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Stronger Together - South Asian Single Parents

Sunnyvale, CA

Stronger Together - South Asian Single Parents

This group is to support Single Parents of South Asian origin with young kids (approx ages: 2-13) in the San Francisco Bay Area and vicinity.


We host kids friendly activities like playdates, visits to interesting places, projects, sports and outdoor activities (eg: camping, hiking, rafting, kayaking etc). We also host adults events including game nights, hiking, biking, sports as well as discussions and guidance around single parenting issues related to parenting, legal, custody, financial management, estate planning etc.


The group also serves as an anchor and support system to both parents and kids. The purpose is to promote strong friendship and bonds with other parents and kids. Regular participation is required of all members.


This group is not a dating group. We neither condone nor discourage adult friendships. However, the organizers do not vouch for any of the members. Any members meeting each other should follow all common safety standards and be responsible for their own actions. Also any members interacting with others over text/WhatsApp/Facebook or any other online channels should do their own due-diligence and follow safety protocols when meeting/interacting with others.


We don’t take sides in case of any disputes but rather strive for a fun and safe kids oriented environment. Any form of slander is cause for removal with or without notice.


This group strives to be a fun, safe and low-drama environment. Without taking sides nor passing judgment, it is the policy to not allow ex-partners of existing members to join the group. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.


The group organizers reserve the right to include/exclude any member, with or without prior notice and reason, at its sole discretion.


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DISCLAIMER:


The following disclaimer applies to the group and all its events:


The organizers and/or event organizers help with coordination of events but are not responsible or liable in any way, shape or form for any incidents including but not limited to accidents, allergies and injuries to any attendee or their guests including kids. Attendees are responsible for themselves and their kids and guests at all times.


Attendees over the age of 18 must be responsible drinkers. Do not drink and drive.


Kids (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times.


None of us are lawyers/therapists and any discussions / advice related to parenting, legal issues etc is purely an opinion and not legal / professional advice. Members acknowledge that they will consult a licensed attorney or family therapist if they are looking for professional advice.

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Sunnyvale, SC, MV, Parents (Expecting Moms-Kindergarteners)

Mountain View, CA

Sunnyvale, SC, MV, Parents (Expecting Moms-Kindergarteners)

Hey! We would like to welcome Moms, expecting parents, dads and caregivers! This group is created for parents who are going through similar stages in this new adventure who can offer support (baby development, emotional, advice, etc.) friendships (for you and your little one) and give you the opportunity to continue to have a social life. Many events held by the creator will be in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mt. View, and Palo Alto. However you can host events in any surrounding areas!

We want to help you and your baby grow as individuals and a family. We like to include all types of meet ups that benefit ourselves and our babies! Like:

1. Getting Outside! (Hiking, Going to the park, play dates, etc.) <br> - Getting outdoors are great for babies and children who use their senses to understand the world around them. Without over stimulating our babies, being outside offers new experiences to sight, sound, feeling, taste, smell, texture, and movement. Which are sensory inputs that encourages a baby’s brain to form connections, develop and grow. <br> - Staying active while pregnant is very important! It gives you more energy, promote healthy weight gain, and makes it easier for you during labor, delivery, and recovery.

2. Crafting! <br> - DIY projects that help with the development of your baby, capture memories (they will go by quick!), crafts for your nursery and any other suggestions!

3. Coffee, Brunch, Mom’s Night Outs! <br> -Your life will seem like it’s all about the baby, this is your chance to get out of the house and form friendships with ladies going through the same thing you are! (Babies are always welcome to these social outings!)

Members are encouraged to host events and make suggestions!

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Diablo Valley Homeschool Group

Concord, CA

Diablo Valley Homeschool Group

***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***

This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.

Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults). 

Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development. 

What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships. 

When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.

Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.

How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections! 

Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members. 

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DaVinci Homeschool Group

San Leandro, CA

DaVinci Homeschool Group

The DaVinci Homeschool Group is a friendly & supportive group geared for families who are actively homeschooling. We have all ages, including a strong teen presence.

We are located in the SF East Bay Area, and meet primarily in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley & Hayward. Our weekly park day is on Tuesdays.

We are a secular group that encourages diversity and our members vary in homeschooling styles, religions, political views, family structures, and probably anything else you can think of. 

