental hospital when I was around 13 and suffered from depression many times in my life. I also went to five high school in three states and moved around 20 times by the time I was 18. I grew up hardcore Mormon in the Midwest too. So I deeply understand how it feels to be alone and sad or left out. Meetup is fueled by loneliness. I want a safe place where people can be themselves and feel loved and appreciated. That's the community I am trying to build.
^Added November 7, 2018
It sucks not having a tribe to call your own. I stinks not have a group you can have fun with and relax with. Most of my life I haven't had a tribe or felt comfortable with the people I was around. I want to build a community where people can feel safe and comfortable to branch out. IN many ways, this group is a starter friend's group so people can branch out and find their true group. That is cool. But this group is also here to build a family of people that care about each other.
This is very important. This isn't a dating site or singles group. So please don't be creepy and ask people out. Don't be a creeper, don't be a stalker, and don't be rude. Please remember that you are in a mixed group of people that you don't know well. So please try to keep conversations PG-13, not caustic, and not sexual.
Please treat people with respect and kindness.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
PLEASE HELP PAY FOR THE GROUP if you can. It helps me defray costs. Thanks so much. Just give me a few bucks at an event that you like a lot. That helps a lot. Payments through the website are great too but meetup.com takes 7% plus 50 cents of that donation.
This is going to be a very positive group and experience for people.
Feel free to add me on Facebook too. Tony Treece. I do a lot of fb only activities.
If you have any meetup ideas or would like to run a meetup- please let me know. This group is about you!!