Candace Esslinger dacey9 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 17:05:02 EDT 2017

I like the little slips idea!

That would be easy enough to pass out at a rehearsal while not being too
I'd hope it would also include songs we play:  where to find them,
 state where, when rehearsals are and --our "shark/honk" method when
someone is speaking--
and read more about us here:____    all in one handy dandy slip!

Lets face it there is a lot to share and doing it in the middle of
rehearsal is challenging to say the least.

After wedding and Halloween, perhaps we can pick this up and execute
at next meeting.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Kirk Is <kirkjerk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good points by Candace (and Johnny). I do tend to take on a lot sometimes,
> balancing greeting w/ other stuff I'm trying to do in musical leadership
> (and keeping the dang bassline going)
> It's especially tricky because we have both Gig-O and or8 mailing list,
> and the distinction isn't going to be clear to many new friends. (And THEN
> we can throw both those things, but the BABAM flavor at them :-D I tend to
> try and hold off on that, but I'm always worried they'll be left out of
> those loops) Oh and then there's WhatsApp. Oh and good old text messages of
> course :-D
> Maybe something as dorky as little cards or slips to hand out?
> (Both Gig-O and or8 have "you sign up /request invite yourself" and
> "existing member adds you" modes. I tend to use "invite yourself" to or8
> and "I'll invite you" to Gig-O, but not for really good reasons)
> Re: phone numbers. I want to respect people's privacy concerns, and the
> idea that, yeesh, you dont HAVE to hand out your personal number if you
> don't feel like it, no questions asked or suspicions raised
> I guess one problem with the "hey lets get together face to face" idea is
> that it might be good as a one time event but as new people trickle in its
> not sustainable-- almost aggressive to say to someone "tell everyone your
> phone number and here are all our phone numbers" especially if a person
> might not know if they are going to be a regular yet...
> maybe we could have 2 or so "phone # gatekeepers", people who have almost
> everyone's phone #, and are often able to react to messages during the day,
> and they can forward things as needed (in practice, this is kind of what
> I'm used as now, but that's just the fact I've been setting up a lot of
> gigs for a long time and #s have trickled into my phone)
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM, Candace Esslinger via JPhonk <
> jphonk at or8.net> wrote:
>> RE: Phone numbers--
>> -Absolutely people can decline.
>> -Kirk did make an announcement to see him after rehearsal to get on
>> mailing list.
>> -WhatsApp is also optional
>> -Gigomatic--
>> I think this is about information sharing and communication.
>> Perhaps a communication team would be able  to
>> assist new members in where to find information, get them on gigo, email
>> list,
>> whatsapp etc. if they felt they wanted to be in the loop. Also along
>> those same
>> lines we never know if new people are going to show up, so it would be
>> nice
>> if there was some way to usher them in without it being too disruptive to
>> rehearsal
>> and at the same time making them feel welcome.
>>   I feel bad often diverting people to Kirk when he already
>> seems to have his hands full (and we are in the middle of rehearsal
>> often in the middle of a song when we're outside)
>>  I also felt for Erica missing her  pocketbook and not having her phone
>> number,
>> hence my email.
>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:12 AM, johnny via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
>> wrote:
>>> On 10/18/17 10:57, Kirk Is via JPhonk wrote:
>>>> Any suggestions for sharing? Maybe an online webpage but in a secret
>>>> place?
>>> there is no secret place on line.
>>> what if we spend 10 minutes at a rehearsal sometime exchanging numbers
>>> with each other?
>>> like face to face. remember that?
>>> also, i'd like to see a "rule" enabled whereby people are entitled to
>>> decline if they choose to without having to explain why they are declining.
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