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+)

Who needs a Sugar Buzz!!! (SugarBuzz@Mainstreet)

Mainstreet Bar & Grill

Sugar Buzz is a high-energy, big fun, 6 piece group. We play fun, danceable, “party rock” from the 70’s to today. There’s something for everyone. Come Catch The Buzz. These guys play everything from AC/DC to Katy Perry.

Come early for dinner. Kari and I will be saving tables. Sugarbuzz - Chris is required to attend.

Art-A-Whirl 2022

Northrup King Building

Let's visit the Art-A-Whirl exhibits before the Brewery Pub Crawl on this Saturday night.

THE 26TH ART-A-WHIRL
Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country!

For Art-A-Whirl weekend (May 20-22, 2022) some individual studios and galleries will be open to in-person visitors, provided that everyone wears masks and observes social distance. We will provide a list of which artists and sites are hosting open hours the weekend of Art-A-Whirl on our website once we get closer to May.

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Let's go "Down at the Drive-In" (Val-Hi movie night)

Vali-Hi Drive-In

Let's gather for an old fashion great time .... (Sing it)"DOWN AT THE DRIVE-IN"

MAVERICK OPENS THE WEEK BEFORE SO....

Movies start at dusk. Bring your Camping chairs with. Movies do play rain or shine. This will be a POTLUCK* !!! Yes, you heard me correctly. Note the asterisk (*) below.

You will need to arrive PROMPTLY at or slightly before 6 pm to get a space in the parking lot.

Sorry, no credit/debit cards
ATM available on site
$10 per person cash.

If you’re planning on coming to the Drive-In Movie event this Friday night here are the additional details.

THIS PLACE EXPERIENCES A HUGE DEMAND.

Gates open at 6 pm. It's best to get in line before that time-frame. Last year folks lined up 30-40 minutes prior and we had no issues.

People who want to help hold spaces in the front row for us can join me promptly @ 4:50pm at the nearby Holiday Gas Station. Address:
215 Manning Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
We then line up together in a row so we enter as close together as we can.

We will party on the green space in the front of the screen. Just come look for tables and BBQ gear in that area. We tend to be big and loud.

POTLUCK MENU:

Smoked Roast Beef/Pork tenderloin sammies - Chris
Water/Lemonade - Chris

NOTE (*)Potluck rules - Please bring homemade items. This is your chance to shine! Bring the dish that defines you as a culinary expert. Do list it out. Please AVOID bringing commercial items as they never get eaten. Also don't bring too much (enough for 6-8 people is plenty).

Please bring a folding lawn chair as well as a small potluck item to share. I will have a sound system (better than last year’s) setup so we can enjoy the shows from our lawn chairs on the green BUT I STILL SUGGEST BRINGING A PERSONAL FM TURNER along. Doesn’t seem to be any good options with our phones.

Bring bug spray. Bring some if you have it.

MOVIES - TBA

If you have lawn games, please bring them.

If two others would volunteer to join me at this time, to help save space, and park next to me, that would be great.

If you arrive later in the evening, there are no guarantees.

Let’s have some old-fashion fun, down at the drive-in.

Questions? Just ask.

Summerz' here, time for a Brazilian!!!! (Brazilian Party@Brat Pack HQ)

Chris' Bistro (Brat Pack HQ)

$25.00

With summer officially beginning on the 21st, it’s time for a Brazilian folks!!!

Just the Meats! will be catering this years Brazilian Event...oh wait...that's Chris still...OK Nothing changes except we have a 50 skewer grill now!

The theme will be Brazilian in nature. We will have the tents up in the garage area along with games and other interesting entertainments.

Brazilian BBQ Menu:
• FRANGO COM BACON - Bacon Wrapped Chicken
• PICANHA– Top Sirloin
• FRALDINHA - Bottom Sirloin
• LOMBO – Parmesan Crusted Pork Loin
• LINGUIÇA - Spicy Pork Sausage

Side Dishes:
• GARLIC MASHED POTATOES
• CARAMELIZED BANANAS
• Spicy Goan Black-Bean Stew

Salads:
• BRAZILIAN RICE SALAD
• BRAZILIAN POTATO SALAD
• BRAZILIAN HEARTS OF PALM SALAD
• BRAZILIAN TOMATO SALAD

Water/Beer will also be provided.

Along with seasonal desserts(and Birthday cake!!!).

Refunds only if the event is canceled.

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