newbie here ,
5/128 , and such an interesting name for the group , never been to a meet and yet I wonder why the low show , time of day or what ? personas or lack of ? too structured or lack of ?
On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Mike Taylor <[address removed]>
Sarah has generously offered to try to steer the
group remotely. (See her message below.) I propose we try one
meeting that way and discuss how we want to manage things from
that point on.
I suggest we meet at Palmano's in Winter Park on Thursday, Aug.
11, 7 p.m. Rich Palmano has a wi-fi set-up (The Hills Are
Alive). I have a short story I can contribute for critique but
will happily step aside if anyone else has an offering.
Can we please have a show of hands on this suggestion?
Meanwhile, the questions Sarah has raised in her message below are
the important ones if we want to continue to meet and critique.
I note also that Sarah has a regular meeting at Celebration that
is posted on our Meet-up site. This seems to be for writing and
socializing rather than critquing; but if it's convenient, you may
want to give it a try.
On 07/31/[masked]:45 PM, Sarah wrote:
Let's remember that
finding a place to meet has never been a problem for the
group. Let's get this back to the topic at hand: who is going
to organize the meetings?
It looks like we have plenty of people willing to chip in the
$$, but no one willing to take over the group. If you are all
agreeable, I could continue as organizer, working with
individuals to organize specific meetings. If the location is
quiet and has wireless and someone brings a laptop, I could
easily participate in the meeting via skype.
But that, of course, is all dependent on people being willing
to go to the meetings. Over the past year or so, we've had a
core group of 5 that comes, but no one else does - no matter
the location. And we supposedly have 128 members. If more
don't come to the meetings, I don't see why we wouldn't do as
a member suggested privately and move the group off of Meetup.
Let me know what y'all think.
Sarah N. Fisk
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