[group-organizers] Yesterday may have been my mother's last birthday
ned at nedbatchelder.com
Wed Dec 20 21:48:45 EST 2017
Sure, take the parts that seem useful. Share yours, maybe I'll find new
things to use! :)
On 12/20/17 6:18 PM, Don Sheu wrote:
> That's a good list. May I steal aspects of it with attribution?
> I am very transparent about myself and personal stuff. I really hope
> that PuPPy can be like your group Boston Python or Brian's group
> ChiPy, where association in the group can inspire folks to contribute
> meaningfully to the global Python community and build the tools that
> will bring about a future we all want to live in.
> The personal stuff sharing ship sailed long ago. By being frank,
> clear, and open I hope that I can help our members find their
> motivation. Mortality is a motivator. Many of our members are young
> and running out of time is a fantasy.
> There's a reality to the finite availability of time though.
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com
> <mailto:ned at nedbatchelder.com>> wrote:
> Don, I'm sorry to hear about your mother's struggle. You didn't
> ask for advice on this, but: I don't know how close-knit PuPPy is,
> or how personal you have been with them over email in the past. I
> wouldn't be that detailed about my personal life in an email to
> Boston Python members. Maybe I misunderstood what you were going
> to write.
> About getting volunteers: it is difficult. I sometimes send out a
> call for help, but it doesn't usually yield results. Sometimes I
> just pick someone and propose that they do something. Sometimes it
> works, sometimes it doesn't.
> I've tried to be clear an explicit about what there is to do:
> Let me know if you come up with anything else...
> On 12/20/17 1:48 PM, Don Sheu wrote:
> Working on a holiday-ish message for my PuPPy members. I do
> want to frame
> my mother's stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis with something
> positive about
> activating members as volunteers and organizers of our group.
> Tough trying to bridge the fact that yesterday was likely my
> mother's last
> birthday with a message that Rome rose from the ashes of Troy.
> Before PuPPy, in Seattle there was SeaPIG. A few years back, I
> BayPiggies almost stopped functioning as a community user
> group. I'm always
> anxious about making sure my group continues after I'm no
> longer active or
> I'm not able to contribute any longer.
> Wonder if anybody has tactics and strategies to share about
> members to volunteers and organizers.
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