[clug-talk] How do we make our meetings better?

Neil Bower linux at benneb.ca
Thu Nov 18 01:58:52 PST 2004

The e-mail in question did get delivered to members on the list...or at least 
to me.  :-)


On Wed November 17 2004 23:46, Niels Voll wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/clug-talk@clug.ca/msg05082.html
> should I repost to the list, or did it get delivered to everyone else?
> ...Niels
> 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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> >Hey Group,
> >
> >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 in general.
> >
> >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 the meetings.
> >
> >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.
> >
> >- --
> >Jarrod Major
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