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Re: [robotrobot] Member or non-Member?

From: J. Carlos A.
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:07 AM
I am a non member still on the list.
I do not know why having 250 people follow your group would bother you.
It certainly doesn't cost you anything.
I also follow the Long Beach, Dallas, Seattle and Chicago groups.
In the years I have, nobody has ever raised this issue. In fact many
publish minutes and videos to include as many as possible. The Chicago
group bounced the idea around a few years back to broadcast the meetings live.
I know for a fact people from other countries follow many of them.

I use to attend the meetings regularly but got tired of the way you run the club.
This is just another example of what I am talking about. "Astroturfing" is another.

I still enjoy reading about local robot activities and was hoping to return some day
if there is ever a new president.

I am trying to remain as respectful as possible as this is a public forum.

If you would like to email me personally, I can be
much more detailed and colorful.

I will not pay a dollar to remain on the list.

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Thomas M. <[address removed]> wrote:

According to Meetup, we have nearly 250 members, yet at any given meeting we only have 15-20 people attend. Where are those 230 other people?

I've had several discussions with other club members about this. Several members have said that it bothers them.

In order to get "non-members" to drop off our list I am thinking of requiring that each member pay a one time $1 "meetup fee" that will be returned when he/she attends a meeting.

In other words, you pay a buck, and you get the buck back when you show up.

If you are a regular or semi-regular member who attends 3 or so meetings per year or I know you personally, I will bypass this requirement.

Your feedback / comments PLEASE!
Your feedback / comments PLEASE!
Your feedback / comments PLEASE!


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