AUSTRALIAN PATTERN RECOGNITION SOCIETY
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday, 13th December, 1996
University of Technology, Sydney, 1996
Meeting was opened at 1.15 pm.
Don Fraser (ACT), Barry Jenkins (Qld).
2. IN ATTENDANCE
Brian Lovell (Qld) President, Anthony Maeder (Vic) Vice-President,
Paul Jackway (Qld) Treasurer, Philip Ogunbona (NSW) Editor, and 18
3. NOMINATION OF SECRETARY
Barry Jenkins wishes to stand down as
Secretary due to changing professional interests. Nominations were
called and Wil Osberger (Qld) was elected unopposed.
4. APRS LOGO
Four proposed logos were considered: after discussion, a show of hands
was taken to decide on the best. The world globe version based
loosely on IAPR logo was accepted by majority, with some possible
variations on final choice of lettering.
Incorporation proposal was discussed. Brian Lovell reported that Don
Fraser had modified an acceptable constitution from another society
incorporated in ACT to suit APRS. Some of the issues raised were:
Financial year - should it be 31 October or 30 November? (so
DICTA can be any time within November- January or December-February
Items 11 & 12
Discipline process - considered inappropriate for APRS
and thus to be deleted, if allowable by law.
State presidents/representatives to be ex-officio members of
executive - to be added. Additional members can be co-opted to
National Executive - to be added Office bearers to hold 2 year term as
now, unless required to hold 1 year by law.
Others - Some ambiguities as to whether all instances or one instance is meant.
Items 20 & 26
What to do at meetings if no quorum: specify another
time and give notice of new meeting.
Annual General Meeting might be needed by law instead of
Biannual General Meeting, but we would like to keep 2 year officer
Other comments to be forwarded to Brian Lovell by end of January,
1997. A Canberra based Public Officer is needed. Brian Lovell moved
that updated constitution will be put on the Web for final comments by
members. APRS Executive will notify members and seek acceptance by
written or electronic vote. Paul Jackway seconded; passed by majority
Brian Lovell gave brief update of DICTA97 and ICPR98 progress. The
possibility of DICTA97 being moved to August/September was raised. A
strong wish to retain the December timing was expressed. ICPR98
general chair was now shared by Anthony Maeder and Terry Caelli, and
Brisbane local organisation was by Brian Lovell. Call for papers to
be issued in January, 1997.
7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
8. Meeting closed at 2.00 pm
Len Hamey (firstname.lastname@example.org) 7 Feb 97