My trip to New York City provided the spur I needed to get the LW Ottawa1 Chapter off the ground. My aspiration for the group is to provide a social milieu for improving thought patterns/processes and for providing feedback on setting goals, planning tactics and strategies, and tracking progress. I also intend to incorporate random fun -- while I was in NYC, a stunt class event was pre-empted by the 6th Annual NYC Pillow Fight Day, and how awesome is that?
Location: 349 Preston St. The meeting will be held in a small sitting area to the right of the security station in the lobby. The lobby is reachable through the Starbucks.
Time: Saturday, April 16th, 1:00pm. I commit to being there until
1 That's Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. My apologies to any Ottawans located in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and/or Kansas.
Update: I'm really pleased with how our first meeting went. XFrequentist, Swimmer963, wiresnips, wmiles, and I attended (wmiles was a late arrival due to previous plans). We introduced ourselves and then did an impromptu goal-setting/mutual help exercise in which we described (i) our skills and abilities and (ii) our aspirations and goals. Then we went around the table to see what resources we had to help each other, with an eye to crossing out the easy stuff so we can focus on the tough stuff. We actually didn't finish before I had to go, so we'll take it up again next time.