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Re Discussion Meet-Up this Sunday - Reminder + Agenda

From: Rajiv
Sent on: Friday, June 15, 2012 10:36 AM

Ciao amici.

Just a final reminder that this Sunday, 17 June - 4.30pm at Reno's Cucina Rusticana on Alfreton Rd - we're having a bit of a get-together to discuss the Italian Meet-Up Conversation Group in general and how we can take it forward (see here: ). There's parking on the street - and also a Tesco car park five minutes' walk down from the restaurant.

Many thanks to those who've already RSVP'd. If you do wish to come, please feel free to join in - whether you're a brand new member or an old-timer! But if you haven't yet done so, please confirm either way by 8pm this evening, so I can give Raffaele an idea of numbers around the table. Also, just to be clear, although we're meeting in a restaurant, it's not a cena meet-up, just a handy venue after their closing time, so don't get too friendly with those menus;-). (Some drinks should be on offer as refreshments.)

In terms of the meeting itself, given that we're likely to be a mixed ability group language wise, it seems logical to do most of it in English, although it would be nice if we could all perhaps at least introduce ourselves in Italian (to justify our purpose!).

While the intention behind this meeting is to informally discuss the group - past, present and future - it might be useful if we have at least a loose agenda, albeit entirely flexible depending on what people want to talk about. With this in mind, I'd like to suggest the following points of discussion to get us started:

1. Who we are as a group - our connection with the Italian language - reasons for wanting to join

2. What activities we can offer/ have offered in the past

3. Who would like to help organize different areas of interest - culture/food/walks/trips etc

4. Scheduling activities - frequency etc

5. Membership fee for upkeep of site; alternative/ additional sites (Facebook?)/ sponsorship?

6. Any other thoughts/ ideas/ comments


As I said, it's only a loose agenda, but perhaps something we can use as a starting point. If you have anything else you'd like me to put on, just let me know.


If nothing else, it'll be a good chance for more people interested in Italian to get to know each other.

Allora, a domenica!




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