2009/1/27 Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> > While its nice and can be advantageous to piggy back on other groups for > confrences, the decision on when to hold the AGM and whether theres an event > to coincide with it must be that of our members/committee complying with > requirements of our constitution.
Of course, I did point out the issues with the AGM timing as a downside. I'm not sure if it is a Victorian consumer affairs rules, or something else. > I'd also suggest that making blanket statements about elimating places as > potential venues for any events will do more to alienate current members and > potential members. The last Perth meetup had 14 people attend while Andrew > and myself tried to encourage memberships the dominant comment was there is > no advantage or reason for Perth people being part of an Eastern States > based group, these types of blanket statements only reinforce those > opinions. I did hesitate when including Perth in that list, I guess I should have hesitated more. I only included it as more expensive travel means that it might be harder to get a critical mass of people there. You'll notice I also included my own home city in the list so nothing sinister was intended. Personally, I certainly don't think that being the only Tasmanian in the group disadvantages me or diminishes the benefits of being a member at all, so I would hope others would think along the same lines! I understand what it is like to be under-represented so please accept my apologies if any WA'ers (or anyone from any location) thought otherwise! Regards, Charles
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