Plan for meetings during autumn 2013

Mi esperas vidi vin morgaŭ je la bierfaristejo Blinda Porko!

[Updated: We've changed the day of our meetings this semester. The text below now shows the correct day.]

We’ll meet as usual this week (tomorrow) and the following week, the 19th and 26th of August in the Blind Pig Brewery.

We will not meet the 2nd of September, because of the Labor Day holiday.

The following Tuesday (the 10th of September at 5:00 PM) we’ll hold our public meeting, to take about Esperanto, why one might want to learn it, and why one might want to join our group.

Subsequent Tuesdays we’ll meet as we used to do, in a room in the Foreign Language Building, at 5:00 PM, until the end of the semester.

Dan and I are trying to make posters to put up around the university and around town.

Summer Esperanto

During the summer we’ll meet just once a week and someplace off-campus. Our tentative plan is to meet Mondays at 6:00 PM at the Blind Pig Brewery (120 N. Neil St., Champaign, Illinois).

Both the place and the time are provisional. If you want to attend but can’t, let us know what the difficulty is. We’ll try to find a time and place which works for everybody.

Thanksgiving Esperanto 2012

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Sunday discussion table for both November 18th and November 25th is canceled.

In addition, we’re going to turn the regular beginner’s class for Monday, November 19th into an informal meeting. Since the Foreign Language Building may well be locked up, let’s meet instead at the same time (5:00 PM), but meet upstairs at the Espresso Royal at 1117 W Oregon St. in Urbana. (That’s at the corner of Goodwin, and right across from the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.) We’ll speak a little Esperanto and maybe talk about plans for the Zamenhof Festo.

Please let me know if you’re coming Monday, so we can keep an eye out for you in the Espresso Royale.

Regular meetings will resume with the Monday, November 26th.

Meetings for fall 2012

For the fall semester, we’re meeting twice each week:

Mondays we meet for the beginners class at 5:00 PM in room 1138 of the Foreign Language Building.

Sundays we meet for out discussion table at 2:15 PM in the lobby of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Upcoming meetings

During the semester, we’ll be meeting Mondays at 5:00 PM in room 1120 of the Foreign Language Building. Our first Monday meeting will be September 10th.

Before that, we’ll meet a couple of times on non-Mondays:

Thursday August 30th

We’ll meet at 5:00 PM in the basement of the Illini Union (in the food court). Why? Because Darcy will be visiting!

Come say goodbye to Darcy before she heads off to the University of Chicago. We’ll also do a bit of planning for the beginners course.

Tuesday September 4th

We’ll meet at 5:00 PM in room 1120 of the Foreign Language Building (same place as our regular meetings). Why? To introduce the language to our new members. (Why Tuesday? Because Monday is Labor Day.)

Come meet the new members and kick off the beginners course.

Change time, and probably no meeting today

We’ve had a request to change the meeting time to 6:00 or 6:30 PM. So this message is mainly to ask: Would one of those times work better for you? In particular, is there anyone who would come to meetings as currently scheduled (5:00 PM) who wouldn’t be able to come at one of those times?

Please respond to the list, or privately to me.

In the meantime, since we don’t have a time pinned down, it probably makes most sense to skip today’s meeting and plan to resume next week at whatever time we decide on.

Today’s meeting

Once again (like last year) we’ll meet in the Foreign Language Building. We haven’t yet reserved a room, so we’ll meet in the area through the main doors and then select a room that’s free. (If you arrive late, check the nearby classrooms—you’ll find us.

Time: 5:00 PM for the social quarter-hour; we’ll start class at 5:15.