Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of January
HEART TO HEART MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
For January 2020
Happy New Year! I didn't send out a newsletter last month and I am late sending this month's out too. Typical! So anyway, last monthI experimented with a few different formats for our meetings now that we have trimmed our introduction time. Which format did you like best?
Open Topic Discussion
Guided Topic Discussion
Extra Spotlight Table
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Jan 13th meeting which was our Holiday Party but I have moved the party to replace our Jan 27th meeting. Your RSVP on our website has been moved to the new date so please update your RSVP if you cannot make it on the 27th. I will refund anyone who needs to be.
On our Facebook Group, please check out the poll to see when we should plan our next Storm outing to watch the women's basketball game. I purchase a 20-person suite and the cost is less than a regular ticket to the game. It is a great way to network and get to know each other. Watching the game is optional.
Finally, I am moving forward with our Bunco Night on Feb 6th. Thank you for your interest and hopefully we can get enough people to play! I will need a minimum of 16-20 people to make it worthwhile. Please RSVP and pay for your spot!
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We have some changes recently so here is a quick summary of what is going on:
No more Vegas drawing at our meetings! Instead we offer a 20% discount on your Travel Consultation Fee. (only for paid members)
There will be a $5 cost to attend special meetings like our Anniversary Party, Holiday Party and when we have Speakers. If you are a paid member, your entry is free if you RSVP at least a week in advance!
We trimmed down the H2H Introduction at the start of every meeting so we have some extra time that we are experimenting with.
Text message reminders are now being sent to our paid members to remind them to RSVP.
If we don't get 20 RSVPs to our meetings 1 week before it starts, we will cancel the meeting. Please keep your contact information updated so we can communicate quickly!
Everyone MUST purchase a food and/or beverage item from the venue if you are attending our meetings. EVEN IF YOU DON'T EAT OR DRINK! ($5 minimum)
Did you know there is a mobile app that you can download and install on your phone that might make it easier for people. There are various things you can do with the app like:
Viewing/editing your profile (it will show when you are due for renewal)
Contact other members (if they made their info available to see)
The cost of our buffet is now $18 which includes tax and tip but tipping extra is very helpful especially if we do not get 25 people attending our meetings. It will be a requirement that you purchase food and/or beverage EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT EATING OR DRINKING. We need to have everyone purchase something to cover the costs of using the meeting space. You can purchase the buffet or a soft drink, wine, beer, or tea but the minimum purchase is $5. If we cannot get at least 20 RSVPs to each meeting on our website one week prior, I will have to cancel the meeting. We usually get at least 20 attending the meetings but sometimes we don't and we can no longer afford to hold a meeting with less than 20 attendees. This means we will might need to cut our meetings to once a month during the summer as our attendance typically is low during that time of year.
Kim and Stephanie had a great idea to offer a fun event outside of our meetings for about $30-40 per person. The idea was to do it monthly but they don't have time to plan fun events on a regular basis for our group. They will still organize an event if they think enough people are interested. Having more people to help organize is key!
In the meantime, I have decided to add more bunco nights to our calendar! The goal is to have 4 per year with one of those being our Anniversary Party. At the Anniversary Party, it will be the only one that paid members can play for free as it is my way of thanking those of you who support our group. I just can't afford to do that multiple times a year. ;)
All other Bunco Nights will cost $5 in advance or $10 if your RSVP less than a week ahead. There is still the expectation to purchase food and drinks so overall budget for about $25 for a night of fun and laughter.
The idea is to try for a Wednesday/Thursday between the two Monday meetings of the month. Right now the dates are Thu Feb 6 (Inspark), Wed April 22 (Shawn's & Anniversary Party), Wed Aug 19 (Shawn's) and Wed Nov 18 (Shawn's).
We are having our first bunco night at Inspark so the setup will be a little different as I need to pay for the venue and order heavy appetizers. It will be potluck so you can bring an item to contribute. I will need to know ahead of time if you are planning on bringing wine or other alcohol so I can purchase a liquor license. Also, we cannot hold events on Wed evenings at Inspark so we had to move it to a Thursday.
MEMBER COST: $16
NON MEMBER COST: $21
RSVP AFTER JAN 30: add $5
Secret Travel Society is on hold until Andrea is back to help me organize our events.
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