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SWING CARMEL/MONTEREY-Savvy Women In Need of Golf

Monterey, CA

SWING CARMEL/MONTEREY-Savvy Women In Need of Golf

SWING (Savvy Women in Need of Golf) is a traveling ladies golf league that firmly believes in fashionably growing the game one happy hour at a time and that golf doesn’t have to be serious to be seriously addicting.

MISSION: Our mission is to grow the female presence in the game of golf. Our events create a welcoming atmosphere for women of all ages to learn the game and find a home on the course where other ladies leagues have not been a fit.  We focus on building relationships while enjoying the game in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere. The relationships formed on the golf course and the skills learned allow women to feel comfortable playing socially and for networking and business.


1) Be open to playing with other SWING members. Introduce yourself to new faces at events and make everyone feel welcome.

2) Be supportive of participants if they are not your level. Feel free to provide advice, if prompted. You can learn so much from your golf partners.

3) Do not be overly competitive. This league is about fun and not about your score or winning. There are plenty of competitive leagues if you want that atmosphere.

4) Exercise SWING etiquette when playing. While we like to have fun at all times, do not walk in someone’s line while putting or talk during someone’s tee-off.

5) Abide by the rules of pace of play, no more than 10-15 minutes per hole.

6) SWING reserves the right to remove participants from events and future participation if they do not follow SWING rules of conduct.


There will be one 9 hole tournament per month and one non-hosted clinic for ladies to attend. You can always utilize our message board if you are looking for a foursome during non-event times.

All of our events have some theme so please do you best and show your SWING spirit and DRESS UP. This creates a feeling of camaraderie on the course and makes us easily identifiable :).

Participants and guests for 9 hole tournaments will pay per event in ADVANCE effective 1/1/16. You can RSVP on, but you will NOT have reserved your spot until you have purchased a ticket on the Eventbrite/Paypal link that will be included on the event announcement. 

Clinics only require an RSVP on the meetup page, and you will pay the course directly. 


Let's be honest, looking the part is half the battle. Find all of your SWING Swag at our SWING store here:

SOCIAL SITES: Get Social with us!

I hope to see you all soon! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

244 members · Public

The Orange County Chinese Language Club

Irvine, CA

The Orange County Chinese Language Club

Come to a Chinese Language Meetup to learn some new words or practice old ones; speak or listen in on Chinese conversations; socialize and meet new people; or discuss Chinese cultures, foods or stories. Everybody's welcome, from the beginner levels to the fluent.

At each main event, there will be a brief introduction in English/Chinese to acquaint the attendees with what to expect. It will be posted on the description page as well as at the beginning of the event. The introduction will include 10 carefully selected words that are intended to get everyone through the entire event. Hopefully, everyone will become proficient with these words, and some perhaps learn up to 3 times more. 

Future Lineups:

1. Food 101+ - Eat Drink and Experiment  

2. Traveling (and surviving) 101 - Hotel Lobby

3. Business 101 - Meeting Introduction

4. Shopping 101 - frugality is the secret to smart shopping ;)

5. Health 101 - Body Parts

6. Family 101 - Grandma Uncles etc.

7. Technology 101 - Smartphone 5G and IoT

8. Entertainment 101 - VR, AR, MR to just the real world!

9. Outdoors 101 - Do you know that there are 27 regional parks in OC?

10. Happiness 101 - Okay, let's get philosophical... an OC city is ranked 2019's second happiest city in American, find out why... hints: art, music, calligraphy, books, some old-fashioned things...


Linus and Organizers

NOTE: By RSVP to any of our events, you agree to adhere to the meetup rules and common sense. We are NOT responsible for your safety. Please exercise caution and enjoy the events.

1879 members · Private

South Bay Gay Pool Party

Santa Clara, CA

South Bay Gay Pool Party

PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE DESCRIPTION! There are a some requirements for being a member this group. Ignoring the requirements will result in your request to join being denied. Additionally, the group has gotten too large, so I have changed the requirements to join. If this affects you, I apologize, but I needed to do something limit the group size. Keep reading to see all of the information and requirements below.


This group is for backyard pool parties in the SF Bay Area attended by gay men only. I've been having parties for years, and in late 2019 I decided to move the info and signup activities to when announced closure of Yahoo Groups. Being on has made the group easy to find which is why the group has gotten too large.

After joining, you'll be able to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and participate in games, sports (like pool volleyball), fashion shows, talent shows and whatever else we can think of that can go on in the vicinity of a pool. You can bring a friend but your friend must arrive with you. Please do not tell your friends that these parties are open to anyone. Each event is only open to registered members of the group who have submitted an RSVP for the event, and to one guest per member. Sexual activity not allowed. Some parties may be specified as having a certain theme or having a dress code. Dress codes such as nudity, are mandatory and not optional. There is no cost to join but there will always be a request to donate a dollar or two at events to help offset the cost of supplies and the fee (paid by organizers).

