[Noisebridge-board] board shit TO DO list

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Mon Dec 21 14:47:49 PST 2009


So the member meeting is on tuesday... I assume the 'thursday' is the typo?

How about we meet in January, the 5th or the 12th.  Will that work for
people?  Please respond, either way.

Rachel

Shannon Lee wrote:
> I will be settling into the Disney Land Hotel next thursday night after
> the member meeting.
> 
> --S
> 
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com
> <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>> wrote:
> 
>     This is going to be really obnoxious to work out via email.  How about
>     we have a meeting?  I bet we could take an hour and sort out everything.
> 
>     How about next Tuesday after the member meeting, or at 9 (whichever
>     comes first)?
> 
>     Rachel
> 
>     Ani Niow wrote:
>     > I'm really bad at replying to emails.
>     >
>     > 1. Should the process for Shannon be pretty much the same as it is for
>     > Miloh and I? Paperwork-wise I mean. Not sure what to do about it
>     either.
>     >
>     > 2. I already subscribed before this message was sent on my
>     > v at oneletterwonder.com <mailto:v at oneletterwonder.com>
>     <mailto:v at oneletterwonder.com <mailto:v at oneletterwonder.com>>
>     account with no
>     > troubles. Unless Andy gets to it first then feel free to subscribe
>     > yourself Miloh.
>     >
>     > 3. I would like to know this as well. If you need anything from Miloh,
>     > Shannon? and I don't hesitate to ask.
>     >
>     > 4. Had a look at the bylaws and here's what I found out:
>     >
>     > Directors: "*Section 4. Election and Term of Office of Directors.* The
>     > directors shall be elected by the members as described in Article
>     II of
>     > these bylaws. Each director shall be elected for a term of one (1)
>     year.
>     > Each director shall hold office until a successor has been elected."
>     >
>     > That seems to be that you are correct. A director has a term of
>     one year
>     > and hold that until a successor is named.
>     >
>     > For officers however: "*Section 2. Election.* The officers of this
>     > corporation shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors, and
>     > each shall serve at the pleasure of the Board, subject to the
>     rights, if
>     > any, of an officer under any contract of employment."
>     >
>     > That last sentence that is in the directors section isn't there for
>     > officers. Which means that officers are elected annually but it is
>     > unclear what happens if they go past term.
>     >
>     > In any case, its been a year and looks like we should be electing
>     > another one anyway. Would running an election be similar to the board
>     > elections? If so we have the templates there and it shouldn't be that
>     > difficult to run another one. I'd be happy to take up that task if no
>     > one else will. If the elections for both are indeed similar than
>     perhaps
>     > next year the ED can be tacked on to the board ballot, seems
>     easier that
>     > way.
>     >
>     > 5. Rather not ignore this if there's a chance for penalty.
>     >
>     > 6. What is needed for this to happen and how can Miloh and I help
>     with this?
>     >
>     >
>     > Cheers,
>     >
>     > -Ani
>     >
>     >
>     > 2009/12/10 Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com
>     <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com> <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com
>     <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>>>
>     >
>     >     There is a bunch of crap to deal with.  Here is what I can
>     think of:
>     >
>     >     1. I forgot to mention this in the election hoo-hah, but as of
>     about a
>     >     week ago I have received YES emails from everyone who was a
>     member when
>     >     Shannon was consensed as a director.  We need to do something with
>     >     this... have to work out exactly what.
>     >
>     >     2. Welcome Miloh & Ani... whoever is managing this list
>     (Andy?) please
>     >     put them on it!  Let Andy know if I don't have the right email
>     above.
>     >
>     >     3. Do we need to notify any governmental organization about
>     the changes
>     >     to our board & officers?
>     >
>     >     4. Are we out of an ED?  Someone pointed out to me recently
>     that the
>     >     Bylaws state that directors hold office until replaced, but
>     that clause
>     >     is not applicable to officers, and the ED term is supposed to
>     be a year.
>     >      The board is responsible for appointing the officers; WE do
>     that by
>     >     making the membership decide and then rubber-stamping it.  I
>     personally
>     >     do not have interest in running another election and would
>     love for
>     >     someone else to take that particular task on.
>     >
>     >     5. The one task the ED is supposed to do is a yearly accounting of
>     >     finances.  Last year didn't really have much but maybe Jake,
>     you could
>     >     ask Mitch for his records through Dec 31 2008?  Or we could
>     ignore it.
>     >     Not sure if there is any penalty for that.  I suppose removing
>     the ED
>     >     from office should be sufficient and I'm pretty sure we have
>     to do that
>     >     anyway.
>     >
>     >     6. We need to officially change our address to 2169 and file some
>     >     paperwork about that.  I remember noticing this a while ago
>     and made a
>     >     wiki page for board business,
>     >     https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Board_Business.  I'm not
>     putting the
>     >     rest of this on there yet b/c I'm not sure of any of it yet.
>     >
>     >     I have a feeling there is something else but I can't think of it.
>     >
>     >     Rachel
>     >
>     >
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