1. Welcome! Thanks for taking this survey.

It’s hard to believe, but we have had nearly 20 CPS Lectures since early 2003. We’ve been pretty quiet over the past eight months due to some construction but we’re now ready to continue. We figured reaching CPSL #20 offered a a great opportunity to step back and take stock and make plans for the future. What do you think we should change about the series in 2007 and beyond? Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey so that, starting with our next lecture, we can make the experience as or more stimulating. Thank you EVER so much for all your support to date ...it means so much to us. And, even if you have only been to 1-2 lectures or haven't been to any yet - please fill out what you can!

Appreciatively, Kelly and John

* 1. Do you receive enough advance notice to attend CPS Lectures?

* 2. If you attended CPS Lectures #20 with Mick LaSalle, please let us know how you liked it - just rate the lectures on a scale of 1 to 4 with 1 being “didn’t like that much” and 4 being “liked very much". (Just leave blank if you did not attend.)

* 3. How have you liked the CPS Lectures you’ve seen so far? We know many of you haven't seen many; for the lectures you attended, just rate the lectures on a scale of 1 to 4 with 1 being “didn’t like” and 4 being “liked very much". (Just leave blank if you did not attend.)

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#19 1/2: James S. Hirsch, “Cheating Destiny”
#19: Andrew Griffin, “Sustainable Agriculture”
#18: David Hill, “Whither China? Whither US-China Relations?”
#17: Professor Nancy Koehn, "Leadership--with a Big L, Leadership with a small l--Living Truthfully in Turbulent Times.”
#16: David M. Darst, “The Influence of the World Economy and Global Financial Markets on Society, the Community, the Family, and the Individual - and Vice Versa.”
#15: Paul Sack, “Ten Pictures in SFMoMA's ‘Taking Place.’”
#14: Dr. Thomas Cunningham, "San Francisco Opera: An Insider's Preview to the 2005 Season."
#12: Catherine R. Newman, reading from "Waiting for Birdy. A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family"
#11: Professor Alain Enthoven, "America's Health Care Future: Medicare for All or Consumer Choice?"
#10: Amanda Marquit, reading from Shut The Door.
#9: Dr. Lisa Materson, "Has it always been Sex in the City for American Women? An Intriguing Look at the History of Women's Sexuality."
#8: Michael Wolfe, “The Making of Muhammad."
#7: Beth Navon, "Reform and Redemption: Saving the Juvenile Felon."
#6: Diana Kapp and Christy Jones, "Putting Your Eggs in a Frozen Basket: Family Planning for the 21st Century."
#5: "My Flesh and Blood," Film Premiere and Oakland Children's Hospital Benefit, Jennifer Chaiken
#4: Kay Moffett, "The Heart's Hard Turning, the Heart's Slow Learning: Lessons from a Study of 30 'Starter Marriages.'"
#3: Deb Cohan and Cynthia Cobaugh, “Sex Work, San Francisco Style.”
#2: Mark Estes, “AIDS in the Present Day.”
#1: Jon Cowan, President, Americans for Gun Safety, Washington DC.

* 4. Which discussion did you like best? If you aren't in too much of a hurry, we'd love to know why, too!

* 5. I missed, but really wish I would have heard:

* 6. Our last lecture, December 21, was be San Francisco Chronicle film reviewer Mick LaSalle on “Holiday Movies and a Look at 2007.” We asked for $25-30/person for this to pay Mick’s speaker fee and to benefit the San Francisco non-profit group Food Not Bombs. We would love to know your thoughts on this sort of event.

* 7. On a scale of 1 to 4 where 1 is poor and 4 is spectacular, please rate the following aspects of the CPS Lecture series.

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The CPS Lecture series overall
Overall quality of the speakers
The after-lecture socializing
The disco portion of the program
The potluck dinner part of the program (sharing, socializing)
Quality of the food served

* 8. Potluck sometimes works brilliantly and other times works badly. We are wondering how you feel about potluck beyond whether you like the meal - would you still come if we asked for help paying for prepared food (Whole Foods, catering, etc). This would increase the certainty that you always have something great to eat but it would be more expensive.

* 9. If yes, how much would you be willing to donate per person? (assume the higher per person the better the food, as in less than $10 is like pizza and $20 or more is like gourmet-ish (Gonzalo, to you, Niqui and Geoff!) food - all money would go to the food or to a "fund" for better wine, beer etc.)

* 10. What nights of the week would you be most likely to attend a lecture?
(Please rank each night from 1 to 4 with 1 being "unlikely to come" and 4 being "more likely to come")

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* 11. When you don’t attend a lecture, what are the reasons?

* 12. Would you be interested in having childcare available during the lecture?

* 13. If yes, how much would you like to pay per child for the evening (all money would go to Rebecca and/or other children-helpers)?

* 14. We’re looking into recording the lectures beginning with CPSL #20, but we’d also like to have notes available. Would you be willing to take notes once or twice as part of the community service aspect of CPS Lectures? (please!)

* 15. We're interested in what lecture subjects you would like to see more of - please rank how interested you are from 1 (not interested) to 4 (very interested).

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Social Issues

* 16. We would LOVE your ideas. Please tell us about any speakers or topics you’d like to see covered in the future.

* 17. What’s your favorite thing about CPS Lectures? What have you most enjoyed?

* 18. If you could change anything about the series, what would it be?

* 19. Did you know we have a website (www.cpslectures.com)?

* 20. Please let us know any friends or colleagues you would like to add to the CPS Lectures mailing list! (Please add their email address - it won't be used for anything except invitations)

* 21. Do you have any other comments about CPS Lectures that would help us improve the series in future months and years? Thank you enormously for your input.

* 22. (Optional) What is your name and the best email address for you for our CPS Lectures database (your data won't be shared or sold!)?

You’re finished! Our appreciation all around - SO MUCH! - for taking the time to give us feedback. You are wonderful!