[Noisebridge-board] Investment committee

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 00:40:03 UTC 2011

Having lurked here for years, I thought I'd finally weigh in on this...

The tradition at Noisebridge has always been that the board appoints who the
membership wants (as decided by consensus) in the positions of president,
secretary and treasurer. The first set of officers were chosen just because
they were the ones willing to do the job. When Mitch stepped down as
Treasurer, Jeffrey was decided because he was doing a lot of work in that
direction already.

I realize it's ironic for me to weigh in on this, having been the only
person to block consensus ever, and on exactly this issue, in choosing Mitch
for President. I think Jof did an excellent job and we got one more great
person really involved in the workings of the organization. It'd be fabulous
if such a thing could happen again, although I can't/won't block anything
any more, as my membership is on hiatus.

It would probably facilitate things for the members if "the board" (i.e. a
small group of people who are reasonable and care) came up with some good
candidates for the members to agree to. (and not try to bully the members
into accepting them...)

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
--Anna Quindlen

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Dr. Jesus <j at hug.gs> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> > That sounds like an idea.
> >
> > In other news, shouldn't we be shambling toward the
> > nomination/consensus process for the executive officers?
> >
> > Somebody remind me what the process here is: I remember it all ending
> > with a pseudo-random allocation of Jof, but I also vaguely recall
> > nominations being board-initiated.
> It was a regular membership meeting if I remember correctly, but there
> was too much booze for any decisions which were made to be rational.
> The bylaws say that the board elects the officers, full stop.  How
> much the membership should be involved is up to the board.
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