As the last in the quintet of politically themed events prior to election day, how about a quickie, simple and casual get-together on election eve to watch a film? We need suggestions for a film. I am going to borrow and bring a copy of "The Koch Brothers Exposed," which is only 52 minutes long, but am open to whatever majority opinion dictates among people who are confirmed attendees. Would be swell if someone with an instrument can lead us in song (suggestions encouraged and welcomed) prior to the film. Satire is always appreciated, of course, but not necessary. :-)
Date: Monday, 11/5 -- ELECTION EVE
RSVP Deadline: Saturday, 11/3, 11:00 a.m. (I need to distribute directions to confirmed attendees by that date.)
Place: Marshall's House in Kensington. Address and directions to be distributed by 11/3 to confirmed "yes" RSVPs. People needing/offering carpooling should start coordinating through the Comments area below and/or via emails to each other.
6:10-6:30 Gather, introductions, mingling
6:30-7:00 Sing [bring kazoos in case we can't get musicians...]
7:00-7:30 Eat + chat (brown-bag BYO would be easiest; bring your dinner and/or movie munchies)
7:30-8:30 Watch film
8:30 working stiffs head home; or linger and chat until Marshall kicks us out....
Other: need to secure a location by Monday, 10/29. Need at least 4 *firm* RSVPs by Sat., 11/3, or event may be cancelled.
Update 10/31: I want to avoid the time-consuming and labor-intensive process used for the recent 10/28 voting party. As with that event, there is limited space on 11/5, and there is a waiting list. To avoid the possibility of no-shows, here is the process:
(1) If you are currently on the list of attendees (meaning, you RSVP'd "yes"), I will be sending a follow-up email on 11/3 asking you to confirm that you will *for sure* be attending on 11/5. This means definitely, absolutely, you-betcha, and not "yes, if I can get a ride" or "yes, if I don't have to work" or "yes, if my goldfish isn't too needy that evening" or "yes, unless something more interesting tickles my fancy."
(2) Following the above request, some people may change their RSVPs to "no," thereby opening up spaces for others to be moved (automatically, by the Meetup software) from the Wait List to the Attending List, in the order they are on the Wait List. At this point, I will repeat step (1) for the new "Yes" attendees, and ask each by email to confirm that they will *for sure* be attending on 11/5. If you get the email before 11/4, I will wait 24 hours for your response. As of 11/4...see (3), below.
(3) As of 11/4, if I don't have confirmed responses from everyone who is on the Attending List, I will remove the non-responsive names and send a group email to anyone remaining on the RSVP list. First one(s) to respond to the email and confirm that they will for sure be attending on 11/5 will be moved to the remaining open spots.
Confusing? Yes. Sorry, but managing limited-space events can be complex, since the average "show" rate for Yes responses to events (according to other Meet-up organizers) is 50%. Bottom line: once you get an email from me requesting confirmation that you will be attending, respond ASAP. If I don't get a confirmation, I will assume (from experience and advice from other Meet-up organizers) that you won't be coming, and will make your spot available to someone on the Wait List...who will also have to confirm.
Posted: 9/21 Updated 10/11; 10/20 (RSVP deadline)