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OC Girlfriend Circles

Irvine, CA

OC Girlfriend Circles

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  

53 members · Private

Jay's Fun Meetup Group

Orange, CA

Jay's Fun Meetup Group

Welcome to Jay's Fun Meetup Group! We are a new fun Orange County Singles Meetup Group. Our, OC Singles 30’s, 40’s, 50’s & 60’s enjoy life, having fun and good times with other like-minded quality singles and couples in our meetup group.


Jay's Fun Orange County Singles Meetup Group Members 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+ enjoy participating in our fun social group events, singles group socials, fun indoor & outdoor meetup group events and many fun group activities and group adventures in Orange County, OC Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and the surrounding Southern California Cities.


While, we are not a singles dating group, per se, There will be many fun hosted singles events and activities here in OC and Orange County, where you will be able to meet and mingle with many of our single members during the singles events. If you are single over 30, single over 40, single over 50 and single over 50, you will be in good company, because most of our singles are 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+ and 60+. So, Jay's Fun Meetup Group is a great place to meet singles in Orange County.


Jay's Fun Meetup Groups offer many fun opportunities for Los Angeles & Orange County couples and attached people to join in on the fun events and activities that we host.


We recognize that life changes and you may find yourself newly single, newly separated, newly divorced, newly widowed, new in town or just visiting OC and would like to meet and make new friends and enjoy participating in fun singles events and activities in and around Orange County. So, we encourage you to join Jay's Fun Meetup Group to meet other like-minded fun singles in our group.


We are more than a meetup group. We are a growing, caring community of new friends to share and enjoy life's memories with in Orange County.


So, why did I name the group "Jay's Fun Meetup Group"? I named it this way because many people, friends and those who have participated in fun events that I have hosted. always say "Jay is Fun" to hang out with, to be friends with, to socialize with and to enjoy life with!


So, why did I name the group "Jay's Fun Meetup Group"? I named it this way because many people, friends and those who have participated in fun events that I have hosted. always say "Jay is Fun" to hang out with, to be friends with, to socialize with and to enjoy life with!



Some of Jay's and our group's favorite activities and events include SUP stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach cities events, bicycle riding and fun bike rides at the beach, hiking to fun places, going to concerts in the park, listening to live music at clubs, dancing, eating and dining out, having pot luck picnics and beach bonfire parties, group walks and walking for fitness, going to live theater events, comedy clubs, sporting events, happy hours, movie premiers, traveling, visiting historic places, going to cool museums, going to cultural events and fairs, wine tastings, art exhibits, cooking classes, teaching and learning photography, teaching and learning how to play an acoustic guitar, singing and karaoke nights, playing pool, throwing darts and many other fun group activities together to come...



Event Suggestions are encouraged and welcomed. We would love to have as many different types of events posted and hosted that you can help think up.

Please let Jay know if you are interested in becoming an event host or event organizer for the group.

We are a social group and want you to feel like you a part of the greater good. We ask you to participate in events and activities as often a possible and contribute to the group's success.


* We do not charge membership dues to become a member of this group.

* We may at times charge a small event fee to participate in certain events to help cover costs and to defray our annual Meetup subscription hosting costs.


Some Group Rules:


1. You must have a real profile photo of yourself

2. Please be nice, kind, friendly, respectful, courteous and encouraging to each and every member of this group, at all times.

3. You are expected to meet your commitments to show up to the events that you have RSVP'd to.

4. You are expected to cancel your RSVP ahead of time if you cannot attend an event.

5. Three event “No-Shows” and you may be dismissed from the group.

Wait lists:

1. Some events and activities will begin with everyone on a wait list. As participation conditions are met, you will be moved from the wait list to the “going” list.

2. Some events will be wait listed to balance the number of male / female participants of an event. Such as a Valentines Day Gift Exchange.

3. In the case of a required event fee, everyone will be placed on a wait list until the required fee is paid.

4. In any event, it is best to join a wait list sooner, rather than later, for priority.

Meetup Liability and Releases:

1. Some events may require members to sign or agree to a liability release for an event's physical activities. This is above the general Meetup release that you checked and agreed to to join meetup.

2. It shall be up to each individual in the group to assess your own physical and/or medical condition to determine whether you are fit enough to participate in a physical activity event.

About Jay:

Jay is an experienced meetup group organizer, who has hosted hundreds of fun successful meetup events across several Orange County meetup groups. Including the OC Good Life, SoCal Tribe and many others.... And, now has decided to host his own group.

Jay's goal is to make sure that everyone has a great time at each event and that you feel personally welcomed in the group.



Thank you for joining! And, please invite your friends to join!



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502 members · Public

20s & 30s Exploring Southern California 🧭

Fountain Valley, CA

20s & 30s Exploring Southern California 🧭

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.

3210 members · Private

Viet Food Bunch & Beyond

Westminster, CA

Viet Food Bunch & Beyond

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**

1385 members · Private

So Many Women...So Little Time

Orange, CA

So Many Women...So Little Time

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

4624 members · Public

OC Singles who Mingle 45+

Brea, CA

OC Singles who Mingle 45+

Hey Hey!! Welcome to OC Singles who Mingle 45+!! Thank you for checking us out! Please note that this is a private and exclusive social group and NOT a dating group.


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 social activities and events like:

Bike Riding, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle boarding, Hiking, Walking, Dining 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!!


Because we are a private and exclusive group, we are selective with which "Requests to Join" are accepted and will remove those members who we later decide are not a good fit for various reasons and also those who are not actively attending events. Unlike some groups who only care about the size of the group, we care about quality over quantity.


