[svlug] [svlug-announce] Results for SVLUG/SBAY SIG status vote

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Thu Mar 2 00:14:51 PST 2006

On 3/1/06, J. Paul Reed <preed at svlug.org> wrote:
> As announced, we held a vote this evening regarding SVLUG status a special
> interest group (SIG) of SBAY.
> The final results were 55% in favor of not renewing SVLUG's SIG status with

As you recall, we had previously agreed that I, acting as a director
of sbay.org, would take the lead on drafting a SIG charter for SVLUG. 
As a result of this vote, this is therefore no longer my
responsibility.  That said, I recently sent some thoughts about what
the charter should contain, and I would hope that SVLUG would use some
of those ideas in any future bylaws, charter, or other operating

Now that everyone but Paul has been removed from power over SVLUG, I
feel that it is especially important to have a VP in place.  We've
been saying that Paul was supposed to appoint a replacement, but I
recently learned that the last (and only) time that a VP of SVLUG
resigned before me, an immediate election was held for both offices. 
I wish we had known about that precedent when I resigned.  If Paul
does not appoint a new VP in the next few weeks, I would suggest that
a new election for both offices be held, and not wait for the
scheduled election this November.

I really wish I had announced my resignation in December, when I first
agreed to step down, instead of waiting two months for Paul to find
someone willing to work with him in that role.  I announced it nearly
a month ago, but it is now almost 3 months that the VP role has been


PS: In case anyone is wondering, I will not seek or accept any
nomination to any SVLUG office in the coming term.

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