We're always looking to improve our events. Please share your thoughts and suggestions on how we can make the kick-off more fun and enjoyable for everyone. E.g., what did you think of the location? Was our RSVP thread/process ok? Did everyone get enough to eat? What about the mix of raffle, photo, regional song and games?
From my perspective, I enjoyed meeting and seeing again so many of those who came out to the event. Thanks especially to Barry (FinbarrMcG) for the setup and welcoming duties, Kristiana (books) for her help in setting up, Sara (xaanterra) for the terrific book drive raffle prizes, my terrific co-MLs Dave (TRRDEDEAN) and Katherine (KatherineWriting) for their great help preparing, setting up and cleaning up the event, and to Michael (michael_r_cross) for his help cleaning up and lugging stuff out after the event. Thanks also to everyone who stayed after to help clean-up (I was busily stuffing my suitcases at that point, but I believe Paula (catatone1) was one of those who stayed to help (thanks!). And thanks to everyone who brought out delicious food, drinks and supplies to the event.