[plug] Minutes for the Preliminary AGM 2012
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Tue Jan 17 18:07:28 WST 2012
Minutes of the PLUG Annual General Meeting 2012
held on Tuesday, 10th January 2012 from 7pm
at 'City West Lottery House', 2 Delhi Street, West Perth
Peter Lyons (Secretary)
James Bromberger (Chair)
Euan de Kock
Members attending via proxy:
Meeting opened Tuesday January 10th 2012 at 7:09pm by James Bromberger
It was noted that quorum had not been achieved, so that the special
measures noted in the constitution would apply and a meeting would take
place in one weeks time on Tuesday 17th January 2012 from 7pm at the same
The meeting continued on an informal basis.
1. President's Welcome
2. Apologies: Luke Johns, Daniel Harmsworth
3. Minutes from 2011 AGM
Motion: That the minutes be accepted
Moved: Ian Kent; Seconded: Nick Bannon; Passed without dissent.
4. Matters arising
5. President's Report
James presented his report using a series of 10 slides.
6. Treasurer's Report
Jason reported that the club was financially healthy.
At end of 2011: funds were $3550, plus a number of assets for the AV project.
Revenue for 2011 was $2247 split between memberships, quiz night,
the Rusty talk, donations and PLUG shirts.
Expenses for 2011 was $3154 split between events, equipment (mostly
for the AV project) and PLUG shirts.
Total outgoings of $906, but discounting AV kit, PLUG is ahead $400.
Bank balance today is $3299.11, Cash Box balance is $100 for a total
Motion: That Jason Nicholls be appointed Returning Officer
Moved: Peter Lyons; Seconded: Alastair Irvine; Passed without dissent.
Election of Chairperson
Nominations: James Bromberger, Nick Bannon
Nick Bannon withdrew; James Bromberger elected unopposed
Election of Vice-Chairperson
Nominations: Euan de Kock, Nick Bannon
Nick Bannon withdrew; Euan de Kock elected unopposed
Election of Treasurer
Nominations: Nick Bannon
Nick Bannon elected unopposed
Election of Secretary
Nominations: Nick Bannon, Peter Lyons
Nick Bannon withdrew; Peter Lyons elected unopposed
Election of OCMs
Nominations: Craig Inches, Luke John
Nominations from the floor: Ian Kent, Alastair Irvine
Ian Kent withdrew;
Craig Inches, Luke John and Alastair Irvine elected unopposed.
There was some discussion of possible methods of OCM election,
leaning towards a "n-1" approval voting system before Jason Nicholls
returned the chairing of the meeting to James Bromberger.
Motion on notice: That the club adopth the new Rules of Association.
Moved: Jason Nicholls; Seconded: Alastair Irvine;
Passed with all members present voting for, and all proxies abstaining
9. General Business
Alastair Irvine "ranted" enthusiastically about venues, the need for
fun in Linux, Debian as an easy entry to Linux, proposed a continuing
series of talks eg: Packaging System building up to making own packages.
Ian Kent suggested that such talks could serve as the basis of a PLUG
Alastair Irvine also noted proliferation of Window managers in Linux
and possibility of talks on them. James Bromberger suggested a workshop.
Jason Nicholls suggested a demo night might be a possibile workshop theme.
Margaret Wood asked which committee members were able to sign for PO Box
James Bromberger noted that the next Committee meeting would be via
IRC/Mumber from 7:30pm on Monday 23rd January 2012.
Meeting closed at 8:37pm.
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