[Linux-aus] Agenda for SGM, AGM 15 Jan 04

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Sat Jan 10 15:56:38 UTC 2004

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Andrew Cowie wrote:

> Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 22:03:21 +1100
> From: Andrew Cowie <andrew at operationaldynamics.com>
> To: announce at linux.org.au
> Cc: Linux Australia <linux-aus at linux.org.au>
> Subject: [Linux-aus] Agenda for SGM, AGM 15 Jan 04
> Hi,
> Linux Australia is holding it's Annual General Meeting of Members on
> Thursday, 15 January 2004 in Adelaide at linux.conf.au '04.The AGM will
> be proceeded by a Special General Meeting of Members at which we intend
> to ratify a constitution change. Exact time and location as per the LCA schedule.
> The agenda for each meeting is as follows:
> 1. SGM
>         Call to order, establish notice of meeting, establish quorum.
>         Approval of minutes of previous Meetings of Members
>         (specifically AGM '02 of 23 Jan 03 and SGM of 9 Dec 03)
>         Consideration and acceptance of proposed changes to Constitution. See
>         http://www.linux.org.au/org/ for details.
>         Close

At the URL www.linux.org.au/org/new/constitutionv6.phtml , which is the 
web page at the end of the link "Proposed Constitution Changes for 
LCA2004", which appears to be the information about the changes on 
which a vote or votes are to be taken, as cited above, the "Summary of 
the changes section" lists 17 separate changes, and the "List of the 
proposed changes", lists 26 apparent separate changes.

The agenda above, for the SGM, does not specify whether the proposed 
changes are to be voted on, individually, eg "Motion: that section x of 
the constitution be amended by..., and that section y of the constituion 
be amended by ..., so as to accommodate the former amendment", or that 
the constitution is to be changed by a single vote; eg "Motion: that the 
constitution be replaced with the proposed amended constitution version 

The email message posted by Pia on 4 January, to which reference is made 
in the message above, 

> [The agenda for both SGM and AGM was posted by Pia Smith at the time
> time notice of the meeting was lodged 22 Dec 03, and was resent 4 Jan
> 03. You can view these lists' archives if you'd like to see those
> messages]

starts as follows.

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Pia Smith wrote:
> Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 18:54:51 +1100
> From: Pia Smith <pia at linux.org.au>
> To: linux-aus <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
> Subject: [Linux-aus] SGM/AGM reminder
> Hi all,
> This was sent on the 22nd December, just a quick reminder :) Also all
> members can vote in the elections, so if you are not a member and want
> to vote, become one. Even if you can't be present you can still send a
> proxy vote to committee at linux.org.au.
> SGM/AGM at LCA2004
> ----------------------------
> We are holding two short meetings at LCA2004, an SGM and then the AGM
> directly following. We are running both by the previous constitution,
> and thus individual votes must be either by a show of hand, or a proxy
> vote sent to the secretary.
> - SGM
>         + To be held on the 15th January at LCA2004.
>         + Open
>         + The reason for the SGM is to submit the proposed constitution
> changes for a vote. The constitution changes can be found at
> http://www.linux.org.au/org/ and the latest version is V5, which had a
> few spelling mistakes picked up and the 'Honorary Life Member' further
> defined. The constitution changes attempt to make administration of
> Linux Australia easier, transform it into an online organisation, and
> lower the barrier of entry (see the document for a full listing of
> changes). This has been lodged with the Secretary, and this requisition
> is GPG signed.
>         + Close

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