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN(as of July 25, 2021):

1. The group is no longer open to all join requests. Join requests will only be approved for guys who I already know, guys who are introduced by a current member in good standing, or guys who are invited to join by me (not by Also, members need to live in the SF Bay Area (with perhaps some exceptions). I am sorry if this affects you, but I had to do something to prevent the group from getting too large. ("Good standing" means a member who has attended recent parties or who logs into the site on a regular basis to view event information or leave an RSVP.)

2. As a result of the pandemic, attendance at events will require proof of vaccination. See event information for how to provide proof.

3. All members will need to supply, in their profile for this group, a picture that clearly shows their face, without a mask or sunglasses. Your face needs to be centered in the picture so that it can be easily seen. A full body picture where your face is really small or blurry, or if your face gets cropped when shows you on a list of members in the group, is not acceptable. This requirement is so we can learn names of our fellow members AND so I can more easily keep track of who attended an event and who didn't. (The picture in your profile for this group that is shown to me when you request to join, is the same picture that’s in your top level account profile. Your picture in each group that you belong to and in your top level profile can be different. Unfortunately, you have to use the website, NOT the APP, to change a profile picture for a group after you join that group. I always recommend using the website, because there are some functions not available in the APP.)

4. If your meetup ID is something like "PoolPartyDude" or only has your initials (ie. it doesn't include your name) then you’ll need to have a good reason for that, and you will need to tell me your name before I approve your request. The group is private, so only other members will be able to see your profile information. If you have to be secretive about your name or your picture, this is not the right group for you!

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Orange County 9/11 Truth

Santa Ana, CA

Orange County 9/11 Truth

Can you identify a major, vexing, obvious, easy to solve problem in your society or community? Do you view its resolution as straightforward and highly beneficial? Are you ever amazed at the roadblocks you face as you defend your position?

  • Your arguments simple and plain, aren’t they?
  • Your opponents don’t get it and you often wonder why, don’t you?
  • Your opponents come up with arguments so poor that you can immediately dismiss them, right?
  • Also, you would be willing to change your mind if you encountered a compelling reason to do so, wouldn’t you?

Would you now care to go through your difficulties with institutions, especially governmental ones?

  • They could be much more helpful, couldn’t they?
  • Some even appear to be defending the wrong side of the issue, peddling invalid arguments from a bully pulpit.
  • Even elected officials and political candidates friendly to your side will soft-peddle the issue for personal reasons—like fear of the voters—rather than courageously educating the public. They may even urge you to drum up grassroots support before they dare come out of their closet—flattering your ego and assigning you another burden .

Let us assume, for a moment, that these institutions did their job, boldly working to serve the public. Evidently, they promptly would:

  • notice that this issue produces emotional conflicts and resentment among many people
  • perceive this situation as a problem
  • add it to their to-do list
  • let the public know that they are aware of the conflict
  • make plans to work on it

As they would get to it, they would tackle the controversy:

  • They would invite the public to formulate their grievances.
  • As you would personally respond, they would:
    • welcome your comments
    • thank you for them
    • prod you with some clarification questions
    • ask you for the leaders or experts you would trust regarding this matter
    • promise to contact them should enough people recognize their leadership and expertise like you do
  • They would compile and summarize the information they would get, from all sides of the wedge issue.
  • They would contact leaders and experts in all relevant fields.
  • They would look for some solution that would satisfy most people.
  • The result, from your perspective, would probably be favorable : they would agree with you or surprise you with some original idea that would convince you to alter your position.
  • In the worst case, they would persuade your friends but not you, leaving you in the uncomfortable position of being “right and isolated."
  • Even in this unfavorable case, considering that there are very few people in your situation, they may do you some favor to compensate for your legitimate discomfort.

Evidently, governments and other institutions do not deal with your most vexing political problem in this fashion. Why would that be?

  • Could they be ignorant? Have they not noticed the controversy? In view of your activism, it is unlikely.
  • Could they be incapable of dealing with the problem? Yet, as we just observed, it is not difficult.
  • Could they be aware of the problem but unwilling to confront it? This is a serious accusation , but in light of the above, it would be an error to summarily discard its possibility.

If they indeed understood the problem but had no will to solve it, would it be possible to prove it?

  • Could they perhaps knowingly ignore other issues too?
  • Would they be that corrupt?
  • Could this be demonstrated?

Would there be one issue that would expose their hypocrisy in a way that would exclude lack of knowledge or resources and that would be straightforward for people to understand? This may be key to resolving your problem.

It so happens that there is such an issue. You now stand in front of its proverbial rabbit hole . Once you have explored it, the problem that brought you here will appear to you as child’s play and you will realize why you naïvely thought that what has caused you so much grief would have been institutional indifference or opposition. It is less a matter of random incompetence or negligence than of intelligent design.

