We accept motions for discussion at the BGM, you can write them here.
I think we should have a discussion of what events to concentrate on.
Perhaps we can drop the sporting events from the Newsletter and the cafes, as the participants are often non-ICB memebrs and the Yahoo and WhatsApp groups can run in a self-management form.
I would also propose that we terminate the club and wind up its activities. Membership has dropped below 100 persons for the first time, and times and habits have changed. This could lead to a good discussion.
Ideas which were put forward at committee meetings in spring.
We could use Facebook. For: a powerful method to reach lots of potential members (Berne and interests). This would be a public group. Free.
Advertising. Against: privacy. No photos, no names or contact details.
Many members would not use Facebook, we have asked.
We could have a private group. We can have Facebook events and share photos. But we don't have a membership function or sublists like Groupspaces. We would need a media person to manage it.
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The Biennial General Meeting
Saturday, 4 May 2019, 18:00–22:00
We hereby announce the biennial general meeting (BGM), where we hear reports covering the last two years, discuss members’ ideas, and elect a new committee. After the general meeting, we will enjoy a fine meal, partly subsidized by the club.
The minutes of the last BGM, in 2017, as well as the statutes (By-Laws), can be found in the files section of our website.
Please enter nominations or proposals for discussion or for changing the statutes, by e-mail or using the form below. Copy and send it to any committee member or to email@example.com.
A detailed notice of the BGM programme will be sent out in April.
Nominations and Motions
Send this to any committee member or to Irene Schenker. You are welcome to nominate yourself. We will ask for a seconder at the meeting.
I propose ____________ for a position on the committee
I propose the activity ________________________________
I propose ____________ for an activity leader.
I propose the following motion or change to statutes
Please remember to pay your membership fee now, so that you are eligible to take part.
BGM – Biennial General Meeting
Saturday, 4 May 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00
Rest. Ali Baba, Lerchenweg 33, Länggasse, 3012 Berne
The General Meeting of the International Club of Berne takes place every two years. Motions for consideration can be submitted, or amendments to the statutes. Nominations are open for the committee, and should be submitted to Irene Schenker (see page 2).
Programme of the BGM Evening
18:00 Apéro, offered by the Club
18:30 Biennial General Meeting
Ca. 19:30 Dinner, partly subsidized by the Club
22:00 Farewell and Closing
Agenda of the ICB Biennial General Meeting
This agenda may be changed before or during the meeting.
1. Opening of Meeting, Agenda, Procedure
2. Attendance, Apologies, Proxies
3. Minutes of the last BGM
4. Officers’ Reports – President, Finance, Auditor, Membership, Activities, Media
5. General Business – Motions, Bylaws Changes
6. Nominations and Elections
7. Other Business
8. Handover and Announcements
Swimming WhatsApp group is active: Marzili, Eichholz, Weyerli
Movies WhatsApp group, outdoors cinema at Liebefeld and Marzili
Dancing and music on Thursdays - tango, country line dance, lindyhop at GenerationenHaus and Köniz castle