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Talk: 2010-2011 AGM/Candidates/Craig Franklin

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Revision as of 21:19, 13 September 2010 by Bduke (talk | contribs) (audits and fundraising)

Hi Craig,

I am very impressed with your candidate statement and I agree with your point that all potential office-bearers - whether the position is contested or not - should provide a statement for the perusal of members. I see that action as a courtesy and a sign of respect.

There are many comments that I could make about the content of your statement but in brief I note that you have a good grasp of many of the issues to face the chapter - particularly with regards the role you are about to undertake - and yes the chapter should move forward to a more robust way of accounting.

I also note in particular your comment that the chapter should have the election conducted by a suitably impartial individual, rather than the Secretary. I say this in full agreement with you as to the great job that Sarah has done in the past. Indeed I count Sarah as one of my oldest friends on wikipedia - but the chapter will do well in the future to remove any possible appearance of conflict of interest especially now that more money is likely to come into the chapters coffers. I will be very interested (as a financial member) to see if that change can be accomplished before the 2011-2012 AGM.

My best wishes to you in your future role.VirtualSteve 20:22, 13 September 2010 (EST)

Hi Craig, I am delighted that you are taking over and can lead us to a more professional accounting scheme. My only comment is that we have appointed an auditor, but the committee felt that there was no need to spend money on an audit this year. CAV do not require an audit for our turnover, but could ask for one anytime. We had to appoint an auditor to apply for approval to fundraise in some States, so Steve found one in Wagga. If we appoint a new one, we will have to update the information given on those applications, but we have to do that anyway after the AGM with committee member details. It is possible that we will need to audit the 2009 - 2010 accounts to satisfy the fundraising authorities in NSW. I have yet to check that as I am being very slow with things as I have a broken arm. --Bduke 07:19, 14 September 2010 (EST)