Welcome to Chesterfield Phoenix Pals, a friendly, sociable bunch; with a varied blend of interests and outlooks - we have something for all tastes.
Based in Chesterfield and surrounding area, we regularly meet with the same aims: to relax, have fun and plenty of laughs!
We host a variety of events, open to all members. These include breakfasts; cinema trips; country walks; social dinners; National Trust days; photography events; boozy nights; afternoon teas; theatre visits; pub quizzes; book club; live bands; Christmas Markets; craft fairs; charity events; Christmas dinner the list is endless. All our members are encouraged to get involved and are welcome to become an event host, to enhance our wide-ranging offer of events. So come along and join us.
Who can Join Us We are open to everyone singles and couples alike, however please be advised we are NOT a dating agency.
Members Have a clear current photo clearly showing your face, so your host can recognise you when you attend an event - we don't get many cartoon characters or rivers popping along to the pub.
Age Must be over 18 years of age at the time of joining
Fees An membership fee of £6.00 per annum or pro rata for new members, payable on the 1st of the month following your joining date and renewed on the 1st March each year thereafter.
Nat West Account Number: 41559630 Sort Code: 60-40-09
Hosts: Are unpaid members who organise and post events for the benefit of the group, so please respect hosts and other members by following the simple rules regarding events below we just ask that members be courteous please.
Change Your RSVP: as soon as you know you can't attend - this is just a common courtesy. We know that sometimes life interferes with our social plans so it can't be helped (if you had a real emergency please just let your host know asap afterwards)
Running Late: If you're running late let your host know - there should be info on the event about where and when to meet; hosts and others attending may not be able or willing to wait, depending upon the event, it is your responsibly to be on time so don't be surprised if you have been left out if you are late.
No Shows: 3 'no-shows' and we will remove you from the group (first time this happens you will have chance to rejoin, but if it's persistent we may permanently remove you) - sorry about this, but it's something which frustrates both the hosts and the other people coming out to enjoy themselves. Some events may have await list and a no show could prevent a member from attending.
Gate crashing: an event with limited numbers and a waiting list will be treated in the same way as a no-show and will be reflected in your profile as a no show. Both are disrespectful to hosts and other members.
Courtesy: Be respectful but have fun - remember with lots of people you will naturally form friendships with some more than others, but the group is about getting out, meeting new people and being open and sociable.
We're all adults but we do all have different ideas about what is respectful - occasionally there may be problems with pestering or harassing (in person or online) - try to sort this at the time / one-to-one but if you can't then let your host on the event know asap (or Group Organizers afterwards) and we'll try to help sort it. WE ARE NOT THE HEAD TEACHERS THOUGH AND THIS ISN'T THE SCHOOL YARD so we're hoping there'll be no detentions to hand out!
Event Hosts: We encourage as many members as possible to be event hosts as we believe it will make a more vibrant group with a wide and diverse mix off events making the group interesting to be a member of.
We request all hosts to aware of new members on an event and make them feel comfortable and welcome, as we know it can be quite daunting for some people to join an established group of friends .
Guidance: We ask that hosts do not preload events, as some will know it is possible to create events and then the host can add the members who they wish to attend, thereby excluding other members. We strongly discourage this, as it may causes disquiet and upset amongst other members. Hosts who are found to engaging in this practice may be removed as a host. Group events are open to all.
We know that over time people with similar interests coalesce together and may wish to organise what amounts to private events. Please feel FREE to do so. What we ask is for you to organize it off group, there is the private side chat on Meet up or WhatsApp and if you contact us there is at the time of writing a free system called DownToMeet that works almost identical to Meetup where you can invite selected people and organise private events.
Event Payments: In general Event Hosts will need to organise and collect any monies required for events such as days out, meals or weekends away or any other type of event that needs deposits or payments up front .
As a general observation where there is a significant amount of money involved it may be wise to gather the event attendees together to discuss the suitability of, for example, accommodation on a weekend away, in order to share the responsibility of decision making, just in case things are not as expected on arrival, so there is shared responsibility.
No Warranties: No express or implied warranties of any type, including for example implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to the events and activities. Chesterfield Phoenix Friends makes no representations and extends no warranties of any type as to the accuracy or completeness of any event or activity.
Chesterfield Phoenix Friends specifically DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of taking part in our events or activities. Chesterfield Phoenix Friends assumes or undertakes NO LIABILITY for any loss or damage suffered as a result of participation in our events or activities.
Participate At Your Own Risk: Consult a doctor before performing any physical exercise or act tivities. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition, or that of your children, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the exercises or activities at our events. Any exercise program may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise or activity at our events, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.
Photography: Photos can be taken at events and shared on social media. If this is unacceptable to you, as a member, it is your responsibility to let the event host know you do not wish to appear in photographs and we ask that event hosts respect the request and ensure your request is honoured. We encourage you to take photos and share them on social media as it helps to promote the group.
Membership : Chesterfield Phoenix Pals Group Organises reserve the right to deny new members membership to Chesterfield Phoenix Pals or to terminate membership if we feel will that continued membership will be detrimental to the well being of the group.
Attendance of events will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.