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Official Meetup group for Socialhaus (http://www.socialhaus.co)!

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Ever wished for a place like Central Perk from Friends? Ever thought that sometimes the best conversation comes from the most spontaneous encounters?

Socialhaus is a lounge space designed with the purpose of encouraging social gathering within the local community. We are looking to reinvent the way we meet people, an offline gathering spot away from the bustle of the city — a “Third Place” beyond home and office.

Here, we bring people together to learn from each other’s unique experiences. It's a place where you will meet open-minded individuals from different walks of life, a place intentionally designed to go beyond the superficial small talk of networking, a place for friends…

Join us!

*Please note that we will be taking photos onsite. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let one of the hosts know beforehand!

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[NEWS]

Move to the Castro (January 2020)

Be on the lookout for more information to come in regards our partnership at the Castro location! We look to continue our mission of "building a dedicated place for meaningful and lasting connections".

Pay for the hour! (November 2019)

This month, we will be experimenting with the concept of "pay per hour social cafe", with unlimited tea & snacks! Instead of a set event fee of $12, we will offer the first hour for FREE to everyone's first visit, and $6/each additional hour! And if you decide to stay longer than the hour, we will be collecting payments at the end (credit card, venmo, or cash).

We differentiate ourselves by curating the best place for the most genuine conversation. Upon coming in, we will offer you a cup of tea along with the most spontaneous engaging encounter with a few strangers!

Membership for all! (July 2019)

Thank you so much for showing love to Socialhaus by coming to our events and engaging in great conversations with people from all walks of life!

We’ve gained great popularity over the past few months and were able to rent out the space at Third Haus ( http://www.third.haus ) every Weds & Fri (6-8pm) and Sat (3-5pm). We’ve found that seeing the same faces help us bond, just like how 6 Friends bonded at Central Perk. By having a dedicated space, we build consistency, which we believe is key to long lasting friendships.

All of our events are FREE to everyone new to Socialhaus for their first visit, open and inclusive to people from all backgrounds! However to cover rent and basic costs, we ask all returning Socialhaus members a membership fee of $30/mo* (or $12/one time).

*In order to remove the payment barrier for anyone of any background as we look to bring an inclusive space for all professions, membership fees will be waived for those who are able to volunteer at our events 4 times a month.

The goal, in addition to making it sustainable, is to improve and plan additional events for members. These may include making of new conversation topic cards, purchasing board games for the group, etc. The idea is to seek out all the interesting ways that make an engaging gathering. Additionally, we put in effort in connecting members further, and take direct feedback from members on the kind of events they’d like to see.

Included in my membership:

- A community of diverse and open-minded individuals!

- Events 12+ times a month with a focus on engaging conversation (we are making new conversation cards, fun board games, etc)

- Complementary tea & occasional bites during some events

- Member only events

Any questions please feel free to reach out to us directly at hello@socialhaus.co.

Thank you for being a part of making Socialhaus very special.

With love,

Team Socialhaus

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[FAQ]

How do I sign up to become a member?

Please fill out this form to sign up! You will be able to sign up onsite by visiting us during one of our event hours! Can also start by filling out this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc0bVpkc1EgUjGxsONEzdPRVcy7399ChWmu2d69EBZEbvgfA/viewform)!

What is unique about Socialhaus? How is it different from other groups?

At its core, Socialhaus aims to bridge those who are different. They may come from a different background, profession, hobby, yet are just similar enough to forge a friendship. There are many groups out there that connect people from the same profession/industry, but we are doing just the opposite. We seek to understand and empathize with others’ unique experiences, to not let our cynicism gets in the way, and to see people for who they are.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

We are one of the few groups out there that meet very consistently. Not only are we consistent, we put in a lot of effort in the design of each gathering to ensure the best experience. We are tired of floating from one party to another at a networking event, so we curate an environment for people to truly have engaging conversations. Your benefits as a member is access to all the events we host as well as an opportunity to provide feedback and design the experience along with us.

So the group is not free?

We know that there are many free events out there, but to ensure quality and sustainability, we are not. All visits require either purchase of monthly membership or pay per event.

How much is membership?

Membership is $49 a month (or waived via volunteering 4x a month) for access to our space in the evenings, or a higher tier for those interested in coworking ($89 part time and $159 full time). It will be monthly recurring, charged on the day you have purchased your membership and every month after. For example, if your membership was purchased on the 18th of the month, your payment method will be charged on the 18th of every month.

