Draft Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of TSC 1st Week.pdf


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The Pres iden t p roposes to reve rse the dec i s ion taken by t he Stand ing
Commi t tee o f Monday 1s t Week to ra t i f y t h e expend i tu re o f Vaca t ion S tand ing
Commi t tee .
The L ib ra r ian s ta tes t ha t t h i s i s no t a l l owed and tha t he does no t wan t t ha t
t o happen .
The Pres iden t says t ha t under ru le 45 (h ) t he goa l o f an SAM i s t o reve rse
t he dec i s ion o f a commi t tee . The S tand ing Commi t t ee i s we l l wi th in i t s
r i gh t s t o reve rse the dec i s ion o f i t s own acco rd .
The Pres iden t says t ha t he pe rsona l l y f e e ls , g i ven the opposi t i on f rom the
members , t ha t t he dec i s ion shou ld be reversed .
The Pres iden t says he has taken in to accoun t t he cons ide ra t i ons o f t he
members .
The Sen io r T reasu re r says the o r ig ina l dec is ion t aken by S tand ing Commi t tee
was pe r fec t l y l eg i t i mate .
The Sen io r T reasu re r says i t was r i gh t f or t he Un ion to t ake l ega l adv i ce on
mat te rs t ha t concern t he Un ion ra the r t h an j us t P res iden t because th i s i s
no t s imp ly a pe rsonal i s sue .
The a r t i c l e s ta ted t ha t t he t hen Pres iden t -E lec t somehow t r i ed to b lock the
ru les change , imp ly i ng he was opposed to t he new harassment po l i cy . The
Pres iden t -E lec t had on ly s ta ted tha t t he i ssue wasn ’ t on the agenda . He
s ta ted th i s because i t was a po l i cy t ha t any ex -o f f i c i o cou l d have wan ted to
come back f o r and cou ld have wan ted to c ome and speak abou t . The on l y way to
do th i s was i f i t was on the agenda . The Pres iden t -E lec t a t t he t ime had
known tha t a f o rmer - L ib ra r ian had men t ioned tha t he w ished t o d i scuss the
new po l i cy bu t because i t was no t on the agenda he cou ld no t come back to
t he mee t ing .
The Sen io r T reasu re r h igh l i gh t s t ha t t he a r t i c l e was taken down and i t was
c lea r l y a po l i t i ca l mot i va ted a r t i c l e t o a t t ack t he P res ident .
The Pres iden t s ta tes t ha t t he l ega l i ssue was no t t o cove r -up h i s membersh ip
o f a soc ie t y . The Pr es iden t no tes t ha t i nc iden ta l l y t he ev idence f o r t he
ar t i c l e d i scuss ing hi s membersh ip o f t he ‘Ban te r Squadron ’ was f rom a j oke
yearbook page tha t was never pub l i shed . The Tab newspaper had c la imed th i s
page was pub l i shed t o p rove the P res ident was i n some so r t o f ‘ sec re t
soc ie t y ’ .
The Sen io r T reasu re r s ta tes t ha t t he P res iden t has been a t tacked wrong ly and
t ha t t he move taken by S tand ing Commi t tee o r ig ina l l y i s en t i re l y l eg i t ima te
and wou ld ge t t he suppor t o f t he vas t amoun t o f t he members i f t he t r u th was
known. The Sen io r T r easure r wou ld i dea l l y l i ke t he dec i s ion on Monday to
proceed as a po in t of p r i nc ip le . He a l so po in t s ou t t ha t t he dec i s ion was
t aken ‘ i n camera ’ and qu i t e c lea r l y someone has l eaked in camera bus iness t o
t he p ress . The Sen ior T reasure r no tes tha t someone in t he room has b roken
camera and he has an i dea o f who i t i s , however t he pe rson i s p robab ly t oo
embar rassed to admi t i t .