[oclug] So I finally READ the OCLUG By-Laws...
rod at giffinscientific.com
Fri Feb 11 08:21:10 EST 2005
On Fri, February 11, 2005 7:48, Adrian Irving-Beer said:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 05:05:02PM -0500, Derek T. Murphy (Home) wrote:
> From what I've heard during my time on the list, membership was meant
> to be a pretty open thing. But I think the legalities demanded there
> actually be a written or stored list somewhere, and policies for
> ending up on it. So they said, okay, we'll seed that list with people
> from the mailing list at the time, since that was the previous
> (informal?) definition of membership.
Actually, there is emperical evidence that there is no complete list of
members. Members of both of the current board, and the previous board
have indicated that their understanding was that *attendance at meetings*
was (a/the) requirement for membership. What they appear to rely on is
simply whoever shows up at a meeting where a vote is taken, is a member
for the purposes of the vote.
There is no discussion on the board list of membership applications, and
has anyone attended a general meeting during which a ratification of
membership was held?
Now, in my case, I have an e-mail from the secretary of the provisional
board of OCLUG somewhere, in response to a direct question: "Am I a
member?" that says "Yes Rod, you are a member". So without any
information to the contrary, that is my position on it regardless of the
current board's stand. I did once send an e-mail in the heat of
discussion that said I resigned my membership, but I withdrew it when a
board member asked me to reconsider.
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