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South Bay Social 21-35

San Jose, CA

South Bay Social 21-35

Hi everyone! Welcome to the South Bay Social (21-35)


FIND US ON INSTA @SouthBaySocialMeetup

Our goal:

To create a laid-back and welcoming community full of adventurous fun friends. We hope to make this an exciting space to spend time and really get to know one another through various activities and experiences together. Our events will consistently be amazing, and you will meet some really awesome people!!

We plan on hosting at minimum 3 events per week and as the group grows adding more organizers. If you are interested in becoming an organizer please reach out a let us know- we would love to share the planning!

Some of our organizers also host events for a group in SF called Tribe, so there may be combined events- recommend applying to that group if you visit the city often.


join our WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DM3q0gcHbOgHQY2ZCFIB8s


To get you guys PUMPED, here's are only a few of the events we are in the works of planning:

• Weekly happy hours at various bar/lounges in the bay

• Summer beach bonfires

• Themed bar crawls

• House parties, dinner parties, holiday parties, pool parties, picnics

• Weekend camping trips

• Hike, bike, backpack, climb, raft while spending time with nature

• Festivals - culture, music, sports, etc.

• Day/Roadtrips - Sutro baths, 17-mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-sea, Big Sur, Point Reyes, etc.

• Overnight/Multi-night trips - Tahoe, Big Sur, Vegas, Yosemite, Mendocino, San Diego

• Local activities - bowling, SUP, canoe/kayaking, laser tag, escape rooms, comedy club, dance lesson, volunteer work etc.

Remember, our events will be all-inclusive. No planning on your part - just show up, have fun, and make unforgettable memories with a unique group of people we hope will become some of your closest friends!

There is no US without YOU, looking forward to meeting everyone. Let's create something great together!

DISCLAIMER: This is YOUR group as much as it is ours. If any member is made to feel threatened, harassed, or uncomfortable by another member, there will be consequences from the organizers.

**Don't be creepy, have a great time, and be cool!**

324 members · Public

Bay Area Social 40+

Santa Clara, CA

Bay Area Social 40+

Bay Area Social (BAS) 40+ is a group for active people looking to expand their circle of friends.

We want to be your launching pad to all the special sights, attractions and events that are unique to this area while making new friends and strengthening ongoing relationships. We understand that sometimes meeting new people can be nerve-wracking but will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and be a part of BAS 40+. This group is not about numbers or how many people are in it; it's rather having fun doing activities we enjoy together now more than ever! 


                     G R O U P - R U L E S  - A N D  - E X P E C T E D - B EH A V I O R S  


YOUR PROFILE : In order to join the Bay Area Social (BAS 40+) group we require that you have a recognizable photo of yourself as your profile picture. It makes it easier to recognize you when you attend our events.  (A recognizable photo of yourself means: Your face is clearly shown, no group shots, no pets. Failure to maintain your photo will lead to your removal.)

AGE RANGE: Bay Area Social 40+ (BAS 40+) is made up of members whose age ranges from their 30s to late 60s.

RSVP / ATTENDANCE - POLICY: 

Our events occasionally will have limited space. Unfortunately this means that not everyone can attend. If you sign up for an event and find that you can no longer go, please update your RSVP. This helps out your fellow members by letting them move up off the waitlist.

Please note: If you attend an event without signing up, it's considered "crashing" and will get you removed from the group.


Finally, Our organizers put a lot of their time and effort to host these events, show them the courtesy of showing up if you have signed up. Members that have a repeating pattern of being a "no show” will be removed from the group.

3079 members · Private

Northern California Golf Club

Fremont, CA

Northern California Golf Club

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB

We are a social golf meetup group, which offers its members an option to join our very own NCGA Associate Club by the same name: Northern California Golf Club.  To register, here is the link:

https://northerncaliforniagolfclub.memberplanet.com/

If you click on the above link, you'll see a green "Join This Club" button with a yellow star on it.

