I have to agree with you. This was my first AZM and I thought that the crowd participation was actually low - but then I digged to find the notes from last year's meeting and there were only 14 participants last year. The link is probably easy to find if you know where to look but can otherwise take some searching (http://www.maac.ca/en/news_details.php?news_id=44).
There were reps from MAST, AVON, Northumberland, HEFA, Shearwater, HRCC, ASRCM and Saint John at the meeting. I understand the desire for next year's event to be in Moncton but it seems that Truro is a good all-round compromise to maintain the participation that is needed for a vibrant zone.
Some additional "sell" would help to introduce members to the various elements of the meeting.
All in all, I am happy to have gone and will be able to carry back some comments to members.
The meeting emphasized the importance of the newsletter for zone communications as well. More pressure for Al!
I agree that the rain was problematic on the return drive - slower trip, for sure.
Thanks for providing the debrief on the Zone meeting for the club, Marc. I think you hit all the highlights. Thanks, Brian, for your take on it as well.
I too was surprised to hear that 30 attendees was a record, as I mistakenly expected the meeting to take place in a large hall with a hundred RCers in attendance. I intend to go to the national meeting in Halifax in April and would encourage all to try to take it in. The regional meeting was certainly a learning experience for me, and I expect the national one will be even more so.
Mary and I stayed over-night in Truro, so missed the driving in the crazy rain. Other than the wind, the drive on Sunday was nice.
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