We are The Social Adventurers and believe Life is an Adventure and should be explored and enjoyed! We have a myriad of fun and educational events each month to choose from. We strongly support Entrepreneurial and Community Events of all kinds and are a Social Group without a narrow focus on religion or politics. We support Positive Interaction ONLY and provide opportunities for people to connect and engage in a variety of traditional (as well as non-traditional) social interactions. Social Adventurers are all ages, and include couples, singles, and parents with kids. We just want to enjoy the best of what life has to offer us in this beautiful part of the country! And in the interest of this goal we have a few Important TIPS & POLICIES you need to be aware of so please take a few minutes to read about them.
Members of the Social Adventurers accept the following policies upon becoming a Member of this group, and understand this MeetUp is operated on the sole discretion of the Organizer. If you cannot accept these policies, please look elsewhere for your social interactions as there are many MeetUp groups to choose from. Our Policies:
The Kindness Declaration: "As Social Adventurers we agree to act kindly to others at events and with any comments posted on our website".
As Organizer and VOLUNTEER, Manning The Social Adventurers MeetUp Group is my gift to my community. This is a volunteer position in which time is expensed reading & responding to e-mails, researching, coordinating, working with hosts, venues, other organizers and on our website, etc., to provide comfortable, fun and entertaining events. I ask everyone to please go that extra mile to help out when you can and to Please Respect My Efforts and Contribute to Our Group in a Positive Manner Only. Please and Thank-you! This also goes for Our Wonderful Hosts who volunteer their time and use their own resources to provide events. Please Respect their efforts and be sure to tell them what a Great Job they are doing!
E-Mails: As we are such an active group, it is best to set up a separate e-mail for all your MeetUp e-mails. If you choose to not do this, please be aware that you always have the option to turn off your e-mail notifications. On the menu bar, click on My Profile and on the drop down menu click on E-mail and Notifications. Please be aware though, that you may miss out on last minute updates, or events that have limited spots available. Also, I am not online checking e-mails all day. Since I work full time at my “real job”, I am usually just online for SA in the mornings, so don’t wait until the last minute to ask a question, as I might not see it until it's too late.
Profile Picture Requirements: One of our requirements to join is having a profile picture that clearly identifies you. Upon joining you are asked to maintain an identifiable photo. Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Hosts feel more comfortable when they know who is coming to our events and it’s helpful to know who to look for. Profile photos provide ALL of us the ability to identify, recognize and connect with each other. If you do not have an identifiable profile pic and a host feels uncomfortable about you attending an event they are organizing they are free to remove you from the RSVP list. If there is a safety reason or a technical reason you cannot post/maintain a photo of yourself, please contact the Host, the Organizer or any Event Organizer and let them know. If there is no safety or technical reason for not having an identifiable profile picture, your membership will be restricted to a Limited Member (see Limited Member below).
There are 2 places that need a profile picture. #1 is your Main Meetup Profile, the other one is your Profile Pic on The Social Adventurer MeetUp site.
To upload a picture on The Social Adventurer site:
There are 2 ways you can do this: Here is #1 Make sure you are on the Social Adventurer MeetUp site. Just below the group picture on the left you will see a string of links to click on (About ~ Events ~ Members ~ Photo’s ~ More), click on Photo’s. Then, on the right side of the screen click on “My Profile”, from the drop down menu click on View Profile. On the right side of the screen you will see the place your picture goes, just below that click on “Change Photo”. Either pick an “existing photo” or “upload” a new photo.
#2 Once you are on the Social Adventurer meetup site: In the uppermost right corner you will see “Explore”, “Messages”, “Notifications” and then a circle (that’s where your profile picture should be). To the right of the circle click on the drop down arrow, select “Settings” from there select “Manage Photos”, X-out of the window that pops up and you then have a choice to click on “Change Your Photo”. MeetUp has recently changed their format, I don’t find it easier to use (yet). Hope you are able to get this accomplished, if you still have trouble, e-mail Support@meetup.com and they can help.
To upload your main profile picture on a desktop or laptop computer: Please 1) log into your Meetup account Click on your circular Profile icon. 2) Select Profile from the dropdown menu. 3) Click Change your photo. 4) Select one of the following options:
- Use my Facebook photo - Upload a new photo - Pick an existing photo -Click Done to confirm your update
Photos uploaded to Meetup must be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format and under 10MB.
Being Safe: Although it is hoped for and expected that all members behave in a kind and safe manner towards all, occasionally there are people out there (in the internet world) who do not have the best of intentions. We are all strangers at first until we get to know each other. It is true that there is safety in numbers and a group setting is the best possible place to meet and get to know others. You have an opportunity to observe people over time and watch how they behave and interact with others. Please use your best judgment and take for yourself the same advice you would give your son or daughter. If you feel unsafe as a result of the actions or words of a member of our group, please let me know via e-mail.
