On 12 May 2011 12:41, Chris Snow <cr.snow(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I say we go with an informal arrangement.
On 12 May 2011 12:23, Kevanf1 <kevanf1(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 May 2011 11:31, stuart bell <sailing1(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 12 May 2011 11:13, Adam Egan <adam.egan(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I was just wondering if we could get some opinions from some of the
> >> quieter list members?
> > Hi All,
> > I'm "quiet" nowadays because I have no interest at all in "
> > meetings " and have, sadly, missed the last few techie evenings.
> > My only experience of clubs has been to do with cars. This experience
> > has shown me that the only way to run a small club is by a benevolent
> > dictatorship.
> > Committees invariably end up in discussion and precious little else.
> > A dictator ( if someone is prepared to do it ) is good, Events are
> > proposed then either you go, or you don't. Take it or leave it.
> > Consultation is for governments, where time and money are meaningless.
> > Only my worthless opinion.
> > Stuart
> I was about to disagree with Stuart... until I thought properly about
> it. I agree entirely now :-) In fact I can give a real time working
> example of a well run (I hope) benevolent dictatorship. My own
> Freeworld-Recycling. We have a committee with myself at the helm as
> chairman. We have full and properly written constitution which is
> simply a list of what we are about and we will and will not do. It is
> semi legally binding but it has never gone through a lawyer or
> anything. We had to have a constitution in order to set up a bank
> account and apply for funding. I don't think we need to go that far
> down the route with the LUG. A constitution would be good for us all
> if we do have a committee. It can be written into, and agreed by all
> current members, that said committee is properly elected and reviewed
> every 12 or 24 months. It does not need to be formal just giving set
> roles to those who wish to participate that little bit more.
Based on what people are saying, which is a lot :)
I think that because the group is so small at the moment, the only way
anything is going to "get done" is to have someone that has a final
say. Otherwise we'll end up spending 4 weeks deciding something that
everyone has a differing opinion on. I think the best bet is to allow
someone to become the lugmaster, if they are rubbish (theoretically
speaking here), everyone will complain and vote them off. If there is
a committee the problem you have is everyone is so busy listing to
what someone else has to say and trying to make the other person
happy, as above, nothing happens.
I do think someone who is going to be active in the community, and
someone who is going to want to consider events is the best way to go
forward. We need to develop more of a following to even consider a
committee in the first place.
Regards, Kris Douglas.
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