Statement written by Committee
at request of Committee:
(As received, plus hyper text click-able links added).
From: Birgit Hoeft
To: Julian H. Stacey
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 13:16:31 +0100
Hello everybody, the actual gea-year will end in the middle of
March. We want to thank all those, who made a
contribution to the GEA by
participating in events, and we thank all those,
who supported the committee
during the last year.
In an extraordinary meeting in January, all those
who are on the GEA-yahoomailinglist were invited to
vote for or against a change of the GEA to an organization without committee. Though this meeting broke
rule 12 of the constitution and the committee did not agree with getting
dissolved by so-called reformers : according to the
result of this vote and to the fact, that many
problems occured in the GEA
last year, which were the reason why we could not
find anyone who was willing to replace the resigned
committeemembers, we decided, NOT
to hold new elections
for a new committee
In case there should be a new committee within the next year, counting
from the 13th of March 09, we will hand over the GEA-file and our financial
report. If there should be no new committee by the 15th of March 2010, the
files will be destroyed. (Unfortunately there is
one part missing: we were not involved in the
organizing of last year`s bonfirenight and the financial report of
this event was not sent to us).
We have some money left and decided, to give as
many of you as possible the opportunity to benefit.
This means: The money will be and partly has
already been - used for ticket on walks and maps for walk organizers, a certain amount
will go to charity, and some money will be spent
for FREE DRINKS at
Rechthaler Hof on
Friday, the 13th, from
8:15! So be there in time!
(First come first serve!)
Best regards –
Alexandra, Birgit, Traudl and Julian
(committee members 2008 /
Announcement Following from Committee
From: Birgit Hoeft
Subject: Committee says good-bye
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:46:29 +0100
the actual gea-year will end on the 13th of March
2009. There won`t be elections for a new committee
this year! Detailed information about reasons for
that and some general information e.g. about the
GEA-finances you can find on the berklix-website:
The committee says good-bye - and will spend a
certain amount of the money which is left over from
the good old GEA-times to invite you for a free
The rule is: First come first serve!
The early bird catches the worm!
See you on Friday 13th of
March 8:15 pm in the cellarbar of the Rechthaler
You might catch a worm in a nice disguise ( it
might look like a beer).
Alexandra Birgit Traudl and Julian
(committee members 2008 / 2009) ......and last but
not least our barkeeper at R.H. Peter
gea-announce - http://www.berklix.org/gea/
Join List gea-announce@
Join List gea-chat@
Join List gea-org@ Beer Gardeners & skiers
& walkers: bg-announce@ & gea-ski@ &
I'd like to thank remaining committee members:
Alexandra, Birgit & Traudl, they were
carrying a heavy load long before they with other
ex committee members co-opted me to join them to
help last summer, & they've done sterling
work since. Thanks a lot !
So what really happened, you may wonder ?
Unfortunately, others outside the committee
swamped the committee with Many disputes
(far more in a few months, than I saw years back
when I was on committee for a whole year).
Disputes were partly in quick succession, partly
overlapping. Although we tried to recruit at
other committee members to help us, no one was
willing to help.
Power grabbers realised the committee were
weak in numbers, & caused further trouble,
which detered more committee member recruits;
then they mounted their coup.
Future Outlook at Mid March 2009
GEA is on course "Down the drain" as a member
just wrote. Though it's a relief for GEA
committee members to be released from duty at end
of electoral year, it's bad for GEA, as nothing
now stopping the rump of remaining so called
GEA had structural problems even before the
- GEA had been deliberately aged faster than
nature provides for (eg Sunny forcibly removing
"Young Thinking" from club description on
programme years back, etc), + ever less English
speakers, + overall heavy shrinkage.
- Too many egotistic disputants, who don't
respect dictum: "Think not what your country
can do for you, but what you can do for your
- Stammtisch @ Arnulf Str hollow, ready to
die, (but with free drinks Friday 13th, may
stagger on a little longer). 2 young German
girls recently summed it up: they would not
again go to the Arnulf Str "Rentner
Some events will continue, some wither:
- GEA Walks & some other events will
continue. eg I didn't organise ski trips this
winter, just walks, too much work for too
troublesome a club. Others also organising
Genuine reform could have been good for
But power grabbers just used reform as
Consider the fake "reformers" free to now run
the GEA, till they or GEA dies:
- Harald & Sunny + Ute for now. The other
3 are make weights, one in particular. Ute too
will get the chop if/ when she crosses Sunny.
All hail Queen Sunny & King Harald ;-)
- Sunny has a long history of trying to grab
control. Sunny & Harald's censored yahoo
mail list (original hijacked from berklix list
approx 10 years back), & web promotes Ute's
printed programme, & vice versa.
- Those approved by Queen Sunny will be
allowed to list events (No committee any more
to supervise editors. Years back Sunny forced
an organiser to strip all reference to Berklix
before she would allow events to be listed.
- Sunny's censors includes Sue. Sue collected
donations & profits from bonfire night,
then refused to render accounts or money to
committee treasurer. Sue sponsors Ute's
programme, with some of that money.
- Harald & Ute's programme claims Pat as
a proof reader, but several times Pat too was
cut out of the the loop in 2008. Their
programme thanks some committee members by name
for supposed co-operation, who do not know what
they are being thanked for, or appreciate their
names being mis-used to lend credibility to
programme. The programme gets padded with
events from Michael's DMF+GEIST, The same MK
who tried to kill off GEA, formally excluding
GEA from "his" Arnulf Str. cellar.