This group identifies as a community. Communities exist and thrive when all members are active and engaged. We are not just a network or a calendar of events, we are here for the connection. The things we do are possible because we are all working together to make this a fun, caring, and supportive homeschool community. We want to help our children build lasting friendships and at the same time build those kinds of relationships for ourselves too. 

Our weekly park day is an important part of our community and the best place to come socialize and connect with the group. We expect every member to be an active participant and require members to attend an event at least once every 60 days, but that number is a bare minimum which we hope members strive to exceed. Our intention is for those who join the group, to also be looking for a community that they can identify with and actively participate in. This group is more than just an online resource, we do need to see you in person. :)

We meet for field trips, art & craft activities, park days, holiday parties, nature walks/hikes, social activities, and lots of hanging out and having fun. We feel that activities for our children are very important, but we also think that it's important for the parent who stays home to get some time to themselves too, so we have a parent's book club and a reoccurring parent's night (or day) out.

We don't offer classes or structured learning situations. To learn about those type of activities offered in the Bay Area, we recommend joining the SF Bay Area Homeschool Network on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537398423139116 or checking out Outschool classes at outschool.com.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

To learn more, please read our "About Us" page here: http://www.meetup.com/DaVinci/about/

**You should receive a message with details about upcoming park days within 48 hours. (If you haven't received a message and are concerned that we missed you, feel free to email us at davincihg@gmail.com) Meetup may not send a message to your email address, please check your message center here on the Meetup. Thank you!**

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Homespun Learning

Davis, CA

Homespun Learning

Homespun is a Davis, CA based, inclusive, cooperative homeschooling community. Our members include new and long-time homeschoolers from a variety of backgrounds, belief systems and homeschooling methodologies.

Membership requirements for all members:

1. Agree to list their information (including full name, full address, phone number and partner/spouse’s full name) in our online directory database, which is viewable and searchable by members only.

2. Pay $5 annual dues (this maintains the Meetup website)

3. Organize/host a minimum of one event for the Homespun community at large each school year

4. Attend a minimum of one event organized/hosted by other Homespun Members each school year

5. Attend a minimum of one “all member events” each year

6. All Members adhere to Posting Guidelines, Event Etiquette and Conflict Resolution Guidelines

Homespun members share a commitment to sustaining an active and supportive homeschooling group. We offer support, encouragement, friendship, and a sense of community through the following:

a) in-person meetings organized by members: events, classes, park days, shared experiences, ...

b) an active Meet-up/online group for sharing resources, organizing events, accessing files and links, asking questions, ...

c) a commitment to respectful interaction and communication. 

We are open to all actively homeschooling families in Yolo, Solano, and Sacramento counties though our activities are primarily within the city of Davis. We ask that new and current members support the community through ongoing and regular participation in events, classes, and activities. The group is open to families that have at least one homeschooling child who is age four or older. Families with younger children are welcome to attend our park days to meet homeschoolers and get advice for the years ahead. There is also a separate Preschool at Home, homeschooling group in Davis for younger families. Homespun was started in 2003.


The Fine Print

1. All posts must be respectful in nature, and all posters must identify themselves. Messages regarding problems or concerns should seek resolution with an eye toward consensus building. Since we are an inclusive group, posts that may be politically or religiously divisive will not be permitted.

2. All members must organize, attend, and help with activities or events for the Homespun community at large with a minimum contribution of one event or class planned and offered to the whole group, and two other events attended, each year (one all group event and one member generated event/class). Our volunteer moderators, who share administrative duties for this group, review the member list semiannually, respectfully asking members thought to be inactive how they are participating. Moderators will ask any member confirmed to be inactive via this query to unsubscribe. Families who would like to become active again are welcome to rejoin. Temporary exceptions are made as needed on an individual basis. Please talk with a moderator about your particular situation if you feel you need a temporary hiatus from participation requirements.

3. New Member Mentors and the Member Moderator will be available to new members to help with getting to know the community and with planning events.


How do I join?

Prospective members will be invited to attend at least two of our weekly park meetings prior to joining Homespun. Our moderators and family mentors are available to answer questions or concerns. If you determine after attending several initial meetings and reviewing the full list of requirements, that Homespun is a good fit for your family, please let the moderator know that you would like to join the group.

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West Coast Watercraft Enthusiasts, Adventure Riders & Beyond

Long Beach, CA

West Coast Watercraft Enthusiasts, Adventure Riders & Beyond

The WCWCC, A Division of West Coast Watercraft Riders in California and Jet Rider Nation California.

 

California based organization, JetSki Adventurers and Enthusiasts on the West Coast and Beyond…

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Our Personal Watercraft Riders are in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. We have made new connections in New York, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas.


West Coast Watercraft was founded in 2012 by a group of experienced ocean, lake and river PWC enthusiasts who enjoy riding and exploring waterways throughout the entire West Coast and Beyond. Speaking of the ocean my first trip to Catalina was in 2005!!!


The WCWCC is an adventure destination watercraft riding entity in Southern and Northern California and continuing our 10th consecutive year as the hottest and respected organization in SoCal with over 40 planned rides a year!!! Since we are a Watercraft Riding entity, we have no restrictions on what types of watercraft's aka PWCs are used at our events.

 

The WCWCC is a lifestyle branding PWC group associated with Jet Rider Nation, IJSBA with over 50 sponsors to provide our club members with discounts. Being a member is free there are no fees or hidden costs. The WCWCC wants our members to participate and have a great time on the water.

 

The WCWCC offers organized, non-organized jet ski rides and events all year around. Our PWC group visits, Catalina Avalon, Catalina Two Harbors, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, San Diego, Mission Bay, Marina Del Rey, Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. When riding these areas, we always stop and take in the amazing view of the coastal communities and admire the scenery.


Our away trips include Lake Shasta, Columbia River, Laughlin, Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu, Parker Strip, Blythe, Yuma AZ including a stop at Walters Camp (A WCWCC Sponsor) and well as our NorCal division offering over 1800 miles of river ways where you can see the Golden Gate, Fisherman's Warf, The Dead Fleet (retired ship are stored) Sacramento, and Stockton.

 

In July 2021, the WCWCC did their 2nd cross country trip to Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, New Orleans and Texas. Although we drove 8000 miles round trip and covered more than 2000 water miles, the members that participated still can't stop talking about the trip and we are already planning a 2022 trip again.


Our 2022 riding schedule is being planned amongst our newly formed committee. Lots of exciting untouched areas that the WCWCC will explore during their adventure.


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YouTube Site:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoast.Jetski.PWC.CLUB/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wcwcc_pwc/?hl=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg

Website: www.wcwcc.com

WCWCC Club Sizzle: https://youtu.be/WYkv1QJd8ew

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© 2022 West Coast Watercraft

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Single Moms by Choice-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Single Moms by Choice-Los Angeles

This group provides a community of support for Single Moms by Choice (also known as SMC or Choice Moms), thinkers and triers who are living in Los Angeles County. A SMC is a woman who makes the deliberate choice to become a mother (most commonly through use of donor insemination, egg donation, or adoption/fostering) knowing from the outset that she will be the sole parent of her child.

Women who are thinking about becoming a single mom by choice, actively trying to become pregnant, or already are a SMC are welcome to join us. We host monthly gatherings and play dates for the kids that are open to all members along with meetups for thinkers/triers who have questions and need support. Our goal is to provide deeper connections between thinkers/triers and SMCs to help you navigate the pathway to and throughout motherhood, answer questions and to create a larger community in Los Angeles for SMCs and their children.

We know that how one becomes a single mother may encompass many other situations (divorce, separation, widowed, conceived using a partner no longer in the picture, etc.). For women who are single parents in the more traditional sense or are co-parenting, there are many other groups and resources available to support you but this group would not be appropriate.

For more information about Single Mothers By Choice or Choice Moms, please go to:

https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/  We encourage you to join this national network and to participate in the discussion forums for additional resources and support.

http://www.choicemoms.org/

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MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

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

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

Participate in fun activities for your kids.

Connect with moms in similar situations to your own.

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

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

Build lifelong relationships for you and your kids.

Get support through tough times.

Be a part of a fun group!

We are so much more than a playgroup!

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

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

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

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

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

How can I join?

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

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

For additional information, visit www.momsclubmv.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

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