[EMS Discuss] Doodle for EMS Membership Meeting Day/time

Tue Jan 29 11:14:34 PST 2013

I think that's a fair point.  Process meetings are generally not fun.
If we are voting on a measure that you don't care about then your
incentive to show up is pretty low, especially if you have another,
more fun, option.  I know that even in my own case though, I have a
pretty good incentive to show up because I usually run the meeting.
But even then, I couldn't make it half the time because of family
related plans that I am generally obligated to attend (birthdays,
etc).  So even though I want to show up I can't.  But in any given
random week, Saturday is wide open for me.  I think I just convinced
myself to remove Saturdays and Sundays from my available list on the
Doodle though lol.

Maybe we can find a way to make people more willing to show up to the
meetings too?  I was thinking the meetings would be a good time to
clean/tidy up the shop since we are all there and not really planning
to work on an actual project.  It can be a day for the membership to
get stuff done for the sake of the membership itself.  Although,
telling people we are going to clean might make it even LESS enticing.

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> IMHO, Other than it being a process meeting (boring yawn) you have to make
> me want to go vs doing something else.
> Even more true on a school/work/sports night (weekday night).
> What's my value add to showing up?
> --James
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Hm, I don't think I set a due date for this.  Please respond to the
>> poll by Friday.  On Saturday I'll go through it and see which days and
>> times seem to work best and we can choose one or figure out where to
>> go from there.
>> Also, I'm so far noticing a trend that Sunday morning is the most
>> popular time (only 7 people have responded so far though).  I'm
>> concerned however that this will end up having the same problem as our
>> current Saturday time.  People GENERALLY are available on Sunday
>> mornings, but when the time comes to meet we might find that we have
>> other things cropping up every weekend that are unexpected or
>> otherwise planned last minute.  I'm wondering if we should drop
>> weekends altogether from the poll and just see which week day times
>> work best?  I feel like that is more of the spirit of the change we
>> wanted to make but that might just be me.
>> What does everyone else think?
>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> wrote:
>> > At our membership meeting we voted to try and change the day/time of the
>> > EMS
>> > membership meeting.  I created a Doodle so we can try and figure out
>> > what
>> > day/time works best for the most members.
>> >
>> > Ignore the dates in the Doodle.  Just pretend it's an average "sun-sat"
>> > week
>> > and pick the days and times that would work best for you on that average
>> > week.
>> >
>> > You don't have to sign up for an account to respond to the doodle.  Just
>> > write in your name and check the boxes that work best for you.  Please
>> > fill
>> > this out only if you are a member of Eugene Maker Space.
>> >
>> > http://doodle.com/ngcbg2smc95r2ci3
>> >
>> > Rick
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