Monday, July 19, 2010

Let's vote...

I called a meeting with the parents of the learners I selected as potential members of the Sunridge Computer Club this afternoon. Attendance was pretty good. I really appreciated the fact that so many parents were willing to take time out of their schedule (especially after a hard day's work) to come hear me out.

The focus of this meeting was to vote on a time and day (of the week) for the computer club to meet and engage in our club activities. We decided on every second Monday at 17:15 for a duration of 1 hour. It was not easy, and I must admit that I was worried that we would not come to an agreement. I feel bad for the parents who had to go back home to their children and say: "sorry, but you won't be able to join the computer club". I feel especially bad for those learners too. The feedback that I got from my learners has been that of excitement and pride - I feel that I let some learners down. Unfortunately it is impossible to accommodate everybody.

Some questions were asked with regards to the running of the club. Questions are always good. One of the mothers asked me what I need. I was touched by this question. It just seemed like such a selfless question from somebody who is eager to support our computer club. As I said to the lady, at this point in time I need ideas, and contacts.

Quite a few parents -before and after the meeting - offered their input. I got some ideas and it sounds like I can really get hold of some solid contacts via them.

All in all, the meeting was a success. I was impressed by the interest and support of the parents.

Now I look forward to the club member's first meeting.