Starting February 11th, 2007, the ACA will be moving its regular Sunday meetings to the small upstairs room of Ventana del Soul community center. Meetings will start at the usual 11:30am. The location is 1834 East Oltorf St., just Southeast of downtown off I-35. See their map for directions. The ACA Lecture Series will continue to be on the first Sunday of every month at the Austin History Center throughout 2007.
We are trying Ventana del Soul on a trial basis for three months. We hope to explore having a different style of meeting than we are able to have in a restaurant setting. There will still be time to talk informally with other ACA members, we will devote some of our time to a more structured meeting, small presentations, and discussions about ACA events and issues.
People will still be able to get food at Ventana del Soul as they have a cafe downstairs. In fact, we encourage people to eat there. When you buy food from their cafe, you can notify the cashier that you are attending a meeting of the ACA at the event. Part of your food purchase will then go to offset the expense of the room rental. This will help keep ACA's expense to a minimum.
We invite feedback from ACA members on this change. We hope that the change will help members feel more involved with the group.