On Mon, September 2, 2013 4:39 pm, Les Kitchen wrote:
The suggestion of nominating the chairperson was,
barring disaster, one
can be reasonably confident that the chairperson will turn up to the
It's even more disasterproof that that. If by some weird
chance, Lev wasn't there, we'd have the option of adjourning the
AGM. If Lev weren't there, holding a block of proxies, and the
LUV members present wouldn't agree on reasonable option of
adjourning, then I'd lose all faith in humanity.
I must bring up this anecdote; I was once part of a tabletop roleplaying
club in Perth that decided to review their entire constitution
point-by-point, either offering a new rule or confirming the existing
clause. Each item required a two-thirds majority to pass.
When it came to the membership list, the existing clause was to have to a
membership list in alphabetical order. This lead to a debate that lasted
the better part of an ninety minutes. The vote received majority, but not
the necessary two-thirds. The clause was not confirmed and thus deleted.
An alternative motion was put, just to have a membership list - with the
order unspecified. This too received a majority, but enough of the
supporters of the previous motion voted against the alternative, ensuring
that did not receive the necessary two-thirds majority either.
It was this point, I got up and left, ensuring that the assembled gamers
were informed (I could have been a more polite) that they had just decided
that the club would *not* have a membership list at all.
If I recall correctly, they hastily decided to revisit their options.
Lev Lafayette, BA (Hons), GCertPM, MBA
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