Dear MCAA Board,
Thank you for your e-mail. It is indeed extremely sad that alredy the conference has been cancelled. I believe though yours was the best decision, given the current situation in Europe.
Nevertheless, according to the second e-mail all members have received, the General Assembly will be still held, with max 40 members. And, in agreement with the agenda, the elections will be run.
I was wondering if it there is a way to rapidly change the statute (i.e. without holding the GA) to introduce the online voting.
This would allow all members to vote from home, given the extreme circumstances.
My general concern is that eventually the elections of the board will depend only on the vote of 40 people, which correspond to about 0.27% of the total number of members and to the 6.6% of the people who were supposed to attend the Assembly and the Conference.
I am already aware that several members like me find very counterintuitive to accept something like that.
If it is not possible to hold the elections online, wouldn't it be better to postpone also the assembly?
I wish you good luck with sorting out all the issues generated by this unfortunate moment.
Thanks in advance and I hope to hear from you soon.