On Dec 19, 2012, at 5:20 PM, phoebe ayers wrote:

difficult to keep meetup groups going in the proposed Cascadia geography

Say now, what? :) Seems to me we had *two* great events last week, Oakland Wiki just announced weekly edit-a-thons at the library, various other things in the works. Portland had a real successful Wiki Loves Libraries event a month or two back, we've had various fun wiknics, Wiki Loves Monuments…maybe it's the lack of the sense of a cohesive "group" you're noting? Could be, but I'm not sure that's a necessary ingredient to moving things forward. Actually, I think a world in which lots of people and groups are supporting Wikipedia in small/quasi-connected ways is pretty exciting! Not better or worse than a more structured approach, but pretty enjoyable and productive.