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Bay Area Social 40+

Santa Clara, CA

Bay Area Social (BAS) 40+ is a group for active people looking to expand their circle of friends.

We want to be your launching pad to all the special sights, attractions and events that are unique to this area while making new friends and strengthening ongoing relationships. We understand that sometimes meeting new people can be nerve-wracking but will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and be a part of BAS 40+. This group is not about numbers or how many people are in it; it's rather having fun doing activities we enjoy together now more than ever! 


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YOUR PROFILE : In order to join the Bay Area Social (BAS 40+) group we require that you have a recognizable photo of yourself as your profile picture. It makes it easier to recognize you when you attend our events.  (A recognizable photo of yourself means: Your face is clearly shown, no group shots, no pets. Failure to maintain your photo will lead to your removal.)

AGE RANGE: Bay Area Social 40+ (BAS 40+) is made up of members whose age ranges from their 30s to late 60s.

RSVP / ATTENDANCE - POLICY: 

Our events occasionally will have limited space. Unfortunately this means that not everyone can attend. If you sign up for an event and find that you can no longer go, please update your RSVP. This helps out your fellow members by letting them move up off the waitlist.

Please note: If you attend an event without signing up, it's considered "crashing" and will get you removed from the group.


Finally, Our organizers put a lot of their time and effort to host these events, show them the courtesy of showing up if you have signed up. Members that have a repeating pattern of being a "no show” will be removed from the group.

2979 members · Private

Girls Rule!!!! For Women ages 50+

San Mateo, CA

SAFETY FIRST!!! This group is for ONLY FULLY vaccinated peninsula 50+ women.


Hello Girls!!!! Get out of your pajamas and let's have some fun!!!! It is time to get out and mingle. You can do it!!!! Some of us have gotten a little too comfortable staying home this past year.

This Meetup is for women ONLY, ages 50+ who live on the peninsula. Please read the WHOLE description BEFORE you join this group.

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The following are just some of the events that might be happening soon. If you have any suggestions or hear of a community event that you might think will be fun, please let me know. Also, if you wish to ever host, please let me know.

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Some of the events might be:

Movies

Happy Hour

Game Night

Monthly Book Club

Mah Jongg - American (unless someone can teach me another version)

Bingo

Trying new restaurants

Bunco

Cooking Classes

Easy Hiking

Biking

Outdoor Concerts

Bocce Ball

Male Strip Clubs (okay, that was a joke)

And anything else that might sound fun to you.

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There will be NO RSVP fee for any event. BUT, being a Meetup organizer is not free. I will be charging an annual $12.00 Membership fee. The Membership fee will be due and collected at your first event (unless I get Venmo or PayPal setup). If you join this group and do not attend any events within the first 4 months of signing up, you will be removed from the group. Even though you have paid Membership fees, you are still responsible for showing up at the events that you RSVP for. If you have 3 no shows, you will be removed from the group on your 3rd no show.

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If an event is hosted at a private house, the owner of the house is in charge of their guest list. They can pick and choose who they would like to attend. This might mean that a private home event might automatically go into a waitlist and the owner of the home will be able to create the guest list themselves (meaning, they can pick and choose who comes into their home).

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IMPORTANT: I am not liable or responsible for you in anyway, shape or form for any event that you attend within this group. You are responsible for yourself at any events posted in this group. When you RSVP for an event, you are in agreeance to this information. No outside guests allowed at events posted on this Meetup.

43 members · Public

45+ South Bay Active & Social Singles

San Jose, CA

DEAR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, <br>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to meet you soon!

Lida :)

"Amendment" to our policies: <br>

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

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

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

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1269 members · Private

South Bay Lovelies Brunch Bunch

San Jose, CA

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

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


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


CONDITIONS OF JOINING THIS GROUP AND BEING A MEMBER:

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


1) You must be a female


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

62 members · Private

Central Coast Women's Group

Morro Bay, CA

Hi Joy Seekers!!

