Meeting:Committee (2012-10-23)

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The committee meeting of 23 October 2012 commenced at 22:00 (AEST) on #wmau-comm and concluded at 23:36 (AEST).

This was a special committee meeting called so that some resolutions could be carried in time for the wmau:Meeting:2012 AGM.

Attendance

  • Attendance: John (Chair), Charles (Minutes), Craig, Graham
  • Apologies: Laura

Minutes

Model rules

Motion: That a special resolution to adopt the new model rules, without modification, will be added to the AGM agenda, and the special resolution will also establish a rule review subcommittee with a mandate to provide a rule modification to allow software ballots at an SGM to be held in April 2012.

  • Moved: John
  • Seconded: Graham
  • Support: Charles, Craig

Carried without dissent [Log: 22:21]

Motion: That the committee may add to the AGM agenda a special resolution which brings the current rules into compliance with the new Act, which will only be voted on if the special resolution to adopt the new model rules does not pass at the AGM.

  • Moved: John
  • Seconded: Graham
  • Support: Charles, Craig

Carried without dissent [Log: 22:27]

Motion: That the committee may add to the AGM agenda a set of special resolutions which amend the current rules to allow termination of unfinancial members and restrictions of access to the register of members. (see Proposal:Rule amendment terminating unfinancial members)

  • Moved: John
  • Seconded: Craig
  • Support: Charles, Graham

Carried without dissent [Log: 22:30]

Paralympics dinner

Resolution:2012 Paralympian of the Year funding

John noted that this proposal (vote on-wiki) had already been carried [Log 22:30]

Arrow green.svg Action: Craig to update Toby.

Olympic/Paralympic travel proposal

(email reference "[wma-comm] Funding request: Paralympic winter sport: The road to Sochi" on 19 October)

This proposal was discussed and the committee decided to wait until Laura had answered the questions in the email from Craig on 20 October.

Arrow green.svg Action: Craig to update Laura. [Log: 22:46]

Languages conference

Resolution:Language Conference Travel Budget

After considerable discussion as to who was covered by this resolution, the number of Wikimedians was adjusted from three to four.

The resolution was voted on-wiki and carried without dissent. [23:16]

Position of secretary

John pointed out that the absence of Anne (without formal apologies) at three consecutive meetings should, according to section 24(d) of our rules, result in the office being declared vacant.

The committee discussed alternate options but did reluctantly agree that the secretary role, particularly this close to the AGM, needs to be active in the organisation.

Motion: That the committee reluctantly declares that the office of Secretary is vacant according to Rule 24(d).

  • Moved: John
  • Seconded: Graham
  • Support: Charles, Craig

Carried without dissent [Log: 23:23]

Motion: That Charles Gregory is appointed as secretary until the next AGM

  • Moved: Graham
  • Seconded: John
  • Support: Craig
  • Abstain: Charles

Carried without dissent [Log: 23:33]

Arrow green.svg Action: Graham to process administrative tasks related to change of secretary.

Meeting close

Meeting closed at 23:36 (AEST).