Council Meeting 14 July 2011

Thu, 2011-07-14 20:05 - 20:32
  • Present: John, Peter, Mary, Joshua, Alice, Michael
  • Apologies: Kelly


  • LCA 2012 update
    CFP and CFM are open and there is a paper committee. CFM closes Monday.
  • LCA bid process
    Council are looking over the bids and liasing with bid teams.
  • Budget progress for new financial year (provisionally starting 1 October)
    In progress.
  • Drupal Down Under 2012
    In progress.
  • Progress of policy discussion on linux-aus
    John, Mary and Alice had a working bee this past weekend and worked on constitution, diversity.
    • Donations
      In progress.
  • Media team: Charter
    In progress.
  • SGM planning
    • Treasurer's report
      Audit done and can be presented.
      Joshua will update the treasurer's report so members can approve it at the SGM.
    • Constitutional amendments
      John denies being on a grassy knoll in 1968.
      Re affiliate members: affiliate membership is in the current approved constitution, introduced in approximately 2003. However Linux Australia has no actual affiliate members and never had affiliate members in the past to the best of our knowledge. Affiliate membership has never been in the model constitutions, so we are removing it as an unused custom change to the constitution.
  • Moving to Mediawiki
    In progress.
  • Non-Paypal payment gateways
    Joshua is chatting with some possible suppliers.
  • Nomination of an acting secretary
    Peter will be travelling for the next few months, and will not be able to act as secretary for accepting proxies or for the SGM. Therefore Council has determined they will appoint an acting secretary until Peter returns from travel.
    Motion: For Michael Carden to be acting secretary.
    Moved: John Ferlito
    Seconded: Peter Lieverdink
    Carried unanimously.
  • Mary's resignation
    Mary resigned on 8th July, effective 29th July.