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Best time for meeting

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:47 PM
Barbara,
Please forgive  me if I don’t have all the facts straight-

What I can put together from the details, is that out of a sampling of a few 
people who responded, the ones who can do lunch feel lunch it is the most 
convenient time for them.
I appreciate that, convenient is important and we all have things to do in 
the evenings.

At the end of the day, the time wants  to reflect when it is doable for the 
largest group of people.
many of the people who can make a lunch meeting,  can also make an evening 
meeting.

On the other hand,  lunch cuts out a large percentage of people.
This group is not just for business office folks, it wants to  be available 
to a cross-section of people in all kinds of jobs,  to get the largest 
turnout.

If one looks at the other Meet-up groups, few meet at noon, except for the 
retired groups and the business groups.

San Antonio Sustainable Living meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 
PM the Whole Foods in the Quarry.
This is the oldest group of this type in the area.
I recommend it for all interested in a Permaculture lifestyle , the 
interests of the two groups completely overlap.
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They also sponsor “Green Drinks” every second Tuesday evening of the month.
This is a great casual mixer to meet people who have a wealth of knowledge.
I also recommend the Facebook page for SA Sustainable Living:
https://www.facebo...­

In my own non-scientific analysis, Tuesday evening actually turns out to be 
the best time for the majority of working  people.
Monday’s are Sunday jet-lag, and the end of the week tends to fill up with 
other things.
I  assume the  garden day would be Saturdays.
I see the Permaculture in Action meetings, which will include a wide 
spectrum of subjects,  and the Garden Project,  as separate but overlapping 
interests.

Permaculture meetings could be second or third Tuesday of each month, so as 
not to conflict with Sustainable Living.
Once the garden gets going, the garden meetings would be every Saturday 
morning before the work begins.
Until the project gets going, since you are not here on the weekends, the 
Garden Planning meetings could be one mid-week evening, or lunch time, 
(although I can’t make it) and then segue to Saturday mornings. That way 
gardeners don’t have to come one time for a meeting,  and another time to do 
the work.

Most people will not be able to work on the garden every weekend, it will be 
a slightly different group each Saturday.
I see the garden “chair” rotating and shared by a small  group of those who 
show up the most often.
If responsibility is shared, it won’t put too much of a burden on one person 
and cause burn-out.
I can make some of those meetings, but not all, and see myself as support 
for the garden group. I will help get the garden off the ground, and help 
with logistics.

This is not to say that those who want to  meet at lunch shouldn’t get 
together and do their own thing. Permaculture SA Does Lunch.

For  myself, I  cannot anticipate a free lunch hour on a recurring  basis. 
Nor can I predict what part of the city  I will be in,  should I have a free 
lunch.

I appreciate you taking on this project.

David







-----Original Message----- 
From: Barbara Lamar
Sent: Wednesday, February 20,[masked]:53 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [San-Antonio-Permacu­lture] need new organizer

Thanks David.

I think you said you can only attend meetings at night or during the
day on Sundays. Currently I'm not in San Antonio on weekends. I'm in
San Antonio most week-day evenings, but we'll need to have at least
some day-time meetings if we want to have on-site demonstrations and
work in the garden.

Are you completely locked into your schedule, such that you can never
do day-time meetings on any day other than Sunday?

Heidi conducted a survey, and since she chose a week-day lunch
meeting, I gather than the majority of respondents indicated a
preference for week-day lunch meetings. If this is the case, then it
looks as though it might not work for you to chair the meetings,
unless there is some way you could change your schedule. You said you
can't do 11:30 week-day meetings. How about noon to one? The beginning
time would be the critical time for the leader of the meeting to be
there. If some of the attendees wanted to stay later and talk, they
could, even if the leader had to leave.

Barbara

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM, David Buchanan
<[address removed]> wrote:
> I would be happy to chair the meetings.
>
> David Buchanan
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Barbara Lamar
> Sent: Tuesday, February 19,[masked]:31 PM
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: Re: [San-Antonio-Permacu­lture] need new organizer
>
> I will be happy to take care of the dues, administer the webpage, and
> schedule meetups. Is there someone out there willing to chair the
> meetings? I'd love to attend the meetups and can probably even provide
> a meeting space. I could even work on arranging guest speakers. But
> chairing meetings is not my forte. I would need someone willing to do
> that part of it.
>
> Barbara
>
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM, HL Tyler <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> I will be stepping down as organizer of this group when the dues period
>> ends in March.  If there is interest in the group continuing, please 
>> someone
>> else let me know that you can be the new organizer.  The duties of the
>> organizer are to pay dues, administer the webpage, and schedule meetups.
>>
>> -Heidi
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