I am lamenting the lack of an Internet connection at the Crandall House. I think our meetings, or more specifically our presentations, could benefit from a high-speed Internet connection. I’m doing a presentation on LoTW and while a real-time connection is the obvious best method, I’m going to make due with a “death-by-Powerpoint”-style presentation instead. Yech.
So I got to thinking that maybe we should search for a new venue that can not only accommodate our IT requirements, but one that might be food and drink friendly. And then I thought, “Why not see if we can get several venues so we can rotate them? That way we can make traveling to meetings more equitable.”
I know there are some facilities that have meeting rooms for the public to use. I’m thinking of libraries, hospitals, and colleges and universities, to name a few. Maybe we can find some that will accommodate our needs. The idea would be to have each member find a venue in his community that offers the right stuff, and then the club can make an “official” request. It could even be at a member’s house if he wants.
If we only got even three or four venues, we could rotate the meetings among them so we wouldn’t have the same people driving the greatest distance every time. And the change of scenery would be good.