The Midwest contingent needs to get itself together: in all good fellowship, and meaning no offense, there's more to photography than California School.

If we planned events in well placed locales, we could make it possible to reach most everyone in the middle of the country.

By rotating events around, ensure we were not shutting anybody out. Consecutive weekend workshops could be held, for instance, in Davenport and Columbus, and draw from a huge area. Next time, Ann Arbor and Madison.

Hmm, this has sort of a Big Ten feel to it.

Makes all the difference if folks could drive a few hours for a weekend instead of flying away for a week.