#01: Election of board members by SPI membership [CALL FOR VOTE]

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Apr 1 20:21:49 UTC 2003

I vote yes.

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 02:19:23PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> [ chairman hat on ]
> The below bylaws amendment is up for vote among bylaws committee members.
> Committee members, please reply to this message with your vote.  Yes or no
> only, please.
> This vote will end one week from today or when three yes or three no
> votes are received, since the outcome will then be certain.
> [ proposal follows ]
> The second paragraph of Article 7, the one beginning with "The directors to
> be chosen", shall be removed.  In its place, insert the following:
>   Each seat on the Board of Directors, including those for officers, shall
>   have a term of two years.  Seats for officers, excluding the secretary,
>   shall be up for election once every two years starting in 2003.  Seats
>   for the other members of the board shall be up for election once every
>   two years starting in 2004.  Elections shall be held at the same time
>   each year and are open to all contributing members.  Membership in the
>   Organization is not a prerequisite for holding a seat on the Board.
>   In years when an officer election is held, two questions shall appear on
>   the ballot: a selection for president and a selection for treasurer. The
>   second-place candidate in the selection for president shall be vice
>   president.
>   In years when an election for non-officer Board seats is held, one
>   question shall appear on the ballot: selection of board members.  If x
>   seats are up for election, then the top x candidates in the election
>   will be appointed to the Board.
>   After each annual election, the entire Board, including new members,
>   shall pass a resolution appointing a secretary.  The Board may also pass
>   a new resolution at any time selecting a new secretary.  The secretary
>   selected must already be a non-officer member of the Board.
>   No single person may run for more than one seat in any given election.
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