[ProgSoc] Corporate sponsorship

John Elliot jj5 at jj5.net
Tue Aug 2 12:30:47 EST 2011

On 2/08/2011 10:35 AM, Chris Deigan wrote:
> So, at a minimum to be a 'club member' we have to charge $5
> to comply with the UTS Union. I think sponsorship or not,
> Union affiliation is vital for us to remain a club at UTS
> and justify occupying its space and use of its network/power
> resources.

Yep, wouldn't want to do anything that jeopardises the relationship with 
the student union.

> That said, I think sponsorship is a good thing - it'd allow us to
> do more subsidised events in fancier locations, and have fancier
> computers. As long as ProgSoc has:
>   * the fall-back to function as it currently does should sponsorship be pulled
>   * is not held to misrepresent what relationship exists between ProgSoc and the sponsoring company (i.e. we can say "hey, these people sponsor progsoc. here's some things they do you may be interested in" but not "company x is awesome, progsoc says so! they can do no evil").

I can't imagine any of that being a problem.

Anyway, responses so far have been lukewarm, so in the best ProgSoc 
tradition: I think I'll do nothing.

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