I LOVE life, adventures, eating out, book club, travel, hiking, and exploring this fabulous planet of ours! I just moved to Morro Bay after being in Austin, Texas for the past 15 years--I would like to share exploring the coast with some gal pals---I want day trips to Carmel, wine outings to Paso Robles, Kayaking on the Bay, Movies on Fridays, Hiking, Whale Cruises, Day trips to Missions, my list can keep going--if you have been living here for a while, or are new to the coast, but want to get out of the house and explore with me, then join me! I've always believed my group is for a place that we are just looking for a soft place to land, and to know we are all seeking joy--Please, come join me! This central coast has SOOOO many adventures a head of us!!!

Meetup charges me, the organizer, $22 a MONTH--I charge members $7.49 a YEAR to help break even --I do a lot of planning to keep us busy and enjoying the coast--I also make a huge effort to plan events so those of us on a budget can go out and enjoy this lovely place and not spend too much--you can pay by meetup system or cash--either way is easy--

you can pay in cash at your first event

We stay busy--If your looking to meet some great ladies, and be out of the house more,this is the group for you--

Please remember to update your rsvp's----as I make reservations and plan, and if gals don't change their rsvp, it makes it DIFFICULT to plan--thanks so much, let's explore!!!!

Wendy

185 members · Private

50's Plus Active Singles Community

San Luis Obispo, CA

This group is dedicated to those individuals who are single 50 years old or older. This is not a dating site.  We are a community group and relationships have developed organically via this group. Some of these relationships turned into long-term relationships or marriage.  It is important to us that they remain part of our family and are able to continue to attend our events. Our basic goal is to join forces to get out and about, meet new friends, attend social events, share our lives and hopefully make an impact on our community. The concept that created this group was based on those individuals who are alone wanting to get out and spend time with others without worrying about the strain or craziness of dating, courting or seeking a long-term mate. We want to get out and have fun, make new friends, be active and just be ourselves. Also, we are NOT to discuss politics; this group is not the place.

Our vision is to create a network of people who care about people. We are positive adults who love to socialize, interact and impact others and are seeking like-minded individuals who want to get out and have some fun support the needs of one another. If you have any ideas for an event, the organizers welcome them.  

We do ask for a small contribution of $5.00 annually, this can be paid online or to one of the organizers ( Sharon or Jim) by check or cash within your 30-day trial period. These dues cover the cost of the website, support our team and our members for special events and at times funds for individual needs.

Be sure to check out our "Pages" for specific information about our group!

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San Francisco Social Networking Meetup Group

San Francisco, CA

Updated rules as of 5/17/2021 at the bottom of this group description.


We welcome everyone! Whether you live in San Francisco, the Bay Area or anywhere in the world, please join this group if you are looking to socialize. There will be different meetings and events to cater to different people. If you want to expand your social circle, to network for business, to talk about relationships/dating, to learn about a new topic, to meet others like you, to meet others who are not like you, you have come to the right place. 

Please be mindful of your direct contact of members in this group. If any member messages the organizer that they are receiving unwelcome or awkward private messages from you, then you will be removed and banned indefinitely from this group. 

If you are only interested in in-person events, we will not be meeting until we are out of the pandemic. All you have to do is to check this meetup page at least once every couple of weeks to get updated as an active member. 

We want to make sure our members are active or have the intention for making real connections with real people. Please check this meetup page periodically so that the organizer knows that you want to continue being a member. 

The organizer removes any members that have been inactive over four months. If you are removed but want to stay a member, please re-submit for approval. You must have a current face photo on your member profile. 

Looking forward to hosting fun and unique online and in-person events for everyone. Thank you for joining us!

********UPDATE as of 5/17/2021********

Message from founder Jennifer:


Hello Everyone!

We had reached 370 active members in this meetup group (meaning everyone has either attended an event or clicked onto our meetup webpage within the last 4 months. This meetup group has now become a Private group. As of 5/17/2021 members who have been inactive for 4+ months have been removed.


