Welcome to members new & old
Thursday, February 7, 2008 9:33 PM
Hello MeetUp Members!
Especially for those of you who joined before January, and those who have not created profiles yet, I would like to encourage you to update your profiles and comments. Don't be shy, we all share similar interests, and we'd like to encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy the meetings. This is a social outlet with a theme--it's easy for everyone to fit in.
The venue for our meetings is established as the Mitsuwa Marketplace and I intend to hold MeetUps here on Thursday evenings, 6:00PM-8:00PM, at least twice a month. If this catches on, I'd be more than willing to hold "extra" meetings at other suggested venues. Sushi lovers, or those who like to meet in bars, etc, have proposed this possibility, and I'm game, but every other Thursday at Mitsuwa will be home base.
I would also like to ask if there are any members who may be willing to act as Co-Coordinator, to help facilitate meetings. Anyone? Please contact me directly at [address removed]. I intend to let the whole MeetUp group sit together in smaller groups; those in which more advanced speakers can enjoy chatting in Japanese exclusively to maintain their langauge skills, and then groups of those who have an interest in culture and hope to learn some language skills accompanied by those who are willing to share and teach. Everyone is of course free to join either/both, we'll all be in the same courtyard.
Any questions? Send me an email, I'll reply in the same day.