[Linux-aus] Call for Nominations for 2020 Linux Australia Council

Julien Goodwin secretary at linux.org.au
Tue Dec 10 14:46:17 AEDT 2019

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 2020 to January 2021.

All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for

   * Nominations will open from 00:00am (AEDT) 10 December 2019 and run
     until 11:59pm (AEDT) 24 December 2019
   * Voting will open 00:00am (AEDT) 25 December 2019 and run until
     11:59pm (AEDT) 12 January 2020
   * Results will be announced during the AGM at linux.conf.au 2020
     (Gold Coast, QLD) on 13 January
   * Results will be available on the website on or after 13 January

To view and participate in the election please visit
   * Click on “Login” located on the top right hand side of the page and
     log in.
   * Click on “Elections”.
   * Under “Linux Australia Council Elections 2020”, click on “View &
     Submit Nominations”.

*What do I need to do?*

First of all, make sure your details are correct at Linux Australia’s
website [2]. If you are not a member or need assistance with accessing
your details please contact secretary at linux.org.au

If you wish to nominate yourself, identify the positions you wish to
nominate for and get an understanding of what each position involves.
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 Linux Australia AGM to be held 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.
* Ordinary Council Member: a minimum of 2-3 hours per week.
* Office bearers: 8-12 hours per week.
Please allow for this when considering your nomination.

*Why should I run?*

If you’ve been nominated, or are thinking of nominating yourself, you
should give the opportunity serious consideration. Being on the council
is both hard and often thankless work, but it is also incredibly
rewarding. Linux Australia can only achieve what it does by its members
and helping out with the council responsibilities is a great way to
ensure Linux Australia continues to be successful. It is also an
opportunity to help the organisation grow, reach into new areas and to
succeed on important topics of national relevance.

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.

Kind regards,

Julien Goodwin
Linux Australia


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