True, but how much organizing do we really need? (And my offer to help out stands)
We need a place to meet (I really hope Erik can make this happen again, a suitable location is probably the main issue for a meeting)
We need to keep track of who's coming and maybe what they're bringing (I can do that)
We need to keep track of the financial stuff (there are surely people who are better qualified than me, but willing to do it if no one else can)
We need to shop for food & drinks (willing to do so, but might not be practical depending on the location)
We need to arrange for powercords, tables, chairs and such
We need to set up for the meeting
We need to meet (I'm sure that if we all do our part, we will manage to do this :D)
We need to clean up afterwards
We need to chip in for a nice little present for Eriks' kid if Erik can arrange for a place to have the meet again :)
If the meeting is held in Heerlen again, and there's a couch for me to crash on, I'm willing to come a day early to help with shopping (my car is bigger than Eriks, and from what I understand he's still traumatized from carrying last meetings' tomato soup), setting up the room and such... I also have some network hardware available that we could use to provide Wifi to the visitors if there is an internet connection available.
So right now we need Erik to tell us if he can (and wants) to do this in Heerlen again. Otherwise we will have to look into other options.
I would really like to have another meeting. 3 weeks after the last meeting in Heerlen I was in hospital and nearly dead. That kind of opened my eyes and made me appreciate the little joys in life a bit more. And I really do enjoy my audio gear and meeting with like-minded people.
If the venue in Heerlen is unavailable, maybe my employer (he's an audiophile as well) is willing to provide us with a place to meet, but we'd need to have at least 2 high(-ish) end tube amp setups to convince him to do so...
Heerlen is no problem! The venue is ours whenever we want. As long as we make sure to plan everything beforehand and make sure everything is nice and tidy afterwards, all will be well. :) If Coop, or anyone else interested, can be my co-organizer (since Tilpo wasn't interested anymore) that would be awesome. Let's start out by emailing everyone that was on the last meet and see if they want to come. That way we can at least guarantee about 30 participants.
All the tables, powercords, food, logistics etc will be set up by me again. This is no problem, and I won't need much help with this, if I have one co-organiser to work with.