Its my hope that eventually these SIG meetings can be scheduled out in advance enough for those interested parties to plan around the meeting rather than having conflicting classes. Can’t catch everyone at a good time, but we can try.
One of the things @uglyknees and I want to encourage is more discussion on equipment/materials/etc. needs as a SIG ahead of time so that when we have the monthly CA meetings there’s less general discussion during the meetings. Obviously if there’s a controversial topic or some need for discussion during the meeting we won’t prevent what needs to be said from being said, but since we’re such a large committee with so many SIGs out meetings are getting longer and longer. Hopefully this effort can keep the monthly meetings productive and expedient!
In some area within CA we’re already doing an excellent job at this and in others we’re just trying to encourage a little more structure to get there. I’m so happy and proud that we’ve got so many members interested in having a say in our committee, but its probably not surprising that the more people involved the more time each discussion takes.