First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who was able to be at the meeting last Saturday. As I said, I didn’t expect to solve the Association’s problems in 47 minutes but we WERE able to get some much needed conversations started. Look for more information regarding the mentorship program and the middle school commission project, among others, in the coming weeks.
Secondly, I want to, again, thank Dave Becker for all of his years of service to the organization, including maintaining the literature list, and thank Stuart Welsh for his willingness to take on these particular duties in, at the least, the short term. I expect that an updated list will go live sometime this spring. In the meantime the current list applies and requests for substitution can still be made to Chuck Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dave at email@example.com.
Thirdly, nominations are now open for the Board of Directors positions. Please forward the names of anyone you believe would be an asset to the organization. In the absence of a “nominating committee” self-nominations are acceptable as well. Though any time frame is, by definition, somewhat arbitrary, I’d like to close the nominations on February 3rd with voting after that with the idea that a board will be in place by the end of February. If anyone has ideas for on-line voting please let me know. As I mentioned on Saturday, the duties of the “Board” are somewhat vague beyond “conducting the business of the organization.” Once a board is in place we can, perhaps, look at redefining those duties.
Lastly, the minutes will be up on the website by the end of the week.
Thank you, all, for your service to the organization.
PS: If you haven't done so already, please go to the website and take a couple of minutes and read through the by-laws. Thanks!