Re: Chicago Extropians

M. E. Smith (
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 08:34:11 -0800 (PST)

Concerning Chicago-Area Extropians, Michael Bowling

"...While we wait, how about giving suggestions for
rough dates. I'll start the bidding with sometime
before Jan 12th..."

That would be fine for me. If we wind up meeting in
the Chicago area, and people are willing to travel
from neighboring states (!), I'm inclinced to make
things as convenient as possible for the long
distance voyagers.

However, I have found with all things of this nature
that its best to give people notice well before the
event. By "well before", I mean like a month minimum;
in general, two months is better. Since this thread
began around 2 December, I don't think anyone would
object if I strongly suggest that we not attempt a
meeting prior to 2 January 1998. Usually, I would say
that the date should be SET at least a month in
advance of the event, and we haven't even set the
date yet.

(Perhaps we should hurry up and settle on a date
then?? Maybe if three of us can agree on a date,
others will consider the matter settled. How about
Saturday, 10 January 1998?)

Hey, are there any more Chicago & Midwestern
Extropians out there? Chicago? Milwaukee? Madison?
Indianapolis? St. Louis? Quad Cities? Take a break
from lurking and let us know!

Any more suggestions concerning the timing of a
possible gathering? How about the setting?
Restaurant? House? Bar? All of the above? Suggestions
on other matters?

(I will be away on vacation from Friday, 5 December
to Monday, 8 December, so I may not manage to respond
to messages very quickly over the next few days,
unless I can find Web access where I'm going.)

-- Michael E. Smith

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