[Talk] Re: AUUG moving forward

David Lloyd lloy0076 at rebel.net.au
Fri Mar 22 11:03:33 EST 2002


> cases. What does have to be remembered is that if there is not the money to
> pay a staff member then it has to be done by the members and then the entire
> picture changes. People need to ask themselves could they really spend whole
> days at a time on organising the conference? Other events? Maybe take a week
> off work to spend doing things. Once upon a time that appeared to not be a
> problem but today I would be hard pressed to take that sort of time out. Do
> not get me wrong this may be the way we go but we have to think hard about
> it also.

I'm not sure about the time off, however it would be something that I 
would consider doing during holidays. Why?

a) "organised AUUG-2003" looks good on my CV
b) AUUG benefits by my contribution

A mutual benefit delivered to both parties.

I'm also certain that one could contract the management of conferences 
to suitably qualified people or organisations.

On the other hand, having a full-time staff member is very useful and, 
in my opinion, justified. The question is, really, can we afford this?


Praise belongs to God, the Lord of all Being,
  the All Merciful, the All Compassionate
    the Master of the Day of Doom.
    (The Opening to the Qu'ran)

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