[Noisebridge-board] We should elect a secretary!!

Noisebridge Treasurer treasurer at noisebridge.net
Thu Apr 21 16:34:33 PDT 2011


I agree that is one of the secretary's duties. We probably have an
actual description of the secretary's duties in the bylaws, but I
figure that's just a suggestion.

I think it might actually be reasonable to make wiki pages outlining
the duties of the Treasurer and the Secretary. It's one way to get a
rough community consensus of what we're supposed to be doing.

Frankly I think that the treasurer's job is really easy to bloat up
and the secretary is really easy to blow off. And while I'm certainly
willing to keep treasuring for the duration of my term, I think that
the burnout potential for treasurer is really high. That could be
ameliorated by offloading some of the pseudo-financial bureaucracy on
the secretary.

For instance, here's some things that historical secretaries have handled:

-negotiating and purchasing/renewing our insurance (seth did this last)
-keeping track of membership (consensed/active/hiatus/etc) (I'm
currently doing this but Seth did it previously)
-manage corporate relationships like google's donation matching system
(Seth and David did this)

Danny, I think what matters is having a point of accountability.
You're welcome to delegate note-taking every single week as long as
you're accountable and reachable (within reason).

-Kelly

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 23:02, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> My understanding is that the Secretary's job is to make sure notes are
> taken.
>
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'd jump at it, but am feeling a bit guilty that I'm travelling a lot
>> at the moment and won't be able to make all the meetings. That said,
>> maybe it would be good to set up the job so that the secretary would
>> have an obligation to deputize too, in which case I could go for it.
>>
>> d.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Noisebridge Treasurer
>> <treasurer at noisebridge.net> wrote:
>> > I wasn't able to make this last meeting so I didn't make it a
>> > discussion item yet as I've threatened, but I'd like to do it next
>> > week.
>> >
>> > Danny?
>> >
>> > -K
>> >
>> > On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 08:28, Rachel Lyra Hospodar
>> > <rachel at mediumreality.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> i agree!  i have a hard time coming to meetings as much as i'd like
>> >> because my art gallery also meets/hangs/etc on tuesdays but i vote for
>> >> danny, if he's into it.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 4/14/2011 1:46 PM, Noisebridge Treasurer wrote:
>> >>> I think we have a specific deadline for electing a new president.
>> >>>
>> >>> But we don't have to do a full-on election for secretary. Usually it's
>> >>> just a normal consensus item unless there's multiple candidates.
>> >>>
>> >>> I just really want someone to take over keeping the membership list,
>> >>> etc.
>> >>>
>> >>> -Kelly
>> >>>
>> >>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 17:00, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com>
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>>> Is Jof tired of doing it?
>> >>>> --S
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com>
>> >>>> wrote:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Are there any other roles we need to elect? What about President?
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Noisebridge Treasurer
>> >>>>> <treasurer at noisebridge.net> wrote:
>> >>>>>> For serious! Let's do it!
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> I nominate Danny! I'm putting it up as a discussion item for next
>> >>>>>> week.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> -Kelly
>> >>>>>>
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>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> Shannon Lee
>> >>>> (503) 539-3700
>> >>>>
>> >>>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
>> >>>>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>
>
>
> --
> Shannon Lee
> (503) 539-3700
>
> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
>


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