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> From: A <inbox@xxx.xxx.xxx>
> To: Graeme Wood <Graeme.Wood@xxx.xxx.xxx>
> Subject: Re: [edlug] Next meeting
> Date: 02 Jan 2004 15:44:54 +0000
> 
> Happy new year everyone.
> 
> I think that the point of a constitution is to make public the general
> aims and direction of the org as well as its beliefs and controls.
> Without this it can be difficult to convince people that there are
> actually aims and objectives and that there is a sustainable - i.e.
> agreed - direction here that won't be chopped and changed with peoples
> whims.
> 
> A constitution would actually give strength to the group and allow
> expantion to larger shared projects. For instance, if it were agreed
> that all code written by members of EDLUG would be GPL'd we would be
> able to write something together and know how it would be used in the
> future. Otherwise projects face debates regarding licence, useage,
> project management, portability and so on every time one is started
> which is a huge waste of time.
> 
> My penny anyway.
> 
> 
> Regards
> 	Andrew
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 13:45, Graeme Wood wrote:
> > On 2 Jan 2004, at 13:38, Andrew Aylett wrote:
> > 
> > > Faye Gibbins <wibble@xxx.xxx.xxx> writes:
> > >
> > >> We still need to get a bank account for our funds, if anyones has any
> > >> ideas please let us know. We might need to get a constitution to get a
> > >> bank account, this has until now been an anathema for us but times
> > >> change. Anyone have any ideas?
> > >
> > > As I recall, the last time I set up an account for a society we didn't
> > > need a constitution, just minutes of a meeting of the society in which
> > > it was decided to set up the bank account (they had a form to use to
> > > take the minutes on).  I think that we did need officers, and of course
> > > account holders...  These may imply some kind of constitution, but I
> > > don't think we need necessarily either discuss it or write it down...
> > >
> > > Canditates for the Presidential Elections may queue over there --> :-).
> > 
> > You need a convener, a secretary and a treasurer. The treasurer is the  
> > principal account
> > holder. There must be a minute of a meeting kept which shows the  
> > agreement of those
> > people to their positions. Each officer needs to supply a sample  
> > signature to the bank as
> > generally any two of the three is required to sign mandates. I don't  
> > think you need to
> > supply a formal constitution to the bank. At least I don't remember  
> > supplying one before
> > when opening a treasurer account.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > --  
> > 
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