Effective immediately, we are canceling all Friends First activities including TGIF, Game Night, Blues Jam, Dinner Out. At the last board meeting we agreed that when they close the schools we would shut down. STAY HOME - STAY WELL
OUR MISSION: To create opportunities for MATURE SINGLES OVER 40 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 or events that meet your interests and you might just be hooked!
• • • TGIF SOCIAL HOURS: Friday 5:30-7:00 followed by optional dinner. . . . . . 1st Friday - The Map Room - 311 Old Santa Fe Trail . . . . . 2nd Friday - Inn at Loretto - 221 Old Santa Fe Trail . . . . . 3rd Friday - Second St Brewery - 2920 Rufina St . . . . . 4th Friday - Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge - 1005 St Francis Drive . . . . . 5th Friday - If a 5th Friday, we often have Dinner & a Movie. . . . . . . . . There are no costs at TGIFs except for food/ beverages you order.
• • • SPECIAL INTEREST EVENTS: Smaller events focusing on common interests such as dancing, music, game nights, movies, meals, hiking, camping, outings and trips to special places.
• • • LARGE PLANNED EVENTS: e.g. dances, barbecues, parties to include Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
BY JOINING, YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU WILL ABIDE BY OUR POLICIES:
. . . Respect everyone you meet. DISRESPECT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. . . . Be as active at meeting others as you wish, but do not be "pushy". . . . Provide a warm welcome to new members. . . . Adult behavior is expected. . . . Tip generously for service provided including valet parking. . . . Pay your own way to include helping pay for gas when carpooling. . . . At private venues, help provide an immaculate cleanup. . . . Organizers and Event Hosts are volunteers. . . . . . . Your help and cooperation are appreciated. . . . Adhere to the Alcohol & Drug Policy that follows . . . Members are responsible for the behavior of their non-member guests.
RESERVATIONS: RSVP “YES” to events you plan on attending. . . . . . . . . Change RSVP to "NO" if you can not make it! . . . REPEATED “NO SHOWS” MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP.
MEMBERSHIP DUES – NONE: Donations are appreciated and pay for such items as Meetup.com fees, name tags, paper goods, miscellaneous supplies, & special events. Some events will have admission fees.
JOINING THE GROUP: A recognizable face photo of yourself in your profile is required.
ADVERTISING & PROMOTION ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN including references/links to other websites contained in your profile or flyers at events. You are free to network on a one on one basis but understand that this is a friendship network.
STEADY DATING: You are welcome at our activities. 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 assist in leading events.
ORGANIZATION: The Planning Committee consists of the Organizer, the Co-Organizer and 6 Assistant Organizers. It meets monthly to plan events and discuss business. All posted events will have an Event Organizer unless otherwise noted.
ALCOHOL & DRUG POLICY: We host many types of activities. Consumption of alcohol is a reasonable expectation of many of our members. As a group, we neither support nor condemn doing so. . . . We do not provide any alcohol at the group’s expense. . . . You are responsible for the consequences of alcohol consumption including health crises. . . . During “BYOB” events do not consume what others bring without their permission. . . . “Cash Bars” are the responsibility of the venue serving alcoholic drinks. . . . So-called “recreational” drugs are not permitted at our events. . . . Volunteer “Designated Drivers” may not consume or have consumed alcohol or illegal drugs.
MEMBERSHIP PRIVACY: In order to maintain member privacy, you must be a member of this group to view our Calendar, Member list, Photos, Messages, and Files.
Organizers have no access to member account information on the Meetup site. You are responsible for maintaining your profile data, photos and all else under your member name and account.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PARTICIPATION TO ANYONE.