This previous article highlighted the departure of three Directors. What I find very strange (and disappointing) is that there has still been no official notification to members of these changes.
Also Board Meetings appear to have been rescheduled quite dramatically. Normally auDA is consistent as a Swiss clock with their regular meetings every two months. This was the schedule as at June:
Then fast forward to July for a completely new schedule. They had slipped a meeting in during March; and then two additional Board Meetings were suddenly scheduled for July – just two days apart. The August meeting has been put back to the end of the month (which happens today).
The big question is when is this going to be held? Given there is a Board Meeting today, I imagine this will be “signed off” today. No doubt members will be informed shortly.
According to auDA’s website, they hold the Annual General Meeting in October/ November each year. I have checked the last 5 years, and this has indeed been the case.
Here’s a prediction for you though. I would not be surprised if they schedule this year’s meeting for the first week in December.
This is only supposition on my part, and I guess we will find out soon enough. If it is set down for December, then stand by for another article. I will be questioning the motivation for doing this – particularly as this will allow a whole new swag of membership applications to be accepted at today’s Board Meeting. Given the three month rule under the Constitution, these new members will then be entitled to vote and elect Directors. If the AGM is held in November, then any new membership accepted today would not be eligible.
Why am I dubious? I guess it’s because of what I reported back on August 16:
Item 13 – Membership
We can’t win. Everyone (including the auDA Board), is keen on increasing membership. So when some of us go out there and beat the drum to our constituencies and generate many membership applications, this is the comment that appears in the Minutes (bolding is mine):
“The Board noted the unusually high number of membership applications received since the last Board meeting. It was agreed that issues regarding the potential for membership stacking and capture are a matter for the Risk Committee to review and report to the Board in due course”.
What do you think?
Ned O’Meara – 30 August 2016