A large portion of our groups meet twice a month. A common question that comes up when we are building groups is what we do if there are 5 (insert day: ex: Wednesdays) in the month? Well if you meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month then you simply have a 3 week gap on those 2-4 months per year where you have 5 Wednesdays.
The problem becomes is that we are creatures of habit. I was at Winchell’s restaurant in Lexington on a the 5th Wednesday of March to meet with a group for a big face-to-face meeting. We have another group that meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday there from 12-1:30pm. While I was there 4 of their members showed up.
All of them are very busy people. The group is a priority for them. They just knew it had been two weeks since their last meeting and showed up. The only problem is there wasn’t a meeting that day for them. They lost an income producing meeting slot. It always causes some frustration even if it was a simple mistake.
Tip to prevent showing up on the 5th day of the month
In your calendar create two “recurring monthly meetings” for your The Referrals Group meeting.
1-You’d add a new calendar event. Then hit recurring monthly on the 1st (insert day) of the month.
2- Then repeat for the 3rd (insert day) of the month.
If you use outlook here is how to to this. If gmail, instead of recurrence it is called “repeat”.