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Old 12-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need ideas or volunteer to host our December meeting. I'm really busy with my job and really need to someone to step up and plan it.
Another option is to skip December and start planing the January meeting.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO, Fish Gallery is always a nice fallback. They have a large plant section, an open area, and a nice sized room.

The topic should probably just be an open discussion on what to plan for next year. Get a pulse on what people want and ideas on how to do it.
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Topic idea, how about signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiency and treatment. This would give Fish Gallery a chance to spotlight the various solutions they carry. Most manufacturers have similar products but branded differently.
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That sounds like a great topic
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Default Re: December meeting

Does that mean we have a volunteer to give the presentation? I have the academic knowledge, but don't really have a lot of real experience. I've only been in the hobby a little over a year now. :/

More importantly... do we want to do Fish Gallery? If so, I'll call them and make sure they're ok with this. I'd be looking at the 21st for a day to have a meeting if we do.
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Some comments:

Fish Gallery is a great place for an informal gathering, but not a good place for a presentation. It is noisy, impossible to hear the presenter past the first row, and there is no place to use a projector. Also, in the past Fish Gallery personnel have given poor presentations with factual errors. This is not a criticism of the store in general--I love the place--it is just that their employees are not paid to give presentations.

If we want to have a meeting at Fish Gallery, that is great. But I suggest that we delay a presentation on a complex subject (like deficiency diseases) until we have a better location for it.
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Then the next question is do we want a generic plant/swap, hand out, and chat kind of meeting at FG; or do we look for another venue to host a presentation?

The firehouse in McKinney near my house has a large room that can be used for meetings... it's main problem is that it's all the way up in McKinney. Do we have access to something like this in a more central area? Anyone have an HOA clubhouse they can use? Members offering their home is always great as well. Then we get an aquarium to checkout too.
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December meetings are often poorly attended because everyone (except me, LOL) is so overwhelmed with the holidays. So I suggest either having a very casual meeting in December or none at all, then save the presentation for January when attendance is likely to be better and more convenient for more members.
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Well my house isn't as big as some of you guys but I have some deficiencies we can look at ��
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Default Re: December meeting

unfortunately I will be in San Diego (ok, not so unfortunate) visiting my old Navy buddies and will not return until the night of the 22nd. Doesnt look like I would be able to attend, unless we did something this weekend, like on Saturday or Sunday.
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