[Noisebridge-board] board shit TO DO list

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Tue Jan 5 02:02:05 UTC 2010

OK trying this again.  Will most of us be available tomorrow, pre- or
post- the general meeting?


Ani Niow wrote:
> I'm really bad at replying to emails.
> 1. Should the process for Shannon be pretty much the same as it is for
> Miloh and I? Paperwork-wise I mean. Not sure what to do about it either.
> 2. I already subscribed before this message was sent on my
> v at oneletterwonder.com <mailto:v at oneletterwonder.com> account with no
> troubles. Unless Andy gets to it first then feel free to subscribe
> yourself Miloh.
> 3. I would like to know this as well. If you need anything from Miloh,
> Shannon? and I don't hesitate to ask.
> 4. Had a look at the bylaws and here's what I found out:
> Directors: "*Section 4. Election and Term of Office of Directors.* The
> directors shall be elected by the members as described in Article II of
> these bylaws. Each director shall be elected for a term of one (1) year.
> Each director shall hold office until a successor has been elected."
> That seems to be that you are correct. A director has a term of one year
> and hold that until a successor is named.
> For officers however: "*Section 2. Election.* The officers of this
> corporation shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors, and
> each shall serve at the pleasure of the Board, subject to the rights, if
> any, of an officer under any contract of employment."
> That last sentence that is in the directors section isn't there for
> officers. Which means that officers are elected annually but it is
> unclear what happens if they go past term. 
> In any case, its been a year and looks like we should be electing
> another one anyway. Would running an election be similar to the board
> elections? If so we have the templates there and it shouldn't be that
> difficult to run another one. I'd be happy to take up that task if no
> one else will. If the elections for both are indeed similar than perhaps
> next year the ED can be tacked on to the board ballot, seems easier that
> way.
> 5. Rather not ignore this if there's a chance for penalty.
> 6. What is needed for this to happen and how can Miloh and I help with this?
> Cheers,
> -Ani
> 2009/12/10 Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>>
>     There is a bunch of crap to deal with.  Here is what I can think of:
>     1. I forgot to mention this in the election hoo-hah, but as of about a
>     week ago I have received YES emails from everyone who was a member when
>     Shannon was consensed as a director.  We need to do something with
>     this... have to work out exactly what.
>     2. Welcome Miloh & Ani... whoever is managing this list (Andy?) please
>     put them on it!  Let Andy know if I don't have the right email above.
>     3. Do we need to notify any governmental organization about the changes
>     to our board & officers?
>     4. Are we out of an ED?  Someone pointed out to me recently that the
>     Bylaws state that directors hold office until replaced, but that clause
>     is not applicable to officers, and the ED term is supposed to be a year.
>      The board is responsible for appointing the officers; WE do that by
>     making the membership decide and then rubber-stamping it.  I personally
>     do not have interest in running another election and would love for
>     someone else to take that particular task on.
>     5. The one task the ED is supposed to do is a yearly accounting of
>     finances.  Last year didn't really have much but maybe Jake, you could
>     ask Mitch for his records through Dec 31 2008?  Or we could ignore it.
>     Not sure if there is any penalty for that.  I suppose removing the ED
>     from office should be sufficient and I'm pretty sure we have to do that
>     anyway.
>     6. We need to officially change our address to 2169 and file some
>     paperwork about that.  I remember noticing this a while ago and made a
>     wiki page for board business,
>     https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Board_Business.  I'm not putting the
>     rest of this on there yet b/c I'm not sure of any of it yet.
>     I have a feeling there is something else but I can't think of it.
>     Rachel

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