[BALUG-Admin] Sept Meeting @ 585 Howard
Wed Jul 2 14:36:11 PDT 2008
2008/7/2 Andrew Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> With the help of Alan Duboff and Steve Lau, we have secured a new location
> for the September meeting. (As a reminder, the Four Seas cannont host BALUG
> on 9/16/08) The new location will be at Songbird's office at 585 Howard
> near 2nd street. The location can hold aprox 75 people.
Nice; beautifully appointed spot and very friendly hosts.
> 1)Given that the speaker (Ian Murdock) is likely to be quite popular and we
> have a limited amount of space, should we enforce a mandatory RSVP?
If more than 75 people RSVP, then we may have to turn folks away at the door.
> 2)Given that we won't have the goodwill from the Four Seas kitchen, I'll
> probably windup fronting the cash for food. Pizza/soda seems like the
> logical choice any objections?
Of course this is acceptable. I would like to make an alternative
suggestion though. Some months ago I was at HackMeet, a very low
budget event. The organizers procured a whole platter of Vietnamese
sandwiches (aka bahn mi) for lunch. These were a big hit and very
inexpensive (retail for about $2.25 a pop, maybe cheaper in bulk). If
there is interest in going this route, I would be happy to check in
with some of the local Vietnamese sandwich shops.
> 3)Given that dinner is likely to be pizza/soda should we lower the cost of
> dinner to say $8 or $5?
It would be reasonable to make some such adjustment, naturally keeping
in mind that you have to over-order a bit to make sure there's enough.
BTW, what is a typical ratio of RSVPs / attendees these days?
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