From email@example.com Wed Apr 21 19:27:32 1999 Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 19:18:44 PDT From: neil sorenson
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Kornasbe@telebyte.net, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Spring Meeting Cancelled Dear Board of Directors Some wag once said, "indecision is the key to flexibility." I can no longer be flexible. I must cancel the spring meeting. As of this moment--seven days after the date I asked for responses--I have only ten people signed up. I have told the caterer, the port and the museum we would have at least 20 people. What's more I told them I would give them a firm count on the 16th of April. With ten people and an over due commitment on letting people know "this dog will not hunt." I realize that it may be possible to generate a bit more interest by one-on-one contact but I don't see us reaching the 20, especially in time to let all concerned know so they won't be dangling on a string wondering what sort of buffoons are setting up programs for the AWG. Additionally, I have not set-up transportation from BCC to the port. I needed a count to contract with the state motor pool for vans/buses. With an uncertain count and time frame--I can't do it. This entire exercise brings up a point about setting up meetings. A committee of one does not have a great deal of flexibility. It requires "X" amount of time to make arrangements for a meeting. If that time is spread over a number of people each person can take care of their part of the arrangements without much difficulty and still have time to take care of the unexpected. In the case of the spring meeting, I was a committee of one and did and do not have the flexibility in my schedule to deal with the uncertainty of a short count. This brings me to the fall meeting, more people must be involved especially in generating interest before a week and a half from the meeting or the the fall meeting will be heading for fate similar to the spring attempt.
Mark your calendar and send in your registration form!
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