Meeting:2011 AGM/Rules amendments

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These two rule amendments relate to Rules 9(5) and 10(9), which state that

"[Special/Annual] General Meetings may, unless a Special Resolution has been proposed, be held by teleconferencing between several centres. Each centre must have a Returning Officer, appointed by the Secretary, to report attendance and numbers voting on each resolution."

conferencing with special resolutions at general meetings

The general meetings of Wikimedia Australia have been conducted with participation using teleconferencing and IRC.

The current rule is interpreted to mean that special resolutions can only be proposed at in-person general meetings, which is not in line with how we have conducted our previous general meetings, which have all had special resolutions proposed.

Proposed changes to 9(5) and 10(9)
Remove ", unless a Special Resolution has been proposed".

conferencing methods at general meetings

The general meetings of Wikimedia Australia have been conducted with participation by IRC, whereas the Rules only indicate that teleconferencing is permitted. There is ongoing discussion about whether participation by IRC is desirable, however it would be beneficial if our Rules permitted it. Rather than specify "IRC", a more generic wording is being proposed.

Proposed changes to 9(5) and 10(9)
Change "teleconferencing" to "voice and text conferencing".