I wish there had been more opportunity for announcements and introductions, but the sheer numbers really precluded that. I waved my teaser fliers for Save Our City around in the air and plunked them down on a desk to general indifference.
[Strangely enough, someone else had fliers for a puzzle rally in Los Angeles. This one as a benefit for the AIDS marathon --> AIDS Project LA. It's $25, running Nov 10-11.]
It was a far cry from some other first meetings of the year, where my presence added 10% to the population in the room and helped give the impression that the club was still alive. Here, I was entirely superfluous. And it felt great to be obsolete! So I left!
And in the "Won't Somebody Think of the Children" Department: Search your couch for loose change and help some teachers. I mean, honestly, one teacher's class is using stapled together computer paper for lab notebooks.