Guidelines & Terms

  1. Anything discussed at meetings is 100% confidential.
  2. When members give feedback on your goal, please receive this with gratitude and humility — even if the advice doesn’t resonate. If someone’s feedback hits a nerve, this might a sign it’s worth investigating!
  3. After each member shares their goal, you’ll have one-minute to give feedback.  If you have a wealth of knowledge to share, please offer a longer discussion outside the meeting.
  4. Members are forbidden from giving or receiving medical, legal or investment advice at meetings.
  5. If you receive a member’s contact info, please do not share this.
  6. Please don’t spread yourself too thin. Before offering assistance outside the meeting, please be 100% certain you can honour this commitment.
  7. Please refrain from expressing political or judgmental views at meetings.
  8. Please give feedback in an honest, respectful, and non aggressive manner. Before giving feedback, always ask permission.  If a member refuses to hear your input, please respect this choice.
  9. Unwanted sexual advances will not be tolerated.
  10. If a member gives you assistance outside the meeting, please acknowledge this at the next meeting and pay it forward by helping another member with their goal.
  11. Being late is sometimes unavoidable, but please don’t make a habit of it.  Also, arriving too early can be problematic. The best time to arrive is five to 5 to 10 minutes early so you have time to settle in and we can start at 6:30 sharp 🙂
  12. When a member is speaking, please don’t interrupt them. However, Ralph reserves the right to interrupt any member if they violate these guidelines or go overtime.
  13. When you have something to say, please raise your hand. 
  14. Participation is optional.  You don’t need to share a goal at every meeting or offer feedback on every member’s goal.
  15. Please do not eat food or drink alcohol at meetings.  This can lead to spills and some food scents might be offensive to others.
  16. At meetings, we encourage members to be authentic and express their feelings in a genuine manner.  However, if you’re dealing with heightened levels of anger, anxiety, or depression, we ask that you bring this to a therapist instead.  They’ll be better suited to help you.
  17. Please monitor your expectations. It might take a few meetings before you devise a strategy for your goal.  So please be patient with the process.  Also, wanting something too badly (to the point of desperation), can repel the very goal you’re trying to achieve. It’s best to approach your goal with a sense of calm and focus.  Finally, please don’t place heavy expectations on other members to assist you with your goal.
  18. Please go out of your way to make new members feel welcome 🙂
  19. Please don’t put members on the spot by asking the group (or specific members) for help. Instead, when it’s your turn to discuss your goal, let members know your situation and wait to see if anyone steps forward to help out. Pressuring members to assist you is strictly forbidden. This is a GIVING circle, not a taking circle 🙂
  20. Due to liability concerns, members are strictly forbidden from giving or receiving financial assistance or childcare from other members.
  21. At your 3rd, 5th, 10th, 15th, 25th, 40th and 55th meeting, you’ll receive a gift.  It’s your responsibility to keep track of how many meetings you’ve attended and to let Ralph when each anniversary has been reached.  Also, there are no refunds or exchanges for gifts offered.
  22. A Giving Circle is NOT a scent-free environment. Burning incense and using Abundance Oil are essential elements of our Manifestation Ritual. We sincerely apologize to those with fragrance sensitivities.
  23. Do not record or shoot videos/photos at meetings without explicit consent from Ralph and the member(s) being recorded or photographed.
  24. If you’ve made healthy lifestyle choices (e.g. veganism, non smoking, environmentalism, fitness, meditation, etc), we sincerely applaud this!  However, please don’t make other members feel judged or inferior because they don’t subscribe to your choices.
  25. From time-to-time, Ralph may participate by sharing a goal he’d like to fulfill.

TERMS

  • I agree that A Giving Circle is for entertainment purposes only.
  •  A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, and/or members are not responsible and cannot be held liable for my current and/or future circumstances, and/or any decisions and/or actions I may undertake as a result of my participation in this group.
  • I agree that A Giving Circle is not a replacement for medical attention or psychotherapy.  If I have medical concerns or struggle with mental illness, I will seek help from a medical doctor.
  • I agree to assume all risk of injury to myself and others, and all risk of damage to and loss of my property arising out of my participation in A Giving Circle. To release and forever discharge the A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, members, and any heirs from any and all liability for any injury, including death, and for property damage or loss which may be suffered by myself, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in A Giving Circle; and for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, to indemnify and hold harmless A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, and members, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, loss and damage arising out of my participation in A Giving Circle.
  • A Giving Circle reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual without explanation.
  • All payments are final.  No refunds or cancellations.
  • If supplies run short for Membership Benefit prizes, substitutes will be given.

