At the last South West MO Regional Meeting, we discussed the idea of arranging monthly meetings. I guess we will start the ball rolling with some initial questions. 1st: should we have the meetings at the beginning, middle or end of every month? 2nd: what day of the week works best for everyone on average? 3rd: what time of day works best for everyone on average? 4th: what city should the meetings be held? 5th: should we rotate which cities we meet at every month? 6th: what venues within the selected cities should we hold the meetings at? These are just some starting questions to get the discussion ball rolling. What generally works best for me: part of the month doesn't matter to me, Sundays, afternoon to evening time, cities I am flexible with as long as it is at or under an hour drive, I know some good coffee shops in Springfield (other cities I am not too familiar with their venues). We should probably keep this thread as a sticky so that new people can add their ideas and so that we can adjust things as problems arise. By problems I mean things that might necessitate changing: day, time, city, venue, etc. This will also allow people to arrange car pooling if necessary. I hope that this will be a helpful starting point for discussing our monthly meetings. Well, I am done yammering for now .