With respect to the locations, we just held a slide show at the Preserve where several of the Board members were present and had one of the highest attendances of any event with nearly 65 people thanks to Nicky Dyal! (I think we raked in something like $425 as a result of the slide show and related raffle.) So while the venue issue needs to be addressed, I don't think that our actions have been entirely insular given that our most recent event for the GCC included one of our highest attended events at the Preserve.
We sometimes have the board meetings at the Preserve before slide shows and such, but have also had one of the highest board meeting attendances at Chris's house for a barbecue last year. I don't believe anyone else besides the Board members has indicated an interest in attending this meeting with the possible exception of a couple of semi frequent non board members. We also don't want to wear out our welcome at any one place.
Before Kent's free publicity for more GCC participation, we haven't had enough interest to warrant getting a bigger space. Not all meetings require us to use the bigger venues.
Given family and work commitments we do not have time to use non-digital methods for all Board meetings. We do utilize those methods for the slide shows and other activities which we sponsor to which we often add Board meetings if we have a quorum. For the Board meetings which don't coincide with an event we post them on facebook, which if you friend us on facebook, you will receive an e-mail invitation to the event. We also send an email to the people on our email list which is rather extensive and includes anyone who wants to be on the mailing list. If you would like to receive future mailings from the GCC, you can go to our website at www.gunksclimbers.org
and ask to get on our mailing list. Or you can ping me here and I will forward it to the webmama.
If there is interest beyond Kent in attending future Board meetings other venues can easily be arranged with enough future notice. I don't mean to say that Kent's opinion isn't valid, only that it would help to know if there are enough people interested to warrant getting a bigger place. Does that make sense?
Anyway, thanks to Kent for reminding everyone about the meeting - if any one is interested in attending (it's Sunday at 6 pm), if you ping me here I can get you the address or you can reply on Facebook.
Have a good weekend!