Would you find ten minutes to probe further? Be 9/11 Truth’s guest!


Dan Noël

August 31, 2011

297 members · Public

Adventures In SoCal: "The Exclusive Society"

Los Angeles, CA

Adventures In SoCal: "The Exclusive Society"

Are you looking to explore our wonderful playground we call...... SoCal?

Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?!

This social club consists of fun, great, and active members getting together for some good, clean, and healthy fun. Our social events will accommodate groups of 8 to 20 people in an effort to keep the size of the crowd more intimate and friendly. Sorry, but if you're looking for events that feature crowds of hundreds of people, then, please move along.

We are open to anyone who wants to meet wonderful people in welcoming environments & currently average 2 events per week! That's right, 2 events every week!!!


We currently have events scheduled that revolve around: restaurant dining, nightlife/dancing, movie screenings, wine tastings, holiday-themed events, happy hours, outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, and the like), beach get-togethers, amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, film festivals, museum tours, home games (poker, board games, etc), comedy shows, picnics, bar-b-q's, and many other events.

So, join our social club and sign up for the upcoming events which will put you on your way to a good time.

Just remember this equation: SIGN UP + SHOW UP = GUARANTEED FUN!!

Join us and check out our "Calendar of Events" to take a look that our frequency and variety of events are second to none! We are one of the most active groups in the State of California!!


WE DON'T ALLOW "SPAMMERS" OR "FALSE PROFILES". Because of "spammers" and "false profiles" that are hugely rampant on Meetup, the Organizer will need to approve new members. Simply click on "Join us!" and the Organizer will respond in timely fashion.

We hope to see you at an upcoming event real soon. CHEERS!!!

642 members · Private

South Bay Wine Lovers

Redondo Beach, CA

South Bay Wine Lovers

Peggy and Brian Dean are wine lovers, educators and connectors who will help you grow, discover and savor all the splendor of fine wine and food. Through their wine business, Joie de Vin, Peggy & Brian conduct virtual & in-person wine tasting events, manage a customizable wine club, produce custom-label wine, and even help wine lovers build their own small business in wine. Peggy & Brian's wine tastings are entertaining and educational. Tastings are a wonderful way for companies to reward clients or team members—and for private groups to connect and have fun. 

Their customizable wine club features acclaimed sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines from France and California. This one-of-a-kind club is customizable, flexible and, in a word, sensational. Peggy & Brian can help you build out your wine collection while providing advanced food and wine pairing guidance. Together, they will deliver personal, concierge service to please any palate or budget. Peggy & Brian will tempt your tastebuds, challenge your mind and expand your horizons.

Peggy Dean is the Sommelier at Pacific Standard Prime—the sustainable steakhouse in Redondo Beach. Her love of great wine, nature and travel led her to advanced studies with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Peggy achieved Level 3 with Distinction—and she is now working toward the prestigious Diploma in Wines, WSET's highest accreditation. 

The Deans also represent the Boisset Collection, a family-owned group of wineries in France and California featuring 25 acclaimed wineries and brands. Boisset is a leader in organic & biodynamic viticulture. Beyond producing great wine and being great stewards of the Earth, the Boisset brand embodies fashion, art, style and savor faire. Learn more on their Personal Website.

1509 members · Public

Group Photo Shoots - Sac.

Sacramento, CA

Group Photo Shoots - Sac.

We gather now eight to ten times a month in the Bay area for free and low cost group photo events and workshops. We're expanding and will start doing a monthy event in Sacramento as well. This group has been set up to showcase our Sacramento events. We will also cross-list all of our San Francisco Events as well for those of you who would like to join us in the Bay for a great shoot. We also put on four events per month in Los Angeles if you are traveling that way. Events range from fashion to lighting to glamour to fine art and are different with every shoot. All events feature one or more live models. Events in the Sacramento area will be held either at outdoor locations, upscale hotels or at studios. All indoor locations will have full studio lighting. Events in San Francisco are either held in our professional studio near the Embarcadero, downtown or at great outdoor locations throughout the area. We also hold events regularly at our Los Angeles studio. Our events are perfect for people who are looking for a cost effective way to work with live models in a professional setting. You can get full details about all of our workshops by going to: Our two other meetup groups are: San Francisco: Los Angeles: Our San Francisco studios are both available for rent. If you would like to rent one when you are in the Bay area, check out: NOTE: We hire and pay models to pose at our events. If you are a model and are looking for paid work, please go to our website for more information. We look forward to having photographers and models there!

