Finding that you are wanting more from your friendships? Craving deeper, unconditional connections? Want to be surrounded and supported by positive, like-minded women? This group is intended for women 35 y/o + craving two things in their lives : close friendships with like-minded women with a top priority for friendships and a desire to grow and learn more about themselves through personal growth. Events planned will be a mix of a self help/personal development book club, personal growth topic discussions, and a few social outings thrown in on occasion (wine tastings, coffee/tea houses, dining out, BBQs, fun low-key parties, adventurous activities, etc). The group will be about 60-70% bookclub/discussion meetings and 30-40% social outings. Most of the books chosen will be available in both audio and paperback (for those of us who find we have more time in the car to listen to a book). The first book (Friendships Don't Just Happen by Shasta Nelson), unfortunately, does not come in an audio book, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ IT. Our committed members have all read it. The book is an easy, quick read and has cultivated an amazing foundation for creating new friendships in this group. DRINKING ALCOHOL IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS GROUP and will not be the focal point. In fact, with the exception of wine tasting events, there will usually be other beverage options for those that don't drink. The group is structured to talk about deeper topics that cultivate more meaningful connections and create a space of love and support for women, all the while, adding some fun and social activities. We will meet 2-4 times a month on weekends and weeknights. New members ALWAYS warmly welcomed. PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW TO SEE IF GROUP REQUIREMENTS FIT WHAT YOU CAN LIVE WITH.
-Each member is required to have a recognizable facial profile pic of themselves (group is private and only visible to group members) -Each member is required to attend at least twice a month (for the purpose of cultivating friendships). -Each member is expected to contribute to the group by choosing a book during the book club events, giving ideas for personal growth topics they'd like to discuss/learn about, and offering ideas for events/activities.
DON'T JOIN IF YOU FIT IN THIS CATEGORY: -women who refuse to show their face with a recognizable facial profile pic -women who are not available weekends or weeknights -women who can't attend an event at least twice a month -women who can't commit to a group and frequently "no show" or last minute cancel events (no shows not allowed; last minute cancels (24h or less) require communication with organizer due to food preparation, reservations, etc...and it's just common courtesy) -women not serious about placing priority on cultivating deep friendships -women looking for love interests or business/networking connections. Solicitations for either are unacceptable. -women who only intend to join the social events and not attend the events that allow us to get to know you on a deeper level -women who refuse to be vulnerable, supportive to others, open, and real -women who have a lot of drama in their life -women who can not be non-judgmental and accepting of others regardless of race, culture, lifestyle, religious/political affiliation, etc. -women who can not keep information shared within group or who like to gossip to others. Respect the sacredness of what we share with each other as women. :) -women with severe mental health issues. Unfortunately, we are not mental health professionals and are not equipped to deal with persons requiring professional help.
SHOULD ANY OF THE ABOVE ISSUES ARISE, IT WILL INITIATE REMOVAL FROM THE GROUP.
*Members often would like to share rides to events. It is up to the person(s) looking for a ride to obtain one. When securing a ride with another member, it is the rider's responsibility to require adequate car insurance, safety of the vehicle, and competence of the driver. Any monetary contributions are to be arranged between the driver and the rider. This group and it's members assume no responsibility in the event of an accident or injury.
*Disclaimer: By being a member of this group you agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the groups organizers liable for any injury, loss or damage to your own person or any member of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.