First and foremost, a huge huge huge thank you to everyone who helped with and attended Friday’s party. We had an ASTOUNDING turnout, sold a bunch of art, and I think everyone had an amazing time. Let’s do that again, soon, shall we?
Now that the 1st floor is officially ours, the transformation is going to slowly begin over the next week. Here’s what’s on deck.
The railing and platforms are the final bits to be finished with the stairs. Today and Wednesday are the scheduled work days to finish them, so if all goes according to plan, they’ll be open for use by end of day Wednesday. You can peek at them now from above – they look absolutely stunning with the oak treads in place. Speaking of, those tread sponsorships are available – $1500 to have yourself (and an important saying) immortalized as a part of the steps.
There WILL be a bit more construction noise while they install the railing, and some more welding on Wednesday. We’ll be doing our best to let people know details in advance so as to not have your days disturbed. I can’t thank everyone enough for your patience as the construction has gone on much longer than we expected. I know it’s been challenging. Thank you for hanging in there, it’ll all be worth it :)
Starting this afternoon and evening, we’re going to be building desks for the downstairs as well as transporting some of the desks from the 2nd floor down to the 1st. The general goal is to spread everything back out a bit since we’ve jammed just about as many desks as possible into the 2nd floor.
If you’ve got a drill, bring it by Indy Hall this week to help speed up the construction process.
A New Entrance
Once the stairs are completed and usable by everyone, the biggest change to Indy Hall will take place – the 1st floor will become the primary entrance. In fact, we’ll be asking that people only use the 1st floor entrance to enter/exit the building. We’ll figure out the details of exactly how that works, but please be prepared to start using the 1st floor entrance later this week!
We’ve already had a number of members step up to upgrade and/or pre-pay their memberships, which has been a huge help in making the expansion possible. If you’re able to and interested in an upgrade now that we have more room, or to pre-pay up to 6 months (you’ll get a 7th month for free!), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to work out the details.
Also, we really appreciate your help in spreading the word that we have room for new members again. We’ll be working our usual channels for spreading the word but the best is always the word of mouth that comes from our existing members. You all are our best ambassadors. Thank you in advance for your support.
My door is open
It’s going to be a busy few weeks getting settled into a new groove. If you ever have any questions, ideas, concerns, or just want to grab lunch and talk about the past/present/future of Indy Hall or anything else for that matter, drop me a line -email@example.com.
I will look like I’m running around like a headless chicken for the next little while but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for you. :)