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You are welcome to join us if you are an Intermediate+ golfer. Here are some expectations:

- Familiarity with basic rules of golf and golf etiquette, particularly the practice of honoring a good pace of play;

- Respect for the game and our members;

- Adherence to our policies, including showing up for events on time or earlier if requested.

Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons. You are participating at NCGC events at your own risk, and neither the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGC is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.

Also, unless you are already a member of our Beginners group, you must use your real name or initials and a recent photo of yourself when signing up. If you are not comfortable with this policy or any of our other policies, this is not the group for you.

OUR GOALS AND ACTIVITIES

Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.

For over two years, we have been providing exceptional golf experience to players of all ages, and our group keeps getting better and better. We will continue to play 18-hole courses all over the Bay Area and sometimes beyond.

We oftentimes hang out after the round for a meal or a drink. This is optional, so don't feel obligated to stick around if your plans do not permit it.

We are also open to suggestions for playing various courses in the Bay Area. If there is a course you would like to play, let one of the Event Organizers know and we will look to getting it on the calendar.

FEES

Annual NON-REFUNDABLE fee: $11.36

If a member is removed from our group, this fee will not be refunded.

ATTENDANCE and RSVPs

Our attendance policy is strict. This is a requirement as we reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance, and we are required to fill those tee times. Golf courses do not like last minute cancellations as they make their money by having full foursomes.

When you receive notifications of scheduled meetups, it is not necessary to reply "No" if you are not attending an event. You have the option to click on "Yes" or "No," but you don't have to; you can simply delete the email without replying. Of course, if you RSVP "Yes" then your plans change, you must update your RSVP to "No."

Do not sign up for a meetup if there's a chance that you might have to cancel at the last minute. It's better for you to sign up at the last minute than to cancel at the last minute.

* Although one no-show may result in the removal from our group, the first no-show may only be given a warning, depending on the circumstances. 

 * Last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. A last-minute cancel is if you cancel your RSVP after the RSVP deadline or after an Event Organizer has posted the group assignments, which might be a day or two before the RSVP deadline.

* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.

* Last-minute cancellations will be accepted from our "regular" members who have a good attendance record—until it starts to become a habit. 

Thank you for observing and respecting our policies. We work hard to ensure that our members always have a great experience on the golf course.

Welcome to the Northern California Golf Club. We look forward to your upcoming participation.

--Lucy

112 members · Private

Bay Area Women's Midweek Hiking Group

Burlingame, CA

Bay Area Women's Midweek Hiking Group

We are a group of women who enjoy challenging weekday hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is not a group for beginners. Some of us are retired or with kids off to college, some are stay at home moms with school-age kids, others have flexible work schedules or are in between jobs. Some are international visitors/visa holders/green card holders or dual citizenships.  Regardless, we all have time during weekdays when the trails are empty and parking is a breeze!

We mainly focus on peninsula, south bay, east bay, and coastal trails, but also plan excursions to Mt. Tam, Marin Headlands, and San Francisco urban hikes.  Most hikes are 6-10 miles and moderate to strenuous with significant elevation gain of 1000-2000 feet elevation. Sometimes we do exploratory hikes and some hikes can include some scrambles - please be sure to read the entire hike description so you know what you are signing up for in advance. In order to keep to the planned schedule and keep the group moving, anyone unable to keep up will need to feel comfortable navigating their way back on their own.

All members can schedule a hike or suggest a hike, and are encouraged to do so through the meetup app! Let me know if you have questions on how to do this. 

We throw in many dog-friendly hikes too!  You can also join our Facebook page, where we post interesting articles, photos, and ideas for our next new trail.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1374244199552554/

We enjoy each others company and believe that friendly conversation is as much part of a good hike as the beautiful views!  If this sounds good, please come join us- we would love to meet you!

FAQ's

Can I bring my baby or toddler?  Although we love kids, our hikes are not suitable for young children

• Can I bring my dog?  Sometimes! I will specify which hikes are dog friendly.  If you are bringing a new dog, just tell us a little about him/her in the comment section


Please note that for safety reasons, we have a 3 hiker minimum requirement.  Unless we have at least 3 hikers confirmed 2 hours before the start of the hike, the hike will be cancelled.  Thanks for your understanding!

