Prioritization draft

Bdale Garbee bdale at
Wed Feb 26 21:11:52 UTC 2003

John Goerzen <jgoerzen at> 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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