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I would just like to stick my big toe in here for a hot second, since I see some smart disagreements...

You guys can take this as you will, or make your own judgment, but here is how SA does the monthly meets.

(All Ages)
At 4pm we meet at a "central" spot, void of age/family/activity type. In our case, we meet at MJM Autohaus (local parts store and site sponsor, for those new members who don't know. Everyone is welcome, and many of us bring our families, boyfriends, and girlfriends. We hang around, talk about the new things we've done to our cars, and wait for the fashionably late to arrive. Not everyone sticks around through the whole meet either. Some people have prior engagements or things they have to do elsewhere, and that is to be expected at times.

(All Ages)
Anytime between 6-7pm, we all line up and roll out together to Chachos. It's a mexica (tex mex) restaurant with a giant playground for the kids, and yes, it serves alcohol. Ignoring the fact that there is a playground for kids, almost EVERY restaurant in Texas sell alcohol; you can't let that be a factor for not taking your family. The factor is the actions of the members who are with you. Drinking responsibly is key here. First and foremost, you are all still representing SEA and should not be getting trashed and driving off as such. Just have a few drinks, loosen up, talk with your fellow members, and make jokes with the children with you. Hell, I love it when everyone brings their kids. I feel like Uncle Termite, and pick on them the whole time. We could be here for hours! Again, not everyone stays the whole time, and no one should take offense to that. We aren't all on the same schedule, and some of us have other places to be. We've taken time out of our day to make our presence and chill with our fellow mates. It is to be expected that some people will leave before others.

(21+)
Here's the kicker. Those under 21 are going to be left in the dust for this one. After dinner, there are still some members that still have some life in them, or don't have anything requiring them to go home. Those members should always be able to feel more than welcome to go out and have fun together, or chill and drink at another member's house. Just the same, if a member has a babysitter, why don't you join them and have some fun. Remember though, the moment you start drinking heavily and getting nuts at the bar though, you are no longer at an SEA meet, you are a couple of friends hanging out and having a good time. Be smart when you leave as well. This is the part of the night where the children are home, and the "adults" are out to play.

Simply put, think about your fellow members, and respect their wishes. If they feel they are being left out, work with them to resolve that issue. Equally, don't expect every event to be able to meet the needs of EVERY member, EVERY time. This is where the above separation helps out. Start the day generally for those limited to what they can do. Sure, having children was their decision, but they shouldn't be left out for that. We also can't expect the younger, freer members to be left out or feel obligated to not have their fun. Work together. Then end the day with a bang.

One more suggestion... Try and keep the monthly meets to a larger crowd and more general. The parents spend their days juggling their life, work, and children daily. They deserve the monthly break. Save the weekly meets to end on a note that works for the more energetic members. Another suggestion to everyone. Get some thicker skin. The world isn't out to get you. Enjoy life and roll with the punches.

Boy, I can't wait to have kids!!! Honest!

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and that's how it used to be for us. We used to meet on SPID, where everyone could see our cars and people could stop by if a fellow bimmer saw the group of us and we could recruit that way also. Then we would cruise to whataburger or a fellow restaurant that we would vote on while we were there. Ian would just post the location and time of meet. From there, sometimes there was a faster cruise, people would leave, etc. All of sudden there's all kinds of meets, several times a week, all different places.

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herIS wrote:
All of sudden there's all kinds of meets, several times a week, all different places.

What's wrong with that? Reading over all the different area event sections, I see numerous meets throughout the month. Nothing wrong with meeting weekly, or having random small gatherings throughout the month. There will always be small "cliques" no matter where you go. The monthly meet is the one we should all focus on being a set standard for all to gather. As to the random gatherings, we don't all have to go to all of them. Some people have a lot of free time, and some don't. I know I can't make it to all the meets here in SA, and no one expects anyone to be able to make it to all of them.

All we ask is that everyone enjoy themselves and make some time to meet the others. There's no need for anyone to feel obligated to make it everywhere. As this community grows, you will notice more and more gatherings all over; to meet the needs of the masses.

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really feelin this thread! thanks for the tips termite. although we cruise every so often, gtg's, mod days or random partys would bring more life to the SEA scene :partyman: :thumbsup: and planing new meets at that time works great too :hug:

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^^^ Tanx. I do what I can. :withstupid:

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^^^ Tanx. I do what I can. :withstupid:

:finga: KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK LOL

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And for my next course of action... :finga:

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LMFAO! I mean lmfao! :roflw:

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Hehe. No no, "LMFAO" shall be acceptable. It's the rest of your sentences that must be boycotted! I'll put a rubber cork on the edge of one of the spikes, so you can occasional cap. :bootyshake:

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lol I want that keyboard!

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Hehe. No no, "LMFAO" shall be acceptable. It's the rest of your sentences that must be boycotted! I'll put a rubber cork on the edge of one of the spikes, so you can occasional cap. :bootyshake:

DEAL!!!! :finga:

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