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Summary of our Board Meeting on 5th August 2008

EGATS Internal
After rechecking every board member’s email address it was decided to put them up on the web page as well. Like this in the future the members could address individual board members or as well use the address to reach the whole board.

The work on our latest output was finished and in the meantime you hopefully enjoy reading it.

New Roster
In the last weeks we were approached by different members who presented us interesting thoughts and ideas about how the new roster could be improved. We presented these ideas to the OMT and the NRPO. They seemed to be very interested and invited the members to further discuss the proposals.

EGATS Membership Survey

At this years' AGM, it was decided to poll the EGATS membership on whether EGATS should continue in its present form or not. For a number of years, interest of the members in EGATS activities seems to have decreased. Final drop was the AGM attendance this year (3 members outside the EB attended!).

If you haven't done so already, please take 2 seconds to fill in this survey and return it to the Executive Board via

or via the EGATS locker

Executive Board Meeting 27 MAY 2008

At this years' AGM, everyone present [insert sarcasm]  thought regular updates on what the Guild was doing sounded like a good idea. So, here's the first one: a short summary of what was discussed at the last Executive Board meeting on  27/05:

EGATS Internal
Internal communication within the board needs to improve. Only then can we work on better communication with the members. The poor attendance at the latest AGM may have consequences. More about this in the next Output.

New Roster
The board intends to keep a close look on the final details of the roster proposal, as there are still a lot of uncertainties.

Space Management
There is a new phase in the Space Management project with an architectural study for a new building extension. Input from EGATS has been made by Vince Poty and we await the final results.

Draft Minutes of the AGM 2008 added

The draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 2008 were added to the General Meetings section of the Publications. As only a handful of members (3 outside the Executive Board!) attended, you've got some reading to do...

Good cause

One of our colleagues, James Kench, is trying to raise money for a good cause...  You can read all about it here:

As EGATS is sponsoring the rugby and ski teams, and previously the football team, we considered it worthy to make a donation to this cause also.

Of course it would be very nice if more of us followed.

Ive Van Weddingen, EGATS President


Report AGM 2008 / minutes AGM 2007 added

We've added the report for the AGM 2008 to our publications section. Additionally, the minutes of the 2007 AGM, which were approved at the 2008 AGM can be found there as well. Direct access to the General Meeting documents is here.

New website

As you can see, we're re-working the EGATS website. The old site had been online since a few years, but was becoming very hard to maintain. We clocked off at just under 1.000.000 visitors in less than 5 years that the site was online!

Using a new content management system (Drupal) hopefully we'll be able to add stories and things more frequently.

A contact sheet should be up soon, in case you want to tell us something (or god-forbid: help out with anything ;-)

Items from the old website will be added (slowly) in the next few days/weeks/months. So check back regularly.