From: Thomas Bridge (tbridge at domain vianetworks.ie)
Date: Thu 21 Jun 2001 - 15:27:44 IST
At 14:47 21/06/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>Gather names, send out notification? Lets see, what would that make me eh?
>That'd be a committee member wouldn't it? Actually that'd be committee
>secretary wouldn't it? I'm NOT a member of the committee for heaven's
>sake. Let the committee member who is the secretary do that! Thats their
>job! I could point out the implication here but I think you all get it!
Actually, my job is to run an ISPs network and data centre. My position
as secretary is an unpaid voluntary role (I've not done much as secretary I
admit - but thats partly because the secretary's specific responsibilities
weren't very demanding in the last year).
>Well we all have out personal preferences and mine is to actually deal with
>a committee or group who, for once, organised something on time and with
>enough notice that I could actually attend. I have stated time and time
>again that ILUG events are organised on too short a notice period and time
>and time again nothing is actually done about it.
So start organising them yourself then - if you don't like the way ILUG
events are organised (and it was made very clear at last year's meeting
that the committee weren't not specifically responsible for organising
events - all members were welcome to do so) then you have two options a)
put up with it b) do something about it. The committee are volunteers -
and most if not all of them have busy jobs.
The original mail I sent about a meeting on Saturday was sent on May 24th
this year - that's a months notice. I grant you we didn't mention the
officers election - which is what makes this an AGM as opposed to a talks
session, but thie meeting itself has been around for nearly a month.
If you have an issue with the information on the website - you should take
it up with the webmasters - the website is not a committee responsibility
(my recollection is that I proposed in the original constitution that it be
one - and this was felt to be unwise on the part of some people).
>Assuming that people
>consider the ILUG to be the most important thing in their lives and can
>therefore drop everything else at a moment's notice for events is simply
>insulting in its very nature.
Fine. We don't. But the very fact you're getting upset about missing a
committee election (and you really can't complain about the meeting as its
been around for a month) seems to indicate that you regard ILUG as quite
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