Criticsm alone doesn't make the Club better. Offering solutions and offering your time is what's needed.
It's too bad that readers of this Forum in years to come will see complaints (and this after all the hours of volunteered time). It's sort of like sitting around a campfire with good friends and complaining about the cold or the ants or the substandard food. The NH convention was great because the people were great. So let it be written.
Dick, send me a thoughtful list of complaints with some ideas about improving, and I'll work with Nikki to ensure that future hosts can try to steer clear of problems. We're assembling a notebook of Tips for Hosts.