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

Glenn Peters glenn at aenigma.com
Sat Nov 5 13:48:03 PDT 2016


Added the New Morning Bakery to the calendar -- let me know who I should
put down as a contact for that.

Missed you at the tournament, Jim.


On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM levenick <levenick at willamette.edu> wrote:

> Is there a meeting at the Lucky Lab on *both* Sat and Sun?  Or neither?
>
> I quit driving up on Sat as there were hardly any players there (plus it
> is cold, and the food sucks — I sure liked meeting at Olde Town Pizza
> better… I wonder if it is time to find a new venue?).
>
> And… as far as I know there is no meeting at L&C anymore.
>
> Glenn: you could add the Weds 5-9 meeting at the New Morning Bakery in
> Corvallis if you wanted… we always have 6-12 players…
>
> Jim
>
> On Nov 5, 2016, at 12:12 PM, Glenn Peters <glenn at aenigma.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
> Glenn
>
>
> 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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