[Noisebridge-board] Can I get a receipt for my 2010 dues?

Noisebridge Treasurer treasurer at noisebridge.net
Mon Aug 8 23:28:17 UTC 2011

FYI, Jof, there is an official database of members, and I keep it. In
the future, it will be kept by the secretary. Ryan I suggest that you
ask a friend to bring up your situation as a proxy at a membership
meeting. You can put it up as a discussion item on the wiki yourself,
and I will probably be there to relay this conversation, but it would
probably be good if you had a proxy there.

Since it's not a clear-cut situation, I'd prefer to defer to the
membership. According to the instructions on the wiki (I just edited
it to change this) contacting a board member is a legit "official" way
to abdicate your membership. It now says "treasurer and secretary"
which is a little closer to the actual record-keeping. In theory it's
totally fine if people abdicate via the president or a board member,
but they would need to then relay that info to me and the secretary.

Ryan, I really doubt that there would be any issues with reinstating
you as a member, but I like to respect the consensus on this sort of
thing. Especially since you can resume regular donations any time, and
the only difference that being an official member provides is that you
will be able to "participate fully in the consensus process" as they

See https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Membership/FAQ and
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Membership etc regarding membership
vs being a regular donor.


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 09:37, Ryan Castellucci
<ryan.castellucci at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just want to be clear that the issue has been resolved on my end and I can
> now continue being a member.  I'm just trying to figure out how that's going
> to happen since it is very hard for me to attend the Tuesday meeting.
> -Ryan
> On Aug 2, 2011 5:37 PM, "Jonathan Lassoff" <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Ryan Castellucci
>> <ryan.castellucci at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I asked jof to end it per whatever the procedure is supposed to be.
>>> Beyond
>>> that I think it's up to you as to whether or not my membership was ever
>>> officially ended (I spoke with jof as to the reasons, but I still would
>>> prefer he not share them).  I'd like to resume my membership since the
>>> 'reasons' have been addressed, but it's quite hard for me to attend to
>>> member meetings in person. What are my options?
>> As far as I know, there is no "end this person's membership" process.
>> When I spoke with Ryan over the phone about his circumstance (which
>> was a totally legitimate, non-scary reason), I told him I'd just drop
>> a note to our treasurer to explain. In searching through past mail, I
>> sent a couple line note to treasurer@ at the time with details.
>> As far as I know, there is no official database of members that we
>> could update (short of the membership binder -- though I figure we'd
>> want to know who was a member in the past for accounting purposes).
>> Is there any other place that we can reflect that Ryan ended his
>> membership?
>> Cheers,
>> jof

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