[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG: Time to pull the plug?

David J N Begley d.begley at auug.org.au
Thu Sep 14 14:22:41 EST 2006

Quoting Greg 'groggy' Lehey <Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au>:

> - My membership renewal, due at the end of June.  I have agreed to
>   automatic renewal, so all the treasurer needs to do is to deduct the
>   sum from my credit card.  If my membership hasn't been renewed,
>   whose has?
> The first problem is: how many members does AUUG have?  It appears
> that renewals for memberships expiring in December last year *were*
> sent out in January or early February.  But who's a member?  Are even

Sure?  I never received mine (and like others have indicated, have now  
become a lapsed member due to other higher priorities).  I know the  
loss of Liz has apparently hit operations hard and the new management  
team is working their proverbials off to get the conference organised.

> - How many members do we have?
> - How do we know who the members are?  At this stage, I'd say that the
>   only proof is a receipt for payment of membership fees.

Aside from the conference, this is perhaps a fairly important issue to  

>   - Donate all the funds to the John Lions chair of computer science
>     at UNSW.

Not that I can currently vote, but if I could and AUUG were to be  
disbanded then I'd have to agree that this seems a reasonable approach.


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