[AUUG-Talk]: Re: Don't close AUUG down!

Christopher Vance Christopher.Vance at auug.org.au
Tue Dec 11 10:19:19 EST 2007

On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 09:45:02AM +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>So: for tomorrow please consider transitioning AUUG to a non-financial
>institution as described above.  For those of you who don't know, I
>should point out that the main web server (www.auug.org.au) is run
>free of charge by Internode.  About the only costs I can see are the
>$20 odd per year needed to renew the domain.

Ongoing costs include about $1500/year for accountants fees wrt our
tax return.  This could probably be reduced but we don't have anybody
offering to do it for free.

Other things cost too.  We've cancelled our phone and fax.  We still
have Public Liability Insurance, a Post Office Box, etc., etc.

I'm sure more stuff can be axed, but the organization cannot survive
long without income, and only by consuming all the funds we still have
available.  In that sort of situation, I'm not going to be hanging
around long enough to guess when "trading while insolvent" starts, and
things get more interesting than I'd be happy with.

If you think non-financial is the way to go, please offer yourself for
election to the board on such a platform.

And proxies are being accepted by email if you can't attend

Your original mail was not ignored from malice or from any bad
feeling.  The three of us on the board are all very busy, and have
lots of things which make communication and thought less instant than
we'd like.  We had also had another offer of somebody to be Secretary
before yours was sent, although that's not fully resolved yet.

Christopher Vance
on, but not necessarily for, the Board

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