[Announce] Call for Nominations for 2022 Linux Australia Council
President, Linux Australia
president at linux.org.au
Fri Dec 17 17:02:35 AEDT 2021
Dear Linux Australia Community,
Pursuant to clause (15) of the Linux Australia constitution  we
hereby declare an election open andcallfornominationsto the Linux
AustraliaCouncilfor the term January 2022 to January 2023.
All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for
*Nominationswill open from 05:00PM (AEDT) 17 December 2021 and run
until 11:59pm (AEDT) 30 December 2021
* Voting will open 00:01am (AEDT) 31 December 2021 and run until
11:59pm (AEDT) 10 January 2022
* Results will be available prior to the AGM on the 11th of
* Results will be ratified during the AGM held on Saturday 15th
January 2022 at 12:30pm AEDT
To view and participate in the election please visit
* Click on “Login” located on the top right hand side of the page and
* Click on “Elections”.
* Under “Linux AustraliaCouncilElections 2022”, click on “View &
*What do I need to do?*
First of all, make sure your details are correct at Linux Australia’s
website . If you need assistance accessing the membership portal
please contactsecretary at linux.org.au. Note that in line with common
election conventions, new membership requests are not processed during
the election period.
If you wish tonominateyourself, identify the positions you wish to
nominatefor and get an understanding of what each position involves.
Think about what you might bring to the role and prepare a short pitch.
Then, accept thenominationyou've been given by clicking the 'Accept
*You must accept yournominationto move to the next stage of the
If you wish tonominateanother 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 tonominatethem.
Once voting is open, you will be able to vote for candidates. Results
will be announced at the Linux Australia AGM to be held on the 15th of
*Why should Inominate?*
Being a member of Linux AustraliaCouncilis 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.
*What is the commitment required?*
If you are contemplatingnominatingfor a role onCouncil, in addition
to referring to the Position Descriptions provided , you are strongly
encouraged to approach current and formercouncilmembers 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.
* OrdinaryCouncilMember: a minimum of 2-3 hours per week.
* Office bearers: 8-12 hours per week.
Please allow for this when considering yournomination.
*Why should I run?*
If you’ve beennominated, or are thinking ofnominatingyourself, you
should give the opportunity serious consideration. Being on thecouncil
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 thecouncilresponsibilities 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 onCouncilaround what it involves,
please do make contact.
Sae Ra (Sarah) Germaine
president at linux.org.au
Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 56 987 117 479
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