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OC Girlfriend Circles

Irvine, CA

Are You Interested In: 

• Making meaningful friendships? 

• Learning new skills to improve the friendships you have? 

• Meeting women who share your desire for healthy friendships? 

• Making real connections with women who are also looking for the same? 

We are looking for: 

• Women of all ages (21 to 101), in all stages of life who are seeking to find, create and build friendships. 

• Women who want to improve their friendship skills. 

• Women who are willing to be responsible for their behaviors and be respectful of others.

Who we are:

Our group was founded in August 2014.  We are a Women's Friendship group based on the concepts and principles in 2 books by Shasta Nelson.  

In "Friendships Don't Just Happen" we learn about the 5 Types or Circles of Friendships that we have in our lives and how to strengthen those circles so that we have friends in all areas of our life.

In "Frientimacy" we learn that there are 3 requirements to every friendship: Consistency, Positivity and Vulnerability.  The book goes into depth about each of these, how to develop them, and how to know which might be missing in your friendships.

We use these teachings by requiring consistency and commitment from our members.  You can't get to know people deep enough to develop and strengthen your friendship if you don't see them regularly.  Statistics tell us that it takes 7 interactions with one person to really start building friendship.  We keep our group numbers small, less than 50, to help improve the chances that you'll see the same people over and over again.

We are NOT just about the fun events or finding someone to do something with you.  We are very focused on our connections and for this reason there is always a time for connecting at every event.  This is the crucial component of our activities.  I understand that finding events you enjoy is important and we all LOVE to do fun stuff while creating memories and strengthening our bond but if the fun event is all you're looking for we aren't the right fit for you, there are LOTS of other Meetups for that.

We are open, warm and friendly.  

My Southern upbringing tends to shine through and I will go out of my way to make you feel welcome and included as will the rest of the group members.  

What we’re offering: 

• Interesting and fun events from low-key local OC to adventures around SoCal. 

• Examples of what we've done in the past:

Painting & Wine                             Escape Rooms                   Universal Studios/Disneyland              Glen Ivy Spa Day

Oscar Night Viewing Party          Slumber Parties                 Afternoon Tea                                         Museum visits

Scavenger Hunts                           Movies                                Restaurant Hopping                              Wine Tastings

Day-trips with carpooling             Girlfriend Getaways         Dancing & Concerts                              Theater 

• Events in evenings, daytime, weekday, weeknights, and weekends. 

• Pre-set monthly events: 

• Girlfriends Lunch on the first Thursday

• Girl's Night Out on the second Friday

• a Birthday Celebration event on the third Saturday for all the birthday ladies for that month

• Brunch & Fun day on the fourth Sunday

• We also have other events thrown in at various times, usually on the weekends but the occasional weeknight or weekday does sometimes happen too.

• Meaningful discussions and practical applications of great books/blogs on friendship including "Friendships Don’t Just Happen" by Shasta Nelson. 

• A welcoming, compassionate, and drama-free place for meeting new ladies and making genuine friendships.

Our guidelines/policies:

• The $25 membership dues are collected annually.  All new members receive a 30-day free trial before their dues is collected.  Dues are not pro-rated and are non-refundable.

• We try to keep our membership roster up-to-date and current.  As you can tell, we are not about the number of members but more about active, involved and committed members.  If you are not actively pursuing attendance at events, you may be removed.

• Please keep lines of communication with the organizer(s) open and timely.  Please make sure the organizer(s) know the best method of reaching you.

• If payment is required for an event, the member is responsible for any fees that may be associated with making online payments and unless stated otherwise, are non-refundable.

• No marketing or self-promoting of professional services of any kind  

58 members · Private

20s & 30s Exploring Southern California 🧭

Fountain Valley, CA

This is a group for those who are new to town or who have lived their whole lives in Southern California. In this area we call home, everyday can be an opportunity to find a new adventure, to complete a bucket list item, or make a new friend. Southern California offers an endless array of events and attractions however convincing yourself to get out there takes a little motivation sometimes. In this group, we will attempt to take advantage of this paradise by creating a wide variety of events which explore Southern California; whether it's a day at the beach or hiking up some famous mountain peaks, trying a new restaurant, testing your trivia knowledge at a pub, braving the new rides at an amusement park. We will endeavor to do it all!

