What we're about
We have scheduled a little of everything over the years and our calendar stayed full with 15+ events a month...dining, concerts (indoor & outdoor), movies, dancing, sky diving, art shows, hot air balloon rides, ballgames, plays (Actors or Broadway Series), learning self-defense, white water rafting, kayaking, horse racing, festivals, weekend coffee get togethers, Belle of Louisville/CQ Princess boat rides, chili cook-offs, bowling, feeding the poor, volunteering, TV parties for sports, birthday/New Years/retirement parties, beer & wine tastings, luaus, Euchre, psychic readings, hanging out or whatever comes up!!! Even long distance trips are occasionally planned such as the weekend we had at Rough River, July 2015, a Caribbean cruise in January 2017 and 2nd annual cruise was 1/2018! HOWEVER, we will be closing down the group in Jan. 2019 after our trip to Panama City Beach and asking members to move to Louisville Social Club on Meetup.
A REAL, recent, close up, individual, facial PHOTO IS REQUIRED TO JOIN. We need to be able to identify you at upcoming events and have our hosts knowing what you look like as they watch out for you. When others of the same gender are in the pic, we don't know which one is you!
This group is designed for single/widowed/divorced, fun men and women age 40-late 60s that enjoy going out with friends, meeting new people and experiencing life to its fullest. You may *not* be separated!
If you become a member under these qualifications and then get married or reach age 70, you are welcome to remain within the group as paid members or can be invited to future events as guests if leaving SO40. However, if 70+ or newly married, you must keep your membership up to date because if it lapses, you will not be able to rejoin the group.
We are not a dating group but realize that may happen between members. Do not send inviting emails or messages to members unless you have already met them and are sure they welcome your advances/communication.
Fee: lowered to $6 credit card or $5 cash!; no refunds. You can use a credit card through Meetup (or $5 check/cash to Jeff Slyn). For new members, you have a 2 week trial period....Please sign up to remain in the group before that ends or Meetup will remove you from SO40. Dues continue to be lowered as the plan is to shut down Socializers Over 40 in 1/19 and move members to Louisville Social Club.
The $6/5 helps pay for Meetup website fees, party supplies for our group, name tags, PayPal/WePay charges and events where we defray the cost or make it totally free (such as the anniversary party, cookouts, holiday party 12/8, Princess cruise 10/13), etc.
Have a suggestion?? Post it on our Meetup message board, secret Facebook page (for paid members) or contact me and we'll do our best to put it on the calendar!
Anyone showing a lack of respect or kindness publicly to others in the group, will be removed with no refund or question! Please, no prior felonies! Yes, it's a shame to have to type this but makes it easier to enforce if needed.
If you can't make an event you're signed up for, change your RSVP to a No & let the host know you can't attend. They are watching for you to be there and this becomes a real problem when the event has limited seating and there is a waitlist! 2-3 times of not showing up for a limited seating event will get you removed from the group with no refund. We love common courtesy!
We look forward to meeting you and please make sure we know when it's your first event or 2 so you can be introduced to a terrific bunch of people. You're going to enjoy making so many new friends.
Jeff Slyn, Organizer