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FRIENDS FIRST OF SANTA FE

OUR MISSION:

To create opportunities for mature SINGLES to meet others with common interests, to become friends and to socialize without pressure.

We are not a dating site as such.

“WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS”:

"Friends First" ethic permeates this group and is actively promoted by the Leadership Team.

Many of us are transplants and consider this our local family and support group. Members care, share and enjoy.

Active membership is a great no pressure way to make new friends, be more active and participate in numerous and varied fun activities.

Come to a couple of TGIF's, join in a couple of events that meet your interests and you might just be hooked!

EVENT CATEGORIES:

TGIF Social Hours: Friday 5:30-7:00 followed by optional dinner.

• 1st Friday         Hotel Santa Fe                  1501 Paseo De Peralta

• 2nd Friday       Inn at Loretto                    221 Old Santa Fe Trail

• 3rd Friday       La Posada de Santa Fe     330 East Palace Ave

• 4th Friday       Hotel Santa Fe                   1501 Paseo De Peralta

• 5th Friday   If there is a 5th Friday, we often have Dinner and a Movie.

There are no costs except for food/ beverages you order.

Special Interest Events:

Smaller events focusing on common interests such as outdoor activities (e.g. hiking, biking, camping), dancing, music, game nights, movies, meals, outings and trips to special places.

Large Planned Events: e.g. dances, barbecues, parties.

DECORUM:

• Respect everyone you meet. Disrespect will not be tolerated.

• Be as active at meeting others as you wish, but not "pushy".

• Provide a warm welcome to new members.

• Adult behavior is expected.

• Make your own connections at the events.

• Organizers and Event Hosts are volunteers. Your help and cooperation is appreciated.

• Members are responsible for the behavior of their non-member guests.

• Tip generously for service provided including valet parking.

• At private venues, an immaculate cleanup is expected.

• Help pay for gas when carpooling.

MEMBERSHIP DUES – NONE:

Donations are appreciated and pay for such items as name tags, internet services, paper plates, miscellaneous supplies and special events.

Some events will have admission fees.

RESERVATIONS:

RSVP “YES” to events you plan on attending. Change RSVP if you can not make it!

RSVPs for TGIFs are desirable but not required.

Repeated “No Shows” may result in loss of membership.

PAY YOUR OWN WAY.

JOINING THE GROUP: A recognizable face photo of yourself in your profile.

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN: 

This includes references to businesses, and links to other websites contained in your profile or fliers at events. You are free to network and provide business cards on a one on one basis.

STEADY DATING:

As this is a community of friends, you are welcome at our activities. Just be clear to others that you are “taken”.

SUGGESTIONS: We welcome suggestions for events, or new venues.

VOLUNTEERS: We are always looking for volunteers to host or lead events.

MEMBERSHIP PRIVACY:

Organizers have no access to account information on the Meetup site. You are responsible for maintaining your profile data, photos and all else under your member name and account.

ORGANIZATION: The Planning Committee meets monthly to plan events and discuss business.

Event Hosts – All posted events will have a host unless otherwise noted.

ALCOHOL & DRUG POLICY:

We host many types of activities. Consumption of adult beverages is a reasonable expectation of many of our members. As a group we neither support nor condemn doing so.

The following shall apply:

We do not provide any adult beverages at the group’s expense.

You are responsible for the consequences of adult beverage consumption to include any health crises arising from over indulging or negative alcohol / prescription drug interaction.

During “BYOB” events do not consume what others bring without their permission.

“Cash Bars” are the sole responsibility of the venue serving the alcoholic beverages.

So called “recreational” drugs (marijuana, etc.) are not permitted at our events.

Anyone volunteering to be a “Designated Driver” and transport other members or guests to any hosted event may not have consumed or consume any amount of alcohol or illegal drugs.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PARTICIPATION TO ANYONE.


We're 446 FRIENDS

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    Meet-Greet - Movies at the Violet Crown- Railyard

    7 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ La Posada

    11 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 8:00 PM

    Dance to Jimmy Stadler Band (NON HOSTED EVENT)

    4 FRIENDS attending
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:30 AM

    COFFEE TIME!! or maybe its TEA TIME at NEW YORK DELI

    11 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, January 27, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ Hotel Santa Fe

    5 FRIENDS attending
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:00 PM

    Murder Mystery 2D CASTING CALL (MALE ROLES ONLY)

    6 FRIENDS attending
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:00 PM

    Murder Mystery Dinner Party (Lights! Camera! Murder!)

    22 FRIENDS attending
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 PM

    Souper Salad Buffet Dinner

    4 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ Hotel Santa Fe

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 6:00 PM

    Texas Hold'em

    4 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ Inn at Loretto

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:00 AM

    Sunday Brunch - Cowgirl BBQ

    6 FRIENDS attending
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 AM

    COFFEE TIME!! or maybe its TEA TIME at TRIBES Coffee House

    2 FRIENDS attending
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM

    Meet-Greet - Movies at the Violet Crown- Railyard

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ La Posada

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:30 PM

    Mardi Gras Dance - La Posada Ballroom - Jimmy Stadler Band

    17 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ Hotel Santa Fe

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 AM

    COFFEE TIME!! or maybe its TEA TIME at NEW YORK DELI

    2 FRIENDS attending
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 PM

    Souper Salad Buffet Dinner

    1 FRIENDS attending
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 5:30 PM

    TGIF @ Hotel Santa Fe

    1 FRIENDS attending
 
Founded Dec 13, 2009

Organizers:

Mark Bailey, Jared Gann
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