Ok kids, rather then trying to follow the conversation on both boards...I decided to start a topic here to serve as neutral territory. Not that I'm expecting there to be any problems or "turf wars" over this. It's starting to sound like both groups are suffering from similar problems: 1) The driving distance among (and between) the Dayton people and Northern Kentucky/Cincy people. Basically, you guys are spread over a large area and everybody can't always be at every event. 2) Finding ways to bring people together to help build a FF chapter (or 2, which is double the work) to be effective. Gas prices...yeah, they suck. Which makes getting people to travel all the time to various events even harder. One thing we've done here in Cleveland, to accomodate the many people from the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown areas is alternate the location of our regular bi-monthly meeting (usually centered around doing something fun as a group) between the various parts of our region. It's understood that not everybody can make it to ALL events...the important thing is to encourage people to make an effort (and offer suggestions for future gatherings) to attend as many as possible. Which is understandable, and happens all the time. I give Ludo credit for the effort, given I don't know how much he was briefed on what kinds of things to expect. If I had been with him, during the transition period, I would have said 1st thing that: "Being a CR is not an easy task, depending on the way a group organizes itself." Personally, one of the first things I did as CR of JKOC was create a "jedi council" to take on some of the leadership role off my shoulders. One person can't do everything alone...it will drive you bonkers! The good news is, I've noticed alot of new people who seem eager to get involved with a group like Fanforce in their area. As long as the older members of both groups can remember to treat them as equals and not "newbies" or "rookies"...and focus on simply expanding the membership base on the boards and at events, I think you guys will be fine. At the end of the day, the goal of Fanforce is simply to bring SW fans together in their local communities. Originally, I wasn't a big fan of merging the two groups (still undecided if that's the best alternative for ya), but it's starting to look as if both groups have spread themselves to the point where they can hardly sustain a membership with an interest in being a seperate groups. I'm curious what all of you think? The one thing that makes a good FF and great FF is the sharing of ideas.