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Re: [Computerbank] Re: [cb-private] the Annual General Meeting

Hi everyone

Yes Kylie almost has it right except that we ARE currently the so called
":National body" and as such the AGM is for Computerbank Australia Inc.

Officially there will be no branches or nodes untilafter the SGM to change
the constitution as the constitution c urrently doesn't have any provision
for any extensions of our group.

The AGM will be for Computerbank Australia formerly known as Computerbank
Victoria. According to Clayton Utz it's actually wrong to call it a
"National body" as it really is the Management Committee of the

As far as I understand it each of the branches will have their own
committee of managements for the day to day running and they will report
to the Association Committee. 

All financial members of Computerbank Australia are eligible to nominate
for the committee at the AGM and to vote at both the SGM and AGM. Proxy
votes are allowed and the form for such are found on the web site.

As far as the electronic meetings go there is a restriction in that there
cannot be any significant time lag involved between participants in the
meeting. Clayton Utz have experience in this area and will be guiding us
as to our options.

As far as the order of events go, when the constitution is finalised (
within the next fortnight :) hopefully :) ) there will be three weeks
notice of a Special General Meeting ( all financial members may vote )to
adopt the new constitution, in the same notification there will be a call
for nominations for the committee of management and calls for proxy votes.
Straight after the SGM we will hold the AGM for computerbank Australia
formerly known as computerbank Australia.

Hope this clarifies some things


On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Kylie Davies wrote:

> Hey Bruce,
> Okay this is a little tricky but I will try to explain and trust
> that other cbv'ers can help fill in my gaps. 
> At the moment we are a Nationally recognised body called
> Computerbank Australia whose Constitution is still the original
> CBV constitution. 
> Ok so we've had the stucture change, we've had the name change -
> all thats left to do is change the Victorian-centric Constitution
> to reflect an organisation with multi-levels including a National
> Committee, State Committees and Regional Nodes.
> Clayton Utz have been working on the draft of this revised
> Constitution and it should be available for all to see and
> comment on very soon. :) 
> We, in Victoria have to call a special general meeting, allowing
> 21 days from the date we call it, in order to vote the new and
> nationally improved Constitution into existence (remember we are
> still constituted by a Vic Constitution). This kind of means that
> the Constitution has to be finalised when we call the SGM so it
> will be important for all people to get their feedback in. 
> We did post an original draft on this list some time ago, we got
> a little bit of feedback and this has been incorporated into the
> new draft.
> I'm a little vague over the order of how we are doing this, I
> believe that VIC will have the SGM meeting first and then would
> have the AGM - which means it would be an AGM that all states
> could participate in, although the reporting would be VIC based
> (for eg a treasurers report). 
> I'm kinda hoping that Penni can fill in where I'm a bit vague,
> Penni has been a wonderful liaison with Clayton Utz and is a
> little clearer on this. 
> We are thinking of an online IRC forum, using conventional IRC -
> not web based IRC, even folk with Windows can participate by
> grabbing themselves a shareware copy of MIRC (or whatever) and
> people who are unsure what to use under linux could investigate
> the use of any number of programs including Xchat and BitchX. We
> will email clear instructions for joining and participating in
> this online meeting. 
> We are definately going to come up with some net-meeting
> etiquette, if anyone has any ideas about this - please speak up. 
> Hope I've covered most of what you wanted to know and hope that
> this helps others.
> Cheers,
> Kylie :)
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