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How To Be an Awesome Coffee Club Member

1: Honor Your RSVP - Only RSVP YES for events you plan on intending. If you are a MAYBE, RSVP NO so you aren't holding a slot from another member. If the event is time sensitive, please show up on time. If your plans change, UPDATE your RSVP. If you can't make it, there is no need to leave a comment. We don't care why you can't make it. We also have a No Show Policy. Do not rely on Meetup sending you a reminder. This especially includes those on the WAITING LIST for an event. Adding events to your calendar is your responsibility.

2: Please Use a Real Photo - The Coffee Club is a social group and having a portrait photo will increase the chances that other members will remember your name and establish friendships. There are legitimate privacy reasons for not using a real photo, so you are free to use whatever picture you want, but it is highly recommended that you use a real photo of yourself. Every profile is required to have some photo for their profile.

3: Click on our Amazon Banner Before Shopping - Meetup charges the organizer $180 a year. By clicking the Amazon banner on the Coffee Club Home page (left column) before shopping, Amazon will direct a small referral to our group without increasing the price of your order. More details:

4: Keep Event Comments Specific to that Event - Whenever a comment is left for an event, everyone that has RSVP'd to that event receives an email. So make sure your comment is relevant. Otherwise, members will stop reading their emails and make important event communication more difficult. Please don't leave comments on why you can or can't attend. Comments not specific to the Event may be deleted by the Organizer or Event Host.

5: When Taking Photos - Some people do not want their picture taken and uploaded to the site. Please be respectful and don't push people into photos against their will. If anyone has a photo taken of them that they would like removed from the Meetup site, send Michael* an email along with a link to the photo and it will be taken down without question. Never TAG anyone other than yourself in photos. This request extends to Facebook and other social networks.

6: Ease up on the Perfume and Cologne - Strong odors from perfumes and colognes interfere with the enjoyment of coffee. Please refrain from wearing, especially during coffee cupping and tasting events.

7: We are Kid Friendly - Occasionally a parent will want to know if it is OK to bring their child or infant. Yes. We are a kid friendly group. In fact, some coffee shops in Seattle have child play areas (Ballard Coffee Works, Royal Drummer, Tougo Coffee, Cloud City Coffee).

8: We are ESL Friendly - Although we are not specifically an English as a Second Language group, we welcome ESL students. Since our group started in 2006, we have had many members from all over the world that have joined us for coffee.

9: Before You Send an Email - 95% of the emails I receive are questions that have already been answered on this site. Before sending an email, review the supporting documents on this website. Also look at the calendar. Stupid questions such as "Do you ever meet on weekends?" will be deleted.

10: Bring Cash for Road Trips - Several times a year we will do Road Trip events and carpool. Bring cash to help the driver pay for fuel. Small bills work best, as the driver is likely not to have change.

11: This is Not YELP - Please don't leave negative or insulting reviews of coffee shops in the event comments. This group maintains positive relationships with over 100 local coffee places. Our mission is educational and social. Comments deemed insulting to our hosts will be deleted.

12: Do not SPAM or Send Inappropriate Messages to Members - It is not cool to join Coffee Club as a way to access our member list to promote other groups. If you feel your group or event matches our mission of local specialty coffee, reach out to the organizer first. Failure to respect this rule will result in a group ban.

BONUS: Tip your barista and bus your table before leaving the coffee shop.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Sponsor the Coffee Club of Seattle April 3, 2017 11:33 AM Michael *
Ideas For Future Coffee Club Meetups April 10, 2017 8:01 AM Michael *
Rules For Hosting a Coffee Club Meetup April 15, 2017 8:38 AM Michael *
How to be an Organizer for Coffee Club January 20, 2016 11:09 AM Michael *
Announcing Non-Meetup Events to Members April 14, 2017 12:43 PM Michael *
Support Coffee Club with Amazon purchases January 30, 2017 10:34 AM Michael *
Cafe vs Caffe November 2, 2016 8:18 AM Michael *
Photo Policy August 6, 2014 9:54 AM Michael *
How To Be an Awesome Coffee Club Member March 9, 2017 8:03 PM Michael *
Coffee Venues for Weekend Meetups November 15, 2016 3:48 PM Michael *
Organizer Tips for Hosting a Coffee Club Event April 15, 2017 8:39 AM Michael *
No Show Policy March 9, 2017 8:30 AM Michael *

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