luc.tidy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 00:17:43 UTC 2012
I'm still in the process of sorting a society out over at the Medway
Campus, primarily under the auspices of the University of Greenwich
though welcome to everyone. This is meant to start in earnest with the
new intake this Autumn.
From the get go, this was designed to be working with others, including
KLUG. Therefore I would like to offer the facilities over at the
University of Greenwich using the Medway Computer Engineering Society
[MCES] ( http://comeng.co.uk ) for this.
Please let me know if you would like to arrange something, I can
organise my end for room space either amongst a computer lab or a
lecture room which will have a projector for presentations.
If there's anything I can do in the meantime, aside from this, please
let me know.
On 12/04/12 19:24, Ross Walker wrote:
> I have yet to attend an event of the group yet, but I'll happily
> donate towards a venue if required. Best of luck to you Kevin.
> On 12 April 2012 19:05, Kevin Groves
> <kgroves at ksoft-electrical-projects.co.uk
> <mailto:kgroves at ksoft-electrical-projects.co.uk>> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Because the LUG looked in imminent collapse with Colin and Dan
> unable to spare time I suggested that I take back control while we
> resolve it's future. They both agree and suggest I post this
> message of hand over.
> First thanks to both of them I know its hard work and hopefully we
> can all sort this out.
> For much of this year I'm extremely busy myself so while I try and
> rearrange things I suggest these points for discussion/consideration:
> 1. Monthly meets seem to have variable numbers turn up. I suggest
> we change to quarterly, this way there is ample time to plan,
> discuss and arrange what we want to do, have enough material that
> can be advertised in advance so people can decide if they want to
> come and so we don't have to spend too much time trying to get
> things done.
> 2. To aid the above I suggest a formal group with responsibly to
> arrange the events. I know this has been done before and had mixed
> results. I don't have time to mess around so I will happily drive
> this along so long as others are prepared to commit to it too. If
> anyone is already acting in this regard or involved with the
> various websites etc then contact me off-list so I know.
> 3. Funding. I don't want members to pay subs. I want to make that
> clear. It is however a difficult subject and here I have an idea,
> one that sort of helped when I first set the LUG up. Originally we
> had to pay subs, I paid them so we could help share the costs of
> the room hire, they weren't much but along side my private
> business activities I was able to recoup those costs quite
> quickly. My suggestion is we either take sponsorship and/or create
> an income through some kind of (very) basic consultancy/support
> work, perhaps taking some kind of small percentage into the LUG
> the rest going to the person doing the work. I have a few
> possibilities already regarding sponsorship but I can't discuss
> them right now. Exact details we can sort out as its only an idea,
> I have a number of VAT registered companies and I'm an qualified
> book keeper, plus my wife is treasurer to a charity, I don't think
> the admin is going to be a problem. The work will be but might be.
> Will worry about that bit later. I think this could be an option,
> again its only an idea as a way to get around the need for subs,
> although the need for income depends on the next point.
> 4. Venues. I've not been for a while, so if you have a venue you
> are currently aiding the LUG with and/or you have one you want the
> LUG to use then please contact me off-list so we can discuss.
> Of course all of the above are just my initial thoughts likewise
> with me back leading.
> I hope we can get this LUG reinvigorated with some new ideas and
> take it to new places. On the 22nd I have a bit of time to focus
> on the LUG so if I can have any responses over the next week so I
> can take these into account that weekend. I should then have
> something back on here sometime the following week.
> Thank you and as always I will listen to any comments with an open
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