I’m not ready to commit to monthly membership yet, is there a pay per event option?

Yes. It is $6 per hour, or typically $15 per event visit.

How do I make payments?

We accept credit card, venmo, cash, paid on site for one time visits, and credit card only for membership payments. (BTC and ETH are accepted as donations)

Can I bring friends?

Of course! We just ask that they also come with an open mind to meet anyone and everyone :) Members can bring guests to the space for FREE (given it is the guests’ first time at Socialhaus).

Is there an age limit to attend?

Nope. In fact, we encourage individuals from all age groups to join! Diversity in generation is also part of what we advocate for, as we believe there is a lot to learn from the worlds of a different generation, older or younger.

I love your idea and would love to help. How can I get involved?

Amazing! We are absolutely looking for help! As we build Socialhaus, we’re looking for those who believe that the world desperately need it to join us on the journey! If you have experience with marketing, social media, finance, community building, software development and startup backgrounds to join us at the Socialhaus team (aka glorified volunteer) and see how this all come together and idealate to move it forward. Reach us at socialhaussf@gmail.com. Excited and look forward. :)

How do I cancel my membership?

If you’d like to suspend, cancel, or reactivate your membership, please email us at socialhaussf@gmail.com . Cancellation will be effective at time of written notice and updated for the next billing cycle. No refund will be given.

If you have additional questions, comments, or just want to say hi, feel free to email us at socialhaussf@gmail.com

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[Socialhaus Code of Conduct]

Safe Space

Socialhaus is a safe space for people of all age, race, gender expressions & sexual orientations, and will not tolerate any discriminatory or inappropriate behavior.

Be Civil, Kind and Courteous

Together we’re trying to create a warm and comfortable environment. Treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required to keep our group enjoyable for everyone.

Talk as much as you would listen

Socialhaus is a gathering of people from different walks of life. Here, we want everyone to have a chance to speak from themselves and to have others have their undivided attention. Here are some guidelines to show your members that you are attentive:

No cell phones out: Please limit the amount of cell phone use to a minimal. This will let members know that you are listening to what they have to say. If you have a phone call, please politely step outside to take it, and then feel free to come back when it is completed.

Avoid dominating the conversation: Try to make sure everyone has had a chance to talk. Dominating the conversation can make some members intimidated to join in on the conversation. Please be aware of how much you talk vs. how much you listen.

Alcohol or Drug Policy

Outside alcoholic beverages and recreational drugs are NOT allowed on the premises. Socialhaus strives to have guests communicate as their complete and real selves. With that being said, members should not participate if they are inebriated. Noticeable prior consumption of alcohol may result in being asked to leave the event.

Anonymous Reporting

Socialhaus aims to have every member feel comfortable and safe in the space. Members and guests of Socialhaus are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior (either in person or via email to socialhaussf@gmail.com). All reports will be kept anonymous and will only be seen by the Socialhaus team. Those who are reported for the following behavior during Socialhaus gatherings and/or online media risk being removed & banned:

Racism / Sexism / Sexual harassment / Verbal/physical Abuse / Intolerance of a person’s religion, gender identity or sexual orientation / Behaving in a way that disturbs the enjoyment of the event/discussion for other people / Soliciting or unwanted promotion of one’s business / Any other actions deemed to be intentionally hurtful, harmful, threatening or inappropriate

Depending on the severity in violation of the Code of Conduct, violators may receive a warning or being banned from Socialhaus at Socialhaus team’s discretion.

Wish you an absolutely enjoyable time at Socialhaus!

Upcoming events (5+)

