What we're about
Meetup is an online social networking website/mobile app that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world and Meetup helps groups of people with shared interests meet up in the real world.
Meetup was started over 15 years ago by 2 young New Yorkers who realised that after the 9/11 tragedy people were wanting to reconnect with their community again. Strangers were becoming kinder to each other and started greeting each other again and neighbours were wanting to share experiences and ideas again.
This group was started to create a safe environment for new arrivals to meet other new and not so new people on the lovely Sunny Coast. Also, your circumstances may have changed somewhat and you are now in a "new" situation and are ready for new experiences and new adventures here on the sunny coast.
Anyone within Australia is welcome to join. The aim of this group is to provide positive company in a good atmosphere.
Please add a reasonable photo to your profile picture so we can recognise you at our Meetups and please don't use a fake name. I will no longer even consider your application to this group if you do not have a clear profile photo.
I try and arrange a new (inexpensive) MEETUP every week as many people are on a budget and there is so much "free stuff" and beautiful walks along the coastline anyway. Look out for some great (free) movies, early evening Moon Walks, and a visit to the local Irish Pub and also many other discounted and free events.
I volunteer at Australia Zoo and also take advantage of any other volunteer opportunities to help out in this great area I have adopted and to make a difference in our community.
The first MEETUP is usually the most difficult to attend, but we are all in the same position so - remember to :
GET UP !
DRESS UP !
SHOW UP !
and take the opportunity to make some great new friends here on the Sunny Coast.
We look forward to meeting you and if you need some more information before a meeting - you are very welcome to contact me on my mobile 047 8095 759 (within reasonable hours of course).
It is the policy of this group to encourage our members to thrive and do business with each other so, you are very welcome to network appropriately.
To keep the website up and running - I always request a gold coin donation at each Meetup and the profits go to an orphanage in South Africa that I have been supporting for the last 10 years.
This group is special because of it's members and I look forward to meeting and building new experiences with as many of you as possible.
It is the (new) policy of this group to delete you if you have more than three NO SHOWS recorded.
There is a once-off joining fee of $10 which is to be paid in the first week of you joining us.
See you soon !
Charmaine Wheatley - Organiser
Steve - Event Organiser
Jo - Event Organiser