[Lab] M70 tonight
programming at artengine.ca
Thu Oct 16 11:33:19 EDT 2014
Darcy: you and Dave claim to have no agency in the way Artengine conducts
its activities. This is simply not true. Those who attended the AGM last
night engaged in a positive and constructive debate about the new
non-profit act and the new bylaws, and the consequences for membership.
Their input had a direct effect on the final document that's submitted to
Industry Canada. From the meeting it also became clear that there are more
issues to explore further, and we will be soliciting direct feedback from
the whole Artengine community, both membership and lablist. The AGM is a
prime platform to get involved and raise issues that you care about,
and you opted not to.
Furthermore, the board is obligated to call a meeting on any topic at any
time upon request by 5% of the membership, which amounts to 4 people. So if
there is any issue that you and 3 other members feel strongly about, you
can call a membership meeting. Finally, like Andrew says, both Ryan and
myself are very responsive to issues raised directly with us, as you know
from experience. So please don't make it sound as if there is no way to
have a say in the affairs of the organization. If you genuinely want to
participate in the process, by all means use the tools of engagement that
are open to you.
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On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com>
> Keep in mind that not everybody knew about the ADM or may not have felt
> welcome (those who did not receive an invite for instance).
> They need somewhere to meet. We also had people that came to attend modlab
> to use things like the soldering iron but didn't feel comfortable of
> course.. some people were lookig forward to modlab too...
> Darcy Whyte
> Art+ inventorArtist.com <http://inventorartist.com/> | Aviation
> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no text)
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Andrew O'Malley <aomalley at gmail.com>
>> Fair enough, it's an ongoing challenge for an organisation to engage its
>> members, a lengthy discussion most likely ... but actively encouraging
>> people to avoid the agm -- on one of the organisation's very mailing lists
>> -- isn't constructive since the agm is something legally required to be
>> held by the organisation.
>> I would suggest those interested in getting involved strike up a convo w/
>> one of the staff members.
>> I'm not against people talking about membership here, makes sense
>> actually, but would rather see it in a constructive manner.
>> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com>
>>> I think people want to be involved and in the know but the're no path
>>> for that.
>>> Darcy Whyte
>>> Art+ inventorArtist.com <http://inventorartist.com/> | Aviation
>>> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no
>>> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM, Andrew O'Malley <aomalley at gmail.com>
>>>> Wow, a disappointing way to hear people talking about the very
>>>> organisation that provides the free, founding space for the Modlab to meet
>>>> in . . .
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