[Linux-aus] Constitution Version 6 - Last one!

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Sun Jan 4 15:39:09 UTC 2004

<quote who="Pia Smith">

> This is the final Proposal for Constitution changes unless anyone makes
> any other necessary suggestions. The only change from version 5 is
> creating the ability for the Secretary to approve or reject applications
> without having to refer to the committee unless necessary. This will
> remove the need to have a meeting to approve members. The secretary may
> defer decisions to the committee of course. 

Wouldn't it make sense to do this the other way around? So that the
committee has the responsibility, but may delegate it as necessary? I am
used to constitutions that operate this way. Then the committee can sort out
the specifics of how to deal with it, rather than just the secretary.

What confuses me about this is that the terms I am used to already appear in
the constitution:

  (i) who has been approved for membership of the association by the
  committee of the association.

So which bit are you changing?

- Jeff

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