SPUG: Meeting Venues/SPUG Bifurcation
stuart_poulin at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 13 17:13:13 CDT 1999
Just wanted to mention that being part of the 90% no shows, I don't show
1. I'm on the eastside.
2. My Tuesdays are filled. It seems all groups that meet like to pick Tuesdays
for their meetings.
So it there were an eastside group, it would be great if the meetings were on
some other day like a Wednesday. And maybe alternate weeks in the month with
the Seattle side group.
Just some thoughts.
--- Tim Maher/CONSULTIX <tim at consultix-inc.com> wrote:
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> According to Dave Campbell:
> > Having seen all the messages on this subject go flashing past, I am
> > curious as to how the final decision will be reached. Is this in
> > essence a 'vote' for a site, or is there an organizing committee that
> > will ultimately decide?
> Tim Says>
> "Hello, This is the Organizing Committee speaking, may I help you?"
> During the 18 month life of SPUG, we've never had to worry about coming up
> with an egalitarian site-selection process before, for the simple reason
> that we've never simultaneously had more than one choice available to
> us! 8-}
> Things look a little different now! We currently have the following options:
> Fred's Cancer Center
> (for $100/night)
> SpeakEasy, Downtown Seattle
> (although some have doubts about basic suitability)
> Lucent, in Redmond (520 and Redmond Way)
> fancy conference room, reportedly
> Maxim Group, Bellevue (520 and ?; near Bellevue Way, I think)
> only basic conference room? still awaiting details . . .
> A Chicken-Coop in Woodinville
> deluxe; $50/night
> I think that's the entire list, apart from our friends who've offered
> unthinkable accommodations in Shelton, Cheybogan, and Mauritius, but
> if I've accidentally left out a location, let me know.
> TIME TO SPLIT, LIKE AN AMOEBA?
> It's true, as we've bounced back and forth between Eastside and Westside
> locations, we've lost and found new members every time. I would have
> thought it suicidal to split the group into East/West factions last
> year, but now that we've got considerable momentum and 278 people on
> our mailing list, it might be worth trying a bifurcation of the group!
> I propose the following: we come up with a short-list of possible venues,
> representing the best options on each side of the Lake, and take a vote,
> in which each potential attendee would indicate their single favorite
> choice. For each side of the lake, we declare the biggest vote-grabber
> the winner, and proceed henceforth with two separate meeting schedules.
> POSSIBLE OUTCOMES
> If the votes were to come out 80% one-side, 20% the-other, I would expect
> that the minority population might have trouble recruiting speakers
> for their meetings, if they follow the current model of recruiting from
> within the ranks, but what the hell, that 20% wouldn't be traveling to
> the other side anyway, so they might as well try to move out on their own
> (maybe meeting every other month, etc.). Personally, I think the more
> likely outcome would be in the 60/40 range, which would give better odds
> for the viability of the separate sub-groups.
> What do the rest of you think about this plan? Let us know . . .
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