Foolproof Summertime Meetups
There are lots of variables that make summertime Meetups a challenge for organizers. There are vacation schedules to contend with, unpredictable weather, and competing local and regional events that can distract your members from your Meetup’s usual routine.
That said, festivals, fairs, and concerts can also be great opportunities to take advantage of the weather and engage with your members in new surroundings. It also takes the pressure of heavy duty planning off of you.
Check out your local community calendar or regional news sites for ideas.
Too hot for you? Beat the heat
Track down venues with great air conditioning to escape the hottest part of the day. For something a little more active, try an indoor roller rink or bowling alley.
No need to fly solo
If you’re going out of town, ask members to pitch in. You can easily appoint an enthusiastic member as Event Host to manage communications and logistics while you’re away.
Have a backup plan
Summer storms can put a damper on an outdoor Meetup. If the weather forecast isn’t looking great, have a nearby indoor spot in mind in case you need to relocate.
Stay safe, healthy and hydrated
Remind members to bring plenty of water and sunscreen for outdoor Meetups. If you’re planning to take your members on a hike or excursion for the first time, don’t be shy! Reach out to a local Hiking Meetup expert for advice.