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Re: [Comal-River-Riders-Club] January 2018 CRRC Meeting

From: Sha H.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:28 PM
I like eating and visiting before the meeting. That’s my two-cents worth. 

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On Dec 12, 2017, at 10:47 AM, Andy (Andrew Pohlman) <[address removed]> wrote:

Bruce,
What if we had the meeting without dining and held it at the Library or even Woods?
Also less frequently, say quarterly, might also be considered
Andy

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Bruce Wayne Lovely <[address removed]> wrote:

Fellow Members...I need to tell all y'all about our meeting location situation.  As y'all know we're growing and it's getting increasingly difficult to find a meeting location venue that will do the following:  1)  provide a private room large enough to accommodate up to 60 people; 2)  provide the room at no charge to the club; and 3) allow people to attend the meeting without having to eat.

Montana Mike's provided us all the above; however, there have been some grumblings that there's a limited menu and folks are getting tired of it.  Also, in December we called a week in advance to reserve the room and it had been given to another group.  So, we held the December meeting at Bosses Pizza.  Those that attended know that there were a few issues:  1) the A/C didn't work and it got very warm in the room; 2) the room barely had enough room for the 52 members that attended; and 3) we had to purchase a $50 gift card to reserve the room.  That's reality folks...nearly all restaurants will require some kind of payment to reserve a party room, e.g., guarantee a minimum number of meals, charge a fee to reserve the room, etc.

In any case, we've reserved the party room at the Golden Corral for the January 2018 meeting; while it meets our first two requirements, it fails on the third.  Folks wishing to attend the meeting MUST purchase a meal in order to enter the restaurant.  In principle, I have issues with that but it does offer a wide variety of food and provides much greater choice.  All the specifics are on the CRRC Meetup site.

So, here's the bottom line:  as a Club, we need to decide what's more important...meet at a location that doesn't require any form of prepayment but has a limited menu or members must offer some form of payment up front.

We will hold the January 2018 meeting at the Golden Corral and see how it goes.  I need to hear from all y'all on what you believe is the best course of action for the remainder of 2018.  If you have any suggestions, I want to hear them.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Sorry for the length of this email but thanks for listening.

JADIP,

Batman





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