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Bay Area Social 40+

Santa Clara, CA

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! 


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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.

2983 members · Private

PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP

Pleasanton, CA

Welcome to our pickup futbol group!

There is nothing better than people coming together for the sheer joy of...well, having fun! Fun is what futbol is all about. Yes, it's competitive and it's engaging! But, above all, its simply fun! That is why I would like to invite people like you, who share my love of the game, to come join us. Our games are usually held on weekdays and weekends. Keep an eye on the meetup site for details.

The group is entirely co-ed and all skill levels are invited. We do have a few basic ground rules that help to keep our games fun and safe. They're listed below. You'll need to read them and agree to follow them at all times in order to join our. I invite you to come join us.

We only ask for a small $10 per year contribution to help cover the cost of goals & other equipment.

VENMO ACCOUNT: @PickUpSoccer

_Tarás <br> Group Organizer

GROUP RULES <br>PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP

Each player, whether brand new or fairly seasoned, should know what to expect when he/she comes to our games. For that to happen, each player has to know the group rules. So, take a minute to read through the rules below.

RSVP ASAP

It’s a must to play. Your RSVP reserves your spot on the field for you and your guest(s), but only if you arrive on time. Spots are often limited by a healthy turnout for each game. So, if you can’t make it, be sure to change your RSVP ASAP so that a player waiting for an open spot gets a chance to play. If you RSVP, but show up more than 20 minutes after the posted game time, you may not be able to play (see below).

Guests

You can bring up to 2 guests to a game (Except some weekday games, which are in high demand). A guest can try out our group & see if they like us. If the guest wants to come to game 2+, he/she probably likes us. He/she will need to sign up for our group & RSVP to come to game 2+.

RSVP Cap

This is the maximum number of players allowed to RSVP to a game. The cap is set to keep the games fun for everyone by avoiding over-crowded fields.

Waiting List

Players trying to RSVP for a game that is already full will enter a waiting list. When a spot opens up, you will be automatically RSVP’d to the game. However, if you’d like to bring a guest, you will be automatically RSVP’d only when enough spots open up for you and your guest(s).

Wait-listed players and others who did not RSVP may also join our games IF players who did RSVP do not show up within 20 minutes of the posted game time.

Game Start Time

The posted game time is the intended arrival time, not the game-start time. We allow 15-20 minutes for people to arrive, stretch, lace up, and get ready to play. Sometimes, it takes a little longer. But, we try to get started as early as possible. If the game is scheduled for 8:00pm, you should aim to be on the field and ready to play by 8:15pm. We pick teams 20 minutes after the posted game time.

When is a player considered to be late?

If you are not on the field and ready to play (not getting ready to play) within 20 minutes of the posted game time, you are late.

Late-Arrival Policy

If you are late, you are not guaranteed to be able to play, regardless of whether or not you RSVP'd. When we start picking teams, we will choose from the players who are on the field and ready to play.

If you show up 20+ minutes after the posted start time, YOU CAN ONLY PLAY in the 2nd half of the game IF: (1) you do 30 pushups AND 30 squats upon arrival WHILE counting off out loud for everyone to hear; (2) you're willing to wait until half time to jump in; (3) the game has not reached the maximum players permitted. If you half-ass the pushups/squats (i.e. do less than 30 each or do not do complete ones), the group assistant organizers and I will interpret that to be disrespectful of the group rules and fellow players, which will be grounds for removal from the group, permanently.

No Shows

If you RSVP to a game but don’t show up, someone on the waitlist that wanted to play may not be able to because you did not hand over your spot. If you RSVP but later find out that you’re not able to come, please change your RSVP so that someone else gets a chance to play.

Players that do not show to a game after RSVPing will be warned on the first incident. But, we will remove players who repeatedly no-show. It's up to the Organizer's discretion to determine what constitutes as "repeated."

Attire & Equipment

All players are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for field sports. Each player should bring a light and dark shirt to every game (so we can easily break up into teams). Soccer cleats & shin guards are strongly recommended because they help to prevent injury. But, they are not required.

Good Sportsmanship

This group was formed for four main reasons:

To unite people in the enjoyment of the beautiful game of soccer, or fútbol, as you like;

To socialize, make new friends, and enjoy each other's company;

To get some exercise while having fun at the same time; &

To give players of all skill levels a safe and friendly environment to play in.

We can only accomplish our group purpose if everyone practices good sportsmanship at all times during our games. It’s a must. That means:

Welcoming and getting to know other players;

Helping with field setup and breakdown;

Passing the ball often (& not just to friends or people you’ve played with before);

Volunteering to play goal-keeper rather than waiting for someone to ask;

No aggressive behavior, negative comments about other players, whining, or excessive arguing over past plays; &

No dangerous plays, such as slide tackles, body checks, high kicks, & flying kicks or headers. No play, no matter how great, is worth the risk of hurting someone.