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. We want you to feel like this group is your home and that you are welcomed and fit right in.


We want you smiling, laughing and having a great time and a great experience at whatever event of ours that you choose to attend! You'll notice that we not only have a LOT of events per week, but various kinds because we happen to LOVE variety! Please feel free to give me suggestions and let's see what we can come up with. Hey, this is the second half of our lives - let's enjoy it, together! Life is short!


We care about honest, respectful, loyal, trustworthy quality people. We want to create a safe space for everyone, especially for those who desire it. If there is ever an issue, please private message me.


♥ Jenny ♥

Group founded: 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 the 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**


**OBLIGATORY COVID-19 NOTICE:

Eligible attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or had a recent negative testing prior to attending any event. Note that we are NOT checking vaccine records for this meetup. It is up to you to assess your own level of acceptable risk and take any precautions you deem prudent ie wearing masks and washing hands. That said, please use common sense and do not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell.

446 members · Private

AMTR / All Mountain Trail Riders (AMTR)O.C, L.A,I.E and S.D

Irvine, CA

AMTR / All Mountain Trail Riders (AMTR)O.C, L.A,I.E and S.D

Ride! That is what we do!! We are a group of riders that enjoy and are very passionate about Mt.Biking and all aspects of it. We believe in riding within a group for camaraderie, fun, knowledge and most importantly safety while out on the trails. Everyone that starts a ride with us will finish. Struggling or been off the bike for a while? No Worries!! The group who shows up to ride will always determine the pace. We will make sure everyone that shows up to ride has a fun and enjoyable time. We want to help you get better, faster and stronger! You get out of Mt.Biking as much or as little as you put into it!!

Many of our rides take place on the beautiful trails that Orange County has to offer. Additionally we are now starting to expand and offer rides in LA area, the Inland Empire and all the way down to San Diego County. Some of our favorite spots to ride are Fullerton Loop, Santiago Oaks, Whiting Ranch, Aliso and Woods Canyon and El Moro (Crystal Cove), Sycamore Canyon, Box Springs, Skyline, Chino Hills State Park, Big Bear and so on. In addition to this we occasionally will plan weekend getaways, as well as hit up trails that other places in So Cal and beyond have to offer.

So what are you waiting for? Come and judge for yourself. We encourage and welcome anyone and everyone to join us on our rides. Have ideas or want to ride somewhere? Drop us a line and we’ll make it happen.

"Sleep. Work. Eat. Ride and Repeat!"

DISCLAIMER ***The Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers, Ride Leaders in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer(s) is only to organize the meetup. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a Mt.Bike ride, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards. In addition, you further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers, Ride Leaders of the All Mountain Trail Riders Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.***

739 members · Public

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

Mission Viejo, CA

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

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.

20786 members · Public

OC's Midnight Society

Costa Mesa, CA

OC's Midnight Society

Welcome to OC Midnight Society, the group dedicated to horror & Halloween enthusiasts. We are excited to have you here as we find new ways to enjoy our favorite holiday throughout the year. Please join if you are interested in making new friends from all walks of life. Come join us if you have an open mind to the odd and a passion for thoughtful discussion on a variety of topics.Examples of events:

Escape rooms - Halloween haunts - Horror movie marathons - Horror conventions -Dining and Bar activities - Game Nights - Trivia Nights - Holiday parties

General Guidelines:

1. Please RSVP responsibly. Planning events can be difficult and we enjoy doing the event. Please maintain your RSVPs to let us know if you're unable to attend an event.

2. Life gets hectic so if you need to RSVP "NO" last minute we expect a message to the organizer for that event. Any same day "NO," with no message to the event organizer will be considered a "No Show."

3. Our group is for those who enjoy horror movies and Halloween.

4. If anyone is making you uncomfortable in any way on our site or social media platform, please let us know. Reach out to one of the organizers and let us handle the issue. We take your concerns seriously and want you to enjoy every event you attend.

5. For any events at an organizer's home or at a member's home will require 2 prior meetups at the organizer teams discretion.

6. Please do not come to this group with the intention to find a date or significant other. If you connect with someone - great! However, your intentions matter.

7. Bullying, sexual harassment, and continued unwanted advancements are unacceptable. Anyone who chooses to participate in these activities will be removed. <br>

688 members · Private

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

We are a group of Mission Viejo moms who get together for fun, enriching activities for our kids while connecting with other women in similar situations. We also collaborate on service projects to better our community and teach our kids the value of giving back.

MOMS Club® of Mission Viejo is a support group designed for the at-home mom of today!

Participate in fun activities for your kids.

Connect with moms in similar situations to your own.

Swap stories, vent, and share parenting tips with other moms.

Give back to your community and show kids the benefits of service.

Build lifelong relationships for you and your kids.

Get support through tough times.

Be a part of a fun group!

We are so much more than a playgroup!

We meet during the day when at-home moms most need support.

Being a mom shouldn't isolate you, so you can always bring your children with you to our activities.

The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS.

We know being an at-home mom today means making a financial sacrifice, so membership dues are only $35 per year.

At-home moms of any age children are welcome. You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school. We know you still need support as your children grow.

How can I join?

Our club is open to moms who live in Mission Viejo or Ladera Ranch, CA.

For safety reasons, before you join, we ask that you contact us at info@momsclubmv.org or through Meetup to receive detailed membership information and liability forms. Our club has annual membership dues of $35.

For additional information, visit www.momsclubmv.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

45 members · Private