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

Michael Alford malf at aracnet.com
Sat Nov 5 13:57:47 PDT 2016

I'd show up on Saturday afternoons, either in Portland or Salem, if 
there were other players and we had a venue, like Jim I don't care much 
for Lucky Lab.


On 11/5/16 12:20 PM, levenick 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 
>> <mailto: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 
>> <mailto:tsuki190 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Powells on Tuesdays is very consistent.
>>     Tom
>>     voice mail (971) 238-2703 <tel:%28971%29%20238-2703>
>>     On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Neal Wright <Neal at hendeca.com
>>     <mailto: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 <http://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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