You've probably seen the ad under Community & Events. I want to share my experience so that others know what they may be getting into.
I joined this brand new club a couple of weeks ago. I was looking forward to meeting other Americans and English speaking people in the Naples area and having some great dining experiences at the same time. I suggested a venue for the club's first meeting and a date/time were set.
I invited another couple to come along and attempted to update the number of guests on my RSVP. However, the organizer set a limit on the number of guests. So I sent her a message...
Have you already made a reservation? Is that why you have
limited the number of guests we can bring? I have invited a few
other couples in hopes that they might like to join the club.
Some people like to get a feel for an organization first.
I am bringing my husband and another couple, for a total of 4
of us. If this is a problem please let me know as we will make
our own reservation.
Thanks in advance,
THIS IS WHAT I GOT!
"You have been removed from American Friends Diner's Club.
The person who removed you said:
Christina, As I have mentioned before, I would prefer that
new people simply sign up for the group. There is no obligation
to stay. There is no cost to them as there is to me. It only
takes a few minutes. If they do not want other members to know
who they are, then they shouldn't come. It is a new and
private group - I prefer members who will respect that.
All my best!"
I cannot understand why someone who is trying to "meet new American speaking friends" wouldn't contact me first. All that was needed was a little clarification. How can I respect something I am not aware of?