My question is for the guys that absolutely refuse to attend meetings>>
Working shift work is no excuse for twelve months.
WHY?? Fill me in ========================== Our club has35 current members. We had 9 at our May meeting, a few more in April. I didn't make it to our meeting tonight due to a plumbing emergency at the house. Only my second missed meeting in about two years. I have a
45 mile drive to the meeting place and I make more meetings than guys who live within 5 miles of it. I think the meetings are probably required by AMA, so we have them regardless of attendance.
Pretty much, the guys just want to come out, fly planes, and visit at the field. As you wrote, the meetings are far from exciting. We've tried simple 'show and tell', and technical demos, to spark interest but it hasn't helped.
Our May meeting was over in 20-25 minutes. I drove an hour getting out of Dallas during rush hour, ate at the meeting place, had the meeting, and drove 45 minutes to get home. About 3 hours elapsed time for about a half hour of meeting time.