Since my son Ben Harper and several of his mates joined the HackerSpace and
began attending the Saturday sessions I have been very impressed with the
opportunities that this has given him. I have appreciated the leadership
and guidance that Andy Gelme has given the lads. I have also recognised
though that for this Saturday facility to be sustainable, we have to rely
more on ourselves and not just leave it all to Andy.
It seems to me that we should consider establishing a roster of people
willing to help keep the garage open on Saturdays. At the moment it is not
usually open on Saturday afternoons. I suggest that we establish a roster
broken into Saturday half days. The more of us who participate the less of
a burden it will be on anyone’s time.
Parents of the kids who are attending on Saturdays can probably easily put
in a few hours of general supervision while they are helping their own
children. But there are many in the wider HackerSpace community who have
valuable knowledge to share with the younger members and it would be really
appreciated if you could also volunteer to help out, even if it were only a
half day every couple of months.
I suggest that the roster would only run during school terms, as most of us
are around then, so it will not be too much of an imposition. If you
indicate that you are willing to help out then I will draw up the roster.
Of course if a particular session doesn’t suit, it will simply be a matter
of swapping with someone, and if we all have goodwill then I don’t see that
will be a problem.