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Title: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 09, 2010, 12:40:59 am
Initial nominations for the positions to be elected were accepted at the end of Kumoricon 2010.  See here  (http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=13986.0)for information about the Annual Meeting at which elections will be held.  Further nominations can be posted in this thread.

9/26/10 - Elections have been held and the persons in bold have been elected to office for the 2011 convention year.

Chair
   Beau Gentry (accepted)

Director of Programming
   Jaki Hunt (accepted)
   Brandon McKenna (accepted in person)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)

Director of Publicity
   Jon Bressler (accepted)
   Ally Fields (accepted)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (accepted)
   Brandon De Vore (defer)
   Misty Knight (declined)
   Phillip Koop (declined)
   Jeff Tyrrill (declined)

Director of Relations
   Aaron McPherson (accepted)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)
   Phillip Koop (deferred)
   Elizabeth Peterson (awaiting response)
   Dawn Hewitt (declined)

Director of Operations
   Elias “TJ” Stinson (accepted)
   Robert Trotter (accepted)
   Michael Evans (withdrawn)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (declined)

** link to meeting information has been updated.
** sorted candidate names by acceptance status
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 09, 2010, 06:46:05 am
Thank you, Jo, for posting this list, and for trying to post a link to information about the election meeting. However, at least when I click on it, it simply links to the forum section that lists prior meetings' information, with no new item since the info on the 8/22 meeting. I wasn't sure if this is a redirect error or if it just means, keep checking this part of the forum, and when the meeting is set, you'll see a new thread stickied here?
Thanks again,
Much love,
Rem.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 09, 2010, 09:05:34 am
I wasn't sure if this is a redirect error or if it just means, keep checking this part of the forum, and when the meeting is set, you'll see a new thread stickied here?

The latter.  I'll be adding a new thread and updating the link when I have confirmation in my email.

Thanks, Rem!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 09, 2010, 09:55:40 am
Sweet! Greatly appreciated. See you there :)
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 09, 2010, 10:50:31 am
I'd like to nominate Aaron Titelbaum (pyronine) for Director of Operations.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 09, 2010, 10:57:08 am
At this time, I'd like to defer my nomination for Director of Publicity. It's a great honor, and I had a lot of fun being Ally's assistant this year, since I like learning new things, but I'd like to take a bit and think about it.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 09, 2010, 11:04:04 am
At this time, I'd like to defer my nomination for Director of Publicity. It's a great honor, and I had a lot of fun being Ally's assistant this year, since I like learning new things, but I'd like to take a bit and think about it.

Do you mean decline?  "Defer" means "I'll decide later," while "Decline" means "do not include me in this election" while saying nothing about future elections.

If you are deferring, don't take too long ;)  I have to print the ballots, you know.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 09, 2010, 11:06:03 am
At this time, I'd like to defer my nomination for Director of Publicity. It's a great honor, and I had a lot of fun being Ally's assistant this year, since I like learning new things, but I'd like to take a bit and think about it.

Do you mean decline?  "Defer" means "I'll decide later," while "Decline" means "do not include me in this election" while saying nothing about future elections.

If you are deferring, don't take too long ;)  I have to print the ballots, you know.

I did mean defer. There's a few conversations I need to have before I commit to accepting.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: votalesin on September 09, 2010, 12:59:07 pm
I would like to nominate Ally Fields for Publicity. She did an excellent job as Facilities liaison, and I would like to see her move and grow within the convention.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: hanawaya on September 09, 2010, 01:08:39 pm
I agree. I believe Ally would make a good Director of Publicity. I feel she should be considered for the position.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 09, 2010, 01:23:27 pm
I have updated the list with the nominations so far.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: pyronine on September 09, 2010, 03:54:17 pm
Wow, I am Honored.

For the sake of my Family and my personal well being (Ondraya would kill me), I have to decline my nomination for Director of Operations.


    Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum






Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 09, 2010, 04:41:16 pm
I appreciate the amazing words of encouragement from those who nominated me for Publicity Director.

However, at this time I must Decline the nomination, with great respect to those that do and will do that work.

But once again, thank you for that nomination, I am truly honored.

