Neil Wehneman and Karen Hill of Poly Columbus share their tips for building your community
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1:00 Host chat
3:15 Poly in the News
8:30 Interview: Neil Wehneman and Karen Hill of Poly Columbus on how to build your poly community
PolyColumbus started with under a dozen people and have built a community of nearly 80 participants. Organizers Neil Weheneman and Karen Hill share their tips on how to build and grow your poly community. Their tips:
- Use Meetup rather than Yahoo groups for better discoverability
- Partner with the kink community to leverage crossover
- How and why to create a board of directors
- How to deal with feedback as your community grows
- They post all their policies on their website under Creative Commons Attribution Only license, so please feel free to use them with attribution.
- Ask for help!
- Avoid burnout by saying “no” and remembering that you still need time to actually BE poly!
38:00 Thank you!
Thomas both donated this month. Thank you!
39:00 Wrap Up
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Going to Dragon*Con? Wanna meet up with geeky sci-fi and poly folks? Come on out to the third annual Escape Pod/Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Brunch Extravaganza!
Space is limited, so please RSVP here ASAP!
When: Sunday, September 6th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Who: all Escape Pod and Poly Weekly fans
What: pay-your-own-way brunch
Where: Gordon Biersch brew pub, 848 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
Hope to see you all there! Working on getting a space for a Poly Weekly LIVE! episode as well… will let you know!
A quick reminder for next month’s Poly Weekly Book Club. Since it turns out that the city location isn’t convenient for most of the group, I’ve scoped out a new one that will be closer for most regular PWBookers:
122 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
It’s 1/2 block from the Oak Park Metra stop and 1 1/2 blocks from the Harlem Green line stop. Metered parking lots are available on South Avenue and next to the shop. It just opened up two weeks ago, and they have a great room in the back with big tables for us. Menu includes coffee, Italian gelatto and even a few panini. They’re thrilled to have a book club meeting there, and it’s a lovely, quiet place for us!
Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Book: If the Buddha Dated (and please come on out to meet with poly folks, even if you haven’t read the book!)
Please RSVP so I’ll know to look for you or if you have any questions.
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Gonna be at Dragon*Con? Want to meet other Poly Weekly listeners?
Come join us for the joint Escape Pod/Poly Weekly meetup this year!
Sunday, August 31st, 11:30 a.m.
Gordon Biersch BrewPub
We have the entire mezzanine level, so come on out and have coffee, eggs and great geeky company!