On 15-Sep-2014, at 4:41, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Sudhanwa
Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Looks like people are really having thorough knowledge of the MOA. I
wish if they could spend more time in actual working instead of
studying the MOA.
From what ever you have said and considering the resignations of 3
members including the President in the recent past, on the face of it,
it seems to me that these 3 people were completely aware of the facts
about the number game and they wanted to stall the operations of WMIN
by deliberate resignations. None of the resignations have any strong
justifications given. In fact, Pranav has not uttered a word about any
It is a shame that EC members are fighting like this on a public
mailing list and not updating the members (and the community at large)
on what is happening behind the scenes. ( I am following up with the
EC for more than a few months and not getting any response from them.
Probably, all of them were actually trying to do a shutdown that time)
Whatever the current EC is doing, let them do the work in their own
way and instead of saying that their decisions are void, if you wish,
you can go to the authorities and file a complaint about it. If you do
not want to get into that, just keep quiet and do some positive work
for the chapter.
On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan
> To the remaining EC members,
> This is with reference to recent changes in the chapter.
> 1. As Viswa pointed out in the MoA, membership runs during the fiscal year,
> ie April to March. Thereafter, a 3 month grace period is given to reinstate
> membership. It is noted that Nikita Belavate did not renew her membership as
> on 1st of July, hence ceasing to be a member of the chapter. This was the
> first EC member lost. Sowmyan notified the EC of this in the first week of
> July itself.
> 2. On 27th August, Pranav and Moksh resigned from the EC. This was the
> second and third EC member loss out of seven.
> 3. An EC meeting was held on 31st August. Certain resolutions were passed
> regarding coopting a new member and appointing new office bearers etc.
> However a non EC member, Nikita, who ceased to be an EC member as of 1st
> July due to non renewal of membership was allowed to participate by the
> Chair, thus making both the meetings and resolutions illegal, null and void.
> 4. I resigned on the 3rd of September, making it the loss of EC member
> number 4. As per the MoA, Article VII, 1c, the board needs to have a minimum
> quorum of 4 members to function, hence with only 3 EC members left (Jayanta,
> Karthik, Karthik), no meeting can be held and no resolution can be passed.
> 5. Since the chapter is now in a limbo, I suggest that the three EC members
> now contact the Registrar of Societies, Government of Karnataka and ask them
> to appoint an administrator to conduct the Annual General Meeting and
> elections As Soon As Possible and run the organisation in the interim.
> 6. WMF employees, please take note that the Chapter EC is in minority and
> cannot take any decision at the moment.
> P.S: I understand a few days after the renewal of membership, Nikita put in
> a fresh application for membership. However, it was not put up to the EC
> prior to my leaving. Since the EC is now in minority, it cannot approve hers
> or any other new applications until elections are held. If an administrator
> is appointed by the Registrar of Societies, the administrator would have the
> power to approve new applications.
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan,
> What goes around, may not necessarily come around, it may simply bounce
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