If you’re keen on starting up a YesTribe in your local area here’s a guide on how to kick things off.
- To provide a safe space and a supportive, welcoming community for anyone who feels that the SayYesMore ethos is for them.
- To put on regular gatherings (at least two a month) so the community has the ability to grow.
Set up an event through the YesTribe Facebook group. Make meeting place, time and activity clear.
- Ensure you’re familiar with the place you’re taking people before the campout
- Put meeting place, time and destination on the Facebook events page
- We encourage people from the YesTribe to go camping but can’t take responsibility for the safety of your campout. Please make everyone involved aware that they’re off for a nice adventure under their own control
- Be available to offer advice about the right gear to take on a camping trip, especially in extreme temperatures. A winter’s night can be beautiful to camp out in, but dangerous without warm enough gear. If in doubt, please ask Dave or the tribe for advice on this.
Lots of pubs or cafes have a function room or event space. You might have to hustle but don’t be afraid to ask for the space for free, especially if you’re bringing in a crowd of people who will buy drinks and/or food. For small groups why not just reserve a table?
If you want to put on a presentation search for a space with a projector + screen OR flat screen TV with a HDMI connection.
Suggestions on meet-up format
- 5 min opening welcome, introduction and update on latest SYM news and events
- Start with The Circle: a quick introduction from everyone to break the ice
- Open Mic for 20 minutes (Max. 2 minutes per person) enabling members to share stories of success, dreams, ideas, asks for help or an adventure on the way
- 15 minutes general chat/ beer
- Main speaker or Workshop/ Skill-Session lasting 20 to 30 minutes including Q&A
- More Beer and chat
If you have other ideas for local meet-ups or adventures big and small and would like any additional support or advice, just drop us a note and we’d be happy to help!