[clug-talk] How do we make our meetings better?
nvoll at voho.com
Wed Nov 17 22:46:47 PST 2004
this is weird - I wrote a response to this, but didn't get it in my
email. But it did show up in the mailing list archive at:
should I repost to the list, or did it get delivered to everyone else?
p.s. I had a few posts before and after that one which behaved normally
- i.e. I did get them in in my email.
Jarrod Major wrote:
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>The Executive would like to start up this dialogue again.
>It has become clear that the people subscribed to this list perceived that we
>the Executive killed this thread last time. I am not going to argue that
>point and I urge none of you to either. We would like to hear your comments
>and ideas on this subject. Again, if you don't feel that this list is the
>most appropriate venue for your comments or your ideas are too controversial,
>feel free to use the suggestion/comments box on the website.
>It is apparent that we need to open the meetings up for more 'free' time. You
>can count on that for the coming months.
>I want to convey to you that anything discussed in this thread should be
>considered ideas and not actions. <having to choose my words carefully> This
>is not meant to stifle the conversation but ultimately at this point in time
>it is the responsibility of the Board to plan and execute meetings. Your
>input is invaluable. Also we are specifically talking about meetings not CLUG
>I suspect that some of the problems we encountered last time were a direct
>result in the Executive trying to take in some constructive criticism, do
>something about it but not shake things up too radically. Ultimately our
>numbers for attendance haven't suffered nor has our membership sign-ups. This
>leads the Executive to believe that some part of the meeting formula is
>working. As was stated before it comes down to a balancing act, how do we
>manage this to keep everyone happy? We only have evidence so far of a few
>people who are unhappy or want to see some things change.
>I encourage you to speak up. I am speaking to the people on this list who
>attend meetings because ultimately this affects them. I am also addressing
>the people who might attend meetings if we made it more desirable for them to
>do so. If you are neither, please do NOT hold back your suggestions but keep
>in mind that we are trying to improve the situation for those that come to
>I think that about covers it. Sorry to be long-winded. Let the fun begin, and
>I do mean fun. This should be an enjoyable process not something unpleasant.
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