**Disclaimer** 20s & 30s Exploring Southern California and it's organizers do not assume responsibility for any accident, illness, or injury that may occur during or resulting from our meet-up events. You agree you assume all risks and liability that are involved in our activities. Please always come prepared and know your personal limits while focusing on personal safety and health, including taking any precautions as recommended by the state of California Health Department. If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable please let an organizer know as any harassment, bullying, and general unwanted advancements are not allowed and may result in removal from the group. We are here to create a circle of friends and have a good atmosphere so please have respect for that purpose first please.

2947 members · Private

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty - Orange County (FFF>F OC)

Huntington Beach, CA

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty Orange County (FFF>F OC) is a group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women 50-ish (mostly between 40’s - 60’s). If you're looking for friends in Orange County, you've found the right place! Many women find ourselves at this age without the social connections we yearn for, and finding friends in our age group can be a challenge. This is exactly why the New York Times article about FFF>F below went viral:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/style/self-care/finding-female-friends-over-50-meetup.html

If you join our group with an open heart, sense of adventure, and fun spirit, you may find that even after a few events, you will begin to make connections and form friendships.

Please live in Orange County, we are currently NOT APPROVING requests to join from non-OC residents. And some events will give waitlist priority to OC residents for those non-OC residents already in the group.

We may from time to time pause approvals for OC resident requests for membership as well, so those in the group can get to know each other. If new requests come from someone with very few other groups or RSVPS, we may hold on your acceptance because it looks like a fake account.

We reserve the right to not approve, and remove members, and potential members for any undisclosed reason, including what’s stated in our guidelines below.

Please take a moment to review our guidelines prior to your request to join:

MEETUP PROFILE: Our group is growing quickly and it is important for us to be able to connect and communicate with our members. And as a group of women, we are sensitive to being able to know who we are communicating with, as well as being able to recognize you and call you by name at our events. As a result, we require a few specific items regarding your Meetup profile:

Name: We require that you use your actual first name. You do not have to enter a last name, but your first name needs to be what you are addressed by. Profile names that appear to be obscuring identity will not be approved.

Profile: We require a close-up photo that shows your face, head and shoulders with no obscuring elements like sunglasses, a low hat or a mask. Please check your profile picture before you request membership. If your picture does not meet requirements, your request will not be approved. If you need help updating your picture, click here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-How-do-I-change-my-profile-photo

Notifications: As a member, it is essential that you have your Email Updates and Push Notifications turned on in Settings both on your desktop computer and your phone app. It is also necessary to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event in case there are any changes or if confirmation is requested. If you need help changing your settings, you can use the following links: Turn on Email Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002879591-Editing-my-email-settings Turn on Push Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002862972-Editing-my-push-notification-settings. PLEASE NOTE: If we are not able to reach you when needed, you may be removed from the group.

ATTENDANCE: Attendance and punctuality are vital for us to create an environment where friendships can flourish; please note that we take attendance seriously. If you are unsure if you can make it to an event, please do not sign up; instead, wait to see if there is room last minute. Not following the guidelines below can result in removal from future events and/or from the group.

Tardiness: It is important to be respectful of everyone's time, including restaurant staff, event staff, and event organizers who often plan in advance to ensure our group can be accommodated, etc. Please plan ahead to ensure you arrive on time. Excessive tardiness of over 10 minutes may result in you being removed from future events, and/or from the group.

RSVPs: As our group expands, we typically have several ladies on the waitlist for our events. We ask that if you need to change your RSVP, you do so no later than 48 hours prior to the event. This will provide members on the waitlist some notice that they are able to go to the event and allow them to adjust their plans accordingly. We understand that life happens and sometimes there are last-minute changes; however, multiple sudden drop-outs with less than 48 hours notice may result in you being marked as a “No Show” (see below). <br>

No-Shows: A lot of work and coordination goes into planning an event, and part of what makes events fun is having everyone show up! All event coordinators can be reached via message or email through the Meetup app. If you are signed up for an event and you do not attend, you will be marked as "No Show". If this occurs with no communication from you, you may be removed from future events and/or removed from the group.

