Jan 26, 2014 · 1:00 PM
Wow! Happy New Year! We have grown SO MUCH since I first joined a year ago. We are having more fun and playing more tunes in more places than ever before, and even doing some performing! Amazing.
With growth comes a need to get more organized. Several of us feel a meeting would be a great way to start the plan for 2014 and make sure folks get a chance to be heard. The items we need to tackle are (in no particular order):
Identity: A new name!
Meetups: how might we plan our activities to be attractive to members?
2014: What do we hope we will be by next year's meeting? In 5 years?
Management: how might we share responsibilities over time?
Marketing: How might we get the word out?
Financial and Sponsorships: How might we attract more benefits for our members? How might we benefit local music businesses in turn?
As a strategic planner, I've found that the best way to do this is to make it fun and break it up a bit, so we will start with some small group brainstorming, share results, play for a bit, vote on the key issues and decide our marching orders. Then more playing!
Please plan to attend** and have a voice in our group's 2014 plan. This is a democratic group, so we can be whoever we'd like to be.
The first 10 attendees who also RSVPd to this meetup will get a free copy of Ukulele Magazine! We will end with a call to action to really drive attendance at the Jake Concert on 2/3. Remember, only tickets sold using our discount code, UKENATION will count, so get out there and recruit!
**Newbies are especially welcome, we'd like to remove barriers and plan things that will get you out to our events!