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Hi all, Today, Meetup notified me it's against their policy to schedule "events that are not hosted." ...which is understandable. I realize the goal and purpose is for people to actually meet others. Meetup said they might close down our group, which is unfortunate. ____________________ If any of you have ever seen an event that interested you, I suggest you find the event page and copy down the info/details (website of the charity/non-profit, address, contact info, etc.) because once Meetup deletes this group, you won't be able to access the description. If you save the info now, then you can refer back to it if you decide to volunteer in the future. Another option is if anyone plans on attending an upcoming event, if you're willing to host, then Meetup will allow such events to continue. Basically, if someone is willing to be the point of contact and help facilitate others meeting one another, then that's what Meetup would prefer. ____________________ Tomorrow, I plan on "canceling" all the events that aren't hosted, but they might still be visible via the calendar (using Meetup.com on a web browser). https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/events/calendar If anyone uses the Meetup app on your phone, the events probably won't be visible. But with a computer, notebook/laptop, or even your mobile phone, if you log onto www.meetup.com on an internet browser, you should be able to see the events and the details (date, time, address, description, etc.). https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/events/calendar It'll be tedious, but at least people can see the events and participate. ____________________ If Meetup does delete our group, I want to say it was nice while it lasted. The past eight years, sometimes it felt time-consuming and stressful to post so many volunteer events, but maybe a few people enjoyed getting involved and helping out; and therefore, all the time and energy spent was worthwhile. If ever in the future anyone wants to volunteer, but forgot the details/info about a particular event, feel free to msg me, and I'll try to remember the details/info. https://www.facebook.com/socalvolunteers To everyone who volunteered, thank you again for making time out of your busy life to help someone else. The world needs more kind, caring, positive, compassionate, generous, and loving people like you. Cheers to you. - wiseman

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What we're about

Shortcut to Calendar - https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/events/calendar

This group is different.

Many volunteer opportunities are posted.

If you want to make a difference and "be the change,"

Consider volunteering for community service events.

Giving back & helping others is rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying!

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Examples of volunteering:

https://www.facebook.com/socalvolunteers/photos/?tab=albums

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3 groups to choose from:

• Volunteer in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer

• People Helping the Community in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LosAngelesVolunteers

• SoCal Volunteers United in OC — https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers

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Introduction & Elaboration:

https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/events/154414682

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Suggestion:

If anyone joins this group, editing your email settings is recommended. Many "reminder" emails are automatically sent everyday by Meetup.com, which can become annoying and overwhelming. Changing email preferences takes a few seconds and is worthwhile.

After joining this group, go to https://www.meetup.com/account/comm/SoCalVolunteers

...and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

Feel free to change other settings to reduce emails.

For anyone using the Meetup app, in the lower right corner, click "Profile"

...then in the top right corner, tap the 3 vertical dots and then "Manage notifications" and then "Email Updates" and scroll down to tap SoCal Volunteers United and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

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Excerpts by JFK:

"Never before has man had such a great capacity to control his own environment, to end hunger, poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and human misery. We have the power to make the best generation of mankind in the history of the world."

"We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world."

"My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."

"Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

— John F. Kennedy

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