[Noisebridge-board] SECOND REQUEST, Legal stuff about confirming Shannon Lee as Director - PLEASE RESPOND

Annalee Newitz annalee at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 21:41:47 UTC 2009


On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
> A month ago I sent the below email.  All you need to do is reply with
> YES in your message.  Take 2 seconds and do that now, please!  If you
> already replied, please accept my apologies and re-reply because I
> didn't get it.
> thanks, Rachel
> ----
> In plain English: we consensed on Shannon tonight, which is
> Noisebridge's way of deciding things.  To make this legal, however,
> please respond to this email with the word "YES", indicating that you
> vote for Shannon.  If I screwed up and you aren't a member any more,
> please reply and say that instead.
> Thanks!
> Rachel
> -----
> More Details for those who are interested:
> I'm sending this to all members using the email you gave for official
> communications.  If we can't get everyone to respond, we'll have to have
> the meeting after all... I'll do my best to get everyone to respond though.
> According to our bylaws (https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Bylaws), to
> confirm a new member of the board of directors:
> "Notice of any meeting of members, whether annual, general, or special,
> shall be in writing and shall be given at least 10 but no more than 60
> days before the meeting date. Notice may be given personally, by email
> or any other means reasonably calculated to provide actual notice to all
> members. If email is used, notice shall be sent to the member at his or
> her email address shown in the corporation's membership records. For all
> special meetings, the notice shall state the nature of the business to
> be transacted by the members. For a meeting where directors are elected,
> the notice shall state the names of all persons who are nominees for
> directors."
> Additionally,
> "Section 11. Action by Unanimous Written Consent. Any action required or
> permitted to be taken by the members may be taken without a meeting, if
> all members consent in writing to the action. The written consent or
> consents shall be kept by the Secretary. The action by written consent
> shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the members.
> Section 12. Definition of In Writing. Written consent shall include
> electronic writing, as long as the Corporation verifies that such
> written consent (i) comes from a member with voting privileges, and (ii)
> is actually made by that member and not by someone who is not entitled
> to participate as a member."
> IOW, we must either have a separate physical meeting after 10 <= N <= 60
> days which at least a third of members must attend, or all members in
> good standing must agree in writing.  The latter is a lot easier, so
> just reply with YES in the body and send it back.

Annalee Newitz

editor and time distortion field operator: io9.com
writer: techsploitation.com
twitter: twitter.com/annaleen

More information about the Board mailing list