We are working hard to create a great engaging community of women and we ask that as a member of this group you make a commitment to show up and participate. We have some specific requirements to be a part of this group.
It is free to be a member of our group. However, we are asking for donations. Why are we doing this:
it helps to cover the organizers monthly fee on Meetup & Zoom for our group to help keep this Ministry going
it goes towards keeping event participation fees lower for events that require materials, tickets to participate, also for refreshments and more.
As we build up the funds in our group’s account we can use them for so many different things for our community to do.
Next year, we might be going towards requiring a minimum participation fee for all of our events.
Event Attendance → Join Meetup Here
If you RSVP Yes and don't attend 3 events in a row, you will be removed from the group. (unless we have discussed your situation)
If you RSVP Yes to attend events and cancel after the RSVP deadline (the day before) 6 times in a row, you will be removed from the group.
If you are on the Waitlist it is your responsibility to check our meetup events to see if you have been moved to the "yes" list.
Meetup will automatically send you an email informing you that a spot opened up for you but I wouldn't rely on this. It's best to check the event.
If you get moved to the Yes list your RSVP will be treated as stated above.
For this reason it is just as important to keep your RSVP up to date on the "waitlist" as it is on the "going list".
For the time being due to covid and the restrictions/requirements for meeting in person, we will be setting up all of our events to have an RSVP deadline the day before the event.
This way if you move yourself to Not Going the women on the waitlist will be given plenty of notice that a spot has opened up for them and will have time to change their RSVP if necessary.
You need to update your RSVP by the time stated in the event description the day before the event.
Email List → Sign up here
We ask that everyone sign up for our email list. All important communication (like this), along with an announcement twice a month about our upcoming events, will be sent to everyone on the list.
We will no longer be sending out email messages from Meetups platform because their emailing system doesn't work very well. The messages often go to spam or get blocked.
We don't want you to miss out on important information and announcements so please take a moment to sign up now. We promise, your information is secure, we will not share it or spam you.
Facebook Group → Join here
This is our main hub. It's where all the interaction, conversation and communication happens in between events. This is where you will find announcements, requests and more. It's a place for us to engage with and support each other throughout the month. If you are not already in it, we encourage you to join so you don't miss out on anything, can stay connected and build some great friendships.
Why do we have a Facebook group?
Besides the reasons stated above... because Meetup is just a platform to let you know of upcoming events ONLY. It's hard to share pictures, ask questions and get to know each other in between events using the "comments/discussion" section. We know some of you don't like using Facebook, we still encourage you to join our group.
"I put shortcuts on my desktop going directly to the groups I'm in. This way I bi-pass the feed of posts that I don't want to get sucked in to." ~ LadyKendra
And we know some of you aren't on Facebook at all and that's totally fine. You don't have to join the group, it's not a requirement. But it is another opportunity to build connections, receive support and learn new things.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about any of this please contact us.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this and for making our group awesome.
~ Lady Kendra, Organizer of Aspire Women for Excellence [AWE]
719-629-7787 - LadyKendra@theliveyourfaithco.com