Re: [Seven-Habits-for-Highly-Effective-San-F­ranciscans] Meet Once Per Month/Wednesdays/7 p.m.

From: Glen Jarvis
Sent on: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:40 AM
I've received several great replies and I'm not able to respond to them all. However, I do want to add a few comments regarding the Civic Center Library

Earlier, it was mentioned:
> It [the Civic Center Library] seems to be a great place if you're "in and out' due 
> to such bad smells if you're hanging out longer... maybe this is not true
> in the meeting rooms

I am in this library quite often and have attended professional meetings here too. The facility is a newish facility that is really nice. *However,* San Francisco has a very compassionate view of homelessness and the Library is a very accepting place for everyone. As long as you are actually reading (and are not sleeping with a book in front of you), you can sit and use the library without prejudice. When it's chilly weather like now, this is one of the only warm places some people have. I personally enjoy this attitude. It does, however, have some negative consequences.

There are no 'smells' in most areas -- like reserved areas and meeting rooms. However, there are places -- especially the restrooms -- where the smells can be completely overwhelming. Further, these areas receive a high degree of abuse and some things (like stall doors) may be broken. 

I find the area a very professional place to meet -- except for the restroom facilities. If this is an issue, again, please give me feedback early so we can find a space that is the most comfortable for everyone.

Earlier, it was mentioned:
> Also, I don't think we can really get things going in one hour

This point is actually more of a concern for me than the first one above. Because the ideal meeting time is 7 p.m. for us, and because the Library closes very promptly at 8 p.m., this may be more of a problem. I believe we need a space that is central in San Francisco, with a white board, projector, and screen. We also need comfortable conference room type seating for at least 30 people (46 if all who sign-up attend). I prefer not to charge for attendance. So, if possible, I'd like to find a professional space that is free.

I welcome all feedback you can give me regarding this space. I also welcome any suggestions you have for other spaces. We now know when we're going to meet; we now need to find a place to host us.

Warmest Regards,

Glen Jarvis
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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -M. Gandhi

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