[H-GEN] Fwd: AGM date

matheist76 at westnet.com.au matheist76 at westnet.com.au
Fri Jul 24 20:04:36 EDT 2009

They wouldn't need to block all of their weekends in September only the ones that we have meetings on. The 5th and the 19th. 

Last year the Exec (Clinton) didn't get around to announcing the AGM until the 23rd of August. In fact this is the only year that it has been an issue.

Lets take a look at what has happened previous years:
1. On the 27th of August 07 David Seikel announces the next AGM. No comments asking for when the next AGM were posted to general. 

2. On the 31st of August 06 Mark Suter announces the next AGM. Again no comment.

3. On the 26th of August 05 Mark Suter announces the next AGM. Again no comment.

4. On the 16th of August 04 Raymond Smith announces the next AGM. Again no comment.

Over all those years nobody has complained and it never was an issue. So what has changed from last year or any of those past years? Can anyone tell me that? Over to you Greg.

Matthew Franklin (HUMBUG Librarian)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Res" <res at ausics.net>
To: matheist76 at westnet.com.au
Cc: "general" <general at lists.humbug.org.au>
Sent: Saturday, 25 July, 2009 9:15:21 AM GMT +10:00 Brisbane
Subject: Re: [H-GEN] Fwd:  AGM date

On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, matheist76 at westnet.com.au wrote:

> Yep I can well appreciate that. The problem is not with us not giving you
> enough warning, which we fully plan to do. But more with pressing the 
> issue well before any real sense of urgency is required. This is what I 
> feel Greg is doing.

It's rare that I agree with Greg, but I have to say he's spot on with this 
one, although I'm not an active financial member and I likely have no 
right in commenting, I'm gunna anyway :)

People have lives (yes, shock horror I know) regardless of if they are 16 
or 60 (well you know what I mean), something that is of such importance
should be set in concrete 3 months before hand so people can plan around
it, you say "The AGM normally happens in September", having been on this 
list for years I agree members should expect September, but that's a mere 
5 1/2 weeks away, if I was an active member, what should I do, block out
every weekend in the entire month? Hardly fair.

Perhaps those who next wish to stand for the executive will ensure this 
sort of thing is addressed properly and professionally next year.


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