Meeting: 2011 SGM

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This proposal is for Wikimedia Australia, Inc. to hold a special general meeting in early 2011, in order to make any changes necessary before the AGM, and to allow members an opportunity to change their organisation before their membership is up for renewal.

In 2008 the organisation adopted the model wmau:rules with only minor alterations as necessary to suit our purpose and community, and settled on a wmau:Statement of Purpose which was a suitable starting point, conducive to establishing the organisation with minimal hassles and delays. It was envisaged that the organisation would revisit these once the organisation was financially in a position to explore other options.

Two rule changes were proposed at the wmau:2010-2011 AGM, with one being approved by the members.


April 9, 2011


Non-members may be observers of the SGM, however their real name will be published in the minutes along with the real names of members in attendance.

As with our AGM, we hope to teleconference venues across the country. Each venue to be included in the teleconference must have at least two people who are either contributors to the Wikimedia projects or members of the organisation.

Participation will be possible via IRC. Members wishing to vote via IRC must advise the committee of their IRC handle via an email to no later than 24 hours before the scheduled time of the SGM.

Members who are unable to attend the meeting may appoint another member to act as their proxy. Members wishing to appoint a proxy will need to complete the proxy form and email it to no later than 24 hours before the scheduled time of the SGM. Only current financial members may act as proxies.

A postal voting option may also be useful. If you are interested in this option, please let us know and arrangements will be made.


The IRC transcript will be distributed to the members list.

If possible, the teleconference audio will be also made available to members.

The minutes will be published on the website, with any IRC handles replaced with real names.


The agenda will consist of

  • reports from members and committee members
  • proposals which need to be voted upon by our members to either comply with the Rules or the proposal process.

Any proposals requiring a special resolution (such as rule amendments) must be published 28 days prior to the SGM, in accordance with the Act.

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