[Wvgc-go] Can we do something about all of the inactive meetings on the calendar?

tsuki190 tsuki190 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 10:37:49 PDT 2016

Powells on Tuesdays is very consistent.


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On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Neal Wright <Neal at hendeca.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Over the last year I've attended no fewer than 5 go club meetings where no
> one was there or the club was on hiatus. It's sad to see that there seem to
> be fewer and fewer players coming to the meetings and I wonder if it might
> be harder to attract new players when the main calendar of go meetings can
> be fairly inconsistent.
> I'd really like to remedy this by removing clubs that are inactive or at
> least updating the calendar when there's a meeting that is not meeting for
> part of the year. Recently I've found that:
>    - The Bethany club was not happening last time a went (a month or tw
>    ago). I tried to contact the organizer via the contact info on
>    oregongo.org and received no reply. Does this club still exist?
>    - I haven't seen anyone at Lucky lab on Saturdays when I've gone over
>    the last 6 months or so. It could be that it happens sometimes and I have
>    only gone when it's not happening, but so far I haven't seen anyone there
>    in some time.
>    - Seems that the Lewis and Clark Go Club event has been updated to
>    cease during the summer season so that's great!
> If there's any way I can help keep the calendar up-to-date, I'd be willing
> to volunteer some of my time to make sure that the schedule is accurate.
> I've also thought about trying to organize a night aimed at kyu players,
> but I would probably prefer to wait until after the calendar has been
> updated to reflect the currently active meetings so it doesn't get lost in
> the mix. When there aren't many players at Powell's, it can be hard for a
> player who is weaker than 5k or so to find a game. Generally I've found the
> players to be very accommodating and I understand the desire to play with
> players of one's own strength, so I think such a meeting could serve as a
> good environment for weaker players looking to improve. If possible it
> would be great to eventually include lectures from time to time from
> stronger players.
> Anyway, I just thought I'd put in my two cents and also offer to assist in
> keeping the calendar organized and up-to-date. Thoughts? Suggestions?
> Thanks.
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