OO Live Steam Club

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SK13 6NE

UK

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  • 2018 AGM Notes added The notes of the 2018 AGM have been collated, approved and uploaded for members to view in the 'Club Management & Constitution, AGM Notes' section. For your convenience a shortcut is provided here: https://www.oolivesteam.com/agm-notes
  • Over the last year the club has become more successful with many new initiatives, such as the new website and the club shop. These have increased the workload of the committee members involved and managing these areas has increased the number of more urgent management decisions needing to be made. This increased workload has suffered from a slow response from committee members on various issues and this is hampering the decision making process. With that in mind the committee have been discussing ideas to try and alleviate the problem and the preferred option is to create two types of committee member duties. Committee member duties: Committee Members may decide, or decide not to… 1. Follow all activity on the member’s website and forum and participate in discussions 2. Follow all activity on the committee website and forum and participate in discussions 3. Participate in any decision making in the running of the club 4. Vote on any proposals when they are made 5. Participate in any fund raising for the club 6. Follow all the rules laid down and agreed by the committee 8. Where practical participate in and attend the AGM Working committee member duties Working Committee Members should... 1. Follow activities on the member’s web site at least twice per week 2. Follow activities on the committee web site at least twice per week 3. Participate in all decision-making processes in the running of the club 4. Vote on all proposals when they are made. Yes, No or Abstain giving reasons 5. Regularly participate in ideas for fund raising for the club 6. Be prepared to procure parts and make items for sale in the club shop 7. Follow all the rules laid down and agreed by the committee 8. Where practical actively participate in and attend the AGM This proposal has been accepted unanimously by the committee (see the Club Management, Committee Decision Log - 2018 29 – Committee Member Duties. The existing committee members have reviewed the increased level of commitment required and eight have agreed to undertake the Working Committee duties with the remainder remaining as committee members, still involved in the running of the club as time and other commitments allow. With eight existing committee members having signed up to undertake the Working Committee duties we are now in position to implement this new approach (see the Club Management, Committee Decision Log - 2018 32 – Working Committee Sign up). The Working Committee can now be established and will be active from midnight on the 2nd July 2018 This decision falls within the powers granted to the Management committee by the club constitution and no change to the constitution is required. From midnight on the 2nd July 2018 it will become the responsibility of the Working Committee members to: 1. Follow activities on the member’s web site at least twice per week 2. Follow activities on the committee web site at least twice per week 3. Participate in all decision-making processes in the running of the club 4. Vote on all proposals when they are made. Yes, No or Abstain giving reasons 5. Regularly participate in ideas for fund raising for the club 6. Be prepared to procure parts and make items for sale in the club shop 7. Follow all the rules laid down and agreed by the committee 8. Where practical actively participate in and attend the AGM’s If any club member feels that they have particular skills in areas that they feel may be useful to the club and would be prepared to make the necessary time commitments please use the email link to contact the club secretary. membership@oolivesteam.com Implementation of the Working Committee will help the club continue to grow and support the membership. Chris Oakes OO Live Steam Club Secretary
  • (Updated 22/10/17) OOLS Community Forum Everybody is welcome so please enjoy your visit. To gain full access to the forum you need to register , a quick and easy process. If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of the features: The forum is run by OO LIve Steam enthusiasts, and there are no subscriptions or fees. Your contact details are guaranteed to be kept private and will not be passed on to third parties. The OOLS community are a friendly bunch and we expect you to be the same, so here are some of our Community rules that help ensure that we can all play nicely :) Forum Rules 1. Be kind and welcoming and say hello to new-comers. 2. Treat other members with the respect they deserve. This should go without saying, but treat others like you would like to be treated! 3. Share what you know - everyone here is a teacher and a learner. Give credit to your peers when you use their advice or reference their work. 4. Please do not spam. The definition of spam is an irrelevant or advertising post. Any post considered spam will be removed. 5. Please do not post threads text in all CAPITALS since this is considered to be shouting and is not necessary. 6. Please refrain from posting images larger than 800x600. This is considerate to members with slow internet speeds, and keeps the forum looking tidy. 7. Insulting and flaming or personal attacks against forum staff or other forum members will be not tolerated. 8. Please be considerate in language you use on the forum, some of our members are younger than others. Swearing is not acceptable under any circumstances. 9. Please do not post inappropriate material. We think everyone understands what we mean by this. The policy is that if you would not feel comfortable viewing it at work, or in front of children or parents, don't post it! We think these rules are clear, and easy to follow and are only in place to ensure our community is a fun place to be, with a comfortable atmosphere for all. So, what happens if a rule is broken? Depending on the severity of the infraction there are different courses of action that may be taken. These range from a PM (personal message) with no further action to temporary or permanent bans. If you have any questions regarding the rules feel free to contact the OOLS Club Secretary (membership@oolivesteam.com) who will be able to clear things up for you. The OO Live Steam Club Committee