[Baypiggies] Scheduling change of plans
rdm at cfcl.com
Thu Apr 20 22:43:38 CEST 2006
At 11:49 AM -0700 4/20/06, Dennis Reinhardt wrote:
> Let me propose a change in schedule here:
> IronPort meetings 2nd Thur 4 times/year
> Google meetings 3rd Thur 10-12 times/year
> East Bay 1st Thur 1-2 (future, none now)
I understand the motivation for varying the location, but I
don't understand why the date should jump around. Unless
there is a REALLY compelling reason for this, I suggest that
the date be easy to remember, plan for, etc.
Rick Moen's page "Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group"
should be required reading for anyone who is running ANY
kind of user group, etc. I could quibble with a few of his
points, but by and large, it's right on target. He says:
> 3. You need a regular meeting location.
> Changing meeting locations risks losing attendees like mad.
> Why? Because some will come to the prior meeting location,
> instead, get discouraged, and maybe even conclude that your
> group has folded -- and also because finding out how to get
> there, where to park, whether the neighbourhood's OK to
> walk in, etc., is a strain on people, each time you move.
> 4. You need a regular meeting time.
> "Regular" usually means following an easily-remembered-and-used
> formula, suitable for people's calendars, pocket planners, and
> PalmPilots -- such as 4th Thursday. Don't get fancy with things
> like "every other Thursday": Make it so anyone with a calendar
> can easily figure out when the next meeting will be.
-- Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group
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