197 members · Private

Peninsula Fun Fabulous Females (30s & 40s)

San Mateo, CA

Peninsula Fun Fabulous Females (30s & 40s)

Whether you're new to the area, looking to make new friends, or want to expand your friendship circle, Peninsula Fun Fabulous Females is for Peninsula women in their 30s and 40s seeking genuine, authentic friendships. Events will vary each month based on group interests, including and not limited to wine tastings, hiking, brunches/lunches/dinners, travel adventures, and more!



SF Peninsula = Anyone residing in San Mateo County.


Peninsula Fun Fabulous Females Group Rules:


Be Real

-Members must be honest and authentic. That's the whole point of making new friends: we want to get to know YOU!


Be Honest: Intentions, Affiliations, Transparency

-All members should be open about who they are, their intentions, and their affiliations.


Be Respectful

-Respecting people's time, attention, personal choices, and personal boundaries is essential to creating safe and trusting communities. Be respectful in interactions with group members and in content posted in this group. Melissa (group host) monitors and restricts behaviors that are dishonest, undermine the integrity of others, violate personal boundaries, or serve to intentionally upset people.


Message Respectfully

-Don't Spam content sent to a member and/or the group that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive.


Respect Privacy

-Don't post other people's private information. Posting other people's private information without their explicit consent is prohibited.


Be Kind

-Bullying, harassment, exploitation, and acts of hate undermine community building in safe spaces where people can trust one another. Building real relationships requires us to be more compassionate and kinder towards one another. This group enforces against behaviors that are threatening, intentionally malicious, or personally harmful--physically, emotionally, or mentally.


Be Compassionate

-Don't Harass, Bully or Shame. Harassment and bullying are not allowed in this group. Melissa will honor requests to remove content that publicly shames or degrades a private individual.


Hate and Supremacy

-Hate speech, supremacy, or behavior that incites hate or violence against individuals or groups of people based on who they are or their beliefs, is prohibited.


Have Fun

-The point of this group is to have fun and meet new people!

66 members · Private

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup

Palo Alto, CA

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup

Welcome wellness, hiking, walking, and outdoors workout lovers far and wide!

​Our group is for people who practice a healthy lifestyle and have a positive mindset. We are all about wellness, health and good energy. If you exercise regularly, enjoy outdoor workouts, and are able to hike/walk 5-8 miles without any health issues (please consult with your personal physician), then come join us.


Our meetup events have a very positive impact on people's lives, people meet, fall in love💘 meet new friends, better health, less stress, anxiety, depression, isolate being alone and got extra bonus for LOVE ​💞 


Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently following CDC guidelines and protocol. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

And most importantly, if you are actively coughing, sneezing or feel sick, please wait until you are better to join us. We want all of you to feel safe and be well.


We are so lucky to live in the south bay area, where shaded tall tree forests, mountain trails with amazing views and beautiful sunset beach walks, are all nearby. We would love to hear your suggestions for new beautiful areas to explore together.

How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind


In general, we host events mostly in the late morning, afternoon and evenings, so you can get your beauty sleep and get your work done early, giving you options to fit your personal schedule.

We’ll find most hiking and walking places under big tall trees or shaded, open space, amazing reviews in country parks without getting sunburns or too much sun exposure, at beaches with fresh ocean air or fresh ocean breeze, and beautiful sunsets.


If you would like to reunite with old friends or meet new people, while exercising outdoors, come join us. We look forward to meeting you, walking, hiking with you and making good memories together! 


*Note: To support/keep our group alive and active, You can help! Dr.Heidi kindly asks for a voluntary donation. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, accept cash in person or Venmo any time: https://venmo.com/HealingSea Your contribution will help us cover our costs and make our Meetups going even better.


​People come to meetup events for free and they don't know that I have to pay meetup and other fees as an organizer to host events and spend a lot of time researching places and making sure that events run smoothly with no issues.


