Important email addresses are:
d i n n e r - c o o firstname.lastname@example.org - general distribution
d i n n e r - c o o p - t r e a s u r e email@example.com - expense reporting
The typical cycle of a single dinner is:
From: Jane Cooper To: D i n n e r - C o o firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Dinner Nov 10, 1992 Date : Nov 6, 1992 I will be cooking a Gerbo-Cimmerian meal this thursday at 7:30pm. Fresh Grsuhsung with Choola Endives Hearty pig knuckle soup Baked cormorrants in a tamarind sauce Old fashioned Soybean pie Please let me know by Tuesday at noon if you'd like to come. -JC
Here's some actual recent menus.
If your meal is going to cost more than about $7, please put an "expensive meal" warning in the menu.
Dinner is usually at the time advertised (give or take 15 mins) and most guests leave soon after they eat. Most cook start their dinners between 6:30 and 8.
You should probably mention what meats your main dishes contain, since there are often a members who avoid pork or red meat. Also indicate if you are flexible and can provide a meat-modified corner for them.
If more than 6 people sign up (not including guests), then the cook might close the dinner by sending mail to the coop list. Give people at least 24 hours to sign up --- we don't want to close the co-op to people who don't live at their computers. One possible way to select who gets to come is through a random selector: (e.g. a hat, or random.c).
A cook may have an unlimited number of personal guests (non-coop members) but they are not to be counted in the 6 person limit. Sometimes, coop members will sign up and say that they would like to bring a non-member. It is up to the cook to decide if s/he wants to entertain these people.
If you know in advance that you'll be away when you are scheduled to cook, please reschedule your meal. Rescheduling allows other people to use your now-empty date.
If you know well in advance, have a look at the schedule, choose a slot that is free, and then send me (that's k h a i g email@example.com) mail.
If something comes up just a couple of days before the meal, then send a
notice to the mailing list saying that you are moving the dinner to another
date. Remember Fridays and Saturdays are usually free and they are good days
to make up dinners. Please try and move the dinner date before your
scheduled date and not after -- that way someone else can use your slot.
After the meal, you should send mail to d i n n e r - c o o p - t r e a s u r e firstname.lastname@example.org
reporting how much the ingredients cost and who attended. The treasurer
will periodically send out bills to tell people who owes who how much.
Please follow the format suggested by the treasurer to report the expenses.
Here is the detailed description of the
bill format. In brief, it is:
Subject: Expenses, dinner May 19, 1994 --- /* Cook: John Cost: $32.12 Date: Monday.19.5.94 Attendees: 5 1 guest of john Sanjiv Sonia Arthur */
Costs for a meal range between about $2 and $8. Anything over about $7 is considered an "expensive" meal, and most of us will not bill for any costs over $8 per person.