Our mission is to provide a place for women to meet for fun and friendship at public events in a collaborative atmosphere. Currently, our active members are mostly over 55.
I believe a social group is an alliance of the members. It can thrive only through participation and I will do my best to make participation as easy as possible. As empowered members, you will be able to help form a varied line up of events that interest you. Participation will inform hosts as to what interests the membership so that we can hone the group to our needs.
In keeping with our mission, please
tell us your true name, upload a photo of yourself
If you are unwilling to meet these requirements, please do not request membership. If you don't know how to upload a photo, an organizer will help you.
Covid Rules of the Road
We are now in a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of us have been vaccinated; some of us plan to be vaccinated; and some of us will elect not to be vaccinated. Each of us has to determine our personal level of risk when it comes to socializing. The purpose of this section is to openly communicate the "rules of the road" for hosting and attending events in this group.
Member hosts will determine whether attendees need to be vaccinated or not. Proof of vaccine should be summitted to the group organizer. Once submitted, you will not be asked to provide proof again to attend events unless the conditions for vaccination are updated by the CDC. Guests of members must meet these requirements, also.
By RSVP'ing "Yes" to an event, your attendance is basic courtesy barring an emergency. Letting your host know if something comes up at the last minute will surely be appreciated. Although there are times it can't be avoided, repeatedly dropping off an event on the day of the event for which you've signed up doesn't work for hosts and other members counting on you to help make events successful.
As with all social organizations, we are interdependent. Therefore, the usual courtesies apply. Further, this is a social group – it is not a business networking group or an opportunity to promote your business or sell goods or services to the membership.
** As of this edit, we are experiencing members reserving a spot and dropping out within 24 hours of the actual event. This is unfair to members on the wait list. In the future, members with a history of being an unreliable attendee will be moved to the wait list if one forms for the event. After all other members are moved up, you will be moved to the attending list if there is room. If there is a financial obligation associated with the event, payment will be required in advance. You may pay the host or the organizer by check or using a payment processor of the host's/organizer's choice in order to reserve a spot. If a payment processor is used, the bill will include processing fees.
Women guests are welcome to attend events with a member if the host has opened the event to guests. If not stated explicitly, events are for women only.
Periodically, an organizer may schedule a family event where spouses or children are included in which case feel free to bring them making sure to indicate the number of "guests" that will accompany you.
Guests must meet the same Covid vaccination rules mentioned above..
Dues will be billed after a 30-day trial for new members at the rate of $1.00 per month in a single non-refundable payment. Dues will be prorated to end in October when all members will pay dues for the upcoming year at a $12 per year rate. I will pay the Meetup fees out of the dues collected. Any remaining money will be used for the benefit of the members. The accounting will be made available to the membership when dues collection begins.
So there you have it. Join us. Once you have been with us for 30-days and have attended at lease 1 event, you can start hosting your own events. I hope to see you soon!