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

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Thu Nov 28 16:50:06 EST 2013

Hi guys,

Just a note that nominations close midnight this SUNDAY.

This also means that candidates wishing to run for council must accept
their nomination before the weekend is over. So you guys don't have long
now to keep nominating, accepting and running etc so head over to
and get started!


On 03/11/13 10:20, Linux Australia Secretary 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

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