[Wvgc-go] Minutes for Portland Go Club Meeting on 12/4/2010

Nick Jhirad shapenaji at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 14:48:20 PST 2010


Maybe it's possible to bring in Yilun Yang on a conference line for an hour
or so?

His hourly rates are eminently reasonable...

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Peter Drake <drake at lclark.edu> wrote:

> I will be teaching Go in a course at Lewis & Clark College next semester.
> The 19 students will read the first volume of Janice Kim's series and
> Kawabata's novel "The Master of Go". (The class, entitled "Games, Strategy,
> and Decisions", is not all about Go, but Go will occupy several weeks.)
>
> If we were to bring in a professional, I would love for them to visit this
> class. Alas, I have no funds to contribute to bringing in such a speaker.
>
> Peter Drake
> http://www.lclark.edu/~drake/
>
>
>
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 2:24 PM, bill corry wrote:
>
> Portland Go Club Board Meeting
> Minutes 12/4/2010
>
> In Attendance: President Glenn Peters, Coordinator Peter Freedman,
> Secretary Bill
> Corry
>
> *Professional Go Visit I:*
> Myung Wan Kim(9 Don) ran the workshop at Reed College on November 13-14.  All
> attendees at the workshop submitted evaluations of the workshop.  Financially,
> the Go club just about broke even on the event. The consensus of the
> attendees was that was that the workshop could have been substantially
> approved.
>
>    - The speaker was congenial and well liked.
>    - The talks devoted to Life and Death problems were done well and
>    enjoyed.
>    - The talks on counting were too overly emphasized and difficult to
>    follow.  We suggest that the lecture be shorted and clarified or
>    presented as a handout.
>
> * *
> *Professional Go Visit II:*
> Another visit by a Go professional for 2011 is being explored.   Guo Juan,
> a 5 Dan professional, has been recommended.  It is not clear when the
> workshop would be held or how much should be charged.  To help resolve
> these issues a survey of likely attendees has been proposed.  A draft of
> the proposed survey will be sent to the Portland Go club officers before it
> is sent out to the community.
>
>
> *Outreach*:
> Fritz Balwit is still conducting Go lessons in 1 school while Peter
> Freedman is teaching at two schools.  Peter observed that attendance in
> the Go/Chess clubs often drops during the year due to a lack of parental
> involvement and a student life style where so many other activites also
> compete for the students attention.
>
> Glenn Peters proposed buying 25 thins wooden Go boards for easier transport
> to different locations where Go players could demonstrate the game.  The
> proposal was approved.
>
>
> *Treasurers Report:*
> The report was deferred.
>
> Peter reports we lost $180 on the last pro workshop.  The amount would
> have been much more had not Akane negotiated a lower rate with Mr. Kim and
> Reed college donated space to hold the event.
>
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