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Re: [randominphilly] Random Adendum

From: angelina
Sent on: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:33 AM
Hi Dawn:
Definitely good to let ppl know about RSVPs. It's a problem with these meetups and as an assistant organizer with different groups, I have always walked away feeling dejected and angry because people do not understand how much work is involved in doing an event. You need to create boundaries right away and you did! As for the other - that's hard. Because like you said it's a new group and there have only been a few meetups....and they either conflicted with my schedule or were not something I'd venture to do that at that precise moment in time. Which begs the question: When am I supposed to meet you so you can decide if my suggestion is a viable one?
Here's an idea: What if you scheduled an event for everyone to come out and meet each other....a picnic/happy hour/brunch...something to get your members together. And then from there start to draw up a list of things. There is just so much to do out there and your idea for "random" happenings is really great because it's not bound to a particular activity (dining out, drinking, book club). Rather it's open to everything and everyone. I think people are posting because they are really excited about the prospect of having a group where they can participate in a whole range of activities and really take advantage of events big and small to connect and have fun with folks who have a lot of different interests.
For instance - the summer concert on the 15th would be a nice group event. $10 lawn seats. Or maybe a brunch on a sat or sun. Or just a big group meetup at a coffee shop to make introductions and stuff. And.. looking forward to meeting you.

--- On Wed, 6/9/10, Dawn <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Dawn <[address removed]>
Subject: [randominphilly] Random Adendum
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 8:36 AM

OK, I promise this will be the last time I bother y'all for a while. But based on recent drama, I've updated the rules. One is because of the no-shows.

The other is because a couple people have gotten upset that I haven't scheduled their idea immediately. Relax. This group is a week old. I'll get there.

Two new rules:

1. Three strikes and you're out. If you say you're coming to an event and something comes up, please change your RSVP. Often there are waiting lists. If you bail less than 24 hours beforehand, or just don't show up, that's a strike.

2. I love ideas for outings. But before you post an idea, please come to one of the other MeetUps so we can meet you. I don't really feel comfortable setting up an event for someone I haven't met! So come on out..

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