The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCollough - Overflow Session

Discussed at the last meeting and on the forum and messages page was the possibility of setting up a secondary meeting for any that go over the 20 person limit.

We have the limit set to ensure that we can easily get a table booked at the venue and so we have a more consolidated group discussion.

With the idea of the overflow group, anyone who is wait-listed for the main meeting can move their attendance over the the second meeting. Additionally anyone who finds the following week more suitable may want to do so as well. The overflow groups will have the same 20 person limit set to them. And it we manage to fill up the overflow group (a record for the club) we will work out a plan B for that one I guess ;-)


General points about the overflow group:

  • I will monitor the RSVPs for meetings and setup the overflow group when I see people starting to appear on the wait-list
  • The overflow group will be the Saturday after the main meeting
  • Everyone will need to manage their attendance (i.e. remove yourself from one group and add yourself to the other)
  • This makes it very important that you keep your RSVP setting current as it will have an impact on other members who may be wait-listed. If you find yourself unable to attend a session please ensure you change your RSVP setting to no and free up a space
  • Members are welcome to attend either meeting (or both) and balance out attendance as is suitable
  • I will check the RSVPs on the Friday before the meeting and make the table booking. If there are no RSVPs on the meeting by the end of day on the Friday before, I will cancel the meeting
  • I will likely attend both meetings (I need few excuses to laze around a coffee shop on the weekend) but may not get to every overflow. Regardless I will ensure a booking is made under the name Canberra Bookclub


This is a new idea we are trying out so we will see how this all works out



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  • Anna

    Lots of fun and interesting conversations as always :)

    July 18, 2013

  • Linda

    Even though I didn't finish the book, it was wonderful talking about it with all of you. Had a great time.PS: nearly finished the book and loving it!

    July 18, 2013

  • Tania

    Another good session!

    July 15, 2013

  • Kathie

    Good discussion. Enjoyed reading the book.

    July 13, 2013

  • Brett BJ J.

    I'm going to come again as there are plenty of spots available and I'm a little idle today.

    July 13, 2013

  • daryl

    Sorry everyone, can't make this weekend. Table has been booked. Will post the next book selection from this meeting in a couple of days.


    July 13, 2013

  • Angela D.

    Apologies again- I have a few last minute things on See you all soon.

    July 13, 2013

  • Kathie

    I came last time. Look forward to the discussion. I will cancel if there is a surge in RSVPs

    July 11, 2013

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