When you attend our group events, Implied consent is assumed that you're okay with being photographed without explicit written or oral permission. In case you don't want to be photographed, please feel free to let people know about.


❤️Professional service available: American Heart Association (AHA) BLS-CPR, Heartsaver CPR, First Aid courses Book appointment online: ​https://visibook.com/ahacprfirstaid You will get 2 Certificates from AHA good for 2 years after you finish the course


☯️ Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Pain, Infertility, Anti-Aging, Beauty, Stress and Emotional Balance. Available Book appointment online: https://visibook.com/healingsea​

2310 members · Public

South Bay Art

San Jose, CA

South Bay Art

This group is for anyone who is interested in creating and sharing art. All mediums such as charcoal, water color, oil paint, etc. are welcome. All skill levels are welcome as well. 

For our group's events, you'll find a mix of outdoor painting and indoor sketching and the locations vary from as far North as San Francisco to as far South as Monterey.  

Recently we've been posting and guest posting more indoor meetups as a result of the popularity of the portrait parties and sketching, but you'll still find a couple outdoor painting events a month as well.

I should say that the events aren't classes or workshops in that I consider the group more of a social group who's members enjoy creating and sharing art with other artists.  If you've got questions, are looking for a critique, or are stuck on something feel free to ask for help though. We really do have a nice mix of experienced artists.

Also, there are no fees for the group or events but sometimes there is a cost for things like parking or if we have events in coffee shops or restaurants we're usually expected to purchase something. I'll do my best to call out any fees in the event description as they come up.

If you have any questions or suggestions related to the meetup feel free to direct message me via Meetup.com's message service.

Looking forward to seeing you all and your art.

Ken

Also, check out our Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131295087508526

Last updated 2-22-21

407 members · Public

Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More

San Jose, CA

Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More

Come spend time outdoors! This is a hiking, learn how to backpack, spend time with positive people and have good times. Most day hikes will be on the Peninsula, South Bay (East San Jose, Coyote Valley, etc) and East Bay and be moderate, 5-10 miles.

Considering group camping next summer, would love Lassen, Yosemite, Pinnacles and any other awesome place people can recommend. I'm also preparing to start backpacking and would love company is anyone else is considering too.

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This group is for women only, you need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes.

Your Profile Name has to be a name or at least two initials.

If you do not post an actual photo of yourself showing your face and your eyes or if you only use one initial as your Profile Name, your request to join will be declined.

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: <br> <br>The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events. <br>

564 members · Private

Explore The Bay (ETB) - Social Group

Mountain View, CA

Explore The Bay (ETB) - Social Group

Meet some new friends while we Explore the Bay together. This group is about providing value to the community, having fun, exploring new places, and meeting new friends. We are a social group of singles and couples who enjoy exploring the wonderful Bay Area of Northern California. In fact, according to the Meetup.com algorithm, we are the most active "Social" group in the Bay Area (pre-pandemic). Join us as we explore cool bars, night clubs, restaurants, museums, vineyards, hiking adventures, house parties, etc. We will also offer some community volunteer opportunities. We will LEVERAGE our group to receive discounts, extended happy hours, and other great perks that an individual cannot get. Note that we move the party all around the Bay Area to keep our events interesting and to continually attract new quality citizens. Join and you will meet some quality, new friends.


WHO CAN JOIN

Adults 21 and over. Our members range in age from 21 to 80+. Single people and people in relationships are in this group. This is not a singles group. If you don't feel comfortable about being around people from different age groups, then you either are just trying to hook up or you haven't grown up yet. Note that we don't and won't tolerate any discrimination with respect to race, religion, age, sex, or gender.


REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE GROUP

Personal photo required where the person is recognizable. Action shots, group photos, and topless pics are not permitted. Must be an adult age 21 and over. Members who are admitted must read these rules including the disclaimer at the end which states members are forfeiting certain rights.


EXPECTED MEMBER CONDUCT

1.   Members are expected to read the event description and any updates posted by the Event Organizer before attending an event. This helps eliminate the need to ask questions that have already been explicitly stated in the event description. It also keeps expectations in alignment with the event format/structure.

