[Linux-aus] Treasurer-ial Succession (was: Why Didn't You Vote?)

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Jan 31 02:33:46 EST 2009

David Symons wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.org.au> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:11:36AM +1030, Paul Shirren wrote:
>>> The day LA can't find a treasurer to nominate will be the real problem.
>> This greatly concerns me.
>> We need to move to a model where the role of the treasurer is more
>> oversight of outsourced accounting and bookkeeping.
> Alternatively...
> I know of one organisation similarly concerned about this situation (a
> school P&C).  They created the position of Assistant Treasurer.  The
> pair work together at the role and there is an expectation (only - ie.
> no obligation) that at least one of them will nominate for Treasurer
> at the next election.
> - A "guaranteed" nominee at each election (well not totally but the
> situation is much improved).
> - Less pressure on the incumbent Treasurer to renominate.
> - Continuity - the prospective successor knows the ropes.
> - More comfort for the incumbent Treasurer that their successor knows the ropes.
> - Less concern for the President. ;-)

That sounds like a really good idea to me. AUUG did something similar
with presidents... The ex-president was expected to hang around for a
year as an ordinary board member and drop hints occasionally.


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