Who is saying anything about a conspiracy ?
I only said that the GC's lack of communication is increasingly spawning discontent.
I never said or suggested that this was intentional on the part of the GC. Something that is obviously required for it to be conspiracy at all.
I am saying however that they should do something about it. As things stand now there is confusion in the class and are getting more promises of reports soon to come.
The people not present at the AGM had to find out via the rumour cirquit that an F16 Technical committee is formed. The rumour cirquit has not confirmed yet who is on it. And I, for one, do indeed object to some members in that committee. However at this time I (or anybody else) can't do anything as there is nothing official or concrete to base a proposal or amendment on, like the minutes of the AGM.
Is the class (or the GC) working towards official ISAF acceptance or not ?
This does matter as going for acceptance means we need to change our class rules. One of those has already been done per ballot last june, I believe. A decision to go for full ISAF recognition is a major issue that needs to be decided by the class as a whole. Not going for full ISAF recognitions is just as involved.
Third point :
How does the AGM fit in with the current class rules, that is if the class even wants to have an AGM at all ?
Currently the F16 class rules considers an AGM as on a par with a bar room talk where two or more F16 sailors are present. Basically it doesn't recognize the AGM at all. It can therefor not be an official "event" UNLESS the class rules get changed in the future. This doesn't mean the AGM can not be a valuable exchange of idea's or a preparatory meeting for a larger discussion on the forum, it just means that it isn't part of official class business.
This brings us to your second point
2)We elected a new Tresurer as Hans Geissler has dissapeared
Nobody is objecting or is going to object to Phill graciously picking up the thankless jib of being the F16 class thesurer. However the AGM as it stands now can not official approve or disapprove anything.
For Phills tenure to become official and approved it must be communicated through the official channels and those are the website and the forum. There the whole class can take notice and possibly give their input.
If we as the F16 class decides to MAKE an AGM official class business then a change of the class rules is in order.
Right now we are in a legal limbo. At one point it is argued that the AGM is official while at the other it is claimed nothing with respect to the class rules has changed. We can't have both at the same time.
On to the other issues raised.
There had been rumours of moving the forum to another location and possibly closing it off to F16 members only. If these rumours are true, which we don't know as the GC neither confirms or denies such things, then that is a major policy shift as well. The class needs to be informed if the GC has adopted that as an official policy and be allowed to discuss and, yes indeed, approve or disapprove of it.
Others have stated that wild speculation and playing with new idea's on this forum is hurting the F16 class. If this is indeed found to be true (which is a whole discussion on its own) then simply shutting down any thread with a "shut up, nothing to see here, move on" is not the right way to handle it.
Lay the issues out on the forum and then continue to propose a policy (accepted/supported by the posters) were we avoid such discussions or put them into a format that is very clearly outside of the official F16 class.
Basically it all comes down to one thing. Communication !
Communicating what is going on or what the stance of the GC is on issues combats confusion and rumours. It also prepares the class for any changes long before they are made and facilitates acceptance of these and allows its members to provide input.
The above listing is by no means exhaustive. And indeed it is time for the minutes to be published so we can get to those other topics.
I know alot of stuff from sticking my antenna up in the air, but I need official communication like the minutes and concrete policies adopted by the GC to be able to propose changes or amendments. And again this is required as per F16 class rules.