-Allyson Fields
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 09, 2010, 07:56:19 pm
Have you considered Relations?
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: MichaelEvans on September 10, 2010, 12:28:25 am
Before I do anything else there is one thing I need to say; Brandon I am sorry.  It was not fair for me to make the statement I did about being able to do a better job than you; sure at that time I didn't have some additional facts I've heard since then, but also it wasn't fair because quite frankly this year was different; anyone would have had a particularly hard time doing the job especially in relation to my main criticisms at the time of the rant and rave.  Once again, I am sorry and hope you can accept the preceding apology.

Next, I must say that I am sorry for misusing the time of everyone involved in tracking me for this election.  Everyone I've spoken to who /would/ actually know about what's involved with the job says I'm making a mistake even trying to run.  More or less I'm anti-politics and was just following the "if you think you can do better, try to do it your self" line of reasoning.

Please withdraw my nomination and acceptance as of this time.  Though I would still like to experiment and attempt to answer as I would have otherwise anyway.  My inclusion in that part of the process might yet yield alternative ideas that will provide benefit.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 10, 2010, 09:11:20 am
Please withdraw my nomination and acceptance as of this time.  Though I would still like to experiment and attempt to answer as I would have otherwise anyway.  My inclusion in that part of the process might yet yield alternative ideas that will provide benefit.

As you wish.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on September 10, 2010, 02:01:55 pm
Is it possible to post the resposabilities of each position?  It might make things easier for those who'd like to nominate someone for a position, or help someone with deciding whether or not to accept their nomination.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 10, 2010, 04:16:47 pm
Unfortunately, the bylaws only stipulate assignments as depicted by the board. Meaning the duties of any of the Managing Directors may change in a given year. However, to help show you what is NOT within the jurisdiction of certain Managing Directors (unless otherwise decided by the board) here is what the Bylaws do outline:

(Excerpt from Section 4)

B. Duties of the President

The duties of the President shall be to:

1. Preside at all Meetings of the organization if not otherwise specified;

2. Call the annual Altonimbus Entertainment Board Meeting;

3. Have general supervision of the affairs of the organization;

4. Personally represent the organization on proper occasions and in business contacts;

5. Appoint any person or committee not otherwise ordered by the organization;

6. Assist all other Officers and Managing Directors of the organization in their records, correspondence and other organization duties;

7. Act as Chair of Kumoricon.

C. Duties of the Vice President

The duties of the Vice President shall be to:

1. Assist the President with all organization, business, and management;

2. Perform the duties of the President in her/his absence;

3. Act as Vice Chair of Kumoricon.

D. Duties of the Secretary

The duties of the Secretary shall be to:

1. Keep a record of the minutes of each Board and Membership Meeting;

2. Handle all organization correspondence;

3. Give notices for Membership and Board meetings;

4. Maintain records of Member names and addresses;

5. Authenticate records of the corporation.

E. Duties of the Treasurer

The duties of the Treasurer shall be to:

1. Collect dues of all Members;

2. Maintain organization financial records and deliver financial reports to the organization annually or when requested by the board;

3. Maintain organization banking and bank account.

F. Duties of the Facilities Liaison

The duties of the Facilities Liaison shall be to:

1. Oversee contractual dealings with facilities, including but not limited to hotels and convention centers, where Kumoricon and other major Altonimbus Entertainment events may take place or are taking place, or may have or has agreements relating to lodging of event attendees;

2. Represent the interests of Altonimbus Entertainment as determined by the Board while acting as an intermediary to such facilities as described in Paragraph 4.F.1;

3. Research options for facilities as described in Paragraph 4.F.1 for future Altonimbus Entertainment events, as needed.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 10, 2010, 04:22:21 pm
Unfortunately, the bylaws only stipulate assignments as depicted by the board. Meaning the duties of any of the Managing Directors may change in a given year.

I disagree that that is unfortunate. It would be unduly restrictive to the organization if a bylaws change were required to change managing director duties. Additionally, the bylaws allow the board to assign additional duties to the listed positions.

The listing of the duties of some positions stems from the fact that they are officers, not just board members, and in fact some of the officers (President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are required to exist by Oregon law for this type of organization.

