Minutes of IFSO Meetings: 2005

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2005 Minutes

  1. 18th October 2005
  2. 27th September 2005
  3. 21st June 2005
  4. 17th May 2005
  5. 19th April 2005
  6. 23rd March 2005 - IFSO AGM
  7. 15th March 2005
  8. 15th February 2005
  9. 18th January 2005

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Minutes of IFSO Meetings: 2004


18th October 2005

Notes taken by David Cathcart

Present:

Apologies:

Agenda:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


27th September 2005

Notes taken by David Cathcart

Present:

Apologies:

Agenda:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


21st June 2005

Notes taken by David Cathcart

Present:

Apologies:

Agenda:

Non-agenda business:


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17th May 2005

Notes taken by Malcolm Tyrrell

Present:

Apologies:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


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19th April 2005

Notes taken by David Cathcart

Present:

Apologies

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


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23rd March 2005 - IFSO AGM

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Members present (presence of an asterisk indicates a member of more than four months standing, and therefore eligible to vote in the election for committee members):

Non-Members present

Apologies:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:

  1. Opening announcements. The meeting thanked Hugh Gibbons for assisting in arranging the room and Teresa Hackett for organising the meeting. The meeting then confirmed that a quorum was present.
  2. Apologies for absence were noted from Ciarán O'Riordan and Ben North.
  3. The meeting then approved the agenda.
  4. The voting procedure for the committee election was agreed. It was noted that a preferendum voting system should be considered for the next AGM; it was agreed that a simpler system could be used at this meeting. It was agreed that for the current meeting it would be sufficient to use a first-past the post system to elect one committee member, and th to repeat this process with the remaining candidates until all committee positions were filled.
  5. In the absence of the treasurer an interim report on the IFSO finances was presented by the Secretary. It was agreed by the meeting that the accounts could not be approved in the present state, as there were a number of figures that were not finalised. It was unanimously agreed that the meeting would proceed on the condition that the final accounts be circulated for approval within two weeks of this date.
  6. The amounts of the subscriptions and the due dates were agreed:
    1. The subscription shall remain at ยค20 for a year, but quarterly discounts will be available.
    2. Memberships shall run from January to December
  7. The rules for a quorum at the Annual General Meeting was discussed at some length. It was decided by a majority
    1. that the figure for a quorum should remain at 10 members
    2. that the word "first" be struck from section 2.8 of the constitution, thus requiring the next AGM to consider the figure again.
  8. The rules for a quorum at the Extraordinary General Meeting was also discussed. By a majority is was decided
    1. that the figure for a quorum should be raised to 8 members
    2. that the word "first" be struck from section 3.1 of the constitution, thus requiring the next AGM to consider the figure again.
  9. The election for the committee was then held, with each candidate making a brief statement (nominee Ciarán O'Riordan having provided a statement to be read to the meeting). The outgoing committee determined that it would be desirable to enlarge slightly in the coming year, and therefore were including one additional committee position for a total of five. The following members were elected to constitute the committee for 2005:
    1. Glenn Strong
    2. Teresa Hackett
    3. Malcolm Tyrrell
    4. Ciarán O'Riordan
    5. David Cathcart
  10. It was unanimously agreed to pursue affiliation with FSFE
  11. There was discussion of the draft workplan for 2005, with agreement reached as to items to be pursued.
  12. AOB
    1. It was proposed and agreed to thank Black Night Solutions for their donation of web hosting and domain registration during 2004
  13. There being no further business the meeting was closed.

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15th March 2005

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Present:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


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15th February 2005

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Present:

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18th January 2005

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Present:

Discussion, topics, and suggestions: