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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

117 members · Private

PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP

Pleasanton, CA

PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP

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.

281 members · Public

German Shepherds of the Bay Area

San Jose, CA

German Shepherds of the Bay Area

                            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.


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. Please 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 11 years in August 2021.


Christine Alves

Shadow and Dallas

670 members · Private

South Bay Hiking Meetup

San Jose, CA

South Bay Hiking Meetup

Hello and welcome to South Bay Hiking Meetup! We are a group centered in San Jose that organizes hikes both locally and around the Bay Area. We are fortunate in this region to have many beautiful county, regional, and state parks, along with open space preserves and pedestrian trails. We also have occasional road trips to attractions around the state! No matter your fitness level and schedule, there is an event for you! We have events throughout the week, and welcome feedback. If you have a suggestion for a hike or are interested in being an event organizer, please reach out! To join our group, we ask that your profile includes your first name and a picture of yourself (with face visible). See you on the trails! Cover Photo: Alum Rock Park/Sierra Vista Open Space, October 2021 (Credit: Quincy) \-\-\- Legal Disclaimer: 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 trip, meetup, or outing 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.

1359 members · Public

PhirSe- New Beginning

Fremont, CA

PhirSe- New Beginning

Phirse is a global Support group for Divorced, Separated after marriage and Widowed. To join this group you must be: 1\. Divorced/Separated/Widowed?  2\. Willing to to connect with others with similar life experiences to socialize and make friends\. 3.NOT a dating group.   You can join from anywhere in USA, Canada, Australia or EU.  Let's get together for a better life post-divorce, separation, or loss of a spouse. We know how hard life can be during and after such life changing experience for us and our kids. We know it’s not easy to feel this pain and grief for those who didn't travel this path and not even our close family/friends. We will organize events that will help us support each other. If you have kids, we know how important it must be for you to support them. If you do not have kids, you are probably lonely and can find friends here. It's a new beginning to a beautiful life.    We host dinners, movies, hiking, clubbing, dancing, singing, picnics, kids, and cultural events. If you would like to see any events of your interest, please share your ideas with the organizers. You are also welcome to host any events you like. We encourage and appreciate the initiative to keep the group engaged and energized.  Vision: Enrich the lives of all fellow members in their journey to happiness through mutual respect and care. Why Guideline:  We pride ourselves in the diversity of our amazing membership. Currently, our group has members from multiple country of origins, races, ethnicity and color. We want to continue to be known for our inclusiveness. To maintain a supportive environment for all members, we abide by certain guidelines, both in our face to face (in-person and virtual) interactions and in our online messages.  PhirSe Meetup Guidelines: 1.  Respect and care for each other 2.  This is a support group, NOT a dating group. 3.  Maintain a fun environment. 4.Zero tolerance to Harassment PhirSe Chat Guidelines: 1.  Please avoid religious and political discussions and posts (even if they are just jokes) in the group messages. As mentioned, we have members from very diverse backgrounds and we do not want to inadvertently offend anyone on these topics.  2.  Please do not send private messages to any member before meeting them in events. If a member requests that you stop personal messaging, please respect their wishes. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. 3.  If you feel strongly about any post, please send a personal message to the group admin or directly to the person who sent the post, instead of responding to the group, where all members can view an exchange of conflict. Admins will try to manage resolutions offline and we ask that you do the same. 4.  Please do not post anything with explicit content (profanity, sex, violence) in any of the groups. **Disclaimer:**  1\. We do not accept ex\-es in the group\. Whoever joins first says in the group\.  2. Information provided on this meet-up is not intended to be advice of any kind including; legal, medical, or other specialty services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate professionals. The organizers, members, and venues are not responsible in any way shape or form for anything that happens to you while at any event. We specifically disclaim all responsibility for any liability, loss, risk, injury, or even death which may incur as a direct or indirect result of the use of any of the material or services provided on the meet up. By joining our meetup, you agree to release the Organizers, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Members from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. If you DON'T agree to these terms, please DO NOT join our meetup.

713 members · Private

Bay Area Hikers & Campers

San Carlos, CA

Bay Area Hikers & Campers

Hello hikers, campers and mountaineers! From solid day-hikes to multi-day adventures, this group is for intermediate to experienced outdoor enthusiasts that want to meet like-minded folk for advanced trips on and off the beaten path.


Events are generally scheduled on weekends. Most hikes involve 7+ miles and 1500+ feet in elevation gain at a pace of 2-3 miles per hour. For camping, we organize backpacking and car-camping outings (typically in combination with hikes) on weekends.


Group size for events will generally be small (6-18 participants) for safety reasons and to limit our impact on the trails. It also helps with moving efficiently. 


In addition to getting a good workout, enjoying nature with friendly, fun and outdoorsy people is double the fun. 


rules & etiquette:

If you want to join, your profile needs to include a picture of yourself (showing your face). 


Sign up - Show up! Organizing an event is volunteer work that requires time to plan and participate. Especially since we are running events with smaller groups. Please be respectful of the organizer’s work and only sign up if you are planning to actually attend. Sure - stuff happens and work or other life events can through you a curve ball every now and then. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation ASAP. No shows and members that repeatedly cancel at the last minute can be waitlisted on future hikes. 


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By becoming a member and/or attending an event, you acknowledge you have fully read, understand, and agree to the legal disclaimer below:


Waiver of Liability and Disclaimers: Bay Area Hikers & Campers, Meetup group, website, its organizer(s), and crew (the "Organizers") assume no responsibility for you or your guests. If you choose to participate in any of the Organizers' events, you assume all responsibility for yourself and your guests, and agree not to hold the "Organizers" liable in any way.


Before attending any Bay Area Hikers & Campers event, you must agree that:

  • you have read all rules and conditions applicable to the Event;
  • the Event officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by Bay Area Hikers & Campers. The Event does not include transportation, or transit to and from the Event, and you are personally responsible for all risks associated with any travel to and from the Event. Members may chose to organize their own carpooling. Some convenient carpooling locations may be suggested by the organizers but it is up to individuals to decide about their carpooling.
  • this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.
  • to the fullest extent allowed by law, you agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Organizers from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of the Organizers, in any way connected with any Organizers' event. You further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Organizers from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by your own negligence while a participant at any event. You understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon your guests, passengers, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying you at any of Organizers' events.
  • You have read this document in its entirety and you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, you agree to participate in Organizers' event.


Please read before signing up for any event:


  • The organizers are not professional guides or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking and camping are inherently dangerous activities that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bites, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are straying from the group. Stay on the trail, never walk alone and use your own common sense.
  • The "Organizers" cannot assure suitability of any trail to your specific abilities, nor can they assure your abilities are suitable for any of the trails / trips undertaken by the "Organizers".
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good health and your gear is in good order before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. You're advised to carry everything you need for the activity, including water, first aid kit, any medicine you need, etc.
  • You understand that participation will include a variety of hazards and dangers, foreseen or unforeseen. These hazards and dangers could result in personal injury, property damage, and death ("Injuries and Damages"). These hazards and dangers may include, but are not limited to, falling, falling objects, drowning, temperature exposure, equipment failure, improper use of equipment, inadequate or improper instruction or assistance, exposure to wild animals including poisonous animals, insects, debris, plants, unpredictable forces of nature, inclement weather, dehydration, unsanitary food or hydration.


Assumption of Risks: You, for yourself and for your guest participants, if any, ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you will be participating, whether or not those risks are described above and whether they are inherent or otherwise. It is your responsibility to inform your guests of the potential risks, and you assume any and all liability for your guests. We recommend you have them read this entire disclaimer.


Release and Indemnity: To the fullest extent allowed by law, you, for yourself and for any of your guests, agree to WAIVE AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, the "Organizers" from any and all liability on account of, or in any way relating to, any loss you or your guests may suffer, including loss of or damage to property, personal injury and death in any way related to your enrollment in or participation in an activity of the "Organizers" group. You further agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the "Organizers" from any claims, damages, injuries or losses either suffered by you or your guests or caused by any conduct while an enrollee or participant in an activity of the Meet Up Group. These agreements of release and indemnity include negligence of the "Organizers", but not gross negligence or intentionally wrongful behavior.


Photography / Video Release: Participant hereby grants to the Organizer, and / or its representatives, the right to take photographs / videos of Participant in connection with Participant’s participation in these Activities. Participant hereby authorizes the Organizer, and / or its representatives, to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and /or electronically. Participant hereby agrees that the Organizer, and / or its representative, may use such photographs of participant for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.


Food Safety & Allergy Disclaimers:

  • By participating in these events, you understand that any food items being made available at the event, be it shared by members, or prepared by third party vendors, or otherwise, are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.
  • By participating in these events, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable the Organizers or other participants for the cleanliness, suitability, freshness or safety of any food you may be offered or consume.
  • Because members often share food at our events, or sometimes events are catered by third party vendors, or both, it cannot be guaranteed that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled either.
  • The possibility that caterers or manufacturers of the foods members consume, bring, use or prepare at home could change the formulation at any time, without notice also exists. Customers concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. Attendees with life threatening food allergies who may need to use an epi-pen should be carrying their own. The Organizers are NOT trained to administer epi-pens and CANNOT provide or administer them.
  • We cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination in any food items shared by members or prepared by third party vendors, nor can we guaranty the safety or cleanliness of the ingredients as we do not prepare any of the food ourselves.
  • The Organizers will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with, while eating at any of the Organizers' events.


SPECIFIC WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT REGARDING FOOD AT ORGANIZERS' EVENTS

Bay Area Hikers & Campers is not a professional food distributor, caterer or preparer. You understand that even when best practices are followed, food preparation carries with it inherent risks that include but are not limited to health hazards resulting from improper transport, handling and storage, which are especially risky when holding this type of event in a remote location such as a camping site with no running water or electricity, in an outdoor setting which is in no way a professional and enclosed kitchen. In addition, you are aware that in a buffet style setting where members have access to the food tables and dishes, it is even harder to prevent food, utensil or cutlery contamination. You are also aware that other club members beside the Organizers may bring their own food and may offer to share it without the Organizers’ knowledge.


Waiver: Therefore, in consideration of being permitted to participate in any Bay Area Hikers & Campers event where food prepared, cooked, perishable or otherwise, are transported, further prepared, and consumed, you, for yourself, your heirs, guests, family members, personal representatives or assigns, agents, employees and affiliates, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Organizers from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation or food consumption at the Event.


Assumption of Risk: Participation in any Event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary and can include but are not limited to cooking food thoroughly; separating and not cross contaminating foods; chilling or refrigerating food appropriately; cleaning foodstuffs, instruments and hands used in and for food preparation; fire or gas hazards.


INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: You agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Organizers from any, and all, claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of any involvement in Event, whether brought by you, your company or its agents or employees, or other third parties, and to reimburse the indemnities for any such expenses incurred.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING: You have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that you are giving up substantial rights, including any right to sue. You acknowledge that participation in the event requires you agree to these terms and that you are doing so freely and voluntarily, are over the age of 18, and intend by your participation to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.


COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver


The World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. Due to its capacity to transmit from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, the government has set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions which Bay Area Hikers & Campers (the "Organization") adheres to comply.


a- In consideration of my participation in the foregoing, the undersigned acknowledge and agree to the following:


1- I am aware of the existence of the risk on my physical appearance to the venue and my participation to the activity of the Organization that may cause injury or illness such as, but not limited to Influenza, MRSA, or COVID-19 that may lead to paralysis or death.


2- I have not experienced symptoms that of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, or dry cough or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or any communicable disease within the last 14 days.


3- I have not, nor any member(s) of my household, traveled by sea or by air, internationally within the past 30 days.


4- I did not, nor any member of my household, visit any area within the United States that was reported to be highly affected by COVID-19, in the last 14 days.


5- I have not been, nor any member(s) of my household, diagnosed to be infected of COVID-19 virus within the last 14 days.


b- Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:


1- I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during may participation and I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk of contracting COVID-19.


2- With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, discharge the Organization, its board, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.


3- I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization from and against any, and all, costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.


c- By signing below I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; That I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in signing this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.


This waiver will remain effective until laws and mandates relevant to COVID-19 are lifted.

489 members · Public

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! 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!**

97 members · Private

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

Fremont, CA

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

We are a social golf meetup group for those who have experience on a golf course, as well as beginners who have taken professional lessons.


Due to player developments or improvements in the golf skill level of many of the members, we branched out from our sister Club, the Bay Area Beginner Golf Meetup Group.


I am the creator of the below rules for the BABGMG (in 2012), so I am copying, pasting and updating them here, starting with some of our 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 in NCGC's Beginner+ Group (NCGCb+) events at your own risk, and neither I/the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by you or any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGCb+ 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, 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 GOAL

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


OUR ACTIVITIES

Although this is a new golf meetup group, many members of this Club have been golfing together for more than 8 or 9 years. For close to a decade, 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, as well as schedule 9-hole events and group golf lessons for the newer golfers in our group.


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 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: $15.00 

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.

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


ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS   

-- I understand that pace of play is very important to this group. If I am a slower player, I agree to pick up my ball if necessary to maintain a good pace of play.

-- Although there will be some 9-hole meetups scheduled, I understand that most of the meetups will be for those who are at an advanced-beginner or intermediate level. As a beginner, if I’d like (more) 9-hole or easier 18-hole meetups scheduled, I will request them.

-- I understand that this group takes its rules seriously and that infraction of any of the group’s policies will result in my removal without a refund of my membership dues.

-- I agree that by RSVPing to a meetup, I am committing to attend that event. I understand that cancellations should only be for exceptional circumstances and that multiple cancellations will result in my removal from this group without a refund of my membership dues.

-- I understand that some meetups may require a pre-payment, and in the event that I am unable to attend, it is my responsibility to find a replacement player. If a replacement is unavailable, I understand that I forfeit my pre-payment.

-- If health-related mandates are issued (including for COVID-19), I will be participating in NCGCb+ events at my own risk, and I agree to follow any and all social precautions imposed by the golf course and the county in which the course resides. 


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's Beginner + Group. We look forward to your upcoming participation.


Lucy

Organizer

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

48 members · Private

Shut Up & Write!® Online Events

San Francisco, CA

Shut Up & Write!® Online Events

Go to www.shutupwrite.com/organizers to host events for this Meetup!

At Shut Up & Write, we believe in the power of community—now more than ever. That’s why we’ve set up a variety of accountability structures online to keep you inspired to write from the safety of your home.

Online Events 

Organizers can now organize online events through MeetUp. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for organizers to create an online event here.

Virtual Chapter

We’ve launched a Virtual Chapter on our website! Discuss your daily progress, try your hand at a writing prompt, and share writing advice and tips in our new forums.

Word Sprints 

What’s a word sprint? We set a timer for 30 minutes and write, then report back with word counts and cheer each other on. Every weekday at 3pm PDT, we’re running #wordsprints on our Twitter account! Join in the fun @shutupwrite.

Monthly Challenges 

Sign up for one of our free Monthly Writing Challenges, where we provide prompts for five days or more to inspire your writing.

Tell us your thoughts! 

We welcome your suggestions and feedback – we want to support you in your writing practice. Reach out at questions@shutupwrite.com to let us know how we can help or if you’d like to get more involved with our efforts.

4195 members · Public

Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

San Jose, CA

Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

Leap is a place where curious minds gather to talk, share and connect every single day, via bitesize conversations. Positive interactions with new people make us all feel better about ourselves and the world we live in – but we aren't having as many of them as we once did. Leap was founded to get us talking to strangers again, one bitesize chat at a time. We speak face-to-face, in small but perfectly-formed groups of five or fewer. For a limited time, we're sharing our conversations on Meetup. Once you've tried out a chat, we encourage you [to sign up for Leap](leap.so/beta) to access all of our latest bitesize conversations and more. Joining Leap is free, everything is hosted online and there is no limit on the number of conversations you can join! Leap Conversations are 20-minute video chats designed to put a spring in your step as you go about your day. The chats are themed around a simple prompt and require absolutely no planning by you. Think of it like striking up a conversation in a coffee shop – it's just simple, social serendipity, with a helping hand from Leap as your host. You'll be grouped with a maximum of four other people because we know that big conversations come in small packages. **Here's what to expect in a Leap conversation:** 1. Join the conversation via Zoom with your video on — the Leap Leader will be there to greet you and kick things off 2. The Leap Leader will share the conversation prompt and assign you to a breakout room with four other people 3. Start chatting – you'll have 15 minutes to swap stories, share your thoughts and connect with the people in your group 4. Rejoin the full group for a quick closing and goodbye

52 members · Public

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

San Rafael, CA

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

We're a group of acoustic mountain bikers, road cyclists, and gravel grinders (SORRY, NO EBIKES). Grab your bike and come roll with us so long as it's purely human powered, in good working order, terrain appropriate, and you can wield it. We'll also offer occasional get fit off the bike opportunities that level up your on the bike time as well as create that innate musculoskeletal protection, via mobility, flexibility, stability, & strength training, to help keep you better protected!


