The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14376   Message #123112
Posted By: Charlie Baum
12-Oct-99 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: Why can't we be friends here too? (FSGW)
Subject: RE: Why can't we be friends here too?
Far smaller, less ornate organizations than FSGW (not to mention individuals) run weekends similar to the Getaway. You don't need all of the FSGW complexity to do it--the FSGW has evolved over DECADES. Don't try to replicate the organization with all its bureaucracy. Just invite anyone to campout at your place. Actually, Dick Hamlet, who is a long-time Getaway attendee who now lives in Oregon, and I were discussing the camping faciliites at this year's Getaway, and he said that the Pacific Northwest is loaded with kids camps that are VERY cheap to rent off-season. Or just have everyone camp in your back yard and pot-luck in your kitchen. Think small, but DO IT!

--Charlie Baum