[group-organizers] Yesterday may have been my mother's last birthday
dinaldo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 21:50:44 EST 2017
One thing I like with BayPiggies is a volunteer tracks turnout.
On Wed, Dec 20, 2017, 6:48 PM Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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
>>> birthday with a message that Rome rose from the ashes of Troy.
>>> Before PuPPy, in Seattle there was SeaPIG. A few years back, I remember
>>> BayPiggies almost stopped functioning as a community user group. I'm
>>> anxious about making sure my group continues after I'm no longer active
>>> I'm not able to contribute any longer.
>>> Wonder if anybody has tactics and strategies to share about activating
>>> members to volunteers and organizers.
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