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Geelong Meetup?

Discussion in 'VIC' started by Cobalt, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    There doesn't seem to be much happening in Geelong with effective business networking or meetups that satisfy the needs of local businesses.

    If you are interested in getting together once a fortnight or month to discuss challenges, brainstorm ideas, and celebrate successes I would be happy to hear from you!

    If you are passionate about your business and enjoy helping others achieve success, then it would be great to get together and connect with other like-minded individuals don't you agree?

    Please reply to this post if you're interested and I will look at coordinating a meetup in the near future. I am very interested to hear of any suggestions regarding venues and times (breakfasts seem to work well - what about lunches?).

    I would like to limit representation to one business from any given category to ensure that there aren't any conflicts. So initially it will be on a first in first served basis.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    Kind regards,

    Paul
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    CherishYourBooks New Member

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    I'd be interested, Paul.

    Robyn
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    Count me in too!

    Nigel
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    I may be able to avail myself to something like this. :)
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    Cobalt New Member

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    Firstly, apologies to all for not replying sooner. Apart from anyhting else, I haven't been getting updates and I thought this was a dead thread.

    4 of us....


    Let's meet

    on Feb 16

    and see what happens.​

    Any suggestions as to where?

    Looking forward to creating something new and meaningful...

    Kind regards,

    Paul (*0434 103 575*)
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    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Paul,

    We'll give this meet-up a plug on Facebook and Twitter for you and see if we can round up a few more peeps to join you.

    To receive notification of responses to threads you've contributed to, visit the Control panel (via the grey bar above the forum), and choose 'Edit options'. About halfway down the page you'll find a section called 'Default thread subscription mode', which will allow you to choose the notification frequency that suits you best from a drop down menu. Then scroll to the bottom of the page to save your settings.

    Enjoy your meetup,
    Jayne
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    Thursday this week may not be the best day for me, but depending on the time, I may be able to drop by.
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    Hi all

    I'd be interested in this. Thrusday would be fine for me, was there a time recommended? If there hasn't been a time how about 1 PM and if a place hasn't been set how bout the Barwon Club

    Tim Giles
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    Hello again,

    It looks like the meetup on 16-2-12 won't go ahead due to the lack of numbers.

    However... Anyone who is interested in getting something going should contact me as I am keen to do something for Geelong in the near future.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    Hi Paul,

    I've just joined Flying Solo and saw your thread - I'd be interested in a meetup group in Geelong. I know this discussion is a bit old but if you do manage to get a group going, I would be up for it.

    Frederike
  11. autumncs

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    Hi all

    I'm still interested in this as well. I think we should try and set a day at least like second thrusday of the month at 4 pm and see who or what comes of it.

    I know this won't suit everyone but I think it's the only way to get started.

    Lets see how many can make it and in the week leading up to it work out where to go.

    Regards

    Tim Giles
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    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Tim,

    In our experience, this is the best way to kick things off.

    We've generally observed that people become much more likely to put their hands up to participate once a time and place has been nominated - even if their initial comments are that they'd prefer a different time.

    As another tip for you, we've also noticed that groups who meet within school hours are the ones who tend to get the most participants (although we do have a couple of regular groups going who meet early in the morning).

    Once someone has nominated a time, we'll give the meet-up group a plug on Facebook and Twitter for you.

    Hope you meet some fantastic people,
    Jayne
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    Thanks, Jayne. Good point re school hours.

    Ok, I will set a date and see who shows up: 1st Thursday of the month at 12:30pm. That means the first meetup will be on 5th July.

    How about Ernie Brown's, they do light lunches - paninis etc, and are central just down from Westfield: www.erniebrowns.com.au‎

    If the time doesn't suit people we can change it for the following month.

    Jayne, can you help us get the word out? I don't want to have lunch by myself ;-)
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    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Consider it done Frederike. :)

    You can keep track of any responses on Facebook here.

    Cheers,
    Jayne
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    Hi all

    I am keen and Thursday lunch will work as well as anything else - however I can't make the first one as it is in school holidays. I have out August in my diary already.

    Nigel


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    Ive booked it in. I'll see you there.

    Regards

    Tim
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    All being well I will be there too.
    Robyn
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    Hi Guys,
    I'd be interested in coming along to the one in August :)
    Cheers,

    Gavin
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    I'm here so someone come up and say hi so I'm not left alone :)
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    We had a lovely lunch today at our first Geelong meetup. There were 4 of us today and I know at least 3 others have expressed interest but couldn't make it today.

    For now we will keep the time and place the same until we have figured out what suits everyone best.

    So, the next Geelong meetup will be on Thursday, 2nd August, at 12:30pm at Ernie Browns Cafe, 60 Brougham Street. Please pop in and say hi!
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