reese at inkworkswell.com
Wed Nov 4 10:32:44 EST 2009
Kelley Walker wrote:
> I realized last night, on the way home after the meeting, that we never
> talked about Refresh while we were at Mo's.
There were a couple of brief side conversations, this is where they
are followed-up on. ;)
Other tasking from last month is drafting a letter (email) to send
to the people in Albert's db and if it hasn't happened yet, Albert
could you Cc: that list of addresses to Zach and myself, give the
access data to the Web site or however you want to handle that?
> I did a little brainstorming over the weekend, about how to get the word
> out. I know Reese has a report on possible venues for holding the meetings.
Yes. At Mo's, I was waiting for you to return to the table but then I
thought that via email broadcast to everybody would be better.
I scouted two possible venues: the Norfolk downtown public library and
MacAurthur Mall. Each has pros and cons:
- A small table & 6-chair room behind a glass wall just off of
the elevator on the 2nd floor. Suitable for small groups where
presentations do not require a projector. Is available to groups
of two or more people on a first-come, first-served basis
- A larger room across from the reference desk on the 2nd floor.
Will seat up to about 25-30 people and a projector is available.
Requires scheduling with a particular Librarian, I have her
contact information. There was a small coffee mess that I did
not ask about, bringing soda or other non-alcoholic drinks should
not be an issue
- No food availability
- I was told there is a larger area in the basement, I did not view
it or ask for more information since the room with projector seems
entirely adequate for our needs
- The mall security office will not object to groups holding
meetings in the food court, just take over a section of the
seating and have at it. They ask that the group does not get
too noisy and that it straighten up after itself
- The food court can be noisy for other reasons, children in
a designated play area and other patrons primarily. There is
also a certain amount of echo to contend with
- Large variety of available food
- Depending on group size, meeting at Chili's or Max & Erma's
or other not-quite-food-court food establishments in the mall
may be an option but would likely require calling ahead to
Overall, I lean towards meeting at NPL because of the projector
although Zach and I have bandied the idea of coming up with our
own projector that we could take anywhere. If we meet at NPL,
those who desire can adjourn to wherever for drinks and further
conversation after the meeting.
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