|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] General Membership and Board Meeting
There is something to be said about making a tradition of the
Kilarny Rose. I'm a sentimental traditionalist myself.
Most of the great political movements of NYC history, including the
original City Hall, has taken place at a proper pub.
On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 04:52:01PM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 16:09, joev_nylxs-at-pipeline.com wrote:
> > I disagree about it being a waste of money. I think that meeting in a public
> > place is a major distraction on being productive. I'm willing to pay for
> > afforadle meet space out of my pocket for a general monthly meeting.
> I think it's just a matter of focus. I've been to NY Fair Use meetings
> where people ate, but the chair ran a tight ship. That was at The Rose,
> and you'd have forgotten you were in a tavern. Every time I've been
> there, we've pretty much had the back to ourselves.
> If you'd indulge a suggestion from the outside, a simplified form of
> Robert's Rules of Order might help keep things moving along no matter
> where it is held. By snuffing out audible side-conversations, and
> making sure only one person speaks at a time (unless they agree to share
> the floor), and tabling matters that are going nowhere, you can get
> through your agenda with a minimum of disruption.
> If Joe Ercole is there, nominate him to chair the meeting.
> One nice thing about the Killarney Rose is, you get to see Ruben in his
> element, looking like Boss Safir, the cellphone on one ear, taking notes
> on the subnotebook in front of him, and the pint at his side. The last
> time I saw it I remember thinking it was the sort of photo you'd see on
> the dust-jacket of a book, or in a news story. "Boss Safir making deals
> and rallying the troops from his regular table at the Killarney Rose"
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