Our group is not about competitive league play. It’s about meeting new people, making new friends, enjoying a great game, and above all, having fun!

If you feel someone is treating you poorly or making you feel unwelcome on the field, please speak with an organizer, and we'll get it sorted out. We want all players to feel welcome and safe in our group.

Communication

E-mail is the primary way that we communicate with the group. So, all members must register a valid e-mail with Meetup.com. Players cannot effectively participate in the group, and they will be removed.

When discussing specific games, we often communicate through Meetup comments. So, be sure to check those out as well. For those of you with a smartphone, we recommend that you download the Meetup app. It’s free, and it will notify you when new comments and game changes are posted.

Inactivity

Inactive players are periodically removed from our roster. Any player who does not attend at least 1 game within 3 months is considered inactive. If you are removed due to inactivity, you can always re-apply to the group when you plan to become active again.

Removal Policy

If you get removed from the group for any reason, you may apply to re-join, but approval is not guaranteed. A second removal is likely to be permanent. If you are banned, you will not be allowed to re-join the group under any circumstances.

Enforcement Of Rules

The group organizers reserve the right to take any and all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the above rules are respected by all group members in their broadest sense. All members are required to agree to the rules upon registration, and any member who fails to follow them may be removed from the group. Honestly, most of this stuff is common sense. We're not out to give anybody a hard time. We just want to make the group as enjoyable as possible for everyone. The rules help us do that, so please respect them.

Thank you for reading. If the rules sound fair to you and you agree to follow them, we invite you to become a part of our group.

Risk of Injury

Like most sports, playing futbol/soccer comes with the risk of serious injury. By agreeing to the above rules and participating in your games/events, you understand that there is a risk of injury to you, possibly through no fault of your own. By participating in our games/events you understand and agree that you may be seriously injured during our games/events.

282 members · Public

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup

Palo Alto, CA

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​

2062 members · Public

45+ South Bay Active & Social Singles

San Jose, CA

DEAR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, <br>

THIS GROUP IS FOR MEMBERS AGES 45 and up. IF YOU ARE NOT WITHIN THIS AGE RANGE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. <br>

YOU MUST ALSO HAVE A RECENT AND CLOSE-UP PHOTO OF YOURSELF (just you, please, no other people) AS YOUR PROFILE PICTURE (we use this photo to recognize you in large settings and for safety reasons). ANYONE WHO WAS ACCEPTED BY USING A PHOTO REPRESENTING A " MUCH YOUNGER VERSION OF SELF" NOT SHOWING THEIR CURRENT AGE AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP. NO PICTURES WITH CHILDREN OR OTHER PEOPLE.

The 45+ South Bay Social Singles (45+SBSS) is all about making friends with other singles, getting to know them and becoming familiar with each other in a safe and fun environment.

Since its foundation, the 45+ has created long lasting relationships of many kinds. Although this is not a match-making program, we celebrate the romantic connections that have taken place in the past and are sure to continue in the future. Members that fall under this category are encouraged to remain in the group, even after they get marry.

We pride ourselves in considering this group part of our extended family and once a member of our family, you will ALWAYS be a member of our family… Unless you do something really "nutty" in which case we will have to let you go.

We monitor our membership and accept new members only after we feel comfortable that the previously accepted members have accommodated to us, attended events, etc…

Every few months, we remove members who have not participated in any events for more than 4 months, are constantly changing their RSVP at the last minute or have more than 3 "no shows." Then we start accepting new members again.

Please, it is very important that you read the section named "Pages" so that you become familiar with our rules and regulations to decide whether or not we are a fit for you before requesting for membership.

We do a variety of events: hikes, live theater, happy hours, karaoke, museums, music in the park, dancing… We are always looking for new ways to improve to create a more diverse calendar, to listen to members' suggestions and to do a lot of research to find fun activities to perform.

If you get accepted into our group, give us a try by attending several of our events. You will not regret it.

Hope to meet you soon!

Lida :)

"Amendment" to our policies: <br>

There is a strong group made of few members that have been loyal to our events, attending many of them and/or helping us organizing them as volunteers. These members have also shown a great deal of responsibility by showing up to those events they signed up for or have changed their RSVP few times and with enough time to allow others from the wait list to sign up. They are committed to make this group a nice place to come to.

We reward these fabulous people by having preference to events when their names are in the waiting list. The organizers of the events can decide which member can be moved up the list to attend events.

