What we're about

Our Girlfriend Meetup community is all about building friendships with awesome FUN and LIVELY women in the Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Tri-Valley, Benicia and surrounding areas. Who couldn't use another friend right? Family and lifelong "besties" are irreplaceable but sometimes we need new friends with a fresh perspective on who we are NOW rather then who we were in high school or our 20's.

We strive to have a "DRAMA-FREE", FUN and INFORMAL environment. Developing new friendships, and supporting one another while having fun is what we are about. In our "almost" 40's and "just over" 50's many of us have been through many life transitions. We are single, married, with significant others, or separated/divorced. Some of us are new to the area, while others have lived here for a while.

If you strive to become more of a real authentic version of yourself, want to feel comfortable being real, being raw, or just letting go of your worries for a few hours getting to know others in a casual environment, then this group is for you. We just ask that you do put yourself out there and make an effort as building relationships is a two way street. Mabel and I personally joined in 2014 and now we have a handful our closest friends now because of Meet Up. PLEASE SEE RULES BELOW BEFORE JOINING.

Many events will be in the surrounding Walnut Creek and Tri-Valley areas as well as Benicia. We will have mid-week, and weekend events. Some examples are coffee/tea, happy hours, dancing, dinner, brunch, book club, wine-tasting, beer tasting, movies, bowling, game night, paint nights, plant night, hiking, festivals, concerts, art/craft events, and maybe the occasional spiritual or personal growth meet up.

We pay for this Meetup and volunteer our time to host these events and it can add up for us, so we welcome any donations or an occasional drink, or a home to host.

If you feel inspired to do so, you can donate using the following and please text me or send me a message that you send a donation so I can confirm it. 925-818-0731 Joannhorner@gmail.com I am wearing a light blue jacket and scarf.

• Venmo (app or online) to JoAnn Horner (@JoAnn-Horner-Realtor) 925-818-0731

• PayPal (app or online) (Please text or private message me first for PayPal 925-818-0731 to paypal.me/JoAnnHorner. https://paypal.me/JoAnnHorner?locale.x=en_US

• Or mail a check to JoAnn Horner at PO BOX 3855 Walnut Creek CA 94598

Since we may often have to reserve a table or buy tickets in advance, we ask that you honor your rsvp or update it quickly as possible. We ask that you take responsibility for your OWN experience and come with a POSITIVE open attitude and introduce yourself to one another. Each Meetup Event and experience is so different as you have different topics, different venues, different people and different attitudes. So if one experience doesn't go as you expected, please give a few more a shot (this goes for any Meetup Group you are a member of.) Our goal is for you to reach out and get to know one another to find common interests with other amazing gals so you can also get together outside of the meet up and develop long term friendships. We've had many "friendship matches made!"

GROUP RULES:

• This is a Private Group so for security reasons we do ask for a current face photo and your real name.

• We ask that you remain subscribed to emails. (We only send them occasionally.)

• We do understand sometimes we forgot to cancel and things do come up. For table reservations this is important. We do as a group reserve the right to give a "reminder warning or two" for NO-SHOWs. If the no-shows are persistent, we reserve the right to remove members from the group. Since we know life can get busy and Meetup isn't your first priority, you will be welcome back if your life situation changes.

• For Paint Nites/Plant Nites/Yaymaker , concert venues and Holiday Parties at a person's home and some events that require coordination, I will ask for your cell # in your RSVP for that event in case I need to reserve a spot (with your last name at times) or tell you where I am and it requires additional communication. If you don't provide this information I will just move you to not-going.

• We reserve the right to remove members who haven't attended in a few years or never at all.

• We have a pretty awesome group of women. However, if in the event that one or more persons share with us that a member makes them uncomfortable, we reserve the right to reach out to find out more and discuss with all parties, as well as remove any involved member(s) from the group. Mabel and I will access the overall situation and and make a decision that is in the best interest of the group as whole.

Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WalnutCreekGirlfriends/ where you can post suggestions or get a last minute group together for something fun.

Who we are: JoAnn is a Residential Realtor in Contra Costa and Mabel is the Director of Food Safety at a major Grocery Chain. We look forward to sharing our lives with you one event at a time!

"Cheers!" JoAnn Horner & Mabel Perez and the rest of the "Girlfriend" family.

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