What we're about

If you are single, in (or near) your 40s, and prefer to meet people in an 'activity-based' setting, you've probably noticed a bit of a void in the Twin Cities market. This Club is here to fill that (We do limit the amount of memberships)!
We've been running full throttle since December 2016!!\

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We don't aim to be the biggest Social Club, just the highest quality with the best peeps!!!! We try to get people together 2-4 times a week to facilitate strong, healthy, meaningful connections with each other because we believe in Quality Deep Connections over Quantity and low level acquaintances.
***Our best attribute in Brat Pack is our ability to remain non-judgmental towards each other and that creates a healthy environment where people can connect at a deeper level. We keep clicks out of this club as a result. ***
Our resume includes everything from Happy Hours to Art Classes to Weekends away, even 10 day trips to Europe or cruises of the Caribbean Sea.
Who are we???
We're a true community-funded SOCIAL CLUB of 'Brats' who get-together for two main reasons, Activities and Social connections. Dating is a component of the club but not necessarily a main focus and comes about organically.
If the idea of participating in a variety of activities while you make new friends is your 'jam', this is your club! We welcome people of all socio-political, sexual, and ethnic backgrounds to check out our upcoming activities. (You don't even need to know what socio-political means!). We try to keep events during the week small and intimate so to accelerate the get-to-know each other process. \

We want people to live in the Close Friend Level (if not higher) of the Friendship Pyramid below:
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Benefits of a smaller Social Club:
• You will have better access to events because in COVID-19. People will RSVP very quickly and things fill-up surprising fast nowadays.
• You can actually get to know others quicker because you have a greater chance of seeing them at multiple events in the near future. Versus spending hours talking to someone who you may never see again. \

• Smaller groups allows us to do more diverse things and experience those things in a more intimate manner. \

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2018 Video Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ODyJQrNE0
2019 Video Highlights \

https://youtu.be/1KeOE6xr_xQ
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**Our goal is to not just get people out but to keep them coming back for more. \

And once you join the veteran ranks, you'll be ushered into other top shelf experiences.**
If you have a recommendation for an activity that you think will help strangers become friends, we want to hear about it.
*****IF YOU SEE EVENTS THAT ARE FULL/CLOSED JUST CONTACT THE EVENT HOST**** this is a very popular club and we have to limit things.
*****Also, the numbers of attendees are valid. We manage things in a way that no-shows are extremely limited in our club.******
FYI.....joining this club does involve; answering profile questions, having a real name that matches your profile name, a real photo of your face, and organizer approval.
Dues are $50/year (It comes out to roughly $4.16/month) via Paypal/Venmo to email address dues@bratpacksocialclub.com OR you can pay $5/month via the Meetup.\

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Membership F.A.Q
Q: What are the dues used for?
A: It helps build a general fund to make group reservations against (various prebooked activities, vacation rentals, and rental deposits), it helps cover the cost of equipment, as well as the miscellaneous hosting expenses. Since the club has anywhere from 2 to 4 events a week, the costs have gotten to the point where we need to be community funded. We don't compare to other Meetup groups in terms of number of events, diversity of those events, and our participation rates. It's too much for a soul person to fund any longer. Other comparable organizations are Sitzmark Ski & Social Club ($25/yr), MN SkiHawks ($25/yr), and Events and Adventures ($2900/yr).
Q: What are the various options for paying Dues?
A: Currently Meetup has lost it's online payment systems and we track payments manually.
Dues are $50/year (It comes out to roughly $4.16/month) via Paypal/Venmo (Friends option only)to email address dues@bratpacksocialclub.com or username @BratPackSocialClub\

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Checks can be sent as well. Just ask for those details.
Lastly, you can pay Chris or Kari cash at any event and it will be applied to the group fund.
Q: What happens to my future RSVP’s if I forget to pay my dues and my trial expires?
A: The Leadership team will reach out to you to guide you through the payment process. \

Q: Can I invite a friend as a +1?
A: Yes, as long as they haven’t been a previous member of the club. Weekend and International trips do required a paid membership.
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Upcoming events (4+)

**New Member's Bocce Ball (Pinstripes Edina)*** NEW DATE!!!!!

This event is open to all members who have been to 5 events or less. Come on out and see the wonderful world of The Brat Pack.

Well grab the Hightop tables near the Bocce Ball area versus dining room.

Food menu:
https://pinstripes.com/edina-minneapolis/bistro-menus/dinner/

Drink menu:
https://pinstripes.com/edina-minneapolis/bistro-menus/beverage/

Let's meet around 7:00 to hang out and grab some food/drinks. I will reserve a court for us to play Bocce Ball from 7:00 to 9:00.

Cost of Bocce ball from 7:00 - 9:00 is $10/person

Yes, Chef…Spoon & Stable

Spoon and Stable

Join us for an evening with Chef Gavin Kaysen at Spoon & Stable in the North Loop. I have two 6 top reservations at 8:15 and 8:30. I added an additional 4 top at 8:30 as well.

Menu:
https://www.spoonandstable.com/menu/dinner-menu/

Spoon and Stable is one of the hardest reservations to get in MSP so please keep your RSVP current.

Let's go Rock Climbing!!!! (Vertical Endeavors St. Paul)

Vertical Endeavors - St. Paul

What do I need to do to climb at Vertical Endeavors? All you need to do is show up!

Kevin will give an in-depth tutorial and demonstrate proper techniques (or maybe another certified trainer at the club).

Any time we are open we are ready to welcome first-time climbers. Everyone entering the climbing area will also need to fill out a Vertical Endeavors Liability Waiver and attend a short facility orientation. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or court appointed legal guardian. You can save time by filling out our online waiver before your visit. With Auto Belays (a device that takes up slack in the rope as you climb and slowly lets you down when you let go) and bouldering caves, anyone can become a consistent climber.

Details --- https://www.verticalendeavors.com/visit-us/faq/

Remember when WE were MALLRATS!!!

Mall of America®

Remember when we were young and we'd go hang at the MALL...Hell...we're going back boys and girls!!

Mini Golf
Urban Technical combat
Reverse Escalators!
RIDES
Crappy Fast Food (or maybe something better)
We'll Giggle at all the naughty stuff in Spencer's Gifts

You name it!!! We're going back to our youth and being Teenagers again minus puberty (Except Sugar Buzz).

More details to come but this will be an old fashion MALL Hangout day...like the movie. I got my Giraud's on Alert. Probably gonna be bone chilling cold so!!!

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