My name is Marty; My wife is Nomi. We are snowbirds (Broomfield in the summers/ s fla in the winters)
-I started this group because of a desire for intellectual stimulation among other people to discuss a wide range of topical subjects.
-Whether you are PhD, physician, attorney, financier, teacher, or simply graduated from "S.H.K" (the school of hard knocks), if you have something to offer, or wish to learn more among your peers, this group is for you. (closed minds or those who wish to monopolize the dialogue, this is not for you)
Topics will usually have more than one side to it, often "thinking out of the box" . Venues will be held at various cafes around the Louisville/Boulder area, once a week; at various times and days.
-Content is up to you (the attendees) as topics are submitted by the attendees. Since topics change from event to event, each event is unique to itself. Spontaneity is the feature that makes this group interesting.
1) "Do i have to speak if i dont want to?" - no. Some prefer to just listen to the others. And conversely you dont have to submit a topic if you dont want to.
2) "why are you so strict about "no shows? Other groups dont seem to care." --I wouldnt care either, if attendance was meaningless. I need to know close to exact numbers as to ascertain how many tables we need and if a 2nd host is needed. Plus often times there is a waiting list, so if you rsvp "yes" and dont show up, or amend, then thats a space that another could have taken.
3) "are there any topics that are disallowed?" - No, as long as the agenda is not of "I am right, and you are wrong and thats that!" We respect everyone viewpoints.."we can disagree without being disagreeable"
4)) "what happens to the group in the winter while you (marty) is gone"? -I have assistant organizer (Vince) that will be running the group without missing a beat. However, the frequency of events might diminish
IF YOU RSVP "YES" TO AN EVENT, AND CHANGE YOUR MIND, YOU MUST AMEND YOUR RSVP TO A "NO".
*IN ADDITION, I ASK THAT EACH MEMBER ATTEND AT LEAST 2 EVENTS PER YEAR, ASSUMING YOU ENJOYED THE FIRST EVENT.