🎲 Board game night with strangers, make a friend

Welcome to the first board game night of the year! We host board games night every Wednesday. Once you arrive, we will ask you to fill out a little interest profile, then you'll join a group of strangers to play a board game together. Choose from our collection of games or bring a board game that you'd like to play with others! (Coming late is ok since I know a lot of you have to commute around town!) Game's we have: Settlers of Catan Cards Against Humanity Codenames Smart Ass The Chameleon Uno Pocker Gonuts for Donuts Playing Cards &more! — Agenda — Sign in Join a group & pick a board game to play with new friends Dinner! First time FREE for all visitors! (Additional visits are $15 each time, or FREE for all members at $49/mo) (Please note that we will be taking photos of the event onsite. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let one of the hosts know beforehand!) *About Here, we bring people together to learn from each other’s unique experiences. It's a place where you will meet open-minded individuals from different walks of life, a place intentionally designed to go beyond the superficial small talk of networking, a place for friends. Studies have shown that people are engaged in conversations for the first seven minutes; then, the conversation slows down, only to pick up again a few minutes later. We often give up at the seven-minute mark--or earlier--distracted by technology or the awkwardness, hoping to escape the situation. At Socialhaus, we bring together individuals who strive to go past the seven-minute mark; it is a place for those that seek to connect and actually get to know those around us. **For more info, visit www.socialhaus.co or contact us at [masked].

Work with strangers, make a friend

Socialhaus

We're hosting a work session for those who work from home at times and don't want to work on their own! Everyone at the beginning of the work session introduces themselves so that everyone knows what they're working on. Additionally, would love to hear from everyone if there is anything they'd like to help with (i.e. brainstorming topics, ux feedback, etc) We encourage talking to accomplish collaborative work amongst strangers to truly make this working environment a "co-working" space. First time FREE for all visitors! (unlimited tea, coffee, and snacks!) Additional visits are $9 for half day, $15 for full day Full day - 10am-5pm Half day - 1-5pm — Perks to expect — Cozy space to work from An espresso drink made for you onsite :) Wifi Talk to strangers over tea event in the evening 6-8pm included (normally $15 per event) New work friends (priceless!) — Agenda — 10am - Introductions with convo topics Coworking 12pm Grab lunch together Coworking (1pm - Introductions for half day peeps) 3:30pm - Take a break with a coffee walk together 4:30-5pm Coworking / collaborative session (i.e. get help from each other) **For more info, visit www.socialhaus.co or contact us at [masked]. (Please note that we will be taking photos of the event onsite. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let one of the hosts know beforehand!)

Talk to a stranger over tea, make a friend

Socialhaus

We have this informal event every Friday where people would meet for tea and chat as you would do with friends! Once you arrive, we pair you up with three others for a cup of tea, along with conversation topics we provide. We switch around and place you in a different group every 30 minutes! Coming to this event late is ok because groups get shuffled throughout the event so there will always be room for you in a group! Here, we bring people together to learn from each other’s unique experiences. It's a place where you will meet open-minded individuals from different walks of life, a place intentionally designed to go beyond the superficial small talk of networking, a place for friends. Studies have shown that people are engaged in conversations for the first seven minutes; then, the conversation slows down, only to pick up again a few minutes later. We often give up at the seven-minute mark--or earlier--distracted by technology or the awkwardness, hoping to escape the situation. At Socialhaus, we bring together individuals who strive to go past the seven-minute mark; it is a place for those that seek to connect and actually get to know those around us. First time FREE for all visitors! (unlimited tea, coffee, and snacks!) (Additional visits are $15, or FREE for members at $49/mo) Also, in efforts to be more environmentally conscious this year, we ask you to BYO mug for coffee/tea -- you can leave it on our mug shelf for next time if you'd like :) — Agenda — Sign in Grab some tea & snacks Be put into smaller groups to chat with strangers over tea Look out for a signal to switch groups! Dinner! (Can order at the place or get something outside to bring back) **For more info, visit www.socialhaus.co or contact us at [masked]. (Please note that we will be taking photos of the event onsite. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let one of the hosts know beforehand!)

Get to know you brunch

Socialhaus

Have you looked around and wish you got to meet the person on the other side of the room? At this monthly brunch, everyone will get 5 minutes to share what’s in their world and what they care about, followed by delicious Mediterranean food & conversations! Fun & casual way to get to know everyone! We also have an optional interest profile to fill out for those interested in getting to know each other more. *This event is FREE, however you will have to purchase your own food :) About the space Socialhaus is “your city’s living room,'' a unique space dedicated to the meeting and gathering of friendly strangers, an inviting alternative to a bar, and a Third Place beyond home and office. It is a place where you will spontaneously walk in, and meet over coffee, tea, and board games those whom you otherwise would never have met. At Socialhaus, we bring together people who thrive on deep and intellectual conversations and those who wish to build purposeful relationships. For more info, visit www.socialhaus.co

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