The best single way to get an idea for the duties of each board member is to check the org chart:

http://www.kumoricon.org/open-positions

Please note, as has been stated elsewhere, this can change year-to-year. But it's a good indicator, as traditionally we have not hugely revamped it in a given year.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: MichaelEvans on September 10, 2010, 06:04:47 pm
Having the informal listing would help as well; hence my question to former directors about what their duties included.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 10, 2010, 07:39:50 pm
Having the informal listing would help as well; hence my question to former directors about what their duties included.

Relations is:
Guest Relations
Industry Relations
Charity Auction
Dealers Hall
Artist Alley

Or, in simpler terms:
We get guests and assist them at con
We get prize support, swag bag stuff and viewing permissions
We get stuff for the auction and run it
We get to say who can and cannot sell at Kumoricon, both in dealers hall and outside of it

I'd post a link to the org chart, but I can't find it. 
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 10, 2010, 07:43:31 pm
I'd post a link to the org chart, but I can't find it. 

I just linked to it, two posts up:

http://www.kumoricon.org/open-positions
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 10, 2010, 08:02:41 pm
I'd post a link to the org chart, but I can't find it. 

I just linked to it, two posts up:

http://www.kumoricon.org/open-positions

Oh, that org chart.  I saw that posting around the website was was looking for something with a different format. 
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 10, 2010, 08:04:48 pm
Oh, that org chart.  I saw that posting around the website was was looking for something with a different format. 

Oh, in the past, we had them in graphical formats, but I don't think those have been created for a couple of years. It's easier to just be based on the automated version.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 11, 2010, 02:50:12 pm
I nominate Elizabeth Peterson for Director of Relations.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 11, 2010, 02:55:27 pm
I nominate Elizabeth Peterson for Director of Relations.

Who?
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 11, 2010, 03:32:32 pm
I nominate Elizabeth Peterson for Director of Relations.

Who?

Lizzie was Assistant Director of Realtions in 2010 for Sakura-Con. She had to step down after con due to the fact that she moved down to Vancouver for school. Given that's she's in the Portland/Vancouver area (and literally two blocks from the new venue), it seems like a good idea.

Plus, Sarah is running unopposed.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 11, 2010, 03:37:56 pm
--Statement Retracted Because I'm Silly and Not Awake Enough To Post Correct Info--

I don't think anyone has a problem with Elizabeth running, we were all just kinda like;

Huh? Who? Real Person?

Now we know! and knowing is coolbeans!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 11, 2010, 03:55:01 pm
Well unopposed so far, Misty hasn't said yeh or neh yet.

AFAIK Misty wasn't nominated for Relations; it was Publicity.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 11, 2010, 03:56:07 pm
I'd like to also nominate Koop for Relations. 

And Jeff for Pub. 
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 11, 2010, 04:25:04 pm
For clarification, may I just ask, does each separate nomination require a second to become active?
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: superjaz on September 11, 2010, 04:38:01 pm
I'd like to nominate Dawn Hewitt for relations
(I have heard she might want break but our guest were just so awesome... don't hit me!)
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 11, 2010, 04:52:28 pm
For clarification, may I just ask, does each separate nomination require a second to become active?

Nope, a nomination does not require a second!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 11, 2010, 05:18:15 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Bresslol on September 11, 2010, 05:31:43 pm
After talking things over and thinking about it, I've decided to accept my nomination for Director of Publicity, and I thank the members of Altonimbus Entertainment for considering me for such a role.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Suzaku on September 11, 2010, 11:52:45 pm
I would like to nominate Aaron McPherson (Washougal_Otaku) for Director of Relations.

... And not just because he's the Director of Internal Affairs at our anime club, yo.  :3
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 12, 2010, 12:23:56 am
I'd like to nominate Dawn Hewitt for relations
(I have heard she might want break but our guest were just so awesome... don't hit me!)

Aww... Thanks Sweetie :)

I will defer for now :)
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on September 12, 2010, 01:13:09 am
I would like to nominate Aaron McPherson (Washougal_Otaku) for Director of Relations.

... And not just because he's the Director of Internal Affairs at our anime club, yo.  :3

I accept.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 12, 2010, 12:06:25 pm
The list (http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=13868.msg638627#msg638627) is updated with the additions so far.

