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Re: [Wellington-Foodies-Group] Special Christmas Offer Just for Wellington Foodies From Urban Harvest

From: Shelley K
Sent on: Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:04 PM
> Hi Lucy,
It's all fine. I wondered when I pressed 'send' whether this would go to
the whole group or just you. But on it's way it went.

I know there will be different opinions. And that's all fine - we all have
our own view points.

I need to say, I have no criticism of you or the group. You do a fantastic
job and work really hard. We're lucky to have you. I hope my email didn't
come across with any criticism of you. Or in fact any members or the
people they bring along. I've met some wonderful 'extras'. . It sure
wasn't meant to cause offence to anyone, I hope it hasn't.  It seems to be
the 'meet up' way to have signed up members bring guests along. i was
floating a conversation piece which questioned that.  That's all.

to reiterate - I think you do a fabulous job with this group, and am so
glad i'm a part of it.   Oh dear, should I have pulled my pommy head in??

take care and see you soon,

HI Shelley,
> this email seems to have gone out to the whole group because you replied
> to
> an email notification that was sent from the Meetup site and not one that
> was sent directly from me. I'm a little concerned that it may have caused
> offence to any members that may have signed up for event with +1's or 2's.
> You've made a very valid point and I totally understand how frustrating it
> must be to find that a particular event full and that some of the people
> attending aren't members but unfortunately the site doesn't give me the
> facility to only let members sign up for events before +1's are allowed to
> signup. Numbers for events are always very fluid, I sometimes spend weeks
> arranging a particular event only for people to drop out at the last
> minute
> so I have to make sure all events are fully subscribed then i'll have a
> good chance at getting a 85% turn out.
> What I try to do with all of the events that there is a huge amount of
> interest in; is hold more that one of the same event so everyone gets a
> chance to participate. As it says on the site, this will be the case with
> the knife skills class. We will be holding three events in total because
> there is so much interest and the dates for all three will be announced on
> Monday. I have to test the water with one event to begin with so I can get
> a full scope of the numbers. I don't want to book a chef and pay him/her
> before we have a true idea of how many people will come and take a guess
> based on past history of how many people will actually turn up. It's a bit
> of a science!
> As far as the dinner parties are concerned, my hands will always be a
> little bit tied as we're obviously restricted by the venue thats offered.
> Over the last couple of years we've had a number of members that first
> attend an event as a plus one before deciding that we were the group for
> them and joining so I don't feel like I can restrict people from bringing
> a
> friend, also it makes the events a lot more interesting when you have a
> regular flow of new blood. The musician from the Vegan dinner party was
> Sally's + one and Conny, the GP from the dinner party started list as
> Sylvio (her husbands) +1 and I think that you'll agree that they certainly
> added a bit more colour to the event.
> Sorry that I can't be more helpful. I do work incredibly hard and commit a
> lot of my time and money to catering for everyones needs and I apologise
> if
> I've fallen short.
> All the best
> Lucy
> On 31 January[masked]:45, Shelley K <[address removed]> wrote:
>> > hi Lucy,
>> Far be it from me to be a bah humbug or come across as a whingeing pom,
>> but I'm in need of a moan. I am getting quite cheesed (good foodie word)
>> off by the number of people who RSVP with a plus 1 or 2.  Shouldn't
>> preference go to those who are actually part of the meet up group?  The
>> plus ones and twos are of course welcome to join meet up.  When some
>> things have limited places I feel miffed when I lose out to someone
>> who's
>> not even part of the group.
>> Moan over - something for you to think about, perhaps.
>> ciao for now
>> Shelley
>> Avoid the last minute Christmas rush to the supermarket, wrestling over
>> > the last turkey and finding that all the veggies that you planned to
>> make
>> > sold out hours ago.  Urban Harvest is an online farmers' market based
>> in
>> > Mt Vic, and they want to make Christmas shopping easier for Foodies
>> this
>> > Christmas. They're even delivering on Christmas Eve! Have your turkey,
>> ham
>> > (need to order by 2pm 11 Dec), strawberries, raspberries, asparagus,
>> > Jersey Benne potatoes, croissants from Simply Paris etc delivered to
>> your
>> > door. Urban Harvest is offering Wellington Foodies a voucher for free
>> > delivery, simply enter FOODIEXMAS into the promotional code box as you
>> > checkout on their website (­.nz, phone 04Â[masked])
>> to
>> > waive the delivery fee. Note: orders for Christmas Eve close at 2pm on
>> > Thursday 20 December and orders for turkey and ham need to be received
>> by
>> > 2pm today. Happy Christmas from Urban Harvest
>> >
>> >
>> >
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