[TriLUG-announce] SPECIAL VOTE on Feb 10: dissolve the TriLUG corporation?

Justis Peters justis.peters at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 18:40:20 EST 2011

At our normal monthly meeting, on February 10, 2010, we will hold a vote 
as to whether to dissolve the TriLUG corporation. TriLUG intends to 
continue holding meetings and to operate as a user group, regardless of 
whether we remain incorporated. The question at hand has more to do with 
tax status than with your experience as a member of the group. Your 
experience will remain mostly the same and, as always, will be largely 
influenced by how much you and your fellow members contribute your time 
and enthusiasm to the group.

There is a summary of the question at hand, written by our Webmaster and 
available here:

We had a meeting on December 2, 2010 for general discussion on this 
topic. The meeting lasted approximately 3 hours and you can listen to a 
recording of it here:

Further discussion regarding this, both pro and con, should be held on 
the main mailing list for TriLUG. You can subscribe here:

If you are a new subscriber, please check the archives for recent 
discussion on this topic:

Since we also have a speaker for the February 10 meeting, we expect all 
discussion and debate to be complete prior to the meeting. If there are 
points that you want to be certain people consider prior to voting, then 
please raise those points on the mailing list.

The meeting begins at 7:00PM. We will handle our normal meeting 
business, such as community announcements and "have a job / need a job", 
and then we will prepare to vote. We will have one person summarize the 
key points from the "pro" side of the discussion and another person 
summarize the "con" side of the discussion. These summaries will be 
brief and will only include points that have already been raised on the 
mailing list. We will then collect ballots from voting members.

We will do our best to allow our speaker to begin at 7:30PM. We will 
count the ballots during the presentation and, if possible, we will 
announce the results at the end of the meeting. If it takes longer than 
that to count the ballots, we will announce the results on the mailing 
list and again at the following meeting.

Please remember that you need to be a TriLUG member in order to cast a 
vote. Please bring your membership card with you. If you have previously 
applied for a membership card but have not yet received it, please 
arrive early and ask a steering committee member for your card. We would 
appreciate it if you would bring a photo ID, as well.

Thanks for your consideration and interest in this issue. Please join us 
in the discussion on the mailing list. The link, once again is:

Kind regards,

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