If you know someone with the status "awaiting response," please have them post their response as soon as possible (and direct them to the Q&A thread).  If they don't have a forum ID, they can accept, defer, or decline their nomination by emailing secretary@kumoricon.org -- though that wouldn't allow them to participate in the Q&A thread in the forum.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Abysmal Specter on September 15, 2010, 09:16:46 pm
I would like to nominate Brandon DeVore for Director of Publicity.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 15, 2010, 10:45:34 pm
And Jeff for Pub. 

Thank you for the nomination. But after consideration, I respectfully decline.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kalagei on September 16, 2010, 08:38:51 am
I would like to nominate Brandon DeVore for Director of Publicity.

I would like to defer this nomination at this current time.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 17, 2010, 12:59:40 am
I nom Koop for Pub.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 17, 2010, 03:14:21 pm
The list (http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=13868.msg638627#msg638627) is updated with the more recent additions.

If you know someone with the status "awaiting response," please have them post their response as soon as possible (and direct them to the Q&A thread).  If they don't have a forum ID, they can accept, defer, or decline their nomination by emailing secretary@kumoricon.org -- though that wouldn't allow them to participate in the Q&A thread in the forum.

In a few days, I will be printing the ballots, so online nominations will have to be closed.  I will post again at that time.  However, you will still be able to propose candidates for write-in, and those candidates may participate in the Q&A online and at the elections meeting.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Irnogs on September 17, 2010, 03:29:57 pm
I am going to respectfully decline. After giving it much thought with my husband I simply do not have the time to work as Director again. Between living in Seattle, working longer hours at my job (I just put in a little over 80hrs this week) and other responsibilities I don't feel I can provide what's needed for this position. My health couldn't keep up when I tried.

I enjoyed working with everyone and did what I could with what little time I was director. I wish whomever gets the position the best of luck and hope they find good help for the department. :-)
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: votalesin on September 18, 2010, 12:05:59 pm
Pyro, the guy loves to promote Kcon. He was very involved with registration in the months just before con, and I feel his desire to see the con grow and function well as paralled by few. While he may be busy, and the need for a good registration manager is high, I would like to nominate Aaron "Pyro" Tietelbaum for Director of Publicity.

Acceptance is up to you Pyro, but at least this plants the idea in your head.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 18, 2010, 12:24:29 pm
After several long conversations and some personal soul searching I have decided to Recsind my original Declination of the nomination for Publicity. I now choose to Accept this nomination gratefully and hope to be considered by the staff for the position.

I want to be where I am needed and where I can do the most good for the convention, and right now, I and some of my closest confidants and friends feel that is Publicity, and I am excited to run for the position to fill that mantle!

-Ally Fields
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: tbatzel on September 21, 2010, 05:00:45 pm
Is there a list anywhere to match names of nominees to their forums user name?  I'm not sure which nominee is responding when they answer questions.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 21, 2010, 05:11:13 pm
Thats a really good question! I am surprised it hasn't been brought up before...

I can tell you I am Ally Fields, erm.. Bresslol is Jon Bressler. Rathany is Dawn Hewitt.
Pyronine is Aaron Te*ahem*baum

Most of the people who are nominated and answering questions should have a
staff title, if you look up the staff list you will see the staff position and can probably
match that to the name on the forums...

I think... I'll check this out..
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 21, 2010, 05:13:23 pm
Is there a list anywhere to match names of nominees to their forums user name?  I'm not sure which nominee is responding when they answer questions.

Yes, for staff: http://www.kumoricon.org/staff-list

For the benefit of non-staff, here are the ones whose forum names don't correspond to their real names:

Beau Gentry - BigGuy
Jaki Hunt - Jamiche
Brandon De Vore - kalagei
Phillip Koop - Snorlax
Aaron Teitelbaum - pyronine
Misty Knight - irnogs
Aaron McPherson - Washougal_Otaku
Dawn Hewitt - Rathany
Elias "TJ" Stinson - Griffion
Robert Trotter - Dealrith

Some others on the list haven't posted yet.

[Edit: Added another name]
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Snorlax on September 21, 2010, 10:02:10 pm
Thank you for the opportunity, but I would like to decline my nomination to the Directorship of Publicity.

I am still actively deferring my decision regarding the Directorship of Relations.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Rathany on September 21, 2010, 11:31:41 pm
I decline my nom for Relations. 
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: pyronine on September 22, 2010, 07:32:10 am
Pyro, the guy loves to promote Kcon. He was very involved with registration in the months just before con, and I feel his desire to see the con grow and function well as paralled by few. While he may be busy, and the need for a good registration manager is high, I would like to nominate Aaron "Pyro" Tietelbaum for Director of Publicity.

