[clug-talk] Upcoming CUUG events
nickw77 at shaw.ca
Thu Apr 7 12:50:23 PDT 2005
> I do appreciate the dilemna. I have been involved in other organizations
> that have had a similar (or same) dilemna. Some made the same decision
> as CLUG, others have not. I guess I was just voicing that there are
> alternatives, or more importantly, additions to the current funding
> model that could provide perks to those willing to pay, as well as more
> benefits to those who choose not to.
I have to say that additions may be a good idea, however I do think the
Tiered system works well, mainly because it only allows people with an
investment, and therefore a larger interest in CLUG, to vote.
Besides, $20/yr is $1.66 a month, 5.4 cents a day. Even less on a leap year.
If you were as concerned about having a voice as you claim to be, it'd be a
small price. I bet the average Joe spends a lot more than that on things that
are much more frivilous.
> I think you are underestimating the power of donations. When I was
> attending the OCLUG meetings in Ottawa, the donation system caused a
> different problem. Too much money. The club was carrying huge amounts of
> money forward every year (thousands of dollars) due to donations at
> meetings and larger donations by individuals. I believe the hall rental
> was costing around $75 a night, and the donations from the 'pass the hat
> campaign' at the meetings were often resulting in two or three times as
> much 'income'. The typical body count for meetings was 30 (assuming
> snow) to 100 (assuming nice day). The meetings I attended at CLUG all
> had at least 30 people. Perhaps this is another avenue of revenue
> generation for the club.
Thats great, but Aaron already stated the donation system didn't work for
> Unfortunately, I have to disagree with the Tier One is not less of a
> member than a Tier Two. I now understand the decisions that have been
> made and why, but the only way you can convince me is by allowing Tier
> One members to vote :)
I truly think this view is flawed. There is no way to know really who the Tier
1 members are. Basically this means anyone who felt like showing up to the
AGM could choose our executive.
This discussion has reminded me I keep forgetting to get my T-2 mebership.
Where do I sign up?
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