1692 members · Private

Lovely Ladies Loving Life - 4L

Los Angeles, CA

Lovely Ladies Loving Life  -   4L

This group is for beautiful women inside and out who want to network, socialize, or just have some fun experiencing new things. Let's face it, meeting good-hearted women such as yourself is hard to come by when you are a busy, independent woman. So why not increase your network of friends and cross paths with us! You never know who you can learn from, or simply have a good laugh with at the next Girls Night Out!

This LA based group is for dynamic women in their 20s to 40s: socialites, fashionistas, tastemakers, foodies, professionals, graduates, students, locals, newbies, adventurists, singles, married, moms, sisters, friends, and all those who are too unique to put in a category.

4L is a diverse social group comprised of women who believe in a positive approach to life, love, and lasting friendships while enjoying various activites and events with the purpose of empowering, encouraging, and elevating each other, TOGETHER. <br>

Our options are limitless...happy hours, wine tastings, dessert tastings, nightclubs, fashion events, open-bar outings, family style dinners, lean-in circles, mars & venus debates, cupcake tastings, live music, dancing, live performances, fitness events, and outdoor activities.


*Please note we have a 3 strike limit. We expect our lovely ladies to treat each other with respect at all times. That includes following through with your RSVP. We understand when things come up, so kindly switch your RSVP to no if you cannot go. 3 no shows and we decline your membership. You are more than welcome to join back when you are ready.

The sky is the limit!

Come with your positive energy, open-mind, open heart, creative ideas, and let's plan something, learn something, and add to the synergy of this dynamic group!

See you soon!

<br> Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring our group, advertising on our site, or hosting a meetup at your venue, please click here for more information.

96 members · Public

Bay Area Studio Fashion Photography Workshops

Oakland, CA

Bay Area Studio Fashion Photography Workshops

Our workshops are exclusively for those photographers searching for coveted information about the often secretive and highly guarded world of fashion photography.


Fashion photography is a genre of photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. In doing so, your goal is to accomplish three things; sell a product/garment, sell a lifestyle and sell a story. 

Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. Fashion Photographers not only photograph garments but also interpret the underlying ideas or themes of the season, the clothing range, the designer or the brand.

They work in studios and on location to produce imaginative and eye-catching images that advertise clothes, accessories and lifestyle. Fashion photographs are commissioned for a variety of publications, ranging from mail-order catalogues and websites, to high-fashion magazines and Sunday supplements.

Fashion photography is a is not only an art, most importantly, it’s a business!


Learn: creative lighting techniques, visual composition & perspective, fashion vs beauty photography, difference between editorial & ad campaign, directing a creative team, image manipulation, mood board development, from inspiration to concept, high end retouching, enhance your marketing & networking skills.

The workshops are hosted by award winning, published fashion & portrait photographer Robert Silver 


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Sponsored by Think Tank Photo & PNY Technologies

2184 members · Public


San Francisco, CA


Welcome To FASHION+TECH Network

FASHION+TECHSF is SFFAMA's & FASHION TECH NETWORK's [Fashion Tech Media ® LLC] San Francisco Chapter... we're nationwide ::: Fashion+TechSV [Silicon Valley], Fashion+TechLA [Los Angeles/ Silicon Beach] & Fashion+TechNY [New York]...#FASHIONTECHSF is the longest running monthly workshop and the original event series in the San Francisco Bay Area focused synergistically on building, promoting and educating the vibrant community of fashion and technology.

Our mission is to create educational, economic development, social and business opportunities for the fashion and technology industries. From it's inception in February 2010, #FASHIONTECHSF has become the leading network for all things fashion and technology in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

We connect entrepreneurs, designers, app developers, bloggers, startups, job seekers, business professionals, students, investors, change agents, and numerous enthusiastic companies, schools, groups and individuals to valuable resources. We share our vision of a world-class fashion and technology industry that is innovative, disruptive and uniquely San Francisco.

Networking parties are great for socializing, adding an element of education proves more valuable in positioning entrepreneurs to navigate the ever changing fashion/tech industry. We provide the edge and knowledge our members have come to expect. We have launched FASHION+TECHNY in January 2012, Fashion Tech Expo and the first Future of Fashion Gameference, in partnership with Innovation Management Institute, during San Francisco Fashion Week® 2012. FASHIONTECHSF recently garnered the award of Best (Educational) Workshop at San Francisco Fashion Awards 2012. 

For media relations, strategic partnership, product promotions, sponsorship opportunities and booking info, please contact Fashion Tech PR via email . 

FASHION+TECHSF is an educational service product of San Francisco Fashion And Merchants Alliance, Inc. [SFFAMA, Inc.]. SFFAMA, Inc. is a California non-profit organization that champions in economic development, tech resources and educational workshops for San Francisco's local fashion industry.

© 2009-2020. SFFAMA, INC. & FashionTechPR/ FASHION TECH MEDIA LLC ® . All Rights Reserved.

1997 members · Private