Drinking, Drugs and Behavior: We are a social group without focus on religion and politics and ask that conversations are kept light and respectful. People join meetup groups for all kinds of reasons: to find friendship, to find companionship, to find a partner. Please respect each others choice and do not force your choice on anyone else. If someone tells you “No, not interested”, be kind, be adult and be respectful. There is Zero Tolerance for Unkindness of Any Kind. The whole point of this group is to have fun. Disruptive people will be asked to seek another group to be a part of. Couples who get together and then break up are asked to behave as respectful adults and resolve to be kind when they see each other at events. Couples who are unable to resolve their differences are then asked to please respect the group and do not show up at the same events at the same time. Gossip is a good thing to refrain from. We all want to have fun, but need to consider whether the comment or gesture about to be made (whispered or otherwise) may be rude, inappropriate or offensive to others. ALSO, please keep pictures posted on our site tasteful as we are a classy group. Lastly, leave your drugs at home, and please, let's everyone drink in moderation and be respectful to others via your actions and words. Thank-you!
Membership Dues: We currently do not charge yearly Membership Dues to our members.
Hosting: We love fun hosts! We ask that you do not list our events on other meetup sites without checking with ALL the Organizers first. Please do not invite any person that has been asked to leave the group. Hosts always have the option to edit the RSVP list of their event. It's easy to host: Just Show Up and Be Friendly! E-mail me and I will be happy to give you the full scoop on Hosting. It’s a wonderful way to break the ice and meet people! Even if you don’t wish to host, still send me detailed information on an event you’d like to see on our calendar. I ask that you do all the research and include the venues address, phone # and any website link.
Events: Please read the Entire Event Listing before generating e-mails with questions, it should have all the information you need regarding the event. Generally, events are posted on our calendar 2 - 4 weeks prior to the event date. I am unable to post events on short notice, so if there is something you'd like to see on our calendar e-mail me well in advance. Reminder e-mails are not always sent out in a timely manner, so it is recommended that you check our calendar often so as not to miss any new events posted, or be unaware that changes have been made to an existing event.
No Host Events: Because of the sheer size of our group, it is not possible to have a host at each event. Many events will not have a host present, but rather each member attending is encouraged to communicate with each other prior to an event, so that you can later find each other once an event has started. Post comments to each other on event sites, on the message board, or in e-mails to each other. Feel free to purchase a red helium balloon so others can find you at outdoor No Host Events. Or have a little card board sign that reads “MeetUp” to set on the table or hold while waiting for others at indoor events. New Members may not want to attend No Host events in the beginning of their membership. Without a host present it is not always easy to find others attending. Once a New Member has met others and recognizes them, it is then easier to go to No Host events and connect. ALSO, some events might be cancelled at the venues discretion, so please call ahead before leaving the house to the phone number listed and make sure the event is going on as planned.
Guests: You are responsible and liable for your guests, and they are held to the same policies as you are. Do Not bring as your guest someone who has been asked to leave the Social Adventurers. Please read each event carefully, as some of our events are NOT OPEN TO GUESTS due to a limited number of people allowed. Do Not bring a guest anyway.
RSVP'S: We do keep track of attendance. So please don’t be a No Show, it's no fun to stand around waiting and watching for you, we expect you to be conscientious about changing your RSVP if you find you cannot make it. If you are consistently a No Show, your membership status will be changed to Limited Member and you will not be able to attend any event that has a Waiting List. You will be put on the Waiting List, or instead removed from the event at the host's discretion. NOTE: Be sure to check in with your event host when you arrive at an event. And if you are not able to change your RSVP because the event has already started, please make a comment on the event site, or send an e-mail; that will count as your change of RSVP.
Limited Members: When you are consistently signing up for events and not showing up (or not changing your RSVP to "no", or contacting the host prior to the event), you are a No Show and your membership will be limited. When you do not maintain an identifiable profile pic of yourself on the website you will also have a Limited Membership. A Limited Member will be placed on the Waiting List of any event that is full. Hosts may refuse a Limited Member from attending their events if they choose.
I will continue to do My Best to give you the most comfortable, entertaining, and welcoming atmosphere I can, and in return I ask you to follow Our POLICIES and to Be Kind to Others.
Thank-you for your unique participation in our group. Here's to many more fun times ahead!
Dawn The Social Adventurers Organizer
The Social Adventurers is maintained and operated at the sole discretion of the Organizer, and your Membership is based on an "at will" basis.
In legalese: 6.2 Release. Because we do not supervise or control the Meetup Group Meetings or interactions among or between members of Meetup Groups or Meetup Every wheres and other persons or companies, and because we are not involved in any way with physical transportation to or from Meetup Meetings or with the actions of any individuals at Meetup Meetings, and because we do not control Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/), PayPal, credit card companies or other payment processing companies, and because we cannot guarantee the true identity, age, 3.3(b) (Meetup Everywhere Fees; New Meetup Everywhere Activation Fees), nationality of Platform users, and because we have very limited control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of various aspects of the Platform you agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release us (and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party partners) and Organizers and Creators or Hosts and their designees from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Platform, your Third Party Transactions, our resolution of any disputes among users, and/or your transportation to or from, attendance at, or the actions of you or other persons at, a Meetup Gathering. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California or any similar provision of the statutory or non-statutory law of any other jurisdiction (including without limitation the states of Washington, Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania) to the full extent that you may lawfully waive all such rights and benefits.
In plain language: You agree to assume all risks and liabilities related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You also agree that neither you or any third party will hold any of the group's organizers, leaders, hosts, or representatives liable for any loss, injury, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly from or as a consequence of any group activity.
By Joining The Social Adventurers you and your guests agree to all of the above mentioned terms of membership.