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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have had quite the influx of newer members over the last many months so Bob and I thought it might be nice to add to the main introduction ... answer some Frequently Asked Questions ... help those people who are new and maybe hesitant to come on out and join us, give a little more background of the group and its purpose, and at the same time answers some questions that have come up more than once.

So I introduce the following "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" and ANSWERS (by Sherri) ~ smile

WHEN DOES THE ECMG MEET?
We meet every second Wednesday ... and the meet up dates for the coffee evening are posted well in advance. If for some reason we had to change which Wednesday night (having to maybe cancel an evening) it would be posted on the site. We meet at 7:00 pm and usually sit for a couple hours, sometimes longer. Everyone is welcome to come and go as they please.

WHERE DOES THE ECMG MEET AND WHY DO YOU NOT SWITCH UP THE MEETING PLACE?
We meet at the SECOND CUP at 8902 149 St NW Edmonton, AB (780) 481-1238 - as our meetup is just about coffee/tea and conversation we have found that keeping the location consistent is the key to a successful coffee meetup. We also so appreciate the owner Ajay and his fabulous staff, they set up for us and serve with a smile ~ the service is awesome and the atmosphere pleasant. In this location they have live music on Wednesday evenings so we have the added treat of listening to an array of local talent.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT EDMONTON COFFEE MEETUP GROUP?
There is no big mystery or hidden agenda to the group, we are simply what we say we are - a bunch of eclectic people - from all different walks of life and situations, all different ages as well, who come meet for an evening of coffee and some conversation. That is it.
~ We have so many topics of conversation that come up ... there is truly no schedule to what we chat about ~ a lot on travel and life experiences, hobbies and interests and seriously anything in-between.

WHO COMES TO THE ECMG?
Well when we say we are an eclectic bunch - we certainly mean it. smile Everyone is welcome to the Coffee Group - we have had a lovely range of people all different ages and experiences come and join us for an evening ... it has always been a good mix of people that like to be around well "other people". We welcome singles, and couples, and everyone who may be in-between. smile There are couples who only one come and joins us for a coffee (can't get their significant other to come out of the house, they are working, or even in some cases living in different cities) and people who bring their close friends and confidants - we welcome you ALL to the table and look forward to chatting with you. biggrin
~ The group is not a "singles group" or a group meant for the purpose of meeting other singles - it is a group meant for meeting other "people" - of all designations.
~ It is awesome to see people get along and mix and mingle, and speaking for myself I love to see when people meet kindred souls and make good friends that they look forward to seeing again.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT MY FIRST EVENING COMING TO A ECMG COFFEE EVENING?
I always say "that if you come with no expectations you will leaved pleased with how nice your evening was". smile

You do have two organizers in this group ~ Bob the strong somewhat quiet type and me well a bit of an opposite ha ha chatty Sherri ~ Bob likes to sit, have his beverage and chat with those sitting near him ... AND as those that have come to the group more than once will soon notice - I like to move around, I truly do like to try and spend time talking to all of you for a few moments, meet new people - welcome you to the group, but please be patient if the night is a large group sometimes we don't get around to greet everyone. We do have a number of amazing people that come out on a bit more of a regular basis and we are all sitting for the evening with the same purpose in mind ~ to have a beverage and have some conversation, get out of the house/apartment/dorm for a bit and meet some new people, so there are always a number of welcoming folk to welcome you. Don't be shy ... or if you are let us know, believe me most of us start out that way coming into a group for the first time ... a little hesitant and a touch nervous. Give us a chance ... and sometimes you may have to give us another. wink

WHAT ROLE DO THE ORGANIZERS PLAY IN THE ECMG COFFEE EVENING?
We hope to be able to welcome you to the table and introduce you to those sitting near you, in a perfect situation I would be able to do that for all of you ... but to be realistic sometimes you may sit at the table and your organizers are busy in conversation, so smile and introduce yourself.

We like to encourage you all to meet one another ... but at the same time we are not here as an organizers to put people together for any other purpose except sharing an evening of coffee and conversation. What you do, who you connect with, how you conduct yourself in the group falls on your shoulders. As it may take some time and familiarity to become comfortable in the group setting, be patient not only with us - your organizers, but with yourself and others.

Another thing I say is that "coffee group is what you make it" so try and relax and just let the evening flow, should you have any concerns or issues I am open to discussing them, for I want you to walk away from the evening feeling as good as I do, and wanting to come and join us again. smile

So I think this is a good start to this ... should you have other questions that you feel might be a good idea to have on the "Frequently Asked Questions" Post ... please don't hesitate to email me (Sherri) with them, and I will either add to the post or answer the questions individually.

We hope these questions ease and help clear up a few things and we hope you can join us for a coffee meetup soon!

Take care
Your Co-organizer
Sherri laughing

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