Unfortunately, the quorum of 10 members, as required by our current constitution, was not reached yesterday, so we were unable to make any decisions (including the election of directors). However, the constitution allows us to adjourn the AGM for a week, when the quorum will be reduced to 2. Because 4 (maybe 5) members were going to meet next Sunday at Wyong anyway, we have changed the location.
So, the reconvened AGM of the Esperanto Federation of NSW will be:
Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Place: Albert’s Cafe, western side of Wyong railway station (turn left as you exit). [View on Google Maps]
There will be a vote to accept the proposed new constitution, which can be downloaded from the About Us page (under the sub-heading “Proposed constitution”). To see what has been changed from the ACNC* template, you can read the “Guide to constitution changes” document, also available on that page.
If you will not be attending but would like to participate, you can appoint someone who will be attending, to be your proxy.
[* ACNC: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission]
Thirty people came to the very successful celebration. It was wonderful to meet long-time friends. We chatted about the past year, even past years. We also enjoyed delicious food. This was evident by the empty plates strewn about the tables afterwards. Two special cakes were saved from the hungry hoard: gifts for Eunice Graham (for her birthday) and Margaret Chaldecott (for her many, many years of secretarial work for the Esperanto Federation of NSW).
The good atmosphere continued with three interesting talks:
Richard Delamore showed a video about his studio and collaborators. He explained the production and publishing on YouTube of videos, which he creates.
Daniel Kane spoke about the first Esperanto museum in China, which is situated in a tiny village far from anywhere, in fact in “the middle of nowhere”, but its exhibition has many different items. Daniel said that it was a delightful surprise to discover the museum.
After a break to take photos, Rainer Kurz showed us a video of his interview with Reinhard Selten, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for game theory. That video is now available via Amazon.com.
Lyudmila Kelloway crowned the program. She and her musicians, with their beautiful songs and costumes, transformed Esperanto House into a concert hall.
An excellent Zamenhof Day! As Eunice said, “Ĉiuj feliĉas kuniĝi (Everyone is happy to meet).” I agree.