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Thanksgiving and a little more housekeeping, from Barb T, ** Please read**

From: barb t.
Sent on: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:28 PM


Hello All,

I continue to be amazed by the great people that find us and join our group!

I appreciate your positive feedback...and even listen to the little bit of negative stuff.


That being said, Thanksgiving and Christmas is fast approaching.

I know not everyone may have plans for the holidays, but you have a  Meetup family!

Is there anyone who wants to host an event for Thanksgiving?

There are places open that day for dinner (Cracker Barrel I know is)

..Or  if someone wants to open their home and others help bring food.

If not dinner how about a movie that night?

Please let me know if you would like to setup and host an event on Thanksgiving and also Christmas Day.  last housekeeping note:


If you did not RSVP yes for an event, please do not show up and expect the group to provide you with a seat.

I can't tell anyone they cannot come to a public place, but again, it does not seem fair that when there is a waiting list of members who wanted to come but we did not have room, then people just show up to attend the event that they  did not RSVP yes to

(This has happened in the past and seems to becoming a regular thing lately.)


So, I promise, this is my last email on the changes that were necessary to put in place to help make the group's events go smoother as we continue to grow.


When a new member joins, they receive an automated email that I rewrote recently.


Here it part of what it says:


"Just a few FYI's:

1.) As the group continues to grow with new members, it is now necessary to require a recognizable picture and an accurate first name on your Meetup profile.


2.) You are required to be accurate with your RSVP's. If you say you are coming, you are expected to show up. If you are unable to attend, please update/change your RSVP as soon as possible.


3). If you didn't RSVP for an event and show up anyway, please be aware a seat was not saved for you. This is unfair to the members that may be on a waiting list and wanted to attend."


Thanks everyone for your cooperation and support.

It means alot to me when you tell me how much you enjoy the group.


Barb Travis




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