[Talk-us] US Chapter Call?

Sarah Manley sarah.m.manley at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:43:49 BST 2009

Agreed that call a call during business hours will be difficult for a lot of
people to attend. To be fair then, should we try for a saturday?

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 11:41 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> > unless there is a major push that we should do things outside of working
> > hours
> that rubs my fur the wrong way.
> holding meetings during working hours will bias attendance in favor of
> those sponsored by an interested corporate entity and the
> retired/unemployed/student, and against those with a day job.  Most
> voluntary organizations don't start discriminating against average
> members' access to meetings until the professional management and
> decorative board members have begun wrenching control from the actual
> volunteers.
> if this Chapter is to be an obvious sham front for CM, by all means,
> hold meetings at 1pm PDT/PST workdays, that will tell other GIS
> vendors to buy seats on the board fast or be shut out.
> if that is NOT our intention, don't make it look like it is.
> obviously, most meetings with lawyers will require a *subcommittee*
> that can speak with lawyers in business hours.
> Geography - Hawaii, Alaska,  and some US administered territories
> would also be in scope for this chapter, so there's far more than 3
> time zones spanning the potentially interested parties (plus Indiana).
> Speaking of parties, the Ubuntu semi-annual release parties will be
> rolling through timezones on Oct 29th. eg 7pm EDT  Boston.
> --
> Bill
> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com
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