[Noisebridge-board] board shit TO DO list

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Mon Jan 4 21:35:24 PST 2010


Pre-, no.  Post, yes.

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Ani Niow <v at oneletterwonder.com> wrote:

> I wasn't planning to be at NB that day but can be. I don't think Andy
> is coming back until next week though.
>
>
> -Ani
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 4, 2010, at 6:02 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
>
> > OK trying this again.  Will most of us be available tomorrow, pre- or
> > post- the general meeting?
> >
> > 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> 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
> >> >>
> >>
> >>    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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