New Format

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”top” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”6848″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”75px”][vc_custom_heading text=”New Dining Format:
Fixed, Small Groups” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:50|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1600895405860{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: rgba(156,14,14,0.6) !important;*background-color: rgb(156,14,14) !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”75px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”75px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The new format started on October 1, 2020″ font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Due to the ongoing need to have limited social circles, the Dinner Devils are moving to a more structured format. All attendees will be added to a group of 5-6 people and that will be your dining group. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” gap=”5″ equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1600897436336{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #9c0e0e !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The dining groups” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1601074127577{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” gap=”10″ css=”.vc_custom_1600987266021{margin-right: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897235020{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 1″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]3 Dinners per month
on Tuesdays & Fridays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Alistair H
    • Adrienne C
    • Julie G
    • Michelle I
    • Vic P
    • Wendy E

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897382970{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 2″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]2 Dinners per month
on Mondays & Wednesdays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Christina D
    • Eden W
    • Eva L
    • Jennifer S
    • Teri J
    • Zoltan V

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897389138{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 3″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]2 Dinners per month
on Fridays & Saturdays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Atiya M
    • Carmen K
    • Donna S
    • Olga C
    • Peter D
    • Phil D

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897395578{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 4″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]3 Dinners per month
on Fridays & Sundays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Andrei
    • Nick
    • Al A
    • Guida A
    • Jennifer K
    • Yoko L

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” gap=”10″ css=”.vc_custom_1600987666518{margin-right: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897235020{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 5″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]2 Dinners per month
on Fridays & Sundays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Andrew
    • Barbara D
    • Betty L
    • Charine R
    • Kathy L
    • Michelle C

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897382970{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 6″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]2 Dinners per month
on Tuesdays & Thursdays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Andi B
    • Cheralyn O
    • Helen
    • Krystal G
    • Ruth L
    • 1 open spot

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1600897389138{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GROUP 7″ font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”square” message_box_color=”black” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery”]2 Dinners per month
on Mondays & Wednesdays[/vc_message][dt-list icon=”utensils”]

    • Aggy K
    • Connie B
    • Kris
    • Rita L
    • Tom K
    • Manuela H

[/dt-list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1601074161481{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;background-color: #d1d1d1 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How it will work” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1601074116040{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1601073924630{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”1″ font_container=”tag:div|font_size:80|text_align:center|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1600991240890{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”Check the calendar” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1601072915505{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]At the end of each month, a calendar will be posted for the following month listing the dates and restaurants for each group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1601073931998{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”2″ font_container=”tag:div|font_size:80|text_align:center|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1600991218116{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”Get notified when a dinner is posted” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1601093440496{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]Dinners will continue to be posted two weeks in advance. The major differences with this new system are:

  • The name of the group will be mentioned in the title
  • All the members of that group will be added to the dinner by default
  • There won’t be a waitlist or any means for anyone else to join the dinner

This is an example of how the Dinner Devils’ events page on MeetUp will look with the new system:

Note that there is no button to join the dinners as only the members of each group will be able to attend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1601073958591{padding-bottom: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”3″ font_container=”tag:div|font_size:80|text_align:center|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1600991252635{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reverse RSVP” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Since each member of the group will be added to each dinner by default, instead of opting in you will now be opting out (if you can’t make it).

This is a major difference to how the group runs. It’s now more important than ever to have your notifications turned on so you are alerted when a new dinner has been posted for your group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1601074654584{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;background-color: #5e5e5e !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”FAQs” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1601074409510{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”How were the groups picked?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601074990415{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]I asked each member to fill out a basic survey with information that was used to assemble the groups. I tried to keep people who work at home in groups together, and members’ availability played a big role in determining who they’d be with. Then it was the frequency of wanting to go out, while also trying to ensure there are a few males in each group. It was like playing people Tetris![/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can I switch groups?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601075813325{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]The purpose of this new system is to help maintain smaller social circles, which doesn’t work if people are moving between groups. However, should your availability change and your schedule no longer works with that of your group, reach out to me on MeetUp.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How long will this new system be in place for?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601075294435{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Until there is a vaccine or until we are allowed to broaden our social circles again.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do I have to go to all my group’s dinners?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601075761253{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]No, there is no obligation. Since you took the time to complete the survey it is assumed you are interested in remaining active in the group, but to what degree is your choice. However, if more people show interest in being placed in a group, inactive members will be contacted to see if they want to retain their spots.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the minimum number of people for a dinner to go ahead?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601085816640{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]As long as there are at least three people attending, the dinner will not be cancelled.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can our group suggest restaurants we’d like to go to?” style=”square_outline” color=”black” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23bf0303″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” use_custom_heading=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1601078034461{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Absolutely! Just fill out this form and if the restaurant takes reservations, I will set it up for your group.

[wpforms id=”6940″][/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1585179222355{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Are you interested in joining a dining group?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:left|color:%239c0e0e” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1601077109442{padding-top: 35px !important;}”]Please fill out this survey as it will give me the necessary information to place you in an appropriate group. You must already be a member of the Dinner Devils MeetUp group to be placed in a dining group. Currently, new members are not being accepted.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][wpforms id=”6939″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”18px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]