I suggest we consider 2 changes to the way we currently run our monthly meetings.
1. Buy a small portable Public address system with wireless mic and rechargeable batteries to facilitate all hearing the presentations/responses. These run approx $62 to $140.
2. Have a 15 minute pre-meeting food ordering time to stop table talk during discussions. Latecomers asked to order in the adjoining room.
Both suggestions will help those of us who are hard of hearing or soft voiced to participate fully in the topics being discussed and responded to by all. A wireless mike is easy to pass around.