Acceptance is up to you Pyro, but at least this plants the idea in your head.

 I am deferring my nomination till the meeting, as i need to make sure that my fiance is ok with it.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 22, 2010, 08:46:38 am
I am deferring my nomination till the meeting, as i need to make sure that my fiance is ok with it.

This means your name would not be printed on the ballot, and people who wish to vote for you would have to write in your name.

This will have no effect on any other aspect of elections, e.g., your ability to participate in the Q&As.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: pyronine on September 22, 2010, 08:54:14 am
I am deferring my nomination till the meeting, as i need to make sure that my fiance is ok with it.

This means your name would not be printed on the ballot, and people who wish to vote for you would have to write in your name.

This will have no effect on any other aspect of elections, e.g., your ability to participate in the Q&As.

If that is the case then, please do not deffer it, I will accept the nomination. If i have to i will decline it at the meeting, but for now accept it.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 22, 2010, 08:56:03 am
Speaking of ballots -- I intend to print on Friday night, so please consider quickly any further nominations or (if applicable) changes to your acceptance status.  Only candidates who have accepted their nomination will be printed.  (If you have been nominated but you do not have a forum ID with which to reply, please email secretary@kumoricon.org with your response.)

Remember again, since you can always vote for a write-in candidate, "closing" nominations only freezes the list of who will be printed on the ballots.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 22, 2010, 09:44:47 am
Chair
   Beau Gentry (accepted)

Director of Programming
   Jaki Hunt (accepted)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)

Director of Publicity
   Jon Bressler (accepted)
   Ally Fields (accepted)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (accepted)
   Brandon De Vore (defer)
   Misty Knight (declined)
   Phillip Koop (declined)
   Jeff Tyrrill (declined)

Director of Relations
   Aaron McPherson (accepted)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)
   Phillip Koop (deferred)
   Elizabeth Peterson (awaiting response)
   Dawn Hewitt (declined)

Director of Operations
   Elias “TJ” Stinson (accepted)
   Robert Trotter (accepted)
   Michael Evans (withdrawn)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (declined)
Since some people are potentially in more than one race, it's important to know in which order the races will be run at the Election. Is the order listed here the order in which voting will proceed? Thanks.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: AllyKat on September 22, 2010, 10:01:50 am
While I cannot guarantee how the Secretary and Chair will please themselves to handle elections this year,
Historically it has gone:

President
Operations
Programming
Publicity
Relations

Although I can't find record of 2008, where I assume it was the same...2007 has a different
scheme;

President
Operations
Relations
Programming
Publicity


2006 however goes back to the Pres,Ops,Prog,Pub,Rel model... which seems to be to be
an adequate estimate of the schedule of events. Of course...

Things are always subject to change.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 22, 2010, 10:10:37 am
Thanks for the history. It's because I have seen them vary over the years that I am inquiring.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: JeffT on September 22, 2010, 05:08:49 pm
The bylaws require President/Chair to be run first. If a majority is not elected in one vote for President/Chair, then other elections can be run next according to the normal discretion of those running the meeting.

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Article 7: Election, Tenure, Removal, and Resignation of Officers and Managing Directors

D. Requirements and Conduct of Elections for Membership-Elected Positions

8. If an election for President and for other Member-Elected Positions is occurring at a Meeting, then an attempt to elect the President must occur prior to attempted elections for any other Positions.

The bylaws also state that a board member-elect has until the close of the meeting to accept or decline a winning election, and that if the winner declines, then the election is voided, and a new one must be held. (Declining the election in this specific manner is not treated as a resignation, which would have a different sequence of events.) The purpose of this is to facilitate a single person running for multiple positions when they only want to retain a single position, but perhaps don't know which position they can win, and so that this is possible regardless of the order of elections.

As corollaries of this, to ensure that the above is effective, the bylaws also state that elections do not cause a change in office until the close of the meeting they take place in, and also, until all elections have had at least one vote, the meeting cannot be closed without an affirmative two-thirds vote of the members present.

