[Noisebridge-board] board shit TO DO list

Ani Niow v at oneletterwonder.com
Tue Jan 5 02:05:28 UTC 2010

I wasn't planning to be at NB that day but can be. I don't think Andy
is coming back until next week though.


On Jan 4, 2010, at 6:02 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:

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