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Minutes of the Society Special General Meeting Thursday 8th August 1996

Chair: Dennis Clark

Attending: Dennis Clark, Roland Turner, Anton Blanchard, Anand Kumria, Peter Lees, Paul McLachlan, Eric Bicknell, Iain Sinclair (late). Apologies: Peter Meric, Alistair Air

1. Meeting commenced at 6:08pm

2. Moved D.Clark, seconded R.Turner That clause 3.4 be replaced with "To develop useful, new and non-commercial computer programs to be exported to other installations for non-profit purposes." and that clause 2.e be deleted. Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

3. Moved R.Turner, seconded P.Lees That clause 2.d be deleted and the rest of 2 be renumbered accordingly if neccessary. Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

4. Moved R.Turner, seconded E.Bicknell That the words "Public Relations Officer" be deleted from clause 5.1.1. Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

5. Moved A.Blanchard, seconded A.Kumria That the words "Society Computer Administrator" in clauses 5.1.1 and 5.5.5 be replaced with the words "Computer Systems Officer". Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

6. Moved R.Turner, seconded D.Clarke That the words "falling 14 or more days after the vacancy occurs" be added to the end of 5.2. Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

7. Moved R.Turner, seconded A.Blanchard That the words "bookings and access to all" in clause 5.5.5 be replaced with the words "administration of all of". Motion passed 7 votes to 0.

8. Moved P.Lees, seconded E.Bicknell That clause 6.3 be replaced with "The Trustees shall open and maintain a bank account in the name of and on behalf of the Society." Motion passed

9. Late arrival of Iain Sinclair (6:25pm).

10. Moved R.Turner, seconded P.McLachlan That in clause 7.2.2, "twenty-five percent (25%)" be replaced with "fifty percent (50%)", "ten (10)" be replaced with "twenty (20)" and "greater" be replaced with "lesser". Motion passed 7 votes to 0. 1 abstain.

11. Moved R.Turner, seconded D.Clark That in clause 7.3.2, "twenty percent (20%)" be replaced with "thirty-three percent (33%)", "seven (7)" be replaced with "fourteen (14)" and "greater" be replaced with "lesser". Motion passed 7 votes to 0. 1 abstain.

12. Moved D.Clark, seconded I.Sinclair That clause 7.6 be deleted. Motion passed 8 votes to 0.

13. Moved R.Turner, seconded P.Lees That the words "the union for disposal as deemed fit by that body" be replaced with the words "an organisation to be determined at or before the time of dissolution by a resolution of the membership, whose objects are altogether or substantially similar to those of the society." Motion passed 8 votes to 0.

14. Meeting closed at 6:36pm

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