[Klug-general] Reorganisation

nic dan dungeons88 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 13 21:56:22 UTC 2012

Thanks for posting Kev....and thanks to Colin for his missed efforts at keeping it going...

I have only been able to make one meeting in all the time I've been around, due to being up in Herts mostly, so the mail-list is my usual contact, though I'm now more involved with ICMP, and made one CantHack meet, and am on the list at CoFwd, Rochester, as well as Kent Freedom Network, which I recommend
There has been talk of coordinating the many Kent groups, which all seem sparsely numbered, and differently focused, so maybe combining website links is a start...a sort of hub structure with self advertising....as there have been several people say 'I didn't know it existed'....
> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:05:40 +0100
> From: kgroves at ksoft-electrical-projects.co.uk
> To: kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: [Klug-general] Reorganisation
> 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 mind.
> Kev,
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