[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG AGM 2007 (Notice of Annual General Meeting)
david.newall at auug.org.au
Mon Nov 26 22:51:25 EST 2007
Peter Miller wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 23:31 +1100, Adrian Close wrote:
>> The Annual General Meeting of the AUUG for 2007 shall be held at the
>> Rose Hotel, 406 Napier Street, Fitzroy (Melbourne), Victoria, on
>> Wednesday December 12th, commencing at 7pm.
> I understand that the constitution does not at present permit members to
> attend the AGM electronically.
More importantly, the meeting requires a quorum of 10% of voting members
personally present. Most interstate members will be understandably
reluctant to travel for the meeting, so Melbourne members absolutely
must make the effort to attend.
I notice that the sole agenda item, other than the usual procedural
ones, is "Dissolution/continuance of the AUUG(!)" As I understand the
constitution, no decision to dissolve AUUG can be taken on the 12th.
Section 33 of the constitution addresses dissolution of the AUUG:
1. Upon receipt of a petition requesting the dissolution of the AUUG
from twenty or more members, or half the membership, whichever is
less, the Secretary shall arrange for the question to be put to the
membership by ballot no later than one month after the date that he
receives the petition.
2. If three-quarters of the members voting agree, the AUUG shall be
3. If upon the dissolution of the AUUG there remains after
satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property
whatsoever, the same shall be paid or applied by the Management
Committee, according to a resolution of the membership at or before
the time of dissolution, to any fund, institution or authority
which, itself, is either a non profit company as defined by Section
3(1) of the Income Tax Act 1986 or is exempt from income tax.
On the 12th, members will decide whether to petition for the
dissolution, and then a ballot can be taken. Unfortunately it appears
to me that the ballot must be a postal ballot (sec.42.1.) I suppose the
meeting on the 12th would also resolve exactly how assets should be
distributed in the event that the ballot succeeds.
I question whether the UNSW Lyons Chair would meet the criteria listed
in section 33.3 (above.) I would suggest that the assets should be
given to LA.
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