Thank you and hope to meet you in future events :)

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1268 members · Private

South Bay Lovelies Brunch Bunch

San Jose, CA

We're lovelies from the South Bay Area, primarily late 20s - mid 40s, but lovelies from all over the Bay Area are welcome! We're here for brunching, lunching, winery tours, cocktail making, spa days, movies, hiking, exploring, adventuring and all those other fun things lovely ladies enjoy doing to make new girlfriends and have a fabulous time! This meetup is for lovely people with lovely personalities who have positive energy! [:)]

Group size will often be limited to allow us to get to know each other.


*PLEASE NOTE* Meetup charges you automatically. You are responsible for removing yourself from the group if you do not intend to participate. If you have not signed up for an event by the time your free trial ends you will be removed to avoid unnecessary charges and refunds. Meetup policy states, "Members agree to automatic renewal of Member Dues payments upon their initial payment to the group. Refunds will not be issued as a result of failure to turn off renewal."


CONDITIONS OF JOINING THIS GROUP AND BEING A MEMBER:

By sending a join request and being a member of the group, you agree to the following:


1) You must be a female


2) You must have a CLEAR PHOTO of your face on your profile for this group to be accepted and it must remain on your profile at all times. No exceptions. Pictures of cartoon characters, drawings, landscapes, animals, misc. items or photos of people wearing masks will not be accepted. This is so you can be recognized at events and for safety reasons as well. Members not displaying a clear photo will be removed


3) Please be respectful with your RSVPs. Cancellations within 24-hours of the event start time will be flagged as No-Shows unless the member communicates with the organizer/event host. This is especially true if the event has a waitlist. If you are flagged as a No-Show three times you will be removed from the group


4) No matter the type of or duration of an event, showing up late is both inconsiderate and impolite to the event organizer and the attendees unless indicated otherwise. If you happen to be running late for an event, please communicate with the event organizer. Chronic tardiness will result in removal from the group


5) Members on waitlists who DO NOT have a history of no-shows or tardiness will receive priority on the attending list if a spot opens up. If you are on a waitlist, please check in periodically to see if you have made it on the attending list. Do not wait until the day of the event to check


6) Additional guests are not allowed at events unless indicated otherwise


7) Showing up at events without being on the attending list (aka “crashing”) is unacceptable unless arrangements are made with the event host beforehand


8) Please read event descriptions in full when considering to RSVP. Take dates, times, your personal obligations and commuting/traffic into consideration. Make a note on your calendar when you have RSVPed to an event. If an event calls for a payment to the organizer, please pay in a timely matter to avoid cancellation. Check the event page for comments and updates frequently


9) Inactive members and members with no RSVP history within one year of her membership dues payment date will be removed


10) All members and event attendees are responsible for their own actions when attending and transporting themselves to and from events. You acknowledge that there may be risks and hazards associated with events and you assume all responsibility and forever dismiss all organizers, event hosts and group members of liability for, and not limited to, personal damages, injuries or emotional distresses to yourself. You agree to this by signing up and attending any event


11) Acting in a way in which other members are made uncomfortable or having a sense of entitlement will result in removal

62 members · Private

German Shepherds of the Bay Area

San Jose, CA

                                                        Active, Social and Trained German Shepherds!

      When joining this Meet Up group, please post a picture of your shepherd as your profile picture.  Your membership will be declined if your profile picture is not a picture of your shepherd. 


The Goal of this Meet Up group is to 
 have fun with your Shepherd and to share the passion with friends and family. 

It is up to you to take advantage of every opportunity that this Meet Up group offers;  be it Play Meet Up, Pack Walks, Pack Hikes, Beach Trips, Community Events, Store openings, Canoe  Trips, Train Ride, Positive Obedience Classes, Agility, Rally, Personal Protection Training, Scent Work, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Luring Puppy Socials and many more. You get out of the group what you put into it. 

This Meet Up group is also a great resource to share information regarding German Shepherds.  Support from other members is a huge benefit of this group. Be sure to check out the "Discussion" tab. 

We must ensure that the members of our Meet Up group are safe, therefore, everyone must keep their Shepherds up to date with all vaccinations. 

By joining the group, you agree to release the groups Organizer (Christine Alves)  and members from any and all liability with regard to group activities. You are responsible for your Shepherds at all events and agree to keep your Shepherd under control.

Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaShepherds

Members Only Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124865740978335

There is a $10.00 yearly membership fee that is due when you join this group.  You are welcome to use  Venmo at   www.venmo.com/Christine-Alves-10  to pay for your yearly membership dues. 

THANK YOU for joining this amazing group that  celebrated  10 years in August 2020. 

Christine 

608 members · Private

Northern California Golf Club

Fremont, CA

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

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

119 members · Private