[clug] [Wanted] Someone to manage CLUG meetings

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 6 07:29:39 GMT 2004

On 2004 Sep 6, , at 2:57 PM, Telek, John wrote:

> I really don't know why you people call yourselves the Canberra Linux
> Users Group.
> It should be the ANU Linux users group. Most canberrans I've spoken to
> are put off going to the meetings
> At ANU for 2 primary reasons,

> the location and

???  ANU is fairly central in Canberra.

> lack of access to the venue,

I've never had a problem unless I got there too early.  How would it be 
different (apart from the cost) if CLUG hired a Park hall?  No-one 
would be able to get in till the guy with the keys arrived?  If it was 
cold and dark we would be stuck out in a park somewhere with nothing 

I personally am grateful that CSIT not only allows CLUG to use the 
venue but that someone from CSIT volunteers to come along each CLUG 
night to give people access.  Are you willing to do something like 

> and more importantly, the antics of it's regular members.

How is not holding it at the ANU going to change that?  I have no idea 
what you're talking about anyway.  I've been to a couple of the 
meetings and the people who turned up seemed like a normal bunch of 
computer nerds to me.  No-one dressed as a trekky or anything.  Can you 
be more specific (time, dates and maybe jpegs)?

> Maybe this should be considered and a new approach taken to get a more
> rounded cross section of the community involved.

Well do you mean that people with computer jobs (and who hasn't these 
days) tend to get more rounded?  More exercise then.

> Regards,
>   John Telek
Kim Holburn
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