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What makes you feel welcome when you visit a meeting for the first time?

  • Finding the place easily
  • Going with a member/attender
  • Seeing where to enter
  • Seeing the phrase, “You are welcome here”
  • Someone who’s there to greet you when you arrive
  • Knowing what to do with your children
  • Knowing where the restrooms are
  • A leaflet or personal explanation about what to expect
  • Meeting space that is light, warm and pleasant
  • Seating that is comfortable, easily accessible and in the back or near the door
  • Friendly conversations afterwards and introductions to others
  • An invitation to lunch at an on-site potluck or someone’s home

— Evanston Friends, Illinois