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East Hills 4-H

San Leandro, CA

East Hills 4-H

East Hills 4-H Club is a homeschool friendly 4-H club in Alameda County for youth ages 5-17 (accompanied by parents and supervising adults). Everyone is welcome to join us at our club meetings on the first Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm at Creekside Community Church, located at 951 MacArthur Blvd., in San Leandro.

See our website at for more information. We cannot accept for membership anyone who does not have a child interested in joining 4-H, please see and for more information about what 4-H is and what we do. You can also email Kris at with additional questions.

4-H is a great complement to homeschooling. Along with the project based learning and leadership, public speaking, record keeping, community service and citizenship. 4-H helps develop the ability to work cooperatively with others, acquire knowledge and skills, explore careers, and make new friends.

34 members · Private

Fremont Stoics

Fremont, CA

Fremont Stoics

We are the Fremont chapter of the globally connected Stoic Fellowship.  The mission of the Stoic Fellowship is to help build, foster, and connect Stoic communities worldwide.

Our Fremont Stoics chapter hosts a variety of meetings and activities aimed to engage the Stoic community in Silicon Valley and connect with the global Stoic Fellowship.  These events include:

-  Monthly meetings of our Modern School of Stoic Philosophy to discuss teachings from Stoicism in a structured way.  The school runs from March to October each year, and is open to anyone interested in learning about and practicing stoicism (enrollment is FREE! - course material provided).

-  Annual Stoics Game night, Stoicon-X regional conference (October), and Holiday dinner to engage our fellow stoics from Northern California.

-  Weekly meetings to encourage practice of Stoicism in daily lives, engage in intellectual discussions, around personal leadership, discipline, goals setting.

-  Occasional hikes, dinners, book discussions, and other fun events.

-  Newsletters where our fellow stoics share our learning about stoicism.

You are welcome to join us in any of our events and become part of the extended Stoic family - worldwide! We live the good life (Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]) using the Stoic pillars of Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance - all foundational  for the practice of Virtue. Join us in this fantastical journey - you will not be disappointed !

To learn more about our Modern School of Stoics Philosophy, visit:

To know more about the global Stoic Fellowship, visit:

While we would love to have more fellow stoics involved in the learning of stoicism with us, currently we have a limit of 50 people in the Meetup group.  Therefore, we have to occasionally delete people who have not visited the group for a while.  We apologize for this inconvenience and welcome you to apply to rejoin the group when you are ready to attend our meetings.

46 members · Public

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

Sacramento, CA

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

This is a group to help you improve your communication and relationships with people. It is amazing how much problems can exist between spouses, between parents and children, and how much stress can exist between bosses and workers. If you think about it, a huge portion of your problems are about relationships. It is fair to say that if you improve your relationships, you can improve your whole life.

In fact, if we enlarge the scope of our views, we can see that the entire planet is suffering from "international relations". Wars, you might say, are when relationships have gone really bad between nations.

If relationships is such an important and hard subject, how come there is virtually no formal education available for it? So, where do we learn about relationships? Shall we rely on parents to teach relationships? How many parents are relationships experts?

That's what this group is about.

We will have meetings to learn tools about how to improve your communication skills and relationships skills.

We will cover topics such as
- How to communicate with self-confidence
- How to avoid conflicts and stress between people
- How to improve love, trust, and understanding between people
- How to make more friends
- How to start a romantic relationship
- How to maintain and improve familial relationships
- How to improve professional communication
- How to communicate to a group of people effectively (public speaking)

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we'll meet online. When the lockdown is lifted, we will meet in person.

Please join this group and RSVP for an upcoming meeting right away!

Please call the group organizer, Tony, at 916-519-5287 for any questions.

This group is sponsored by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.

299 members · Public

PhDs and PostDocs in LA: Writing and Networking

Los Angeles, CA

PhDs and PostDocs in LA: Writing and Networking

'PhDs in LA' is a support group for doctoral students and graduates in the greater Los Angeles area. Whether you are in a Ph.D. program, have recently graduated from one, or earned your Ph.D. many years ago, this group can help you meet engaging scholars from all fields and find colleagues who can write with you and laugh with you about the quirks of the academic life over a nice glass of wine. All universities, majors, and statuses of Ph.D. completion are welcomed.

This group was founded in August 2013, and has held writing, networking, and social meetups primarily in West LA and Pasadena. We are a steadily growing active community and offer events on a daily basis, most of which focus on productivity and writing accountability. We use the 'Pomodoro technique' (in short: 25 mins of writing, 5 mins of break). Generally, we do not critique each other’s work, because of the diverse academic backgrounds of our members.

Organizing events through meetup is not free and we ask members that regularly attend our writing sessions to contribute on a voluntary basis to help our group active and growing. This also helps us to not have to charge a mandatory membership fee.

If you are ever in New York, please join our New York branch that was started by Sapna J. in April of 2018.

Dr. Halina Tran is the current organizer of the group. Dr. Whitey Burke took over as organizer from Dr. Julia Raz in April 2016 and organized the group until July 2019. The founder is Dr. Karen Crozer.

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If you have been declined membership between April and July 2018 due to the group being full, please reapply. We are accepting new members.

112 members · Public