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

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Sat Dec 6 21:00:49 EST 2014

Hi everyone,

As per Josh's email below, this is a courtesy note to advise that we are 
now a week and a half from nominations closing.

Currently, we have the following nominations:

3 members nominated, 1 with sufficient nominations to be a candidate, 0 
accepted nominations

3 members nominated, 1 with sufficient nominations to be a candidate, 0 
accepted nominations

2 members nominated, 1 with sufficient nominations to be a candidate, 0 
accepted nominations

2 members nominated, 0 with sufficient nominations to be a candidate, 0 
accepted nominations

Ordinary Council Member (3 vacant positions):
6 members nominated, 5 with sufficient nominations to be a candidate, 1 
accepted nomination

If you are thinking about nominating for Council, or nominating someone 
else, now is the time to act.
If you have sufficient nominations to be a Candidate, now is the time to 
accept your nomination (see above link). You must accept your nomination 
by 17th December to be considered a Candidate.

If you are having difficulty with your MemberDB password or username, 
please do contact me and we'll work through it.

With kind regards,

On 03/12/14 21:23, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
> 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 :-)
> Cheers,
> Josh
> 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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Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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