John Johnson, President Elect, opened the noon meeting at The Exchange and Cindy provided the invocation.
The agenda was a candid discussion of the time(s) and location(s) of future Club meetings. Takeaways include:
  • unanimity that the goal is to attract and retain members
  • some members cannot attend morning and some not every week at noon
  • all said they want “whatever is best for the Club” and will attend if they are able
  • will younger people attend morning meetings, or are noon meetings just an excuse for not joining; is there a way to survey potential members to find out
  • If morning, most prefer the Mounds View Community Center over the Sunset Grill, citing cost, location and menu
  • If noon, John O is in conversation with The Exchange about reducing the costs, perhaps with a limited menu – 4 or 5 choices. Concern expressed about whether they are enthusiastic about having us
  • consider reducing the number of meetings each month; if so, morning, noon, or both; example, one morning meeting and one at noon with the Board Meeting
  • suggestion all meetings should be in the same place:
    •  if at MVCC, noon meetings with box lunches
    • better to use Zoom at one location
    • avoids confusion about where to go
  • John J and Ed will develop and send out Survey Monkey to get input from all members