[AUUG-Talk]: Re: Don't close AUUG down!
piers at it.usyd.edu.au
Tue Dec 11 10:51:23 EST 2007
> On Sunday, 9 December 2007 at 12:35:25 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > You know, of course, that I've been suggesting dissolution for some
> > time, at a time when people didn't want to admit it. But now that the
> > time has come, far from saying "I told you so", I'm having second
> > thoughts. I think we should donate all AUUG's assets to the Lions
> > Chair and then carry on as a non-financial institution. No membership
> > fees, no money to look after; in principle, just the name, the web
> > site and the mailing lists. I suggest the John Lions chair because it
> > seems to be the most obvious, but that's certainly a matter for
> > discussion.
> > Let's consider the alternatives.
> > Close down:
> > - Lots of hassle. In particular, I suspect that we're going to have
> > to produce complete financials, and there are all sorts of
> > bureaucratic hurdles to jump over.
> > - Irreversible. If we close down, that's the end, once and for all.
> > Non-financial institution:
> > - The money we have goes to a good cause.
> > - We don't really need to do anything immediately. But in the
> > mid-term we can set up pages for on-line membership applications and
> > things. I suspect that people will come out of the woodwork who so
> > far have been scared off by the membership fee.
> > - If it doesn't work, we can still take the alternative.
> > With this in mind, I don't intend to renew my subscription. I'd be
> > happy to be a board member and come to the meeting, but it doesn't
> > seem logical to pay membership for an organization that is planning to
> > shut down. If you take the second alternative, I'd also suggest that
> > you refund the memberships to anybody who has renewed just to be able
> > to attend the meeting.
> > What do you think?
I support this idea of Greg's.
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