bdale at gag.com
Wed Feb 26 21:11:52 UTC 2003
John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> writes:
> 13 Annual re-election of board members.
> 39 A method is needed for transitioning from the current board to a full
> board whose members are re-elected annually.
Board members serving for a specified term is probably a good idea. I
strongly suggest that you not propose all board members be re-elected each
year, though. A staggered system where board members serve for two years
with half being re-elected in alternating years, or board members serving
for three years with a third up for re-election each year would provide a
balance between continuity and "freshness."
Serving for a longer term than a year shouldn't be a problem if there is an
effective method for dealing with a board member who becomes inactive in
mid-term, which appropriately appears higher on your priority list.
As for a transition plan, I've seen that handled in the past by including an
explicit assertion about who will serve what remaining terms before
re-election in the resolution to accept the bylaws changes.
> 31 Contributing members who fail to turn in any ballot at all should be
> subject to membership committee review.
The description of a contributing member is someone who participates actively
in the community and has the right to vote... this item implies converting
that right into an obligation? I'm not sure I see the point of that.
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