Category Archives: Operations/Maintenance

Diary of a Mad Trustee September 15th 2010 Open Board Meeting

     Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End This is the next in a series of entirely unauthorised reports from this trustee on board meetings. If this email has made its way into your computer and you are … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting June 2nd 2010

                                                                                                 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                                              Resist the Beginning… Consider the End                               Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. –Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871 – 1945) Now the board has … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee May 5th and May 12th 2010 Open Board Meetings/1st and 2nd Reading of the Budget

                                                             Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.                                                                                     – … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee April 7th 2010 Open Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                                      Resist the Beginning…Consider the End Once upon a time there was a middle school with almost 6oo kids within its walls. As you might expect there were many heartening events there but despite the best … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Meeting October 7th 2009

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice     Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   When I wanted to add an item for discussion to the board agenda I realised for trustees there is no place to go. We must wander aimlessly through … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee-September 16th 2009 Open Board Meeting

        Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  It comes in many forms – the tactics for ‘shock and awe’ used to convince us ‘drastic action’ and ‘major restructuring’ are in order. Sometimes it is bombastic … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee September 2nd 2009 Open Board Meeting

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End I guess it is a brilliant if well worn tactic – distract people from their misery by piling yet another misery on their shoulders they must address. This is the genius of … Continue reading

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Report from CAPE meeting April 27th 2009

HI Friends – we had our CAPE meeting on Monday the 27th of April from 5 to 7 pm in my living room and though we only had four in attendance there was a range of discussion and strategising. As … Continue reading

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