Hey everyone, Nick here. Hope you've all had a good weekend and you're keeping warm.
If everyone could please read this whole post in your own time, I'd be ever so grateful.
As you may or may not know, we, the ARC Group, co-hosted a retro computer & gaming showcase for the local community at the Unley Civic Library's hall earlier this year on the 12th of May. The event was a huge success, the library's team were very happy with the result. So happy in fact that they've offered their hall to us for our regular monthly meetings.
The regular September meeting, on the 14th, will be held at the library as a trial to determine if the hall is a good fit for our group. I will make the Facebook event and post the details here on our blog for the meet soon. If enough of you like the new venue, we will be moving there permanently!
Having our meetings at Unley's hall has quite a lot of benefits for us. Such as, way more space, more/better power outlets, more/better tables & chairs, better parking, advertising on behalf of the library, which will encourage more people to join our group, and it's free for us to hire the hall !, which means, no more entry fee!
We will be giving the a library benefit too by increasing the amount of visitors they have. I was also informed that they had been looking for a while for a group such as ours to host events much like ours. So, this is a major win-win situation. This is also a golden opportunity we have been given since we were looking for a new venue with no luck. This hall truly exceeds all our hopes.
For those of you who are concerned about distance and dates & times, don't worry. The library is quite literally a 5 minute drive around the corner from the Eastwood Community Center, where we currently meet. Unley Civic Library is located at; 181 Unley Road, Unley, on the corner of Oxford Terrace. The library is very flexible with time slots on Friday nights and have offered us priority. So, we are able to keep our meetings at the usual time of the second Friday of each month from 7:00pm until 11:00pm.
With all that being said, there should be very little if not any down side to moving to this potential new venue. However, on the off chance that there is a lot of you that don't like it at Unley for any reasonable reason, we will stay where we are.
I would very much like to see as many of you there as possible in September. That way we can get a decent idea of what you guys think. Your opinions WILL be heard.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. I'm more than happy to answer them.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and understand this. I really do appreciate it.
Have a good week everyone :)