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Meeting talk:2010 AGM

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I'm hoping that one of the reports will have some stat.s about how many members we currently have - I'd like to request that info. if poss. and hope this note will suffice :-) cheers, Privatemusings 09:56, 15 September 2010 (EST)

This information will be in my report like last year. If you're planning on coming to the AGM and editing this site, you really need to pay your fees as I'll be updating the members access very soon, both for the website and the members mailing lists. Sarah 12:24, 15 September 2010 (EST)
John chased me up on gchat too - thanks for your patience (and his persistence :-) - I paid up a short while ago, and am pleased to be 'financial' once more :-) (with apologies for any additional administrative overhead my general tardiness creates too). cheers, Privatemusings 12:29, 15 September 2010 (EST)

monthly IRC 'meetings'?

see Billabong#monthly_IRC_availability_for_committee_members.3F too - I'm hoping that the incoming committee might commit to ensuring one (or more! or everyone!) member being available at a specified time of convenience on an IRC channel, just really to keep the wheels of chapter communication moving smoothly - I'd certainly plan to pop in regularly, and would like to be able to invite other AU folk along to find out more - this doesn't need a formal resolution or anything of course, but it'd be nice to talk over (or better yet, announce!) at the AGM, I think? cheers, Privatemusings 13:27, 17 September 2010 (EST)

Was already announced last year but never happened - not sure why. I'm not absolutely sure IRC is the place though - not everyone knows how to use it or has the necessary hardware to do so. Also a lot of people can't type fast and get "left behind" in such discussions - speaking personally that's definitely not a problem for me (I can type consistently at ~90-100wpm) but as we're seeking to be more inclusive this year we need to keep that in mind for whatever activities we decide to have. Orderinchaos 14:18, 17 September 2010 (EST)
I must have missed the announcement ;-) - should you make the committee, would you be up for a monthly shortish commitment to hop on IRC for a publicly logged chit chat? - I think it'd help with chapter momentum, and re. your concerns, of course it wouldn't be the only way of folk keeping in touch - I think it's clearly a net positive - you up for it? :-) Privatemusings 17:24, 17 September 2010 (EST)
It was discussed at the committee's retreat and we drew up a schedule for it but the meetings didn't end up happening. I think it was probably "announced" in the minutes and report from the retreat but I don't recall there being a formal announcement or anything like that because it basically fell over right from the start, before it even got to the stage of inviting people to attend. I think the reason it didn't go ahead is that Brianna was busy on the LUV committee and then ended up leaving ours, as she was the one driving it and organising the schedule etc. I don't think it's very fair to put Andrew on the spot to commit to a monthly "chat" because it's really not up to him - if we start having open meetings again, it will be a committee decision. And as the new committee will be at least two-thirds new members, half of whom have never served on the committee before and will no doubt need some time to get up to speed with everything, and they have a lot of work to get done pretty quickly, it's probably not likely to happen immediately anyway. Sarah 12:40, 18 September 2010 (EST)