- Harald late in 2008 told committee meeting
he didn't engage in politics. Shortly after he
broke rule 12 of the GEA constitution. faking a
call for an EGM to remove all committees, &
manipulating their censored media to mould
opinion to support their power grab.
Democracy is sometimes "The least worst
- Some committees & members some years
weren't good, but doesn't mean all bad;
Probably only some CMs know what work some good
committees & members did, & how they
stepped in when needed, & recruited others
to work & organise events etc.
- The weight of running the disintegrating
GEA now falls on just 3 of 6 power grabbers,
One of the lesser 3 , of his 3
wrote: "play no role" & "The
reform has been a great success." How
irresponsible & deluded !
No committee, No democracy, So:
- Who decides if/ when Arnulf 10 Stammtisch
gets deleted from GEA programme, as a liability
damaging name of GEA & thus recruitment to
other events ?
- Who recruits next programme editor when Ute
tires or is `let go' ? (GEA had about 4 editors
in 2008, some resigned just ahead of being
- Sue's money for printed programmes is not
infinite. Low interest in regularly delivering
printed programmes to a near empty Arnulf
- Who is in reserve, now there's no
committee, if one of the the remaining 3
revolters/ power grabbers falls ill or has some
other distracting personal commitment ?
Your GEA Future
Is Yours Personaly To Decide ! Do not rely on
others. There is no `Them' to rely on any more,
just You, Personally !
- No Committee
Burnt out from deliberate trouble makers
preceeding & including the Revolters, &
committee's term of office now expired.
No Revolting Reformers of use, Of the gang of
6 revolters :
- 3 have already irresponsibly abandoned
- The 3 remaining rogues
are just re-associating the GEA
with German speaking DMF+GEIST old fogie's
club ( one of the issues that caused
problems just a few months back
- GEA was once a club for lively young
thinking people. The remaining Revolters +
DMF's Stammtisch Fuhrer with his compulsory
German, (even for those who can't speak
just deter newcomers, especially younger
- Most of those who attended the fake EGM,
& carelessly voted to break the
constitution, & dispose of future
committees & democracy & damage the
GEA, will doubtless make no effort to rescue
what they helped damage.
- Others have long abandoned the GEA, more
likely will, GEA is on course to further
degrade into an old fogies' club of rogues,
reprobates, censors, anti democrats & those
who can't even speak English. - Unless
You do something to fix
GEA Member's Questions
After Birgit announced to gea-announce@berklix Thursday,
on Friday, I remembered some skiers @ wakers would not be
on that list, so announced to them too:
To: gea-walk@berklix, gea-ski@berklix
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:40:54 +0100
Subject: Free Beer for GEA Members inc. Walkers
& Skiers at Arnulf Str 10
From: "Julian H. Stacey"
Hi GEA Walkers & Skiers on
gea-walk@berklix & gea-ski@berklix,
A free beer tonight at Arnulf Str 10, Fri
13th, from 8:15 for GEA members ! Why ? See
Birgit's announcement at top of:
Do not send comment to lists
gea-walk@berklix Or gea-ski@berklix
but either go to the wake & drink Free with
Or send parting good byes' to the last ever GEA
Or respond if you want to list
(which relays instantly, uncensored, to all 300+
Free Beer only for those Recognised as GEA
(includes walkers & skiers). The outgoing
& last committee will be there to
administer this, except I unfortunately will
Not be there to help recognise faces &
authorise you to a free drink, so you need to
know another regular organiser who will be
there. Sorry, but I'm also a beer garden
organiser, so I will be buying my own beer at
19:30 at Unions Braue, table name Hillard,
Einsteinstr. 42. U-Bahn Max Weber Platz, come
by after if you want.
For the (final last ever expiring) GEA
Committee, Julian S. Chair.
Subject: Re: (GEA) committee bye bye
Ref your Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:04 posting re. free
drinks to gea@yahoo...
Birgit informed you Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:00 you had
misled the GEA membership (points not repeated
Additionaly, you also misled GEA members:
You misled the GEA membership.
"newly created berklix list"
firstname.lastname@example.org is not really a new
list with new people, just a slightly changed
name & configuration for the original
Long existing list email@example.com,
with same membership for now.
"and not to the original yahoo list"
The yahoo list is _NOT_ the original GEA
list. &yahoo grew from a base I first
co-operated to transfer people to,
supplemented by a lot more people Sunny &
another then pirated from my list, all years
ago. My @berklix list is the Original first
ever GEA mail list. (Neither list operates
under their first operational @domain names
but that's of no consequence).
"where the money comes from"
Money did Not come from @yahoo list, Nor from
@berklix.org list. Money was GEA funds. Some
GEA members are on one mail list, some on the
other, some on both, & some on neither.
Other Past News
list was recently (Feb/March 2009) split in 2,
with identical membership on each list at the time of
the list split:
- gea-announce@berklix .org :
Only the committee etc can write to this. Comment or
follow up should be sent to list gea-members@
- gea-members@berklix .org :
GEA members are welcome to exchange thoughts on GEA
issues & events to other members of the list.
This list follows the Berklix tradition of Not being
censored, & is instant relay (unlike the Yahoo
Interesting contributions may be copied to this or
- Normal people are reccomended to join both lists,
gea-announce@ & gea-members@.
- Some might want to join gea-announce@ to their
work address, & gea-members@ to their home
- A few people with no home computer, might want
just gea-announce@ at work.
- Whatever you want, join
& leave free.