Moving forward there are requirements that I will ask of you to maintain your membership:


1. Your face photo must be current and clear. If you have a full body photo and we can see your face clearly then that is okay. If you are wearing sunglasses, a face mask or showing us your back, side of your face or I cannot make out how you look and I have yet to meet you in a zoom meeting, I will remove your membership. If I already know you (this includes being on a previous video zoom meeting) then you do not have to change your photo.


2. Please update your member profile for this meetup group so that at least your first name is real (full names or last initials always welcome).


3. Unless it is a POP UP zoom meeting, you must rsvp YES if you will be attending an online OR in-person event.


4. If you no show to an in-person event your membership will be canceled.


5. If you no show two (2) times to an online event, your membership will be canceled.


6. For the Men: Always direct message me before contacting any female member in this group. If someone contacts me and tells me that you direct messaged or private chatted them in a zoom meeting and it made them feel awkward, uncomfortable or unsafe, your membership will be canceled.


If your membership is canceled please make the required modifications to your profile for this meetup group and re-submit your membership for approval. Know that you can have a different photo and name for your main meetup profile page if you are trying to be incognito outside of this meetup group.


I am going to host events at my home and need to make sure I know who you really are before you can attend. I also need to make sure everyone here is looking to make real friendships and authentic relationships. This is not a meetup group meant for shallow or superficial conversation or to support people who are inconsistent or unreliable.


Here is my direct text phone number in case you have any questions or if you cannot make an event last minute due to an emergency: 650-346-3598


Thank you for your friendship!


Jenn

333 members · Private

ROCK'N the East Bay! Social Group

Pleasanton, CA

"ROCK'N the East Bay" is where the FUN is at!!  😃  And We're Proud to say we've been Voted  🏆"BEST East Bay SOCIAL GROUP!!"  by Members 3 years in a row now.  Last count our calendar is jammed packed with over 80+ exciting upcoming events.  Come on..... What  are you waiting for???  Join us & see what all the excitement is about.  

To clarify, our group is for Everyone, Couples AND Singles alike, ages 30-50+.   We're a social group, not a singles group so whether you're single or a couple, new in town, or just need a break from the kids & want something FUN to do, you found the perfect place.  You'll meet others HAPPY, friendly folks & enjoy Fun, Exciting Activities & Events throughout the year all over the Bay Area.  Basically we’re a big, friendly, fun, bunch who truly like to get together & have a great time. And we TONS of 📷 posted to prove it!!  

Our group is FREE to be a member.  Sometimes finding places & having some fun people to go with is the best part of the experience...   So join us for some great conversations, meet new & old friends alike & most importantly, simply have a great time in a fun & safe environment with us!  You'll easily find us at almost any event with our signature Happy Smiley Face 😃 Balloons marking where we are located at. 

So, what are you waiting for?  Join us & expand your circle of friends!! 

NOTE - Having a safe environment is key to the members of  "ROCK'N The East Bay"  so all members are required to Keep a Clear Current Face Shot Profile Picture of themselves posted at all times so other members can CLEARLY & EASILY identify each other at any of our many events. 

No Pictures of landscapes, cartoons, flowers, or animals, etc. are allowed as your Main Profile Picture.

We're an easy going group however, we reserves the right to remove anyone for any reason.

4414 members · Private

BaySquad - Find Your Community, Meet New Friends [20s-30s]

Sunnyvale, CA

Update June 2021: With vaccines out, our communities reaching herd immunity, and social distancing restrictions lifting, we are eager to ramp up in person events again. Be on the look out!

