March 8, 2014
*** Membership List Update ***
Dear Members (aka "Thinkers"):
On February 19, 2014, the Leadership Team posted a notice on the Club Home Page and sent e-mail notices to over 20 members inviting those members who had not shown a continuing interest in the Club to renew their commitment, failing which their names would be removed from the Membership list. If you log into the TBC Home Page, you will see that our numbers have been reduced from 82 - 45.
Although this was a larger cull than expected, we are pleased with the result. We are only interested in members who have a genuine and abiding interest in the classics, and are willing to participate as active members of the Club. The remaining 45 members are individuals that have shown a genuine and sustained interest. We see this as a "refreshing" of the Club. And, as a practical matter, this will also assist in managing the membership list and in making participation of serious members more accessible.
It is our goal to limit the number of members to somewhere around 60 going forward. We will be tightening up the admissibility questions and criteria for new members as well. In other words: Only serious minds need apply...
Thank you to those of you who have made and continue to make this Club a genuine source of great joy, stimulation and shared, mutual interests, where "friendships of pleasure" can evolve and, perhaps some day, evolve into select friendships of excellence or virtue for some of us:"Friendship is finding someone who loves the same books we do".
See you all in the agora.
March 4, 2014
*** REMINDER ***
If anyone registered for Virgil's Aeneid is unable to make the meeting, please change your RSVP as soon as you are aware so that those on the Waiting List will have time to read the text before the meeting.
Thank you for your cooperation.