new committee and changes to the Society

ok, we decided a few things at the AGM. first of all, we’re now officially called AUSHAS instead of AUASHAHASHASSSHHHAAAAAAS, so people can actually remember and/or pronounce our name and so that our secular humanism is emphasised a little more (the atheism scares some unenlightened folks off, apparently.)

second, we’re going to be affiliated with several national organisations, like the CU are, to give us more of a network and a better resource pool. more on that when the affiliations go through.

third, we gagged Jerzy (and probably also my Dawkins-loving, Hitchens-quoting, Grayling-fanclubbing self) at SA functions, because he’s been a very naughty boy, and there is only one way to deal with very naughty boys.

fourth, we gave Alex, our founder President, honourary membership for life, and changed the way we give out honourary membership so that an actual contributuion needs to be made, and a couple committee members need to make the nomination. it’s to avoid people who sat on the committee but didn’t do anything getting auto-hons when they graduate.

lastly, we democratically elected a brand new committee and there was much rejoicing. the roster is:

President: Nooreen Akhtar

Kate Foggo – Secretary

Andrew Beggs – Treasurer

Sandy Gardner – Publicity Officer

Kia Sheldon – Charities Officer

Vicky Armstrong – Ordinary Member

Alicia Mason – Web Officer

enjoy your new AUSHAS! – AM


AGM this Wednesday!

it will be in Taylor A21, at 7:30pm for the masses and 7pm for committee members. there’ll be signs posted so that nobody gets lost who doesn’t know their way around the Languages Labyrinth.

you’ll get to see all of us, your faithful committee, faithfully detail all of our hard work for our godless buddies. irony in my use of the word ‘faithful’ is duly noted. you’ll also be able to supplant any of us except Kia, the Charities Lady, by voting on committee positions (and i could probably be replaced rather easily.)

we’ll be talking about changing the name of the society from AUAHSHAHSHAHASHSAAASSS to AUSHAS, maybe changing the day of the week we meet on to make it easier for people, making the vice-president position official, affiliations, and honorary membership – who should be one and who we want to be one. Kate and Daniel will be presiding over us (like the Obamas, only cooler, less religious and not together.)

turn up, and i might bring snickerdoodles! – AM