Following on from being a garantor member you have to be 18. If for instance you are 16
and want to have a contract phone you have to be 18 or have your parents/carers be
garantor. This therefore means that you should not allow under 18s to be garantor members
as they are not legally responsible should the company go into liquidation.
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:36:49 +0100
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Age limits
Well, I suppose the distinction is really that
one is about governance
of the organisation, the other about fundraising and developing a
consistent income stream -- making sure that donors from 2008 go on to
donate in 2009 as well. I don't know whether this is worth doing --
in any case, it wouldn't be necessary to make the decision
I think the best way to get donors to keep donating is to set up
direct debits, then they have to make a concious decision to stop
rather than a concious decision to keep going. I did a minimal amount
of research into direct debits and it looks like there are a fair few
hoops to jump through to prove you're trustworthy enough to be able to
take money out of other people's accounts, someone should do some
proper research into it (perhaps ask the people in the bank while
setting up the account).
I think the only reason to have the two separate is if we expect a
significant number of people to be in one group but not the other (the
occasional exception can be made on a case-by-case basis).
My other reasoning was that it was my
understanding from someone's
post to this list that it is not allowed to charge for guarantor
membership -- is this correct?
So say the people involved in v1.0, but I can't find any mention of
such a rule anywhere and the model docs (and, in fact, the v1.0 docs)
include a bit about the board setting membership fees (in the bit
about Rules) and a bit about terminating people's membership if they
don't pay up within 6 months of money coming due (in the bit about
membership). I spoke to James about it and he was going to take a look
at the documents to see if I was misinterpreting something, but he
hasn't got back to me yet.
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