One of the recent discussions we've had as a club is whether or not to move our regular club meeting location from Luke Jensen Sports Park to Red Barn Coffee House.
We included that question on the membership survey, and talked about it at the Strategic Social on November 15. The overwhelming response was that we should indeed make that move. Twenty-one of the 22 members (95 percent) who responded to the survey said "yes" to such a move, so the board put it to an email vote and the result of that vote was unanimous.
Beginning with our regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, we will officially call Red Barn Coffee House our home location for club meetings.
A number of reasons were considered, including the ability to have a glass of wine or beer, a coffee or a snack during the meeting, the comfortable setting for social time, availability of the location exclusively to us during our meetings, access to free wifi, and more. Other considerations were the location and access, visibility to potential future members, and the ability to come early to enjoy sanctioned social opportunity between 5 p.m. and the official start of the meeting, should members choose to do so.
It didn't hurt that the ownership of Red Barn expressed just how much they really wanted us to be their guest on a regular basis, which was very nice.
The first official meeting we will hold with Red Barn as our new home is set for Thursday, Jan. 3 when Kevin Getch, founder and director of strategy at Webfor, will present his inspirational story "Expose Yourself: The Story of Cheagle".