The Sarasota Creative Writers

Join or login to comment.

  • Boots B.

    I have already offered my apologies to Bill. I didn't make an issue of it as I did not want to make Bill feel uncomfortable or embarrassed by what happened. He was in no way offended and completely enjoyed the group. I suggest this be brought up at the next meeting so that it doesn't happen again.

    Maggie, I'm going to turn the floor over to you for this discussion and maybe this is the time to ask if you would consider accepting the job of co-chair for the group. I've been thinking about it for some time now and this just seems like the purrfect time to ask.

    I do agree with all of you that it did not end properly and as Gordon said I definitely felt blindsided by the situation but didn't want to make a total disaster out of the entire evening. As I told Bill it is an issue that will be addressed at the next meeting to prevent it from ever happening again.

    Boots

    June 24, 2013

    • Boots B.

      You're a valued member of the group (and we miss you) so consider your vote cast and recorded. I'm assuming on both counts, right?

      June 27, 2013

    • Charles S.

      Thank you - I definitely support Maggie in the co-chair position.

      June 27, 2013

  • Boots B.

    Bill Church, the new editor of the SHT, was the guest speaker and we all learned something of value from his experience. He also offered insight into submitting articles to the paper and who they should be sent to.

    It was easy to see why so many positive changes are taking place at the paper because he is a positive, open and community oriented individual. Keep reading because greater improvements are ahead! For those of you who didn't attend, you missed something special but you can catch up by talking to those of us who were there.

    Boots

    June 20, 2013

    • Gordon K.

      We all make mistakes. It is how we grow.

      June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh-tay! :-)

      June 24, 2013

  • Alan K.

    I'm curious to learn why the meeting seems to have gotten out of control.

    June 24, 2013

    • Gordon K.

      It got out of control due to a lack of understanding of group etiquette by John. He simply did not let the floor go back to Boots who is the chair and moderator for the group.

      June 24, 2013

  • Gordon K.

    I have to agree with Maggie. I was startled by his just being brushed off to the side. I didn't like it. I don't think he was happy when he left, I damn sure wouldn't have been. I think common courtesy should have won out. I didn't know he was done. I think he was answering a question and then a conversation took up at the end of the table like he wasn't there. I have to give him credit that he stayed for a bit longer before leaving to answer not only that question but one or two after that which meant he wasn't done. Good grief. To put it mildly I was embarrassed for our group. When a speaker is supposedly finished then the meeting should be resumed with a thank you to the speaker, applause appropriate, and then an invitation to the speaker to remain if they so wish. I think Boots was caught off guard by what I considered to be a rude interuption which should not have happened. .

    June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i think he made it clear to everyone that he was done and thus was anxious to go. I bet he was ''fine''­ with his presentation. He gave us all thoughtful, valuable information and then ... again... he said ''i have time for one more question''. I heard him clearly as i was sitting right next to him. When he answered the final question I thought it was rude to keep ''engaging him'' as it seemed clear by his final comment that he was done. I think if he was asked, he would agree.

      June 24, 2013

    • Gordon K.

      so u understand, John, your all encompassing comment about it being"clear to everyone that he was done" was incorrect. It was not clear to me and I was two seats to his left. And, even if it was, this matter of his being "done" it still was not an appropriate action on your part to take over the meeting by asking someone in the group questions. The group meeting itself was not over. There is standard group etiquette which was violated. In a similar fashion, while I can understand your sense of humor with your narcotics anonymous introduction to which, had we all been there in like joke, we could have all replied, “Hello John.” But it was not the proper time for such a remark. It was out of place.

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok,
    was similar to the key note speech i gave at my daughters graduation.
    I am sure it was helpful to some.

    June 20, 2013

  • Gordon K.

    Excellent program.....thanks Boots.

    June 19, 2013

  • Alan K.

    Can't make it tomorrow - and will be in rehearsals and production thereafter until August 4. But look forward to showing up.

    June 18, 2013

  • Gordon K.

    Excited to be there.

    June 18, 2013

  • Vicky Van V.

    I Will look forward to it!

    June 16, 2013

15 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy