Sorry for my frequent absences lately...things have been very busy for me, but I should be able to make it to club this Sunday. As usual, please feel free to post in the comments whether you'll also be able to attend.
I have been mulling over an idea for a change that I'd like to implement, starting with the new year. I would like reduce our frequency of "official" club meetings from the current weekly schedule, down to a monthly frequency; perhaps the first Sunday of the month. However, we would still continue to meet "unofficially" the other Sundays (at the usual time and place).
For most of us, this change won't make any difference, as we'll continue to show up when we can, and play Scrabble. However, it will enable me, as the director, to commit to being present a much higher percentage of the time for "official" meetings. I've also been thinking that for the official meetings, we could play a bit more structured format, perhaps keeping running statistics or maybe even club ratings at some point. I'm thinking that things like this might spur greater attendance at the official meetings, and may help some of our members transition more easily to tournament play if they so desire.
Any thoughts on this? Feel free to post in the comments, or contact me privately by email or at club.