[oclug] General Meeting Assessment
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Fri Mar 11 13:05:29 EST 2005
On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 08:58:19AM -0500, Pat wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 07:26 -0500, Rod Giffin wrote:
> > On Fri, March 11, 2005 7:02, Warren A. Layton said:
> > > On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:26:04PM -0500, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> > >> Dear Members,
> > >>
> > >> Due to the weather, I was unable to attend the meeting on March 1 to
> > >> vote for some very important measures.. However, I am satsified with the
> > >> results and grateful for those who are willing to stand up for OCLUG.
> > >>
> > >> The reduction of the number of board members was inevitable, and
> > >> signfies a failure of the board. At the same time, none of the board
> > >> was able to justify the board size reduction except in terms of their
> > >> failure.
> > >
> > > No, actually. It was justified in terms of the membership size, which
> > > sits currently at about 126 members. Finding 9 people to run for the
> > > board from a membership of that size seems a little steep.
> > >
> > > 24 people agreed with that, 4 people didn't.
> > I think he was referring to quorum. Not achieving quorum is a failure of
> > the board. It was mentioned as one of the reasons for reducing the board
> > size on a couple of occasions.
> > The tally should be 24 for, 4 against, and 98 stuck in the snow. Where I
> > live, it snowed almost 4 times what you got only 40Km's away.
> > Rod.
> If quorum has been a problem over several boards, then the problem may
> be a social engineering one rather than a failing of this _particular_
> board. If a reduction to 6 doesn't fix the quorum issue then the
> problem lies with the membership's inability to provide enough committed
> candidates for the board.
> I agree that the weather was a significant factor in reducing
> attendance. However I do not remember a single proxy being presented.
I managed to show up early, having ridden a bicycle towing a trailer
from Heron/Walkley, so the weather can't have been *that* bad... ;-)
> That said, I recall no motion to adjourn so technically the meeting is
> still open. ;)
We *did* easily have quorum, so I don't see an issue.
> Pat Gilliland
slainte mhath, RGB
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