[AUUG-Talk]: AUUG AGM, Sunday 14 October

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Fri Oct 12 00:03:10 EST 2007

Realistically, the board could say notification is given. Unless the AGM 
winds down the meeting and thus invokes AUUG's dissolution directives, I 
doubt anyone will bother invalidating the result(s).

The only results that might be invalidated are any in favour of 
Linux...and then over a friendly beer and a peer to peer stoush where 
things aren't taken too seriously.

I'd say the reasons they're not valid is because of the beer not the AGM 
procedures :)


Kevin Dawson wrote:
> G'day all.
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 07:04:25PM +1000, Joel Sing wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>>> IIRC, the AGM during the conference was announced on the list some time
>>> back.
>> I hope this is correct, however searching for "AGM" or "annual general 
>> meeting" in my AUUG announce box doesn't show up any such messages.
> I also can't find a notification.  There are a few references to topics
> that should be discussed at the AGM, but that's not enough.  It hasn't
> actually been called.
> A notification needs to be sent to the members at least 4 weeks before
> the meeting and include the time and place it will be held (and probably
> an agenda).  Email, fax, OzPost are OK; a note on the web site won't be.
>>> Anyhow, defects in procedures can be overcome by a vote of members.
>> I don't see how this would work - you can't have members at an invalid AGM, 
>> vote to ignore the lack of notification. Anyway, as I said earlier, I don't 
>> want to be a wet blanket, however I've had to deal with the mess resulting 
>> from a similar situation and it's not fun...
> As have I.  Joel is right - an AGM at AUUG2007 wouldn't be valid.  By all
> means use the timeslot to have a discussion about some of the challenges
> we're facing right now, such as AUUG's future, AUUGN, etc.
> It may even be more productive without the usual AGM stuff taking up
> time.  Nothing can be formally decided at AUUG2007, but some objective
> discussion can help put some focus into people's minds.
> We have until the end of December to hold the AGM and the Management
> Committee can determine where and when.  Please do so.  As a start,
> an agenda might include:
> - reports from Officers
> - results of the Board elections
> - any motions on notice (and list them)
> - determining where and when the next AGM is to be held.
> I'm thinking about a notice of motion to amend the Constitution to allow
> teleconferencing as attendance at a meeting (as no conference means no
> personal get-together).  Yes, there are hurdles to overcome, but the
> Board is already doing business between meetings this way.  It's a
> next step (as opposed to NeXTstep :-)).
> Kevin
> AUUG Returning Officer
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