|Sent on:||Monday, January 21, 2013 12:35 PM|
Welcome to the new year of Booze and Books and a special welcome to all our new members.
Life has been going at break-neck speed for me and this will also impact on the group so I have a few announcements about the structure of the group for this year. Don't worry I'm not going anywhere.
A few things to cover are as follows.
Public and non public events
Like everyone else I am super busy and as much as I would like to I can't attend every event I can’t. Most of our events are public events at public venues with people from outside of meetup. Just because there may be limited numbers attending from our group this does not mean you will not be on your own. If you are nervous or unsure please contact me before the event so I can help you. I will be personally hosting events such as monthly meetup, book crawls, pub crawls, movies etc.
I will quickly go over this again. Meetup sends out an email notification for everything. My inbox is full everyday with meetup emails. You can stop the barrage quite easily. I have a discussion topic in the group that explains how to turn them off at
RSVPing and no shows
I am not the attendance police and am pretty cool when it comes to RSVPing. The only time it becomes critical is when there is a limit on the number for special events. Something really crazy is going on with meetup and it selects people at random some times and says they were a "no show". I haven't done it. I'm not in to that so just ignore it. This will not impact your status as a member.
It is not a requirement to attend regular events or even an event at all. Some people have been members for some time but have been unable to attend an event yet. That is okay. One day you may be able to.
Everyone has the ability to suggest events directly on the site or email me the details. We are always on the lookout for great things to do.
We do have a page on facebook where you can follow us. I will post there when I put up new events. This will become a more active medium as time goes on.
On a personal note …
I have been going through a lot the past few months so I haven’t been at as many events as I would like. I have also been accepted in to University this year as a full time student so this will be my first priority. As a result things are going to be full on again this year.
Into the future
I have a lot of new events in the planning stages. Some things take time.
We will continue with our monthly meeting at The Plough Inn. Hopefully this will hold us for a while. I am trying to keep the costs of attending down for members so most events are free. It is not free to run a meetup site so Monthly meetings and some other events will incur a small charge to cover these costs. Usually a gold coin donation.
I intend to send out a monthly letter to stay in touch. This will be after the monthly meetings to recap on preceedings.
I thank you all for being the fantastic people you are and look forward to seeing you soon.