Is anyone else wondering why these entrance fees for drinks is required and where designated? My husband and I view this as a hindrance and therefore cannot attend many of these casual get-togethers. Wouldn't it make more sense to have no entrance fee, to show up and pay for one's own drinks and food if we want food? They've now upped the fee to $17!!! Why? But again, why charge at all? My husband and I would love to meet people through this group, but these fees make it nearly impossible for us to do so. How does anyone else feel about it? This country all seems to be centered around money and how much they can get from others. A cost for everything now, even friendships. Ridiculous.