[Linux-aus] Retiring as Secretary

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.com
Mon Dec 1 12:47:55 EST 2014

I'd like to 100% agree with what Tennessee said. Kathy, your work is very
much appreciated and I'm sad to see you leaving. I am, however, very much
looking forward to seeing your efforts towards making a Linux.conf.au 2016
conference awesome!

Tim 'mithro' Ansell

On 26 November 2014 at 10:48, Tennessee Leeuwenburg <tleeuwenburg at gmail.com>

> Dear Kathy,
> Thank you very much for all of your hard work. Things don't happen by
> accident, or by momentum, they happen due to the committed effort of
> individuals working together.
> Regards,
> -Tennessee
> On 25 November 2014 at 19:43, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Over the past two years I've had the privilege of working alongside a
>> number of talented and passionate LA Council members - Joshua, Hugh,
>> Francois, Bianca, Clinton, Sae Ra, Chris and Josh; each committed to
>> upholding the values of the organisation and to nurturing the community
>> we serve. Together we've achieved much - a landmark Member Survey last
>> year, the move to a two-year bidding cycle to assure the future of
>> linux.conf.au and the umbrella'ing of many events and the underpinning
>> procedural structures to support them. Linux Australia is in great shape.
>> The Australian and New Zealand Linux and free and open source community
>> remains engaged and enthusiastic, while at a broader environmental level
>> threats to our online freedoms and digital liberties coalesce. The TPP,
>> ill-formed legal frameworks designed to allow government agencies to
>> invade privacy with impugnity, trade practices which favour proprietary
>> products and the companies behind them are but some of the issues of the
>> day. There is much work for Linux Australia to continue to do.
>> As most of the community would now be aware, linux.conf.au has been
>> awarded to Geelong in 2016. As 2IC of the conference, with approximately
>> 447 days remaining until showtime, my priorities for 2015 mean I'm
>> unable to also continue in Council, should the community wish me to do
>> so. To this end, I won't be standing for re-election to Council in 2015.
>> Being a Council Member is a great experience, not just in terms of the
>> friendships formed, but also provides robust career development
>> opportunities as you contribute to the effective management, governance
>> and administration of a reasonably sized incorporation. I strongly
>> encourage all Members to consider nominating for Council, and warmly
>> welcome any enquiries from those thinking of putting their hat in the
>> ring.
>> I wish the 2015 Council continued success.
>> With kind regards,
>> Kathy Reid
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