One man’s opinion – It is probably a worthwhile goal. Maybe we should start a “Project Ideas” forum thread or some such thing.
In the case of the local hospital, I personally have a bit of a bad taste in my mouth for the way they invited us to remove our repeater gear before. I don’t forget such things. And I would have to be convinced that they would even appreciate us making an effort to set something like that up. As it is, I think the bean counters at the hospital don’t “get it” and won’t get it until or if there is a crisis where they need help.
The other issue is simply the same problem as always – Too many projects and not enough people willing and/or able to help out.
Maybe a forum post that starts off with something like “This forum thread is for ideas for potential issues the Club could involve ourselves with. Let’s keep it realistic and understand that even with slow steady growth RRVARC has 52 current members total and maybe 10-15% of those members do basically 100% of the work of the Club. Our goals need to be geared towards things that the 10-15% might be able to tackle down the road or something that is so exciting it might stimulate participatory interest by some percentage of the other 85-90% of the membership.”
Again, my two cents. But an entirely reasonable topic to consider. Maybe a locally owned clinic without hospital bureaucracy run by bean counters in a far away state; we might do better with them.