Our events are starting to be posted on Meetup, a popular website which offers a staggering number of opportunities to, well, meet up with others who share your interests. It has already become popular in other ADK chapters and is a great way to attract new members. 

Meetup for Participants

To sign up for Meetup:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign-up
  3. Then, join ADK-Niagara Frontier Chapter (and any other groups which may interest you!). Join by using the link or search for “ADK-Niagara Frontier Chapter”

You will be able to see more opportunities to get outside as time goes on!  Meetup will automatically notify you went there is a new ADK-NFC Event.  When you see one that interests you, click Attend

You can also download it as an app for Android or iPhone

Meetup for Trip Leaders

Creating an Event

Approved Trip Leaders will be given Event Organizer privileges in the ADK-Niagara Frontier Chapter Meetup Group.


To create an Event:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Create -> Create a New Event

  1. Fill out a Title
  2. Set the Date, Time, Duration of the Event.
  3. Upload a Featured Photo
  4. Create a Description of the event.  The description should include the following information:
    Gear Required – 10 essentials, PFD, etc
    Amount of food & water required
    Anticipated weather
    Trailhead or launch location
    Logistics – shuttles, parking, etc
    Distance, elevation, & pace
    ADK Trip Rating, see Outing and Trip Leader’s Guide

  5. Add a Venue
  6. Ask members a question (optional) – questions can be used to screen participants
  7. Attendee Limit – all events should have a limit that adheres to the rules and regulations of the event location.
  8. Allow guests (optional) – ADK-NFC allows guests and non-members to attend events, this is up to the trip leader if they want to allow a non-Meetup, non-ADK member to attend.
  9. Publish your Event

Managing an Event

After the Event is published, trip leaders will be able to manage their event using Organizer Tools within the Event page such as:
  • Manage Attendees – See who is attending and download participant list.
  • Contact Attendees – Send an e-mail to all attendees using Meetup
  • Close RSVP
  • Edit Event
  • Cancel Event

For more information see, Meetup Documentation Creating and managing events