|Sent on:||Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:11 PM|
There are over 650 people in this Meetup group. If you are an active climber, I'm in need of just a couple of minutes of your time.
1. I have 2 important polls going here. With the new VE now open, we are forming new Meetup nights. They should be based around your climbing schedule. Please follow the link to the polls and check the options that apply to you for weeknights at either Minneapolis or St Paul and for lunchtimes at Minneapolis (a great suggestion from one of our climbers).
2. I have gotten a couple of replies from climbers volunteering to be Event Hosts for our regular Meetup nights. But we still need more. This is a volunteer role helping new climbers to meet other climbers from Meetup and encourage them to return on our regular nights to become a part of the community. It only requires that you have a picture of yourself on your profile, that you wear a Meetup logo on your harness for extra identification, and that you make yourself available to introduce new Meetup climbers to other Meetup climbers that you know.
Think of that first time you really met the group, were you welcomed? Are you still climbing with anyone you met there? Was it hard to find the group and you wished it had been easier? I've been part of this group for 3 years now and climb regularly with lots of the people that I only met because I was welcomed and included when I went to my first Meetup and every time after. I'm not the gym rat I once was, but I think it is important that we have people among us for new climbers to seek out when they don't know anyone else to climb with.
Please reply to me if you are interested and willing to be an Event Host for any night of the week at either VE location.
Thank you ahead of time for participating in the polls.