[Ipss] membership

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 10:52:26 CEST 2010

This is a mindful. I'll look through it and offer comments later this week.

Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> writes:

> hi,
> now that the bank account is through it is time to get members - this is not 
> the primary aim for the society, but we would need at least 50 members to 
> achieve critical mass and pay for the working of the society. Anand had asked 
> psf for an '.in' subdomain, but they said they do not give national subdomains 
> as a matter of policy, so I have booked the ipss.org.in domain.
> according to the byelaws, there are various categories of members, and they 
> have to fill in a form, pay an application fee and the committee has to approve 
> the application and then they pay the membership subscription. I suggest 
> having the form online, when they fill it in they are put on the pending 
> members list - committee members are notified and they can approve, disapprove 
> online - maybe a weeks time to be given, then the person is notified and he can 
> pay the application fee plus subscription and is then put on the members list. 
> The members list will show name, occupation and city. If anyone wants the full 
> list with addresses, he is entitled to it provided that he visits the 
> registered office in office hours, fills in an application form in triplicate and 
> pays the requisite fee. 
> the list of members and pending members will only be viewable by logged in 
> users and the full details only by committee members. There will also be a 
> static page for download of society documents. At present resolutions are on 
> the wiki - they can remain there for the time being. Now we need a few 
> committee members who are not actively involved in the conference organisation 
> to volunteer to screen and approve of applications. I am available, and if we 
> have a few more people we can do this without disturbing the work for the 
> conference.
> thoughts?


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