i fully agree, i would even give it to some native english speaker
after the strangenesses are sorted out. i would also agree to change
it to "board" instead of "comittee", btw :)

rupert.


On 4/14/06, Michael Bimmler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 4/14/06, Frederic Schutz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Jürg Studer wrote:
> >
> > >>> The minutes are to be made available to the Association members not
> > >>> more than two months after a decision has been made, otherwise the
> > >>> committee constitutes itself.
> > >> I understand the general idea, but my dictionaries do not know any
> > >> meaning of the work "constitute" that would fit this sentence (neither
> > >> does the website http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=constitute).
> > >
> > > maybe this helps: constituer
> >
> > Hum... no, it does not really help... Looking at the German text, it may
> > also be the word "otherwise" that confuses me: I don't really see how
> > the two parts of the sentence are related.
> >
> > Are we saying that the comitee must provide the minutes, but that
> > otherwise, it is free to get organised as it wants ?
> >
> It's definitely mixed up:
> First sentence = Committee (hey, by the way, why are we always using
> the term commitee instead of board?) must send its minutes to its
> members at the latest 2 months after. (Full stop). Then there comes
> another sentence, meaning "The Committee does "organise" it self, i.e.
> on the first associations, roles will be distributed (president is
> voted separatly by member's association, but roles like treasurer,
> secretary, vice-president, PR etc. are chosen by the board/committee
> itself)." This doesn't have anything to do with the last sentence, I
> don't even see why it's in this clause/part of the paragraph, the
> german "Im übrigen" which was translated into "Otherwise", was somehow
> intended to indicate "This last sentence has not so much to do with
> the other sentences here" but the "otherwise" does not show this
> anymore. My proposal: move the "otherwise the committee constitutes
> itself" (german: Im übrigen etc.) away from §10.3 to §10.1 (The
> committee consists of a president and 4 – 6 further members), there it
> fits much better.
> Regards
> Michael
> PS: I hope we have not any more strange things in the bylaws, we may
> have to make a final proofreading session at the founding assembly,
> because when we have once voted the bylaws, we cannot just fix these
> things quickly but have to call together the members assembly each
> time...
> > Frederic
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