[AUUG-Talk]: Wind up AUUG: Objections?

Lawrie Brown Lawrie.Brown at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Oct 27 23:37:55 EST 2008

Hi Kevin

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:54:29PM +1100, Kevin Dawson wrote:
> > Hmmm - this looks like its been in a time warp, as I've not seen
> > it before. However info is useful, thanks.

And I've since spoken to Peter, apparently it was held by mailman
for being too long - so keep an eye on the length of posting for
them to go out immediately.

> Except that the Board ceased to be at the end of June, so whatever we do
> now is subject to scrutiny by Those With Big Sticks (ie, CAV).

Agreed. However, as Karl Auer has noted previously, if we act in good
faith, consistent with the aims of the organisation, I think they're
likely to be lenient. I'll also note that the form for

"Application for Extension of Time to both hold an Annual General 
Meeting and lodge an Annual Statement" includes reasons such as:

  + Dispute or disagreement in the association 
  + Need extra time to call/arrange meeting

which I think recognises that sometimes there are problems, which
need time to resolve.

And then you said ...

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 11:14:29PM +1100, Kevin Dawson wrote:
> With winding up, I agree - it's spelt out by both the Constitution and
> the Act.  The problem I saw was that we don't have any reference to
> trading or disposing of assets, except that they can't go to members.
> All the proponents of AUUGPS are either members (thereby excluding

I don't think it is a problem, as the transfer is going to be to a new
incorporated association. Just because its members include some of AUUGs
is irrelevant, the owner of the assets will be a validly formed org.
And those assets will be used consistently with the aims of that org,
NOT for the personal benefit of specific members (which is the clearly
stated aim of that item in the AUUG constitution).  I really don't see
that there is an issue here.

> > But do please give me a pointer to the current constitution...
> http://www.auug.org.au/resources/roles/constitution.shtml , as
> modified
> by http://www.auug.org.au/resources/roles/change.shtml

Thanks - I had the first but not the second. The changes will
clearly make some things easier.


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