Now that we have reorganized into RoR with an aim at activism, I wanted to start a thread to discuss this focus in depth.
What do you most want to see from your local club? I know a poll conducted last year ranked "activism" near the bottom and "friendship formation" at the top, with "getting laid" and "knowledge aquisition" ranked second and third.
So let's discuss this. Please share your thoughts.
In my local club, socializing is definitely important for the members. We meet in a member's home to share snacks and lively conversation.
We've always had a planned topic of discussion, usually beginning with a presentation. In the past the topic has been about a current event or one of Rand's essays. Recently we decided a lot of us are weak on the basics of objectivism causing our discussion/debate to stall on such minutae as defining terms. So we've begun working with basics at alternate meetings--starting with epistemology. We continue to have the other topics at the remaining meetings.
Meetings are always followed by an hour or two of more socializing-type activity. But the conversations tend to be related to the evening's topic, activist-type activities that a member is working on or wanting help with, or other objectivism-related questions.
I guess to answer your question, Luke, socializing and knowledge acquisition are fairly equal and at the top of the list for our members. Activism is addressed in a less formal way. I can't really say how much getting laid is happening among our members, I don't know of any at this time.