If you can dictate who is and isn't a full member, and you had a big enough ego to do so, you'll get a quorum.The other thing I was thinking about following on from this, for the few tours (if any) that do run, what the status of their train staff would be? If you need to work 12 days per year to retain full membership, there obviously aren't that many tours to work on and nobody can seem to get into the workshop.
Which leads to the next question, with this happening will there be enough full voting members at the next AGM to constitute a qurom, and such allow the meeting to go ahead?
An organisation's ranking on Google is often a very good indicator of how it intends to market itself.
So the following results are quite telling:
Also of note - in a search for simply "SRHC" or "seymour railway heritage centre", this very thread ranks at #3 (counting unique sites only).
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=victoria+heritage+trains - #9
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=victoria+locomotive+hire - #1
Not really surprising, but just another point that confirms the shift in what the organisation wants to be.
SRHC are doing an outstanding job, and are in my eyes CHAMPIONS OF RAIL HERITAGE AND HERITAGE TRIPS etc by what they are doing with 'the locomotive hire' program.
I do have just one issue, which had me resign from the group only weeks ago. The news that I am not permitted to stay overnight in the depot while no one else was there, means I can not trust that option being there when I need it.
SRHC are doing an outstanding job, and are in my eyes CHAMPIONS OF RAIL HERITAGE AND HERITAGE TRIPS etc by what they are doing with 'the locomotive hire' program.I do have just one issue, which had me resign from the group only weeks ago. The news that I am not permitted to stay overnight in the depot while no one else was there, means I can not trust that option being there when I need it.
Changed your tune a bit since Page 2 of this thread?
Turns out now no one can stay in the depot overnight.
In a dollars for doughnuts sense, paid members are not getting a very good deal for their money this year. No doughnuts at all in fact.
However, on the issue of 'Locomotive Hire'. I do support them, as I can see the money flow as being a net benefit to both the locomotives and all other SRHC operations.
I see that SRHC have various locos that they own and some that are alocated to them from the vic gov. Is it possible that proceeds from the preserved loco hire are being spent on getting their own up and running? That way they could become a for profit company if for whatever reason they loose the right to run the heitage locos. Just a thought.
I fear this is going a bit too far off topic. Azza, perhaps you could start a new thread regarding 342's return to SGR?
(Yes, I know I'm not a moderator. Simply, I don't want this thread to get too far away from the core topic, in fear that we never return to it.)
Has anyone downloaded a brochure for the next SRHC Heritage Train tour?
so how come after reading such an interesting thread, you seem to still completely miss the point? You must be one of the gurkins?