[AUUG-Talk]: Re: Membership Renewals

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Sep 26 07:39:52 EST 2006

Greg Black wrote on 26/9/06 1:10 AM:

>> Sorry, guys, if you want to portray yourselves as a "Professional 
>> Organisation" for Unix (and other computing) professionals, "losing" 
>> credit card details because they are UNUSABLE (euphemism: too secure) 
>> really kinda shoots you in the foot.
> I think you need to look down and see if there are any smoking
> holes in your own footwear before going public with this kind of
> statement.

Ummmmm.  Reasonable record keeping and archiving has *not* ever been
part of the AUUG admin landscape... This problem is as old as AUUG.

- AUUGN hasn't been consistently collected and held by its publishers.

- There is an enormous gap in the accounts.
   Yep - one board lost everything... A few years worth from memory.

- And then there's the membership lists being kept.
  There's no evidence that anything but the current members are known.
  Which makes it a little hard to reach out and invite donations :-)

And down here in CBR, there is the yearly bun fight with the shared
infrastructure/ISP. For as long as I can remember, the AUUG renewals
have not been sent in a reasonable time.

	AUUG and it's boards, with or without a paid Admin, have been
	lousy with the paperwork.

When Chris was on the board, at least the accounts and the membership
list were in one place and findable...

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