MEMBERSHIP IS NEARING CAPACITY--PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, YOU MAY BE ON A WAIT LIST.
We welcome all women 40+ that are interested in meeting female friends and building lasting relationships within our group. We respect and support every women that joins our group. Members will be required to host one meet-up of their choosing per calendar year. By being part of the Opal Connection, we hope to provide inspiration to those around us to make our lives better by nurturing the connections we make. All meetups are for members only unless otherwise noted. We will try to have family and friend events occasionally. We do not have any dues at this time, but will be capping our membership at about 45 friends.
WHY THE OPAL CONNECTION? The Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit. That is what I want the Opal Connection to do for each member! Each Opal in nature is unique, just as our members, Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life. Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. During times of transformation, this is an invaluable energy to work with and hold close to your heart.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Woman +40 Able to host one meet-up per calendar year (Minimum). (Don't worry, it isn't hard and our group will give you inspiration) You can always host more! Respect to members and the ability to RSVP electronically (i.e. internet or application accessibility). Frequent attendance is encouraged so that the relationships you are seeking can happen. The Organizers will monitor participation since membership numbers have a limit. NOTE: Be sure to check that Meet-up is representing your RSVP specially when you change it and there is a wait list.
MEET UPS/EVENTS- Members are required to organize or host ONE meet up per calendar year (Starting Jan 2016 thru Dec 2016), that way, we have a variety of activities to choose from, so we may fulfill our members needs. Just let the organizer know and she will have it posted.
Please read each meet up carefully. Each meet up may have rules and restrictions. If you RSVP that you will attend and then decide to cancel, you must 1st) change your RSVP to no, then 2nd) let the host know if possible 3) and COMMENT on the meet-up specially if there is a wait list. We don't want only one person showing up. If you are a repetitive "NO-SHOW", you will be removed from our group. If you change your RSVP AFTER the start time of the meet-up this will be considered a no-show. This behavior could potentially leave another member by themselves at a meet-up.
Hosts are responsible to start the meet-up within 10 minutes from the start time. There is no need to wait longer than 10 minutes for any member to show-up. Consider them a no-show and continue the event. Please report any no-shows, etc. to Shirley so she can update the member's statistics.
Also... if there is a wait list, please avoid any last minute cancellations. A "NO-SHOW" with a waitlist may result in immediate removal. All members are responsible for their own transportation and cost, to and from a meet up and during the meet up unless otherwise noted. Example... if we go out to dinner, you pay for our own.
SAFETY AND PRIVACY--The Opal Connection takes the safety and privacy of our members very serious. We understand if you are not comfortable with having your last name or picture online, but, to be approved into our social club, at least your first name must be known. Once approved, you will have 45 days to attend your first meet-up to verify who you are, or you will be removed. If you supply a picture and your name with your request to join, you will have a couple of months to attend your first meetup before you are considered a looky loo, (see below).
LOOKY LOOS - We are a social group. Participation is necessary to be social. We have a NO LOOKY LOO POLICY. That means you should sign up for a meetup and get to know some of the fabulous women that belong to our group. Every couple months or so, I will contact those that have not gone to any meetups. If you don't respond to my emails, or sign up for your first meetup, I will remove you from the group. Lack of participation over a long period of time may remove you from the group at the Organizers discretion. Of course you may request to join again if you decide you are ready to be social.
We focus on building relationships not the quantity of members.
AGREEMENT-We are just a club designed to meet friendly women, make new friends, and have some fun. All members and participation in events/meet ups are done so on a voluntary basis. When joining our group you accept all rules and give up your rights to sue or hold the organizer or host responsible for any loss, pain or suffering that you may incur. The Organizer reserves all rights to change or cancel any rule, event/meet up or membership at any time.