[Noisebridge-board] board shit TO DO list
rachel at xtreme.com
Mon Jan 4 18:02:05 PST 2010
OK trying this again. Will most of us be available tomorrow, pre- or
post- the general meeting?
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> 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
> 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?
> 2009/12/10 Rachel McConnell <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
> 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.
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