[Noisebridge-board] Noisebridge annual board meeting

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Sun Nov 28 21:16:32 PST 2010


Noisebridge Treasurer writes:

> I'm not clear... we need to know the membership list to determine who can
> "vote"?
> 
> We can have that list pretty quickly, though I'd rather not compile it any
> time in the next few weeks cause I'm super busy. But I have a list in Xero,
> and Seth compiled a list from the binder, and between the two we should be
> fairly clear.
> 
> Hiatus members don't vote, so that helps. We will have a much better idea of
> who those are in a few weeks.

Last year we decided that we should have a list of the members in
good standing so that people could find out whether they should
vote or not, although we didn't use any security measures to limit
voting to those people (to prevent other people from voting).

I think the reason for the list was either

(1) maybe some people were confused about whether they should vote
or not; or

(2) maybe the bylaws were interpreted to mean that there had to be
an explicit list of those who were eligible to vote.

> I'd say Jan is fine. Does that mean we will elect a new secretary? Seth has
> served his sentence admirably, but he's overdue.

My recollection is that only the board is elected, not the officers
(president, treasurer, secretary).  Last year only the board members
were up on the ballot; I replaced David Molnar because he moved to
Seattle, not because he had served for a particular length of time.
Similarly, I think Jof replaced Jake because Jake moved to Seattle and
you replaced Jeffrey because he was inactive or overwhelmed (and
Jeffrey replaced Mitch because Mitch was tired of being treasurer).

However, I'm happy to be replaced by another secretary if someone is
enthusiastic about taking it on.

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