Waitlists: As our group grows, so do our waitlists. To be fair to some newer members who are never able to get on the "going" list, we may from time to time hold a space or two specifically for new members to be able to join and add them by increasing the number going. Or, if an event is full, and a member or two cancel, we may also add members who are not necessarily new, but are not on other "going" lists, instead of someone next in line on the waitlist, who is already going to other events that week/month and we can give preference to OC residents. This is to try to be more fair to our members. Also, if there are last minute (less than 48 hour) cancellations, we may move those on the waitlist to "not going" and allow whoever is able to go to sign up. Most people already have made other plans 48 hours before an event, so this has been one of the best ways to fill the space and cause hosts less stress when there is a last minute cancellation. <br>

Event Fee Requirements: You may find that some of our events require an event fee to be paid within a certain amount of time. If you are not able to make the payment within the allocated amount of time, you will be moved to “Not Going” to the event. If you RSVP for multiple fee-required events and have a track record of not paying within the allocated amount of time, the event organizer can move you to “Not Going” at their discretion without giving you the allocated amount of time to pay.

ATTITUDE: We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming, positive, and inclusive environment for our members. We are here to have fun and enjoy our time together. As such, the following behaviors are not allowed, and we reserve the right to remove anyone from the group, without warning or communication for violating these expectations, and distracting us from being able to form real friendships. <br>

~ Controversial topics, such as politics, religion, or anything that could offend another member.

~ Negativity: Our time together is reserved for uplifting and supporting each other. So please come with a positive attitude and leave any negativity at home.

~ Complaining: A lot of time and effort goes into planning an event, and working with the venue for a group of any size is not always easy. Please be a gracious guest and don’t complain about where the table is, how slow the service is, getting separate checks etc. Taking it upon yourself to speak to a manager of a venue to address anything is not tolerated.

~ Drama: We are grown women; drama in any form is unnecessary and will not be tolerated.

~ Bad Behavior: If we receive multiple complaints about a member or an organizer notices something, it's usually a red flag for behavior that is not friend-worthy. Examples include: if you sign up for every event, then cancel later, if you sign up for an event with another group on the same day and time as our event, if you are demanding with the organizers or waitstaff, if you are aggressive or confrontational in approach, if you don't properly pay for your portion of your meal, if you try to go around the normal protocols for signing up for an event to try to get around the waitlist, or anything that causes complaints about you. <br>

~ Business/Networking: Please leave your work hat at home. We are here to make friends, and not be sold to or recruited. <br>

Please remember, you are trying to make a good impression on women who may become your BFF's, other members and organizers notice your behavior, so please act appropriately. <br>

If you are sincerely looking for Female Friends past Fifty and these guidelines align with your personal values, please join us!

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Disclaimer: <br> <br>Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; attend at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions, including contracting Covid-19. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members 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. We reserve the right to accept or decline any membership requests. <br>

337 members · Private

So Many Women...So Little Time

Orange, CA

Please click here for our mailing list!  Glad you found us... Welcome to the So Many Women…So Little Time meetup group. Our group is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds. We host online zoom events with members from all across the country and are now starting to host some live outdoor events as well, as long as they are safe. Time and space have taken on a whole new meaning. For all of you out of towners, don't worry. I never plan to leave zoom!


I have been so touched by the intimacy and connections that are being created day by through our group interactions. Lots of friendships have been made and yes, even some romance! I try to mix it up and keep it interesting for you all and I’m always open to new ideas and feedback. My commitment to every member is that there are no "outsiders" and all folks that identify as a woman loving women are welcome. I believe that the experience of inclusiveness is palpable in our group events whether live or on Zoom.


For FB users, please follow us (facebook.com/somanywomensolittletime/). If you would like to be part of our secret FB group, please friend request me at Jody Potiker and I will invite you. Once in, you can invite your friends directly from there too.


I would love it if you joined the smwslt mailing list. This separates out our special announcements from all the other meetup emails which can be overwhelming at times. I ask that you please set your notifications at minimum to receive organizer messages and new event announcements. This has to be done while actually on our group site. You can find the settings by clicking on your round profile photo on the top right corner and select email and notifications. 


