We covered some “refreshers” in our February member meeting regarding meeting rooms and events. Here’s the recap:
Reminder: Meeting rooms should be reserved.
We’ve had a few instances of people “squatting” in the meeting rooms and ask that you reserve a meeting room if you want to use it. This helps avoid confusion for those who see the room available, reserve it and show up only to find the room occupied. We know it’s easy enough for those in the room to vacate it, but it’s just cleaner and easier if everyone who uses a meeting room reserves it. To reserve a meeting room, go here.
Reminder: Some meeting room use comes with fees.
Meeting room use comes with part-time, full-time, and desk-time memberships, during the usual 7am to 7pm members hours. With the exception of those with 24×7 access, meeting room use by those at other membership levels and/or access after hours, comes with a fee. More on that here.
Reminder: The Community Room is for the community.
Back in our fall member meeting, we announced a change to use of the Community Room. We no longer rent this room to non-members unless the event is available to Cowork Frederick members. Also, when members want to use the Community Room, they fill out a form to provide information about the event they want to hold. The information is reviewed by Glen and Julia, who are the only ones who can reserve the Community Room. Generally speaking, events held in the Community Room by members of Cowork Frederick should benefit and be available to the broader Cowork Frederick community, but exceptions can be made. Just fill out the form and we’ll talk. We made this change because we now have more members overall (we hit an all-time high of 43 members in February!) and more members who are here early, late and one weekends. We felt the need to make sure anything that might disrupt work was worth it to the overall community. Of course, private meetings can still be held in the Collaboration Room and Conference Room.
Reminder: Any member can hold a Community Event.
Be it a baby shower for a member, a game night, a potluck dinner, reading club gathering, hackathon, or study group, any member of Cowork Frederick – regardless of membership level – can organize and hold an event at Cowork Frederick that is for the Cowork Frederick community. Read more here: Events the Cowork Frederick Way.
Reminder: Attending an event does not count as one of your “days”.
Simply joining your fellow Coworkers for a member breakfast, local lunch, business roundtable discussion, lunch & learn, presentation, or any other community event has never counted as one of your coworking “days”. Stopping by to say “hi” also doesn’t count. Coworking days are days when you come here to work. Feel like having lunch with your coworking friends? Please do! That alone isn’t a coworking day. Of course, if you then stay and work – that counts as a day.