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No Kidding! South Jersey/Philadelphia Chapter
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a No Kidding member?

Membership in No Kidding is open to any adult who has never parented, regardless of gender, age, color, race, marital status, ethnicity, or political affiliation.

Is there a membership fee to join No Kidding?

There is no membership fee to join No Kidding at this time in South Jersey/Philadelphia. Events and activities are "pay as you go." Each individual is responsible for paying for their meals and entertainment. An activity fee may be added to the cost of some activities to cover the cost of web administration, paper supplies and other miscellaneous expenses associated with promoting and producing the group's activities.

My spouse has a child from a previous marriage. Can she/he still attend No Kidding events with me?

Yes. If someone who has never had children has a partner who has children, the non-parent can join No Kidding while their partner (the one with kids) can come as their guest.

My kids are grown and out of the house/I'm divorced and my ex-wife/husband has custody. Am I childfree?

Unfortunately, no. "Childfree" means that you are not, and have never been, the parent of a child. This is the one rule that we strictly enforce.

Is No Kidding a singles group

While some of our members are single, No Kidding is not a singles group. Membership in No Kidding is open to any adult who has never parented, regardless of marital status.

Who is your typical No Kidding member?

While members in the Chester County Chapter range in age from their 20s to their 60s, most are in their 30s and 40s. On our member list, couples, singles, men, and women are all represented. Most members of No Kidding have thought long and hard about parenthood and many have concluded (for various reasons) that it really isn't right for them, while some are still in the decision-making process. And some wanted to have children but were unable to. They have all joined No Kidding to be able to socialize with other adults who can be spontaneous, who can chat on the phone without interruptions, and who won't alienate them by talking about kids all the time. Some No Kidding members adore children, some like children, some are neutral toward children, some dislike children, and some can't stand children. You're likely to meet people from all five categories at No Kidding activities.

If I have RSVPed to a No Kidding event and my plans change so that I can no longer attend, do I need to tell anyone?

If you have RSVPed that you will attend an event, and your plans change, it is important that you let the event coordinator know before the event, by e-mail or telephone, that you are unable to attend. Emergencies may prevent you from doing this on rare occasion but please try to make an effort out of courtesy to the other members of the group and the facilities who host our events. Knowing whether to expect you affects other members of the group because in many instances we will wait for you to arrive before starting our activity. In other cases, your presence may affect the cost of the event because we sometimes get discounted rates for a certain size group. It is important that we provide accurate information to the facilities that host us so that we do not take up space we will not use and reduce their revenue. Our relationship with facilities is important for future activities and the reputation of our organization.  Anyone who responds that they are coming to an event and doesn't show up twice without letting the host know, will be dropped from the e-mail list.

How do I get a list of members e-mail addresses and phone numbers?

We are unable to provide personal information, such as email addresses, about our members. As stated in our privacy policy, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our members. Information about members is collected solely for the purpose of providing those interested with information about events and activities sponsored by the chapter. The information is only made available on an as-needed basis to those actively involved in the planning process for events. The information is not shared with any other organization or person for any other purpose. If you meet someone at an event with whom you would like to stay in touch, please ask that person how to best reach them.



Liability Disclaimer

All No Kidding events are attended entirely at your own risk. No Kidding, its founders, members, and hosts assume no liability or responsibility of any kind for anyone, member, non-member or guest, attending functions or activities. Any opinions voiced, written or publicized are purely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent No Kidding, it's founders or members