[TheThinkTank] alcohol at shop - during meetings - pros and cons?

Vincenzo loco wormsign at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 15:53:46 PDT 2014


We only ban alcohol when the shop is open to the public but we also don't
drink alcohol at the meetings. When it happens it is usually at social
functions or 'after hours'


On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Reno Bikes <renobikeproject at gmail.com>
wrote:

> We allow alcohol, but only at breakfast meetings.
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM, momoko saunders <analyst at bikefarm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> We at Bike Farm recently had a proposal to ban alcohol at our general
>> meetings. We already have a strict policy against alcohol during open shop
>> hours.
>>
>> I'd love to know if other shops have policy around alcohol during
>> meetings or in the shop off hours. Do you have concrete examples of how
>> this effects the shop and it's patrons/volunteers?
>>
>> For those who do not have alcohol, do you notice an difference in time
>> spent hanging out with other collective members, did it change the social
>> dynamic? How does it affect your volunteer pool?
>>
>> For those who have alcohol, do you discuss it often? Do you think it adds
>> or deters from your collective? What is the role of alcohol?
>>
>>
>> The arguments in my mind seem to revolve around safer spaces and
>> regulation. I believe in having as little regulation as possible, but I
>> also respect the need for safer spaces. I wonder if there's a way to not
>> introduce policy while still making an inviting space for all.
>>
>>
>> Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated!
>> -momoko
>>
>>
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