[Announce] Declaration of Council Election and call for Nominations

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Tue Nov 22 21:39:37 AEDT 2016


*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 January 2017 
to January 2018.All office bearer and ordinary committee member 
positions are open for election.  * Nominations will open from 22 
November 2016 until 20 December 2016  * Voting will open 21 December 
2016 until 15 January 2017  * Results will be announced at the AGM in 
Hobart at linux.conf.au on orafter 16 January 2016The election can be 
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 in Hobart in January 2017. *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.*


If you are contemplating nominating for a role on Council, in addition 
to referring to the Position Descriptions provided [3], you are strongly 
encouraged to approach current and former council members for their 
perspective.  You will find them, to a person, willing to discuss the 
roles and responsibilities in a more informal manner.The roles do 
require a time commitment so please consider this with your nomination. 
Each role has been documented for you as a position 

[3]https://github.com/linuxaustralia/position-descriptionsAs 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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