Thanks for your e-mail. It was nice to take the time to write itand take the time to do some in between organizing.
I attended one meeting in the early days of just moving to Austin. The one perception I have of Austin between this design meet-up and the AIGA here is everyone really likes to drink. While that is not a bad thing it is difficult to find a group who is interested in all the great subjects and topics of design. In the "bar" situation it does create an atmosphere of a "pick up" situation-your mentality changes and attitude may change when you are there to really just talk about type or a new paper or interactivity in web design.
I think there is a real opportunity to take this group to the next level and even create some situations about design in Austin that can be respected by the community.
I vote for a coffee location -where one may speak and hear.
On Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 10:18PM, "Fletcherism" <[address removed]> wrote:
>Hi, first off, my name is Fletch, I'm the new organizer, I rescued the group (literally at the last minute) back in April. I need to start by apologizing to everyone for not having been in contact, or actually done much of anything, since I took over the reins. My lame excuse is that at almost the exact same time I took over the organizership here, I was laid off from my job, and suddenly my priorities underwent a big reshuffling. <br /><br />The main reason for this message is to make a special request for as many people as possible to try and make June's meeting. I need help. I didn't want to see the group just die, but I really didn't intend to take over as the permanent organizer. I can probably do this through the summer, or if I get some help on the fees maybe longer. But mostly I need help with ideas and suggestions on what to do to get the group back on its feet again. That's what I want to discuss most of all at our next meeting.<br /><br />Also, what I really need input on immediately is how to find a new place to meet. I've heard many people say we need a different place than Halcyon before, so I'm definitely wanting suggestions from anybody about places they think would work well for as many people as possible to meet.<br /><br />I personally like Flightpath Coffee, where the Flash group has met a number of times. It's up on Duval near 51st, away from downtown, plenty of parking nearby, and its not as loud and cramped inside.<br /><br />But I'm not necessarily saying that's where we should have our next meetup. Anyone with any ideas, please post them here or email me. They don't have to be a restaurant/bar/coffeshop-type place.<br /><br />Please respond to this email with any suggestions you have, or post your suggestion in the thread that's been started on our Meetup message board: <a href="http://graphicdes...">http://graphicdes... /><br />I really look forward to seeing you guys on June 3rd. Thanks in advance for your patience, your understanding and your support.<br />
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