[svlug] Election at February meeting

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Jan 23 15:39:59 PST 2008

Should be a fun meeting.  Luckily, I have other plans that night.

On Jan 23, 2008 3:33 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have called for an election. Nobody has done anything in response.
> So now I am calling an election myself, for the February meeting, on
> Wednesday the 6th.
> We apparently have no speaker scheduled. I can give a talk, if members
> wish. Other members of the group can talk about Linux and related
> technical subjects. Or we can turn the evening over to an airing of
> grievances, candidate speeches, and voting.
> As you know, I have been running for Vice President, to fill the open
> slot. It has become clear that Paul Reiber does not know how to be
> polite to people whom he disagrees with. It has become clear that Paul
> does not understand how to manage technical volunteers. Many of the
> leading members of SVLUG are in open revolt. So I am now running for
> President. Paul has recently said that he doesn't care about being
> President; and that we need two people to be President and Vice
> President in order for him to agree to step down. Two qualified
> people. Well, that's your decision, not his.
> > Hi, John Mark!    Thanks for your insight;  I agree with your assessment.
> >
> > I have an educational mission that I can achieve with or without the
> > use of the office of the Presidency of SVLUG, and, truthfully, with or
> > without SVLUG itself; it's irrelevant to me whether I'm President or
> > not going forward.
> >
> > John Mark - are you willing to take the helm of SVLUG yourself?  If
> > not, and sans presenting a suitable candidate to assume the helm,
> > you've identified the problem but not identified a workable solution.
> >
> > I came to the very same conclusion some months ago.
> >
> > But... SANS VP, I have felt and continue to feel that I would be doing
> > a disservice to SVLUG if I simply resigned.  There are more than a few
> > inmates ready to try'n run this asylum; I feel that stepping down
> > without first ensuring that SVLUG will be well-run, by a qualified
> > individual or individuals, would be premature, and not in anyone's
> > best interest.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > -pbr
> --
> Edward Cherlin
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