[KI-LC] Officer Nominations

Paul Madsen paulmadsen at rogers.com
Wed May 27 04:03:25 PDT 2009

I nominate myself for Vice (its been a life-long passion for me)


J. Trent Adams wrote:
> All -
> This is a reminder that if we want to exercise our option for the LC
> representatives being on the BoT, we need to get our liaisons to Roger
> no later than Wednesday, May 27th (i.e. tomorrow).
> As you can tell, this is extremely tight, so please send me a list of
> your nominations for LC officers.  Even if you don't think we'll be able
> to officially fill the officer positions by then, I'd like to try and
> seat our liaisons.
> I hope we can knock these items down on our proposed call for tomorrow
> (Wednesday, May 27th) at 22:00 UTC.  Dial-in details to follow.
> Thanks,
> Trent
> J. Trent Adams wrote:
>> All -
>> While I'm happy to be the interim Chair for the LC, I want to share the
>> love.  To that end, we need to work out the logistics for nominations
>> and voting for the following officers:
>>  A. Chair
>>  B. Vice-Chair
>>  C. Secretary
>> In case you're not familiar with the responsibilities of the roles, I
>> suggest you review the relevant sections from the KI Operating
>> Procedures (V1.0 2009-04-03) [1].  Specifically, sections 2.3 and 2.4.
>> Also of interest related to this is that according to the bylaws [2] the
>> LC has the ability to nominate two liaisons to the BoT (and two
>> alternates).  Further, if we nominate them before May 28th (when the BoT
>> requests nominations), we can take advantage of an opportunity for our
>> representatives to also stand as officers (President, Vice President,
>> Secretary, and Treasurer) of the BoT.
>> With that, I propose the following process:
>>  1. This group begins sending their nominations
>>      immediately for LC officers to this list (or
>>      directly to me, if you prefer).  As far as I
>>      can tell,  you can nominate yourself as well
>>      as others.
>>      NOTE: While it's not specified anywhere, I
>>      suggest each nomination be for a specific
>>      position, and that each of you only nominate
>>      one person per position (and only nominate
>>      someone once in your slate).  Also, it'll help
>>      if you make sure the people you nominate
>>      are willing to take the job.
>>  2. I will need all nominations by 21:00 UTC
>>      on May 26th so that I can tally them, and
>>      publish the "official" slate of candidates by
>>      23:59 UTC Tuesday, May 26th.
>>  3. Our first item of business on the call next
>>      Wednesday, May 27th at 22:00 UTC (see
>>      previous email) would be to come to a
>>      consensus (or hold a vote) on each position.
>>      NOTE: As Interim Chair (and the only
>>      acting officer), I will run the call and vote
>>      until this time, and then hand over the reigns
>>      to the newly elected Chair.
>>  4. Immediately following the vote, we should
>>      then call for nominations for the two LC
>>      representatives to the BoT.
>>      NOTE: For simplicity, I'd like to put forth the
>>      motion that the Chair and Vice Chair be the
>>      representatives, and that we only hold the
>>      nominations for and vote on the alternates.
>> I know it's a rush, but if we follow this procedure we will (a) quickly
>> get past this interim officer step, (b) have representation on the BoT
>> call the next day, and (c) be in a position for one of us to gain a BoT
>> officer position (if anyone wants that heady responsibility).
>> Are there any alternate proposals?  If not, let's light up the nominations!
>> Thanks,
>> Trent
>> [1]
>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+Operating+Procedures+_V1.0_+2009-04-03.pdf?version=1
>> [2]
>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+ByLaws_v1.0_+2009-04-03.pdf?version=1
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