2.   In order to receive important emails sent from Event Organizers, make sure that you have the following setting options enabled for this group: ‘Announcement about a specific Meetup’ and ‘Announcement to members about the group’.

3.   When interested in attending an event, each member will need to secure a spot online. Note that if they later decide that they want to bring a guest to an event that they already signed up for that is full, they will either need to lose their spot and go to the end of the waiting list or they will need to encourage their guest to join the group and add their name to the waiting list. Please do not contact the event organizer and ask to add a guest. This creates too much work.

4.   Note that we sometimes remove inactive members from the group, especially organizers from other groups that don't attend events. We encourage active membership.


GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE GROUP

1.   Any behavior that causes a problem for other members of the group. Not limited, but including the following: being touchy, overly aggressive, creepy, excessive gossiping or any behavior that causes bad drama.

2.   Excessive no shows in relation to the number of events attended. Note that we take attendance at most events except music in the park events. Members are responsible to monitor their own registration status. When you are on a waiting list, don't assume that you won't get into an event. If a member makes other plans, they are responsible to change their registration from either the attending list or waiting list to the not attending list.

3.   Repeatedly bailing out of events on the day the event is scheduled. A high frequency of this behavior can lead to being removed from the group. Note that if you bail out the same day of an event, you will be marked as a "no show".

4.   Sending emails to members they have not met before for the purposes of dating. This isn't a dating website.

5.   Sending spam emails to members to promote a business, event, etc. without permission of the main organizer.

6.   Freeloaders who take advantage of the generosity of others are removed from the group. This includes attending an event at a venue and not purchasing anything. Note that venues staff up to support our events. If the revenue isn't high, then they lose money and then organizers have to volunteer more time to find a new venue.

7.   Posting comments on an event page or using the "Start a conversation..." functionality to promote a business, event, etc. without permission of the main organizer.

8.   Not having a picture where they are recognizable. Members who are not recognizable in their ETB profile picture are subject to removal.

9.   Any behaving in a manner that suggests a sense of entitlement such as requesting organizers to volunteer too much of their valuable time.

10.   Excessive posting of comments or negative comments on event wall-space. This requires the Event Host to volunteer additional time. It also causes members to waste time looking for important event updates. Note that there is no need for members to post why they will not be attending an event.

11. Texting or calling the Organizer for any reason other than trying to find the group during a meetup event. Note that the number is provided as a courtesy to facilitate finding the group only. No exceptions.

12. Showing up to an event without securing a spot (crashing). Members are not allowed to bring other members as guests so that we can distinguish between crashers and valid registrations. Note that members are not allowed to bring a guest to an event unless they secure a spot online for their guest. Some events are limited to members only.

13. Bringing children or pets to an event unless the event explicitly states that they are permitted.

14. Any members that copy the content of this group including the charter of the group (on this page), event descriptions, event updates, our events, etc. for the benefit of organizing events with other groups will be removed from the group. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.



IMPORTANT TO READ REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS / DISCLAIMER FOR EVENT ACTIVITIES AND SITE USE


In exchange for participation in the activities organized by the Explore the Bay (ETB) Meetup Group you agree for yourself and your guests (if applicable), to the following:


You are responsible for your own interactions with other members of the ETB Meetup Group. You understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers & event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to your conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with or attending an event with the ETB Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if you decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, you agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.


You agree to observe & obey all posted rules & warnings, & further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.


You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and you assume full responsibility for personal injury to yourself and (if applicable) to your guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an ETB event, whether caused by the fault of yourself, your guests, or other third parties.


You agree to indemnify and defend ETB against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an ETB event.


You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by you or your guests.


Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.


You agree and acknowledge that you are under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that you have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. You further agree and acknowledge that you are free to have your own legal counsel review this Agreement if you so desire.


You have read this document & understand it. You further understand that by joining this group or remaining a member of this group, you voluntary surrender the legal rights noted above.


Happy Exploring!


Darren

19241 members · Private