[AUUG-Talk]: Re: [Auugps] AUUGPS and AUUG status

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Oct 30 13:00:24 EST 2008

Lawrie Brown wrote on 30/10/08 11:08 AM:

> Hi Greg
> I'm just going to address a couple of points.
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:41:51AM +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>   If, however, we want a new public officer, I now live in VIC and I'm
>>   quite prepared to do what little work it is.
> Changing public officer, if the board requests it, should just be a
> case of submitting the relevant forms. For the existing AUUG, it
> does indeed need to be a Victorian.


> I pretty much agree with that - however if its the existing AUUG, then
> it WILL need some funds since it IS obligated to regularly file certain
> things with CAV in Vic. They have fees for everything, and this WILL
> eventually catch up with us!!!
> Its the fees that form one of the valid arguments in my opinion for a
> new organisation based in the ACT (which allows free filing for
> small orgs, as has been noted).
> Cheers
> Lawrie

Greg's post is good and raises many points that must be addressed.
Thank God people are willing to think & talk about AUUG again!

Before the *lists* get too far along in their discussions, I'd like to
suggest that the 24 (?) current/financial AUUG members be polled for
their views. NOT a formal vote, but a poll - outside the constitution,
so it is non-binding and can be done informally/electronically.

These are the people who's views *matter* - that have to vote in the
end. The 'chattering classes' like me on the list who, whilst I might
have been a Foundation Member, aren't financial and I DONT VOTE - what I
say might be interesting, but in the end, is irrelevant.

Somebody on the list must know of some lightweight 'polling' tool.
Even an "AUUG-poll" list would do...

Set your own rules. Especially about non-votes.
Allow Proxies for people "off-net".
But short timeframes (24 hrs) for polls are needed to provide feedback
in good time to AUUG-Talk

For the rest of us on AUUG-Talk, we really need to know the *voters*
views on the issues Greg has raised, not anything else.


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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