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Article 7: Election, Tenure, Removal, and Resignation of Officers and Managing Directors

C. Election and Tenure

2. An individual shall take the office to which he or she has been elected at the close of the Meeting at which the election takes place. If the individual does not explicitly accept or decline the election, he or she shall be presumed to have accepted the election.

a. If prior to the close of the Meeting in which an election has occurred, an elected person expressly declines the Position, the election shall be void and another election for that Position must be held.

Article 10: Meetings, Voting and Quorum

B. Meetings of the Membership

7. It shall be sufficient to close a Membership Meeting:

a. If any action that the Members have a right to take for which valid Notice was given to occur at that Meeting has not yet occurred, then by a two-thirds vote of the Members present and casting a vote, or;

b. If all actions that the Members have a right to take for which valid Notice was given to occur at that Meeting have occurred or been voted on, then by declaration of the presiding officer of the Meeting, or a majority vote of Members present and casting a vote.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 23, 2010, 07:01:44 am
Chair
   Beau Gentry (accepted)

Director of Programming
   Jaki Hunt (accepted)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)

Director of Publicity
   Jon Bressler (accepted)
   Ally Fields (accepted)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (accepted)
   Brandon De Vore (defer)
   Misty Knight (declined)
   Phillip Koop (declined)
   Jeff Tyrrill (declined)

Director of Relations
   Aaron McPherson (accepted)
   Sarah Paige (accepted)
   Phillip Koop (deferred)
   Elizabeth Peterson (awaiting response)
   Dawn Hewitt (declined)

Director of Operations
   Elias “TJ” Stinson (accepted)
   Robert Trotter (accepted)
   Michael Evans (withdrawn)
   Aaron "Pyro" Teitelbaum (declined)
Since some people are potentially in more than one race, it's important to know in which order the races will be run at the Election. Is the order listed here the order in which voting will proceed? Thanks.

Barring meaningful objection, that's probably how it will be run.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: RemSaverem on September 23, 2010, 08:45:39 am
Thanks, Jeff & Jo.
So hypothetically, a scenario could emerge in which a race has to be run again, with improvised ballots or some other way of voting. A little complicated, but I'm sure everything will work out.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: bambie d. leviathan on September 24, 2010, 08:10:17 pm
I nominate Brandon McKenna for director of programming.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 24, 2010, 08:18:26 pm
Bambie, you're lucky I love you.

Okay, so I'm printing the ballots tonight.  Nominations will close at 9:00 PM PDT.

Again, this only affects who will be PRINTED ON THE BALLOT.  You can still vote for anyone by write-in.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Sparky on September 25, 2010, 12:09:54 am
I nominate Brandon McKenna for director of programming.

Confirmed accepted in person, Jo as my witness.

I'm honored, Bambie. Thanks!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 25, 2010, 12:14:14 am
I nominate Brandon McKenna for director of programming.

Confirmed accepted in person, Jo as my witness.

I'm honored, Bambie. Thanks!

I'm glad I got your response offline before 9:00. 

Remember, everyone: You can still vote for any candidate by writing in.  However, further nominations in this thread will not be printed on the ballots.

Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: pyronine on September 25, 2010, 07:54:11 am
Since the printing is now closed, I have been wanting to nominate.........



NONE OF THE ABOVE

for

ALL POSITIONS

(for those old enough to remember this is from an old Richard Prior movie)
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: MichaelEvans on September 25, 2010, 02:34:34 pm
Yes, I <3 that movie; all elections should have a similar no-confidence voting option.  Of course I prepared my initial picks for voting last night, and in no cases would I select that option.

I'm happy to report that for all races there is at least one person I feel will do a great job.  Further that even for the race I dropped out of I think the other two candidates will probably do at least as well as I thought I could and really hope they're aggressive about meeting soft deadlines.
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: kjayers on September 26, 2010, 11:03:58 pm
We would like to welcome the directors elected by the membership today for the 2011 convention year:

President and Chair – Beau Gentry
Director of Operations – Elias “TJ” Stinson
Director of Programming – Jaki Hunt
Director of Publicity – Ally Fields
Director of Relations – Sarah Paige

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Annual Meeting!
Title: Re: Nominations for Member-Elected 2011 Positions
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on September 26, 2010, 11:25:28 pm
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Now, ON TO AN AWESOME CON!!!