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[SLUG] Re: Discussion about SLUG meetings and format
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Discussion about SLUG meetings and format
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- Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:09:06 +1000
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Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:43:04 +1000
> There was a discussion at the June SLUG meeting, about alternate
> venues....maybe a pub at Broadway or Community centre/friendly
> employer in another part of Sydney. I sent my suggestions to the
> committee/James, but can't offer to be a co-ordinator.
> I like the idea of multiple locations maybe even times.
> Though this would need a co-ordinator or two for each.
> On the upside, it should lead an interesting variety of
> presentations and attendees.
If we were to have moving times/dates I know that
it would be a rare meeting I would get to.
With kids, commitments to three community
committees (not including SLUG), my children's
sports and games training, evening work and a wife
who has late clients I have to have things planned
ages in advance and on a regular schedule and time.
I'm also dubious about the efficacy of variable
times/dates. I think that it may appear flexible
and friendly but I don't believe it works. I say
this only from the perspective of knowing how
difficult it can be to arrange for people to
actually attend a one off fixed time/place event
once in a year.
Trying to get people to volunteer is difficult
enough. Someone would then have to coordinate
those people and then we arrive at a larger
problem of when that fails. Where is the backup?
In the present circumstance, we already have a
number of people committed to a time/place and as
coordinators. The more times/places the more
people you need and the more complicated it gets.
One option (my thoughts) would be to have an
additional meeting in a month at a different venue
which could be attended by those who found it
difficult to get to the Friday monthly meetings.
This one could be variable in time/place and have
a separate subcommittee which would organise it.
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