[Ambassadors] next EMEA Ambassadors IRC meeting

Pierros Papadeas ppapadeas at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 17:49:57 UTC 2009

I could handle the next EMEA meeting. I am saying it, because no one
volunteered :) and I think it is quite important to be done.

Is there already an agenda? Shall we keep up with the every-other-week
schedule and make this an thematic one?


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Max Spevack<mspevack at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been organizing the EMEA Ambassadors IRC meetings for a while now, and
> while I am certainly going to continue to attend them, I wonder if perhaps
> someone else within our EMEA community would like to take a turn at putting
> together the agendas and leading the meetings.
> We're due to have our next one pretty soon (probably should be next
> Wednesday) but I will be in the USA all next week and unable to attend that
> meeting.
> Seems like it might be a good time to let a volunteer in the community step
> up and take charge.
> These meetings represent an opportunity to have our Ambassadors across the
> region stay in communication with each other, discuss budget issues and
> resource issues, and also coordinate their efforts, so that we can feel like
> a larger team and not a few pockets of people in different countries.
> Anyone want to step up and make next week's meeting happen?
> There have also been a few requests to hold EMEA meetings every-other-week
> -- one meeting per month focusing on events and logistics, and the other
> focusing on one specific question or project that is important to the
> region.
> It's obvious that I haven't had the time to make that happen, but with some
> community leadership from Ambassadors who have things they would like to
> discuss, it easily could.
> It's important to me to make sure that we continue to keep our core group of
> EMEA ambassadors strong, while also growing new leadership and contributions
> throughout this very large region.
> In Egypt, for example, we've got a growing team of Ambassadors who are doing
> fantastic work, and I hope we can include them in our EMEA meetings and
> discussions more than we have in the past (which has just been me sending
> them resources).  I'd like to cut myself out as the middle man and continue
> to grow a team of volunteers in the region who are all helping each other
> out.
> Thanks,
> Max
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