What we're about
Welcome to Stevenage And Around Social Group.
Our aim is to have a good time, meet people in the area you wouldn't have met otherwise, make friends, and to live life to the full. Events include meals, music, cinema, badminton, 10 pin bowling. We are creating community in the North to mid Hertfordshire area where, after a couple of events, you meet friends you already know. There is an annual fee but no limit to the number of events you attend in a year. The more you attend, the more value you get from the group.
Have a look at our calendar (best on the computer rather than the phone) to find events. Lots will already have been announced by the time you join!
This group is run as a team effort with two joint Co-organisers, several Event Hosts, plus others who put forward ideas; host single events; or help with planning, and admin. We want members to be active, but understand that you might be unsure about coming to your first event. If so, please private message the event host and ask them to meet you at or outside the venue.
And now for the “paperwork” …
1. The annual fee of £4 is payable in March or at time of attending your second event. If you have been a member for over a year we might ask for the fee too. This covers the twice yearly charges we have to pay meetup.com, and any costs incurred in preparing for events. Any money left over is put towards something like a group birthday party. If you first join after September 30th that year's fee is reduced to £2, and the full annual fee becomes due in March.
2. The event host wants to meet and greet you, but can only do that if you turn up promptly at the event venue and time. If you change your plans it is courteous to ensure the host knows your change by posting a comment on the event. If it's on the same day as the event or the event has started please message the host directly (by text if they have given their phone number), as they may not be able to see the event comments due to lack of internet at the venue.
3. We allow people to bring guests at most events, but some are limited to members only. We would expect a guest to come to see what the group is about and then join, otherwise it's not helping them or us to get to know each other.
4. Events are for adults over 18 only unless the event states 'Children Welcome'. Guests should be over 18 as well. Please confirm with the event host if you are unsure.