[Linux-aus] LA constitution/election/terms/ctte/handover change proposal

James Turnbull james at lovedthanlost.net
Thu Aug 7 12:57:43 EST 2008

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Andrew Cowie wrote:
| On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 11:37 +1000, Peter Lieverdink suggested:
|> 3) At each election, only 4 positions are open, not all 8.
| This sort of thing is the usual solution for the problem of how to
| provide continuity.
| Many NGOs have a staggered rotation of multi-year terms. A typical
| structure is 3-year terms and 1/3 of the board being up for renewal each
| year, and usually a term limit of two or three 3-year terms.
| (Personally I like three; it provides for someone to become Chair at
| year 5 and not be tossed the year following; making someone Chair before
| they have a goodly run of experience with the organization always seems
| a recipe for disaster, given that providing governance, fiduciary
| oversight, and continuity is the role of most boards)

<takes off LA Council hat - this email is entirely my opinion and does
not reflect the opinion of the broader Council>

I like the proposal a lot.  I think it is robust and potentially solves
a lot of continuity and stability issues.  I think a constitutional
amendment should be drawn up that addresses the proposal.

I am unsure how one transitions to this model...?  Andrew?


James Turnbull

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