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You're fortunate to be in a place in your life where
you can afford that two-hour drive and to be home by
midnight. Someone who has small children at home, or
who has other commitments, might need to make other
choices. These are not excuses, just reality.
--- John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Or, like me, I live on the New Jersey shore, over
> two hours from NYC, and
> I'm President of the NYMetro chapter. When we have a
> monthly meeting, I get
> home about midnight.
> The excuses are just that.
> On 4/1/08, Sam Beard <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com> wrote:
> > Bill Swallow stated:
> > > If you belong to an active chapter, then that's
> a benefit also.
> > Yes, and by the same token if your local chapter
> is not active, it's
> > tough to find the benefits in that regard. My
> local chapter has seen
> > another decline in recent years. I decided not to
> renew my local chapter
> > affiliation this year and instead go with 3 SIGs
> (plus a few extra).
> > This doesn't mean I won't be able to go to local
> events, but it does
> > allow me other options for obtaining value from my
> > I reply:
> > Or if, like me, your "local chapter" is a
> minimum 2-hour drive in the
> > opposite direction of home. That makes it rather
> difficult to attend any
> > of the functions related to the chapter, unless
> they happen to occur on
> > a Saturday. And Saturdays are rather full with a
> class (unrelated to
> > work) and a family, including a 1 year old
> daughter and a 10 year old
> > son.
> > --
> > John Posada
> > Senior Technical Writer
> > NYMetro STC President and Program Chair
> > - Said the Zen master to the hot dog vendor "Make
> me one with everything."
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