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Re: [houston-php] Problem with group meeting attendance

From: user 9.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:38 PM
Hi folks,
Sorry about the poor showing I did not rsvp because I knew I would not be 
attending because of other commitments.  I did RSVP the meeting before but 
could not attend because of a conflict that I did not know about. (My wife 
had arranged a special dinner).  It its hard to be to committed with so many 
cancelations.  Are we meeting 75% of the time?  The meeting use to have a 
broader appeal.  Now its focus in on what is hot.  Unless your hardcore it’s 
a tough meeting to attend. If we want more attendance we have to be regular 
in meetings and reach a broader audience. Perhaps having officers would help 
so that it is not just one person.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Joao Prado Maia
Sent: Tuesday, April 10,[masked]:28 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [houston-php] Problem with group meeting attendance


> That does sound like a problem.  I have not been RSVP'ing for quite a 
> while now because something always seemed to come up at the last minute 
> (or this last time when I was involved in an accident and just didn't feel 
> like doing anything).  I am thinking that maybe a lot of people are on 
> auto-respond.  That is to say that they say they will but then forget 
> about it.  Maybe a reminder e-mail the day before would help?  Or if there 
> was a way to auto-install an event on a person's calendar?  (I have 
> lightning on Thunderbird.)  I haven't been coming to meetings when I would 
> really like to do so only because I am the secretary for the CP/M club 
> which meets on the same day an hour later.  (I figure there is no sense in 
> me running from one meeting to the next and I would miss out on the really 
> great things the PHP club puts on.)

Well, I appreciate the fact that things come up every so often, and some 
people may not be able to attend the meeting that was previously RSVP'ed. 
However, I don't expect 60-75% of the attendees to have that type of issue 
at any one time.

There is already a reminder email the day before the meeting, so I don't 
think it's a matter of people potentially forgetting about the events.

> So my first suggestion is some way to remind people the day before the 
> meeting is to occur.
> My second suggestion is maybe Thursday is not a good day to hold the club 
> meeting.  I know if it was on a different day I would be able to attend 
> more than I can do now.  But that might just be me.  What do others think?

Changing the meeting week day might be a good thing to try, but I don't 
think that this is necessarily associated with the lack of attendance of 
RSVPs. I can see how that would related to people overall attending an 
event, if Thursday might be a "bad" day.

In any case, I just want to make it clear that I'm not complaining about 
specific people not attending. This is more about RSVPs, and the issues that 
arise when a lot of RSVPs don't show up, as far as planning goes.


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