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 void (We cap the Club around 250 memberships)! Join now before the waitlist begins. 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 over Quantity.

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 bonafide SOCIAL CLUB (versus the social definitions of Meetup Groups) of people 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.

2018 Video Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ODyJQrNE0

2019 Video Highlights

https://youtu.be/1KeOE6xr_xQ

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 $5/month via Meetup or $50/year via Paypal a Friend to email address dues@bratpacksocialclub.com

Membership F.A.Q

Q: What are the dues used for?

A: It helps build a general fund to make group reservations against (some activities have a $700 group cost and we can have upto three of these a month), 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 longer. Other comparable organizations are Sitzmark Ski & Social Club, MN SkiHawks, and Events and Adventures.

Q: What are the various options for paying Dues?

A: You can setup the recurring payments via Meetup. Just Click on “Manage Dues” and it will walk you through the process. You can also pay annually if you wish for a discount rate of $50 via PayPal a Friend option to the email address dues@BratPackSocialClub.com . 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: Meetup will remove any RSVP that is beyond your trial period. So once you cover your dues, you will need to re-RSVP to those events.

Q: Can a former member join events as a +1?

A: No. It wouldn’t be fair to the other members that have chosen to support the club. If a former member wishes to attend they have the option to re-activate their membership for the month and register for the event.

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.

Q: Can I cancel my dues?

A: Yes. You can click on “Manage Dues” at any time to cancel them. Your membership will be valid for the month that is paid up.

Upcoming events (5)

Northshore weekend away

Grand Marais

North Shore Weekend Trip Chris' cell number is the best way to communicate as DATA connections may be limited. [masked]. Itinerary: Friday: Those leaving early will meet at Brain's House at 9am. (6841 Black Duck Drive Lino Lakes MN) Lunch at Grandma's in Duluth's Canal Park at 11:30. Patio is first come/first serve. Optional Dining room tables have been reserved. Visits to Gooseberry Falls/Tettugucghe State Park/Spilt Rock Lighthouse. So... head up to Grand Maris Friday evening. Voyageur Brewing Company meeting location for food/drink around 7pm ish. Saturday: People responsible for own breakfast Saturday morning. Group will meet at Best Western to launch at 9am. (104 1st Ave. E US Highway 61 E, Grand Marais, MN 55604) Head to Grand Portage, hike High Falls in AM, 1.2 mile hike. Have lunch at Grand Portage lodge and casino. Devils Kettle hike 2 miles all around. Dinner in Grand Marais Saturday night at Birch Terrace Supper Club at 7pm Sunday: People responsible for own breakfast. Group will meet at Best Western to launch at 9am. (104 1st Ave. E US Highway 61 E, Grand Marais, MN 55604) Cascade Loop, Sunday AM. Lunch at Cascade Restaurant and Pub at 1:30. Temperance River Gorge near Schroeder. Dinner in Two Harbors or Duluth, then home. 9393 E, MN-61, Grand Portage, MN 55605 https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/minnesota/high-falls-trail https://www.grandportage.com/index.php/dining/island-view Superior Hiking Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604 https://www.theoutbound.com/minnesota/hiking/hike-to-devil-s-kettle West, 3481 Minnesota 61, Lutsen, MN 55612 https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00133#homepage https://cascadelodgemn.com/ 7620 West, MN-61, Schroeder, MN 55613 https://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/temperance.shtml

The Karate Kid at Hastings Movie in the Park!

Rotary Pavilion Veterans Memorial Levee Park

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and a bucket of popcorn and come watch the classic movie THE KARATE KID outdoors on a 16-foot screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Hastings Levee Park along the Mississippi Riverfront — and its FREE! 🍿 Movie trailer: https://youtu.be/yDi3an8WgN4 Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Hastings Family Service See you at the movie! 🎥

Fitness Dance Party with Naseema (Free Community Ed Class)

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Register for a high energy, motivating dance party at Crystal Beach this summer! Follow along with Naseema as she guides you through an energizing dance workout. Dance is one of the most fun fitness activities, and it's good for your body, mind and soul! Wear comfortable shoes, bring a water bottle and sweat towel. Co-sponosored by ISD 191 Community Education and the City of Burnsville. See link for additional details and you must pre-register: https://isd191.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/41514/public/1/sp/

Let's go to Oktoberfest!!!

Chris' Bistro (Brat Pack HQ)

$15.00

Guten Abend Brats!!!! Oktoberfest ist demnächst(Is Coming)!!! And that means Chris’ Bisto is firing up, which is a good thing. We'll have the tents up once again and all food will be served Covid-19 friendly manner. $15 cost to cover food and party supplies. Refunds only if the event is canceled Things to bring: 1. A 6-pack of your favorite craft beers. I found it better if you bring the beers. Everyone is happy that way. 12pks will flood me with too much leftovers, unless you plan on staying to consume them!!! 2. Card games. If you have a specific card game that brings people together, bring it with. We will have the following: Food: • German wursts mit krut (sausages) • Beef Rouladen (rolled beef slices) • Pretzels (homemade) • Potato dumplings • Pork/Chicken Schnitzel (breaded pork/chicken cutlets) • Veggie Medley • Numerous desert cakes • Water/Lemonade • S’mores We will also have fun activities that include: • Photo booth stuff • Poker games • Corn Hole games • Hammerschlagen • Bonfires • Polka Music So pull up those Lederhosen guys and tighten your Dirndl ladies because it will be a heckuva fun night. As always, please drink responsibly. I can’t express that enough. If you would like to crash at my place afterwards, please private message me. Kann es kaum erwarten, bald alle zu sehen Chris

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