SteveC wrote:Leo, I will take October 2012. If something opens before then, let me know, and I will take it. July is the only bad month for me.
Caveat: I said that I would keep track of the months people were hosting. I am not in charge of anything. But,
In spite of Leo's assurances to the contrary -- and in spite of the fact that this thread and "club" bears Leo's name, it is not clear to me that we have an "open spot" at the moment. If you look upthread, you will see that Alan Chan came to the first first few, was absent for the past year or so, and is now looking to rejoin. We created a "first alternate" status for him -- so that when we are not full he is the next one in. If he winds up coming to a few more, he will probably host and would seem to have "dibs" on the next open spot. If you would like to have the same kind of status, that makes sense to me. The issue, of course, is that we already have more than 12 recurring hosts -- and even if we are only tasting, it is hard to divide a bottle more than 12 ways at a dinner. If a given date works for everyone, then someone who has hosted may wind up on a waiting list -- we want to avoid this. If we have space at a given event, there is no problem inviting other/additional people.
Of course, per the caveat, this is only my point of view and needs to be confirmed, challenged, etc. by the group. I invite others to comment.