I’m going to institute a new bit of organisation to what we do. I’ve come to this for the following reasons:
1. Some people are frustrated because they perceive that we’ve stalled in our mission to create a real physical space and they want to see more action and evolution.
2. Some people are puzzled as to what we’re doing and why it needs to change – the prototyping/testing/developmental element of what we’re doing isn’t clear to everyone straightaway – “If it ain’t broke…”.
I think we’re doing fine. But it’s always going to be tricky, especially as so much is voluntary and down to what people can afford to contribute and when. But I want to ensure that these conversations go on productively in an atmosphere away from the main Friday morning session where we can make decisions and commit to actions and review what we’ve done.
So I’d suggest that on alternate Fridays starting from 23rd those who wish to participate go upstairs to the other room and have a kind of project team meeting where we can bash out what we’re going to do next. For the first one I’d like people to come with specific ideas that they’d like to discuss briefly and we’ll create the agenda from those ideas.
My contribution to that would be that I’d like to agree on some roles that would be useful, so that I can focus on what I’m good at and others can be of service to the best of their ability too – a club committee if you like, though one which focuses on service to the club rather than vesting authority in it’s members.
Feel free to leave other suggestions in the comments, but it’ll be the people and ideas who are actually there on the morning that will hold most sway.