In 2012 we had an outstanding level of success with holding an extra non-official meet-up each month. Nearly all of these were very successful with reasonable attendance across our membership.
Sadly that is not the case this year. The extra events that we have tried this year have mostly met with very low attendance or cancellation.
I feel that there were two major contributors to the drop off. One of them being that I no longer have the personal time to organise and coordinate all of the events.
The second factor is the extra public meeting at Odyssey Tavern and Brewery. With two monthly meetings I feel that we are getting a little bit burned out by having a third meet-up each month.
As the lunches at Odyssey Tavern and Brewery are highly enjoyable I have decided to cancel all other extra meetings (with a few notable exceptions).
From now on we have our normal Friday meeting and our Sunday lunch at Odyssey each month but the extra events have been culled to the camping trip, Good Beer Week, Great Australian Beer Festival and Octoberfest.
If other members come up with a good idea for something to do we can always have a go at getting it running, but I will no longer be actively looking for extra activities.
I am sorry if this detracts from your enjoyment of Grog Cobras but I hope that this will allow for the remaining events to get some extra attention and be even more enjoyable.
I hope to see you soon and as always, enjoy your beer.