Welcome to The Sandbox, a Social Club created for fun-loving, friendly, professional women residing in and around the amazing city of Chicago.
We are a VERY welcoming group accepting of ALL women regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. WE ARE A GAY/LESBIAN FRIENDLY GROUP. We believe we can all "play nicely" in the same sandbox, hence our name and we look forward to forging many lasting friendships through fun, unique & INEXPENSIVE planned events throughout the Chicago land area. A "sampling" of the events we host include: Wine Tastings, Train-Crawls, Bowling, Snow Shoeing, Painting Parties, Movie Nights, Trivia Nights, Horseback Riding, Potluck Picnics & Day Trips (Botanical Gardens/Chicago tours) and Sporting Events (baseball games/kayaking/hiking). We plan over 40 events a year to suit a variety of our members tastes and interests.
Even though this is primarily a women's group, we also host several "Family Friendly" events over the course of the year so you may bring your kids and/or your significant others too! These events will specify "Family Friendly" or "Men/All Welcome". We also occasionally team up with fellow meetup groups on events. Again, we will always specify this in our postings.
Led by a group of “seasoned” Meetup.com event coordinators, our goal is to create a “vibrant, fun and welcoming community” where women can relax, laugh and make new friends in an un-intimidating, social environment. We are a very friendly bunch and we truly look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our fold!
Our yearly membership fee is $13.00 per person and helps cover the costs of running this site as well as helps pay for supplies for different meetups we plan throughout the year. There is also a “90 day FREE trial” so you can visit us, try out a few meetups and decide whether or not you would like to become a full-fledged member. We believe in "quality, not quantity" which is why our group is smaller and more intimate than many groups on Meetup.com. We have a very high rate of returning members. Most people don't realize it but while it is free to join Meetup it is not free to run a site (we are charged every six months). By charging a nominal fee we are also creating "group exclusivity", cultivating member participation and engagement and preventing "spammers" from targeting our site and our members. That being said, we appreciate your contribution to growing this group and making it great! We have a high return rate of members and we attribute that to the wonderful, unique and beautiful women who make up this group.
We also have a "four strikes" policy. Regardless of the yearly membership, we still need to book reservations at various establishments and those establishments expect us all to show. If you are not un-rsvp'd by our posted deadline and do not show to the event we will allow this to happen three times. After that, it is solely our discretion whether to remove you from the group or not. We are very flexible and understand emergencies but we expect and appreciate your consideration when RSVP'ing. We want to keep the businesses hosting us happy so we can continue to extend new and fun events to the group.
Thank you for taking the time to check us out and we truly hope to see you "In the Sandbox" soon!
Krista and The Sandbox Social Team Event Hosts
***The Sandbox Social Team reserves the right to remove any members that behave inappropriately or in a way that may harm themselves or other members. The Sandbox does not accept nor tolerate bullying of any kind and reserves the right to act accordingly in the best interest of its valued members.***
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