Folks, a meeting on 12/18 will work for me. We need a good number of people to turn up for this meeting so we can have a serious discussion about WCW. Please indicate if you can make it that day.
I have just got off the phone with a sales manager from the Red Lion on the River. Space is available on the weekend of April 6 and on April 13. For the 6th we could use two of the rooms that we'll use for the convention, in their Mt. St. Helens Ballroom (i.e. two adjacent rooms. Frankly, those rooms are a bit bigger than we need for WCW. On 4/13 we can use the Overton/Lovejoy/Pettygrove complex, which is under one of the guest room wings. I like that option because the area is separate from other meeting rooms, giving us more privacy. You can see a plan of these rooms at http://www.redlionontheriver.com/en-u ... /meetings-conventions.htm
, where you can download a PDF of the meeting and banquet facilities.
To try to sweeten the deal with the hotel, I've told them that I would encourage attendees to eat at their restaurant, particularly on the Saturday night. We would reserve a space for our group, which would substitute for our traditional meal at the Chinese restaurant. The Red Lion's restaurant is quite nice, overlooking the river. I've eaten there an the meal was good.
The sales person I spoke to will be sending me a proposal within the next day or two. I have stressed that he is dealing with cheapskates and that price will be an issue, probably the deciding issue. I'll let you all know when I receive that.
I have a kind of questionnaire all ready to go asking what people are willing to help with if we go ahead. I'll post that as soon as I get the proposal, adding in a question or two about whether it is acceptable.
Let me know about your availability for a meeting on 12/18.