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

Glenn Peters glenn at aenigma.com
Sat Nov 5 12:12:50 PDT 2016

Thank you for writing this up, Neal.  While I admit I haven't always been
keeping up the calendar very well, the hardest part is getting feedback
about whether clubs are no longer meeting.  What time were you showing up
at the Lucky Lab?  I know someone is supposed to be at those meetings.
Thank you for doing all this on the ground research.

I'll take the Bethany club off the calendar.  I can take the Saturday Lucky
Lab meeting off again if no one is attending in the afternoons.  (It's
possible people are leaving early with not enough players.)  Does anyone
have any feedback on that?

As far as getting kyu players to play, that's just a question of finding
the kyu players and getting them to come to the club.  If we have enough
kyu players showing up to have their own night, I'm fine with that, it just
has to have someone to be there on a regular basis, as we were supposed to
have for the Lucky Lab.


On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 10:38 AM tsuki190 <tsuki190 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Powells on Tuesdays is very consistent.
> Tom
> voice mail (971) 238-2703
> 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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