|Sent on:||Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:15 AM|
Please be sure to contact Liz or Callie prior to the Java Haflas to check that they are still happening. I (Halima) am not the organizer of these haflas, and I am out of the loop when it comes to canceling these events. All assistant organizers have the ability to add/cancel events here on Meetup.
All events must be kept up-to-date by the assistant organizer who posted them. By designating assistant organizer status, I assume that any events that are posted are being monitored by that person. If you are unable to do so, and are no longer interested in posting events, then I will change your status. People who are planning their schedules should be able to look at the calendar here and feel secure that all events are happening as stated. If an event has to be canceled, please do so in a timely fashion so that attendees can adjust their schedules accordingly.
I know that this past Java Hafla was canceled relatively late in the game due to low attendance. As organizer of the entire Meetup, I feel bad when I read on Facebook or here that people have shown up for an event only to have it canceled, particularly if they have driven a long distance. It reflects poorly on me and the group as a whole.
If you are on Facebook, it may be a good idea to check there. The Java Haflas are listed on there as well and often, there seems to be more timely conversation regarding the event.
Thanks for your support and interest in keeping belly dance alive in our area! And to anyone who showed up at this past hafla, my sincerest apologies.