[oclug] General Meeting Assessment
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Fri Mar 11 19:05:53 EST 2005
>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.
>That said, I recall no motion to adjourn so technically the meeting is
>still open. ;)
While I did not move to adjourn per se, I *did* move to table the votes
on the voting reform and the Board size reduction, because I felt that
even though technically we had quorum there were extenuating
circumstances: namely a major snow storm which had died down only about
an hour prior to the meeting. I also recall not getting a whole lot of
support in my motion. Even though it's very unlikely that the outcome
would have been different on either proposal (and the votes went my way
anyway), I still maintain that we should not have been voting on major
structural changes to OCLUG under these circumstances.
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