|Sent on:||Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:46 AM|
My name is Peter Varley. I have not met many of you. Truthfully, I have been to only one of these Independent Coffee Lover meetups. I am acting on faith to step up to the organiser role. I have run another conversation group for 3 years called Conversation Cafe. It also began as a coffee and cake social. However,as it grew it needed to be moved to a pub, where we occupy a couple of rooms once a month. As I say, I don't know all about scheduling, for I work Saturdays and start my shift at 12:00. I can promise to make the social a regular monthly thing. I seem to be treating Meetup like the game Monopoly. My own group meets 4 or 5 times a month, and I enjoy reaching more people with it. So, I want to get back to the roots of coffee with conversation, and I have noted a couple of good sites when about town, with this meetup in mind. I hope to get to know you. And also I hope that our two distinct groups can form into a whole. And perhaps there are ideas which I use to operate that can be brought to Coffee Lovers, and vice versa. Mostly, I hope I get something out of the meetup experience by visiting the independent shoppes. I cannot make the NOV 17 date, however, because of obligations. But let's all meet in December.