I am so looking forward to meeting you whether it be online or in person when that time comes.

Until then, Your organizer, Jody

4554 members · Public

! OC Singles who Mingle 45+

Brea, CA

Hey Hey!! Welcome to OC Singles who Mingle 45+!! Thank you for checking us out!

We are a Brand New Group of fun adults, in their mid 40s thru 60s, who enjoy mingling together while making new quality friendships and enjoying activities and events like:

Bike Riding, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle boarding, Hiking, Walking, Eating Out, Happy Hour, Comedy Clubs and anything else that looks like fun. It’s limitless. If you’re interested in hosting an event, let me know! Yay!!


While we do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs nor care about having a massive number of membership, we do care about honest, respectful, quality people in this group. We want to create a safe space for everyone, especially for those who desire it.


Our goal is to create and build a solid group of hopefully close friends, like a second family maybe, that you look forward to seeing again and again at the next event. If there is ever an issue, please private message me or one of the Organizers in the Leadership Team.


♥ Jenny ♥

June 26, 2021


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A few housekeeping items:


*All members must have a clear and recognizable picture (i.e. no memes, cartoons, pets, kids, landscapes etc. You know who you are) so that we can identify you at events. Those without one are subject to removal from the group.


*Strict Zero Tolerance Policy: We ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events, especially with the time, efforts and occasionally additional monies that it takes for us to put an event together. We ask that you respect all organizers, hosts, and attendees. This includes honoring your RSVPs and letting us know if you can’t make it as soon as you are aware. Those who have 3+ "no show" or frequently RSVP and then cancel will be subject to removal.


*We ask that you do not contact (private message) members you haven’t met in real life. Exceptions include inquiring about group events with prospective hosts and organizers.


*Keep in mind that this is NOT a dating group, altho it may happen if you meet and there is a mutual connection. If things work out, great!! But if it doesn't, please keep any drama outside.


**By joining our MeetUp group, you agree to the MeetUp terms of service releasing the organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, hosts, and members from any liability related to any incidents, injuries, or accidents that may occur at MeetUp events**

342 members · Private

Viet Food Bunch & Beyond

Westminster, CA

Are you tired of making meaningless connections? Losing touch with old friends? Haven’t found a good way to make new ones? Who says adulting can’t be fun?

Come eat.drink.play with us! 

Rinse and repeat.

Welcome! 

Don’t let the group name fool you. We welcome all types of people, except the ones who are creepy, disrespectful…you get the drift. 

When was the last time you connected with someone? And no, your last Facebook friend request doesn’t count. Like REALLY connected with someone.

Whether you’re new to the area or a lifelong local, new to MeetUp or not, we want to bring together an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life in a social atmosphere that's friendly, relaxing, and safe.

EAT.  Here’s some food for thought. How do you make your food taste better without adding any ingredients? Eat in the company of others. 

DRINK. Let's toast to food, fun, and friendships!

PLAY.  We live in one of the most desirable destinations in the world. Let’s explore this urban playground we call home and perhaps even venture off the beaten path.

Life is meant to be lived, so what better way to do it than amongst good company as we share cultural and culinary tastes together by land, sea, car, camper, bike, and plane! Did we miss anything? Maybe segway or electric scooter?

Transparency is important to us, so let’s be frank for a minute. We are not interested in collecting membership dues or hitting membership quotas. Save that for your day job.

Instead, let’s take a break from corporate America or wherever you hail from when you come out to meet us. Let’s collect memories and hit the trails, instead.

If and when you are ready to host an event, please feel free to reach out to any of our organizers.

A few housekeeping items:

*All members must have a clear and recognizable picture (i.e. no cartoons, flowers, landscapes, masks, etc. You know who you are) so that we can identify you at events. Those without one are subject to removal from the group.

 *We ask that you respect all organizers, hosts, and attendees. This includes honoring your RSVPs and letting us know if you can’t make it. Those who "no show" will be subject to removal.

