Minutes of the CARTERTON COMMUNITY CENTRE
John Gordon was chairing the meeting, although he was not a member of the Society, appeared to have no mandate from the members, and had never ever attended a meeting of the Carterton Community Centre committee, or ever been to the Centre at all in fact.
Apologies: Errol Bruce, Elaine Brazendale, Ruth Carter, Mel Morris
Moved: by Kate Raue that the apologies be accepted. Seconded Craig Bayliss, Carried.
John Gordon tried to tell everyone this could only be done at an AGM, but Kate Raue pointed out that it could certainly be done at a Special Meeting called for that purpose, according to the Rules.
John Gordon noted that currently the committee is dysfunctional, and then he stated that “either everyone resigns or we get new people on the committee”. Kate Raue stated that she saw no reason why she should resign, as she had done nothing wrong. Heather Crawford questioned whether Kate Raue had infringed the Rules by not attending three meetings in a row, and was quickly informed by John Crawford and John Gordon that was not the case. There was no further discussion, or question of removing Kate Raue from her Executive positions.
John Gordon stated that the AGM was due to be held within the next two or three months, and suggested that the appointment be deferred until then.
John Gordon stated that the committee, not the persons at the meeting should appoint the chairperson.
Kate Raue stated that as John Gordon had already pointed out that the current committee was dysfunctional, and should resign, this was a ridiculous proposition, and that the meeting had been called to appoint some honest people.
Kate Raue opposed the nomination for reasons relating to John Crawford’s recent involvement with the Centre, false and unauthorised statements on behalf of the Centre, bad judgement, and serious breaches of the Constitution and the Rules of the Society; and his stated refusal to address the recent serious assaults at the Centre, deeming such a serious event, occurring only nine days earlier, to be “historic”. The nomination was not seconded, or supported in any way.
Various amendments to the above motion were proposed and seconded, but had dubious support from the majority.
The meeting was closed at 8.15 pm.