[Members] recruiting (was: Re: ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE)

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Oct 26 18:46:48 UTC 2011


On Wed Oct 26 18:24:57 2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 10/26/11 11:07 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> >  (a) not re-opening the application period (was there a
> > reason to do that?)
> 
> For the record, I would have been fine with re-opening the  
> application
> period, if I had thought it was necessary.
> 
> However, please note that the "application period" is actually the
> "recruiting period", i.e., the time when I actively reach out to  
> people
> and cajole them into volunteering to spare an hour or two of their  
> time
> each week to help with the business and technical work of the XSF by
> serving on the Board or the Council. Yes, every year a few people
> volunteer on their own, but especially for the Board (and nowadays  
> it
> seems even for the Council) I need to do quite a bit of recruiting,
> because spontaneous applications would leave us with only a few  
> people
> serving in these positions. I'll let you to draw your own  
> conclusions.

Yes; you're not the only one who actively recruits, although you've  
been a whole heap more successful than I have this time around. I  
know there are other active recruiters, too. And yes, it's a source  
of great frustration that we need to do this.

Dave.
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