*We ask that you do not contact (message) members you haven’t met in real life. Safety first, right? Exceptions include inquiring about group events with prospective hosts and organizers.

**By joining our MeetUp group, you agree to the MeetUp terms of service releasing the organizers, assistant organizers, hosts, and members from any liability related to any incidents, injuries, or accidents that may occur at MeetUp events**

1283 members · Private

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

Mission Viejo, CA

While this group is primarily focused on hiking, we also enjoy other forms of outdoor fun such as canoeing, biking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.... and a variety of special events including concerts, beach parties, museum, garden, art and holiday walks.

Our success is based in part on our ability to increase the fun factor of outdoor events,  often including a social activity such as picnics that include food and beverage. Our organizers also design conditioning hikes that are intended to enhance aerobic fitness and endurance. Our group has peaked virtually all the major mountains in Southern California, including Mt. Whitney. We strive to offer the most fun and scenic outdoor activities available to residents of Orange County.... events that are both in and out of area.

Our group is diverse, including young/middle/senior ages, singles and couples, and a mix of people with differing racial/ethnic/cultural/religious/political backgrounds. The unity of the Sunset Hikes Meetup centers on our shared love of fun, outdoor activities.

We do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs or charitable pursuits, however we do ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events. So come on out! Make new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. We are all about having fun!

Check out the "Our Calendar" tab for a schedule of upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon....

We welcome you to the Sunrise to Sunset Hiking family!


Disclaimer:

Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby 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 group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members 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.

20619 members · Public

Walking Women 50+

Huntington Beach, CA

Hi :)! If you’re a woman and you like to walk, you’re a great candidate for this fabulous group. We walk at different paces and places. We want to make walking easy, accessible, comfortable, and fun. You don’t have to be skinny, perfect, a fitness guru, or on the other side of the coin, overweight and/or health challenged to join our group. It's no problem...

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ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME!!! Just be kind and respectful to others.

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We can literally walk everyday in our area, with only a few rainy days a year. So join me, and enjoy a walk for no longer than 2 hours and then take on the rest of the day with more vigor and energy!!!

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Walking has many health benefits; it helps with depression and anxiety (releases endorphins from the brain), staves off dementia up to 30%, gets you out in nature, gives you vitamin D (from sunshine), tones the body, builds and strengthens bones, helps with circulation, strengthens your core muscles and helps with balance, reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, improves high cholesterol, reduces or eliminates joint and muscular pain or stiffness, assists with diabetes. Not to mention, it aids in bowel regularity (poop, ok I said it, lol).

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Plus you already have the necessary equipment, your legs! No need to spend any money. You've got this!

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So come on down!!! We would love to meet and walk with you!!!

****There are 2 Walking Women groups; Walking Women and Walking Women 50+. Join both because they walk on different days; Walking Women usually walks on Mondays and occasionally Wednesdays and Sundays. Walking women 50+ usually walks on Fridays exclusively. You don’t have to be over 50 to join the Friday groups, any age, any day, doesn’t matter, it’s all good!

DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and/or assistant organizers assume no liability; walk at your own risk. By being a member of this group, you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, 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.

202 members · Private

H-D RIDERS SO CAL RIDING GROUP

Huntington Beach, CA

This is a group for anyone interested in Harley Davidson or Indian Motorcycle riding . All skill levels are welcome. I started this group to meet other Motorcycle riders who are looking to explore the outdoors with everybody.” See you on the Twisty roads ..

COVID -19 Rules <br>

must have a mask and wear it

no hugging or kissing

if you have been to a Bike Rally , Protest or hanging out in a extra large group flying on a plane or left the country you will be on a 14 day Quarantine from the date you attended or flew . This is for the safety of yourself and others .

COVID-19 alert

Common question

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 and how long does it take for them to appear?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: <br>

Fever or chills <br>Cough <br>Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing <br>Fatigue <br>Muscle or body aches <br>Headache <br>New loss of taste or smell <br>Sore throat <br>Congestion or runny nose <br>Nausea or vomiting <br>Diarrhea

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Hope to see you soon if you don't come up with any of these . <br>


https://www.facebook.com/groups/hdrsocal



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76 members · Private