I’m a bike enthusiast, strength and fitness coach, yoga & pilates instructor, bodyworker, and more who’s on a journey to improve my bike skills and fitness, as well as use the bike to continue to restore my health and well being. When the group fills out and has regular dependable attendees the plan is to put together weekend bike adventures. The aim is for all of us average Joes and Janes and the more gifted to support one another to shred on year after year, after decade, on and on! Additionally the hope is to put together weekend bike adventures.Therefore a target is for this to be an active group. We’ll offer both small and the whole enchilada group rides for MTB & road. To encourage active participation and cover the cost of this group there’s a small yearly fee. In order to hold us accountable there's a penalty for no shows. It's an honor system--true emergencies and illness are valid excuses that won't incur a penalty so long as you let us know and remove your name from the RSVP. First cancellation is a freebie. Habitual no showers will be dropped from the group. Window lickers will be dropped from the group. Excluding illnesses, emergencies, and other valid long term absences such as temporarily out of state, etc, those with unexplained long term absences will result in being dropped from the group if you've not made any rides in a quarter and didn’t make an effort to let us know you’ll be away temporarily. It’s all about accountability…we’re here to ride, right, so let’s make it happen!


Do you've a great place to ride...let us know and we'll try and get it on the calendar. Have a time you prefer to ride, but we don't offer that time...if you're willing to be the ride leader let's make it happen, drop us a DM.


Road cycling: safety first, please always have a headlight & red flashing taillight.

Mountain Biking: if the scheduled ride’s w/in 2hrs of sunset it’s advised you have a flood/bar light & spot/helmet light even if it’s expected we’ll be done before dark.


Ideally have a trail app or map of the area. I usually know where I’m going, but say you inadvertently take a wrong turn and no one noticed. You’ll appreciate you’ve a trail app/map; better safe than sorry, although someone’ll eventually come looking for you!! With that if you decide to intentionally separate from the group please let the ride leader know so the calvary isn’t sent out searching for you.


Are you up for carpooling or caravanning to a particular ride? If so, please post in the discussion area of the specific ride you’re interested in. Include relevant details such as: if you’re iso a ride or can drive; rack capacity; where you can meet; and any details you feel are important to you.


FYI: IF no one’s RSVP 24hrs before a scheduled ride, said ride, without notice, MIGHT change in time &or location. Some RSVPs will close BEFORE the day of the event. If you’re n the fence, get off the damn fence and on your bike 😁

46 members · Private

South Bay Indoor / Outdoor Activities Group (SBIO)

Sunnyvale, CA

South Bay Indoor / Outdoor Activities Group (SBIO)

Events are now in-person. Let's stay safe-- wear masks when possible and follow safety precautions. We're a fun & friendly group that enjoys a variety of activities. We have regular meetups for going to the beach, hiking, bowling, tennis, volunteering. There are also meetups for softball, working-out, house parties, dancing, happy hours, ice skating, movie nights, kickball, game nights, volleyball, frisbee, eating out, the list goes on and on! Everyone strives to be friendly and welcoming at our events, so you'll have a lot of fun when you come out for an activity. See you out there! In the spirit of fun and friendship, Please behave respectfully and kindly to each member. Please do not contact other members you have not met or if they do not want you to contact them. You will be subjected to removal. Attendance Policy: With your RSVP, please make every effort to make it. Last minute cancellations and no-shows are not permitted. We ask you do make every effort to make events as we want our events to be as fun and attending as possible! Disclaimer: The events listed are opportunities for members to participate and socialize with other people. A “yes” rsvp means you understand and agree that you and your guests are solely responsible for your own choices, actions, conduct and safety in regards to all possible hazards and inherent risks, including COVID-19, associated with participating in SBIO activities and meeting new people. By attending our events, you agree to not hold any organizers or hosts liable. The hosts or organizers are just present to facilitate or coordinate. We welcome anyone to be an Event Organizer. If you are interested, please send a private message to Jay.

11649 members · Public

WordPress Social Learning

San Francisco, CA

WordPress Social Learning

Whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn. From community members all over the world, the vast resources available on Learn WordPress will help you learn more about WordPress and teach it to others.


One of the best ways to learn is through social discussions with others. The meetups here bring together people around the content hosted on learn.wordpress.org for live discussions and learning. We share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. When you sign up for a meetup, please take the time to watch the suggested workshop(s) in advance where necessary. 


WordPress Global Community Sponsors help fund WordPress Meetup groups and WordCamps around the world. Thank you to GreenGeeks, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Bluehost, and GoDaddy Pro for their support!

5432 members · Public