SGM Meeting 4th of April 23:00 MET IRC://

The reasoning for calling the CAcert Inc. membership Special General Meeting is to vote on two issues to be covered in the Association Article Rules:

  1. Rule on email voting. This Rules was discussed at AGM November 2007, but could not voted upon due to late arrival before the AGM.
  2. Rules on non-profit status of the Association. The association is taken measurements in order to allow full non-profit tax exemption status in Australia. The by-law rules state such non-profit requirements already a bit (no member may get profit from the association) but the Committee feels there should be a clearer statement on this.

Vote by proxy: Please use Form of Appointment of Proxy (Appendix 2 of the Rules). Proxy notices have to given 24 hours before time of the meeting to the secretary.

Attendence requirement for a meeting: We need at least 5 persons present at the meeting! To make sure this requirement has been met the Committee asks for an acknowledgment if one plans to attend this SGM.

The Association Rules beofre 4th of April 2008 can be found here:current by-laws .

The full draft of the proposed changes to the Rules can be found here: by-laws and changes .

The current by-laws of the association are available in ODF format and in PDF format.


Meeting is chaired by Teus Hagen, president CAcert Inc.

  1. Open meeting:

    • Identification of members with voting and proxy rights
      • (chair gives speak access to the voting members)
    • identification of nominated association members and vote for acceptance
      • (add access if member is present).
  2. Resolutions to change the Association By-laws or Rules of CAcert Inc.

    • Add following two Rules at Part 5 Miscellaneous of CAcert Inc. Rules:
      • add after 33(2): 33(3) Votes may be entered by signed email. Vote
        • should have a clear indication of the resolution voted for and should state favor, abstain or neutral as vote. Signed email should be received minimal 1 hour before the meeting by the Secretary and be acknowledged by the Secretary. Proposed in November 2007 proposed by Teus Hagen, seconded by Jens Paul.
      • 43 Non-profit application of assets and income 'The assets and
        • income of the organisation shall be applied solely in furtherance of its objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation.'
      • 44 Association assets with a dissolution 'In the event of the
        • organisation being dissolved, the amount that remains after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to another organisation with similar purposes which is not carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.'
  3. close of the meeting

Nominations for New Members of the Association

The following persons were nominated for association membership:




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