[Announce] Declaration of Council Election and call for Nominations

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Tue Dec 22 22:31:02 AEDT 2015


Dear Linux Australia Community,

Pursuant to clause (15) of the Linux Australia constitution [1] we 
hereby declare an election open and call for nominations to the Linux 
Australia Council for the term February 2016 to January 2017.

All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for 

   * Nominations will open from 22 December 2015 until 10 January 2016

   * Voting will open 11 January until 31 January 2016

   * Results will be announced at the AGM in Geelong at linux.conf.au 
<http://linux.conf.au/>on or after 01 February

The election can be viewed here:


*What do I need to do?*

First of all, make sure your details are correct in MemberDB [2]

If you wish to nominate, identify the positions you wish to nominate for 
and get an understanding of what they involve. Think about what you 
might bring to the role and prepare a short pitch. Then, accept the

nomination you've been given by clicking the 'Accept nomination' link.

If you wish to nominate another person for a position, you may wish to 
contact them first and have a chat to make sure they're happy being 
nominated. Then follow the 'Nominate' link to nominate them.

Once voting is open, you will be able to vote for candidates. Results 
will be announced at the AGM at linux.conf.au <http://linux.conf.au/>.

*Why should I nominate?*

Being a member of Linux Australia Council is a fun way to meet new 
people, work on exciting projects and expand your skill base. It gives 
you excellent transferable skills to help build your career, and allows

you to grow your professional network. It looks great on a CV, and is 
also a chance to give back to the vibrant Linux and open source 
ecosystem in Australia and globally. If you're passionate about Linux 
and open source, it's a great opportunity to help drive and steer 
Australia's contribution in this field.

The roles do require a time commitment - a minimum of 2-3 hours per week 
for an Ordinary Council Member; for office bearers 8-12 hours per week - 
so please consider this with your nomination.

*Why should I run?*

If you’ve been nominated, or are thinking of nominating yourself, you 
should give the opportunity serious consideration. Being on the council 
is both hard and often thankless work, but it is also incredibly 
rewarding. Linux Australia can only achieve what it does by its members 
and helping out with the council responsibilities is a great way to 
ensure Linux Australia continues to be successful. It is also an 
opportunity to help the organisation grow, reach into new areas and to 
succeed on important topics of national relevance.



As always, your feedback and questions are warmly welcomed. If you'd 
like to have a chat with anyone on Council around what it involves, 
please do make contact.

With kind regards,

Sae Ra



Sae Ra Germaine
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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