Friday, 17 September 2010
Although I, personally, found sitting at smaller tables much more comfortable than at one large table (wearing hearing aids has a lot to do with this), some felt isolated, particularly as a couple of the tables are out of view of the others.
In summary - today was a learning experience. With a larger group (potentially 16 -20) than we are used to at Tim's, it will take some trial and error to devise seating arrangements that suit us all. In response to members' requests, I will approach the manager about the possibility of using of the upstairs conference room.
The group did agree that we cannot meet at Tim's when such large numbers are involved. No one wanted the group to split into an Upstairs/Downstairs arrangement. Phillipa is still actively searching for alternative venues.
Some members would like to meet at Tim's once a month. So far, six of us have agreed to meet on a date outside the scheduled fortnightly meetings.I propose that this 'ad hoc' group's maximum number be ten.
Posted by Pat Harris at 18:28