[Talk] AUUG'S Declining Membership
sjenkin at pcug.org.au
Thu Jul 25 17:07:03 EST 2002
In all the chat I didn't see anyone provide the facts of the Business
Manager employment contract.
1. Is Liz a permanent or casual employee?
2. What is noted in the annual accounts for the yearly cost of running
3. Are there employment incentives for her to increase our business?
SAGE-AU uses Lee Monette to run the place.
She works from home - [she provides the work space], and works at an
Don't know if she gets a percentage of the annual conference.
Anyone care to volunteer any of these items? - providing they do not
breach any privacy or employment legislation or agreements.
PS: thanks for a very good topic & well presented points.
David Purdue wrote:
> A quick reply from the outgoing President.
> david.newall at auug.org.au wrote:
> > How do we reverse declining membership?
> A good question, but none of the points below actually address
> > o Mailing lists should be available to everybody
> They are; well, certainly the ones that are well used
> (auug-announce, talk, auug-jobs) are open to everybody.
> > o Conference CFPs sent to all Asia Pacific universities
> We currently send it to all Australian unis. Send the contact
> details for any others you want to add to Liz and she will add
> them to the mailing list.
> > o AUUGN on web, not on paper
> I, for one, would not read AUUGN on the web. I only get a
> chance to read AUUGN when I am not in front of a computer
> (on an airplane, in my lounge room, in bed, etc.) I would rather
> have a well bound paper copy than a sheaf of loose paper that
> I had printed off the web.
> > o Exec to meet electronically
> Tried it, it is not nearly as effective.
> > o Can we afford a business manager?
> I contend that we can not afford to NOT have a business manager.
> It is hard enough to find volunteers for the things that Liz can
> not do - harder still to get them to do the things they volunteered
> for. If we did not have Liz, I believe they would end up not
> being done. Our alternative is to hire a secretariate - but we
> lose control, then we lose quality, then we lose members.
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