Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The meeting room search continues - or "have you checked out this location....?"

UPDATE 11-15-09:

The Kline Branch of the Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) has agreed to let CPAUG use their meeting room free of charge. Therefore, we'll be using their room for our meetings until the East Shore Branch is reopened (TBD). The Kline Branch is located at 530 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104.

UPDATE 11-12-09:

  • Called the Lower Paxton Twp. Municipal Building and they only rent their rooms to non-profits.
  • Friendship Center "Social Hall" would be $75/hour
  • Called Wiedner Law - waiting to hear back on if they'd charge us a fee
  • Called Kline Branch of DCLS - waiting to hear back on if they'd charge us a fee. Does not have WiFi nor projector
  • Called & left message with Susquehanna Twp High School office.


I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how our search for a new meeting location is going. We've received a lot of suggestions both recently and a few months back and we looked into each and every option. Unfortunately, finding a free & adequate meeting space is a much more difficult endeavor than one would think!

We've received a few emails from CPAUG suggesting that we try the Giant Foods Community Room for our meetings. While we appreciate the suggestion, it's an option that we've already looked into and, unfortunately, it would cost us $50 per meeting for our group to use that room as we are not a registered non-profit organization. Since we don't receive financial support from Adobe, nor do we charge membership fees, we really need to secure a meeting room in the long term that is free to use. We really like the idea of free membership and we'd like to keep it that way.

The East Shore Area Library, our previous meeting space, is currently under major renovation and they do not anticipate opening up the library to groups until about May 2010. They've had their meeting rooms closed to groups for since early 2009.

Additionally, we've contacted both HACC and Harrisburg University but both required at least group insurance (which we don't have) and HU had additional fees as well. The library in Camp Hill would charge our group $75 per meeting.

Please keep those suggestions coming and we continue to seek out meeting locations. Our needs for a meeting room are: No rental fees, free Internet access, a projector, Harrisburg area location, and availability in the evenings.

Thanks. We'll continue to provide updates as they are available.

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