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Advisory Board Minutes - February 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER & AGENDA
FEBRUARY 2006 SESSION

(February 3, 2006) The February 2006 meeting was opened by the NC

AGENDA

January Minutes
Announcements - Standing Bylaws And Bylaws Revision Committee
Announcement - Discussion Of "Friends Of UsGenWeb" Logo
Announcement - Discussion Of Voter Fraud Committee Report
Announcement - Resignation Of Representative At Large
Announcement - Voter Fraud Commitee
Replacement Of Representative At Large
Adjournment


JANUARY MINUTES

(February 5, 2006) January minutes forwarded to National Webmaster for posting.

(February 10, 2006) Without objection the minutes of the December 2005 meeting of the Advisory Board were approved as written


ANNOUNCEMENTS - STANDING BYLAWS and BYLAWS REVISION COMMITTEE

(February 8, 1006) By the NC - Discussion of a Standing ByLaws Committee being conducted on ABChat has closed due to lack of interest and discussion.

(February 13, 2006) By the NC - Results of straw poll conducted on ABChat regarding interest in discussing a By-Law Revision Committee:

YES to begin discussion; NO to not begin discussion.

NO: Suzanne Shephard, David Morgan, Bettie Wood, Cyndie Enfinger.
YES: Jeff Scism, George Waller, Karen De Groote-Johnson, Sundee Maynez
NOT-VOTING: Angie Rayfield, Darilee Bednar, Jan Cortez, Larry Flesher, Linda Blum-Barton, Mike St. Clair

With 4 members voting NO, 4 members voting YES, and 6 members NOT VOTING, the issue is dropped.


ANNOUNCEMENT - DISCUSSION OF "FRIENDS OF USGENWEB" LOGO

(February 13, 2006) By the NC. Discussion moved to ABChat.


ANNOUNCEMENT - DISCUSSION OF VOTER FRAUD COMMITTEE REPORT

(February 18, 2006) By the NC - Discussion of proposed EC guidelines and Advisory Board procedures regarding voter fraud is moved to ABChat for discussion.


ANNOUNCEMENT - RESIGNATION OF REPRESENTATIVE AT LARGE

(February 23, 2006)

"Dear National Coordinator and Advisory Board Members,

"With deepest apologies, I find myself in a position that is requiring my
resignation from the board of USGenWeb, a decision I've been struggling with
for a couple of weeks. The reasons are personal in nature, but will prevent
me from spending the time which is required to properly act as
Representative at Large. Thus I am submitting my resignation, effective
upon your acceptance.

"I sincerely regret having to take this action and know that by doing so I am
letting down those project members who supported and voted for me and the
other board members. I hope to continue as a project member through my
continuing to work on the counties I currently coordinate. It's possible at
some point that I will have to cut back further by finding others to take on
some of my counties.

"I have the greatest admiration and respect for all of you for the dedication
you bring to this often thankless work and the sacrifices you make to serve
the rest of the project.

"Sincerely,

"Mike St. Clair"

(February 24, 2006) Resignation accepted by the NC


ANNOUNCEMENT - VOTER FRAUD COMMITEE

(February 24, 2006) By the NC. Report submitted by the Voter Fraud Committee is returned to the committee for revision. Next report is due on or before March 18, 2006.

Linda Blum-Barton appointed to the committee by the NC to replace resigned member Mike St. Clair.


REPLACEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE AT LARGE

(February 24, 2006) By the NC. Discussion opened on means of replacing the recently resigned RAL. Preference requested on the following:

1. Conducting a Preference Poll of the membership to allow the membership to express their preference for a replacement, with the AB then approving or disapproving the membership's choice.
2 Appointment of the runner-up of the seat.
3. Issuing a call for volunteers and appointing one of the volunteers TYLyles@bellsouth.net
Responding:
1. PREFERENCE POLL - Larry Flesher, Bettie Wood, Cyndee Enfinger, David Morgan, George Waller, Jan Cortez, Karen De Groote-Johnson
2. APPOINTEMNT - None
3. ISSUING A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND APPOINTING ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS: Jeff Scism
4. APPOINTING THE RUNNER-UP IN NATIONAL 2005 ELECTION: Suzanne Shephard
NOT RESPONDING: Angie Rayfield, Darilee Bednar

(February 26, 2006) With 7 votes for a preference poll, 0 votes for an appointment, 1 vote for appointing a volunteer, and 1 vote for appointing the runner-up, the consensus is to conduct a preference poll of the general membership.

(February 26, 2006) By the NC: Without objection, a call for volunteers will be issued on the Project lists, and the EC notified to prepare to conduct a preference poll. Ten days will be allowed to accept volunteers, and ten days will be allowed for voting.


ADJOURNMENT

(March 1, 2006) By the NC: The February meeting is adjourned.


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Ellen Pack, Recording Secretary

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