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

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Wed Dec 3 21:23:03 EST 2014

Hey all,

Just a note that nominations close in exactly 2 weeks!

There are still positions uncontested so if you know somebody interested
in being more involved or would like to be more involved yourself please
nominate soon (and yes, you can nominate yourself and it is encouraged).

If you have been nominated, please note that you must accept your
nomination before the 17th of Dec in order to run. If you intend on
standing for council the sooner the better :-)


On 24/11/14 20:39, 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 Australia
> Council for the term January 2015 to January 2016.
> All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for
> election.
>    * Nominations will open from 19 November until 17 December
>    * Voting will open 17 December until 13 January 2015
>    * Results will be announced at the AGM in Auckland at linux.conf.au on or
>      after 14 January
> The election can be viewed here:
> https://www.linux.org.au/membership/index.php?page=view-election&id=21
> *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.
> *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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