[svlug] Q&A for poll at SVLUG March 1 meeting

J. Paul Reed preed at svlug.org
Wed Mar 1 03:19:41 PST 2006

On 01 Mar 2006 at 02:48:14, Bill Ward arranged the bits on my disk to say:

> So I advise you to vote to keep SVLUG in sbay.org, and work within that
> structure to(A) define a charter for SVLUG, and (B) select leaders that
> you are happier with, if you are not happy with one or more of the
> current leaders.

Quick question, because I honestly don't know, but am curious: I skimmed
the SBAY Bylaws, and read "Only members shall be eligible to cast votes."
The is somewhat muddy, because Article 10 talks about different classes of

I just wanted to ask whether SVLUG members can vote for SBAY Board
members/officers, as members of SVLUG, or if they'd have to pay SBAY dues
and become SBAY members to participate in that election?

> PS: Paul, it's way past time to appoint a new VP.  It's been nearly three
> months since I agreed to step down.  Couldn't you find anyone who would
> be willing to do it?

This is a good point. I haven't brought it up since the organization has
been faced with the vote, but I haven't been ignoring it!

I talked to four people: one was flattered, but didn't feel they had the
time, one was moving before the term ended and declined, and the other two
are seriously considering it, but are hesitant to get involved while this
issue was being decided.

Given the URL posted this evening that passes off, as fact, suppositions
of my motivations and state of mind while making decisions related to
SVLUG, I can't say that I blame them for not wanting to sign up for the
eligible list for public character assassination.

Immaterial of the outcome, it will be the top priority after the vote. I
don't want to give the impression that I'm "taking over" SVLUG (which would
be impossible, because let's face it: our awesome volunteers do all the
important work anyway. ;-)

Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
preed at svlug.org

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