[svlug] Governance Meeting Reminder
jshupe at d13.com
Sun Dec 9 20:14:25 PST 2007
I've said this before, but unless you (Paul) want your administration to
continue to appear to be an oligarchy, you and your choice for VP should
have an extremely limited role in the management or so called
'authorization' of this process.
And from browsing the thread I believe that Warren joined the Governance
effort after Mark had made large contributions.
On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 07:21:43PM -0800, Paul Reiber wrote:
> > Just a reminder that this Thursday we will have a governance meeting
> NOTE OF CLARIFICATION: SVLUG, as an organization, has NOT called this meeting.
> I'm not just being defensive here - but this distinction needs to be
> made as clear as day.
> I'm penning this out of a concern that some attendees or members may
> otherwise incorrectly infer that whatever is decided at this meeting
> will immediately affect SVLUG's current rules and regs.
> It needs to be stated up-front that this is simply a number of
> well-intentioned volunteers who are getting together, to potentially,
> someday, if they get their act together in a reasonable fashion, make
> a proposal to the SVLUG community regarding governance changes.
> That's CONSIDERABLY different than this being a "governance meeting"
> wherein any decisions/resolutiuons made would directly affect SVLUG's
> This meeting has neither that charter nor that authority - it will NOT
> directly affect or set or decide any current SVLUG policies, and ALL
> who attend must be aware of this. I've NOT reviewed the agenda, but
> anything it states must be viewed in this light.
> That said... I am, believe it or not, pleased as punch that you've all
> decided to work together on this. The timing's great - SVLUG's
> officers and volunteers direly need to have both their authorities and
> their responsibilities more clearly defined.
> Warren's been working on this for considerably longer than most of the
> other volunteers who are similarly interested, and I hope you're all
> savvy enough to let him help guide you through this. I plan to
> attend in the capactity of an SVLUG member and volunteer, nothing more
> - I'll be taking off my "President" hat (sorry, Rick, it's not a crown
> - no gold!) for the meeting.
> Best regards,
> -Paul Reiber
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