ACANU preparatory meeting for resuming the GM on Tuesday 14.06
The most important outcome in brief
1. There is a common position that Monday's session, June 20 should be conducted without polemical discussions.
2. The members discussed Tamer's and Christiane's proposals for statutory changes.
3, answering a question about the non-necessity of such changes, Catherine explained the importance of determining the legal status of the Executive Committee in case that elections cannot be held on their due date.
4.Marc Engelhardt explained that there are possibilities for online secret votes.
5. Paula said that she did not feel a need to alter the statutes with regard to pandemic-type situations. Given the technology currently at our disposal, there would be little justification in the future to suspend AGMs or other meetings with members. The ongoing ACANU virtual briefings have proven that this is possible, and as we know, such meetings have become the norm for small and big organizations alike. By using a password for access, it would be possible to cross-check attendees with the list of paying members - which would actually be great for all members to have access to, allowing us all to be in better contact with each other - to ensure that roll call requirements are respected. Regarding voting, this could be easily done by having members mail in ballots to a P.O. Box registered in the name of a third party, possibly a notaire, who would then oversee the counting of the ballots. It would be pretty easy to organize and avoid falling out of sync with what is required by the statutes in terms of our mandates.
6. The secretary said that these recommendations will be transferred to the upcoming committee to study the suitable solution.
7. Tamer and Christiane have agreed to update the 2 proposals and present only one for voting.
8. Jamey asked about the retroactive effect of statute texts. The secretary explains that the Swiss justice system prohibits the retroactive effect of statute articles".
9. Jan Herberman on behalf of the mediation panel with Nina Larson said, "we three former ACANU presidents have been approached by the association to try and resolve outstanding issues from the committee 2018/2019. Ideally the whole thing should have been settled before the ACANU GA 2022. We tried to identify common ground, but unfortunately we could not find any. If members of the association wish to look into our email communication with you we are happy to share, provided you agree. Please share this communication with members."
10. there is a general position to move this file to the upcoming committee to avoid any polemic discussion during on Monday the 20 of June.