  1. Anything discussed at meetings is 100% confidential.
  2. When members give feedback on your goal, please receive this with gratitude and humility — even if the advice doesn’t resonate. If someone’s feedback hits a nerve, this might a sign it’s worth investigating!
  3. After each member shares their goal, you’ll have one-minute to give feedback.  If you have a wealth of knowledge to share, please offer a longer discussion outside the meeting.
  4. Members are forbidden from giving or receiving medical, legal or investment advice at meetings.
  5. If you receive a member’s contact info, please do not share this.
  6. Please don’t spread yourself too thin. Before offering assistance outside the meeting, please be 100% certain you can honour this commitment.
  7. Please refrain from expressing political or judgmental views at meetings.
  8. Please give feedback in an honest, respectful, and non aggressive manner. Before giving feedback, always ask permission.  If a member refuses to hear your input, please respect this choice.
  9. Unwanted sexual advances will not be tolerated.
  10. If a member gives you assistance outside the meeting, please acknowledge this at the next meeting and pay it forward by helping another member with their goal.
  11. Being late is sometimes unavoidable, but please don’t make a habit of it.  Also, arriving too early can be problematic. The best time to arrive is five to 5 to 10 minutes early so you have time to settle in and we can start at 6:30 sharp 🙂
  12. When a member is speaking, please don’t interrupt them. However, Ralph reserves the right to interrupt any member if they violate these guidelines or go overtime.
  13. When you have something to say, please raise your hand.
  14. Participation is optional.  You don’t need to share a goal at every meeting or offer feedback on every member’s goal.
  15. Please do not eat food or drink alcohol at meetings.  This can lead to spills and some food scents might be offensive to others.
  16. At meetings, we encourage members to be authentic and express their feelings in a genuine manner.  However, if you’re dealing with heightened levels of anger, anxiety, or depression, we ask that you bring this to a therapist instead.  They’ll be better suited to help you.
  17. Please monitor your expectations. It might take a few meetings before you devise a strategy for your goal.  So please be patient with the process.  Also, wanting something too badly (to the point of desperation), can repel the very goal you’re trying to achieve. It’s best to approach your goal with a sense of calm and focus.  Finally, please don’t place heavy expectations on other members to assist you with your goal.
  18. Please go out of your way to make new members feel welcome 🙂
  19. Please don’t put members on the spot by asking the group (or specific members) for help. Instead, when it’s your turn to discuss your goal, let members know your situation and wait to see if anyone steps forward to help out. Pressuring members to assist you is strictly forbidden. This is a GIVING circle, not a taking circle 🙂
  20. Due to liability concerns, members are strictly forbidden from giving or receiving financial assistance or childcare from other members.
  21. At your 3rd, 5th, 10th, 15th, 25th, 40th and 55th meeting, you’ll receive a gift.  It’s your responsibility to keep track of how many meetings you’ve attended and to let Ralph when each anniversary has been reached.  Also, there are no refunds or exchanges for gifts offered.
  22. A Giving Circle is NOT a scent-free environment. Burning incense and using Abundance Oil are essential elements of our Manifestation Ritual. We sincerely apologize to those with fragrance sensitivities.
  23. Do not record or shoot videos/photos at meetings without explicit consent from Ralph and the member(s) being recorded or photographed.
  24. If you’ve made healthy lifestyle choices (e.g. veganism, non smoking, environmentalism, fitness, meditation, etc), we sincerely applaud this!  However, please don’t make other members feel judged or inferior because they don’t subscribe to your choices.
  25. From time-to-time, Ralph may participate by sharing a goal he’d like to fulfill.

TERMS

  • I agree that A Giving Circle is for entertainment purposes only.
  •  A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, and/or members are not responsible and cannot be held liable for my current and/or future circumstances, and/or any decisions and/or actions I may undertake as a result of my participation in this group.
  • I agree that A Giving Circle is not a replacement for medical attention or psychotherapy.  If I have medical concerns or struggle with mental illness, I will seek help from a medical doctor.
  • I agree to assume all risk of injury to myself and others, and all risk of damage to and loss of my property arising out of my participation in A Giving Circle. To release and forever discharge the A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, members, and any heirs from any and all liability for any injury, including death, and for property damage or loss which may be suffered by myself, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in A Giving Circle; and for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, to indemnify and hold harmless A Giving Circle, Ralph Hamelmann, and members, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, loss and damage arising out of my participation in A Giving Circle.
  • A Giving Circle reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual without explanation.
  • All payments are final.  No refunds or cancellations.
  • If supplies run short for Membership Benefit prizes, substitutes will be given.