That's my overview of Hessian meetings. You are thinking that this is a lot of talk and ideas without anything actually happening.
I have minutes from a recent Hessian meeting in Texas:Texas June 2006
There are also plans for a UK Hessian meeting in September. So far there are 4 prospective attendees, details are being worked out.
And I'm hopeful (if nothing else) about California, Texas and NY/NJ area. Possibly Florida and Sweden too.
I'm taking details for now, email / private message me if you are interested. Can you also send me a note of your email address.
This is going to work something like this:
1) Send contact (email address) details to me (via pm / email)
1.1) It might be a good idea to post here and show interest, also give an indication to your area or possible areas. If you live in say Wisconsin but could make it to an Illinois meeting then say so.
1.2) Additionally, it might be helpful to create a myspace account. Searching for others in the same location is easier. Add the Hessian myspace
account and then browse the 'friends'.
2) Once I have collected details, I'm going to share details of those people in the same area. If we have 3 people in (say) Ohio, then I'll send out the email addresses of the other two.
2.1) If someone has messaged the Hessian account then I will point them in the direction of other people in their area.
3) Once you have the details of the other people, you need to message them. Someone should nominate themself as the host and organizer. If someone does not take charge then nothing will be done - I'm organizing for the UK, as I live here so I can't realistically organize anything with the US.
For new people to this forum or those with a low post count that are interested in meetings can I suggest that you increase your activity on the forums. It is the easiest way to gauge personality / dedication.