On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Markus Glaser
Am 27.05.2014 15:18, schrieb Andy Mabbett:
On 26 May 2014 13:38, Tim Moritz Hector <tim-moritz.hector(a)wikimedia.de>
The wording regarding the quorum to hold an
exceptional general assembly
been changed from “members” to “active members”.
How is "active members" defined?
This is a membership status. "Active" members can vote and are elegible
for any position that requires elections, such as being on the board. This
is a status each member can choose freely when they become members (and
they can change their status afterwards). If you choose to be a
"supporting" member, you basically choose to support the chapter with your
membership fees without wanting to get involved in the politics. The above
mentioned change basically makes it way easier to request an extraordinary
The fees are the same for either type of member, 24 euros per year? The
changes are interesting. Double the term length of the supervisory board,
permit them to be paid expenses, make it much easier to hold a meeting at
which bylaws can be changed (by eliminating supporting members in
calculating quorum), and allow supporting memberships to be easily
terminated. This is in addition to the rule that allows membership
applications to be denied without providing a reason.
Were the changes enacted because supporting members largely don't attend
meetings or participate in chapter activities? What types of expenses do
you expect to reimburse, and are there caps already set up?