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With "shelter-in-place" active during 2020, we spun up a discord server to remain social, hangout and host virtual events! Feel free to mingle virtually at https://discord.gg/va27Uryp

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From Hiking to Concerts to Surfing to Game Nights, We do it all! <br>

If you are new to the area, you grew up here, or just visiting, doesn't matter, all are welcome! We are here to make new friends, catch-up with existing ones, and explore what the bay has to offer together! We hope to create a fun, vibrant, close knit community of friendly individuals who make meaningful connections while enjoying life, relaxing and letting loose, and checking off whatever is on that bucket list. <br>

Some Events We've Done in the Past: <br>- Camping trips <br>- Napa Daytrip <br>- Bubble Soccer <br>- Paintballing <br>- Escape Rooms <br>- Rafting Trips <br>- Glassblowing <br>- Wine & Cheese Get-togethers <br>- Potlucks <br>- Game Nights <br>- Movie Nights <br>... and much more! <br>We update weekly so keep an eye out 😁

Let us know what you are interested in and we will make it a reality~

General Housekeeping Rules + Useful Info/Tips (Please read me!) : <br>- Always join the Waitlist even if RSVP is full. We oftentimes expand the cap depending on interest. Also last minute drop outs commonly occur so there is a high chance you will be moved over to going. <br>- No-Shows: While we understand last minute emergencies (please just let us know by messaging event host), chronic no-showers (3+) on the other hand will be warned and may be put on suspension if they persist. We want to be respectful, and keep spots open to people that can attend and fill a spot when possible. The best way to avoid getting marked down is to update your rsvp the day before an event or find someone on the waitlist that can take your spot, giving everyone an opportunity to attend. <br>- Some events are gender balanced. If you are on the waitlist and others get past you, then it's because the organizers are trying to maintain a relative ratio for the comfort of all attendees. <br>- Please be respectful to your fellow community members. We want to create a fun and safe environment for everyone to enjoy themselves in. <br>- 3 Strike Rule: If you get 3 complaints against you under the span of 2 months and you have ignored our notifications, then we will suspend your membership. Based on the severity and history of complaints you may be kicked out prior to the 3 strikes. This applies to members and organizers alike. <br>- If you have any comments/suggestions or a complaint, please reach out to organizers as we are always ready to take in your input. <br>

We do try to gender balance the entire group, hence your request to join can get delayed :) We usually are good about not keeping you waiting too long. But to speed up the process, add a friend! <br>

PS: Please apply individually, group applications will not be approved. Please have a clear, visible photo of yourself when joining. If you feel uncomfortable, we understand and recommend using a group photo or partial photo. It will make it easier for hosts to potentially identify you from the crowd when you come to an event. Since our ultimate goal is to foster a friendly community that has fun face to face interactions, we hope members feel as comfortable with meeting us here digitally as in-person. 😊

Want to become an organizer or co-host an event? Message an event organizer to get onboard! We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the fold. 😄

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Report an Issue <br>

We believe in creating a supportive and safe community. If you feel that you have been harassed by a member of BaySquad meet-up, be it admin, moderator, organizer or member, please feel free to report it here. <br>https://forms.gle/8CzZdp929ivUgvnq9 <br>

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987 members · Private

Active Socializers 55+

Watsonville, CA

Let's explore our beautiful coast-line communities in a variety of activities while meeting new people and getting together with friends. It more fun exploring new bars, restaurants and activities with a group of people. You can never have enough friends!

Some of our diverse activities will include walking, dog park gatherings, festivals, music, movies, games, hiking, kayaking, SUPing (stand up paddle boarding), and night life for happy hour, wine, dine and dancing.

The membership is only $5 per six months to cover the cost for using Meetup.com and for organizers expenses and time.

You must be at least 55 years of age; have a clear picture of your face in your profile; and, agree to the following waiver agreement.
Yahoo…sure to be a good time!
By joining the Meetup group Active Socializers 55+, and as consideration for being permitted to participate in the activities of the and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively “Releasees”) from any and all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to my participation in these activities, the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, by any Releasee, or the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE MEETUP.COM GROUP ACTIVE SOCIALIZERS 55+, AND JOIN AND PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

39 members · Private