[Linux-aus] Declaration of Council Election and call for Nominations

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.com
Sun Nov 3 19:34:16 EST 2013

Firstly, I highly recommend that anyone who wishes to be an active part of
Linux Australia nominate for council. There is no shame in self nomination

I think the current Linux Australia council has been one of the most
effective and well run councils I have seen. Hence I would like encourage
everyone on the current council to continue to do their awesome work!
Hence, I've nominated the following people for the following positions;

   - Joshua Hesketh - President
   - Hugh Blemings - Vice President
   - Kathy Reid - Secretary
   - François Marier - Treasurer
   - Bianca Gibson - Council Member
   - Josh Stewart - Council Member
   - Clinton Roy - Council Member

If any of the current council members wish a nomination for different
position, I'd be happy to provide it. In the process I also accidently
nominated Kathy Reid for President. I **do** believe that she would also
make an excellent president so I'm not going to retract that.

I understand that not all the current council members might have time to
continue their involvement with Linux Australia. Along those lines I've
also nominated the following people who I believe would be excellent
additions to the council;

   - Chris Neugebauer - Council Member
      - Chris has been actively involved with running PyCon AU in 2012 and
      2013. He also run the highly successful financial aid program that I've
      love to see extended to all Linux Australia conferences.

      - Tennessee Leeuwenburg - Council Member
   - Tennessee Leeuwenburg is a core part of the Australian Python
      community, has been a speaker at PyCon Au and helped out with the papers
      committee. He has shown an active interested in Linux Australia and I
      believe would be a great addition to the council.

Lastly, as I've been asked a couple of times already, I've decided to
**not** accept any nominations.

Tim 'mithro' Ansell

On 3 November 2013 10:20, Linux Australia Secretary
<secretary at linux.org.au>wrote:

> 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
> Council for the term January 8th 2014 to January 2015.
> All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for
> election.
>   * Nominations will open 3 November and be available until 3 December
>   * Voting will open 3 December until 8 January 2014
>   * Results will be announced at the AGM in Perth at linux.conf.au on or
>     after 8 January
> The election can be viewed here:
> https://www.linux.org.au/membership/index.php?page=view-election&id=20
> *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 in Perth in January.
> *
> **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 - generally around 2-3 hours per
> week - so please consider this with your nomination.
> [1] http://www.linux.org.au/constitution
> [2] http://www.linux.org.au/membership
> 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,
> Kathy
> --
> Kathy Reid
> Secretary
> Linux Australia
> secretary at linux.org.au
> http://linux.org.au
> Linux Australia Inc
> GPO Box 4788
> Sydney NSW 2001
> Australia
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