[Members] MEETING NOTICE: Board and council elections

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Sep 12 21:34:04 UTC 2011

On 9/12/11 2:58 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Mon Sep 12 21:28:24 2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> On 9/12/11 6:06 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:
>> > Also, given I've previously served on the Council, if anyone wants a
>> > general chat about the work Council does with a view to either standing
>> > for Council or just as a way of evaluating how they vote, I'm happy to
>> > do that as well.
>> >
>> > For what it's worth, I found serving on Council to be great fun and
>> > highly rewarding, and I'd imagine Board is as well.
>> That's good to hear. I think the Council at least is a bit less busy
>> than it was when you served, so I wouldn't want people to be scared off
>> by the amount of work -- it's not like serving on the IESG or anything
>> like that. ;-)
> It's certainly not at that level, no - but although it's currently quite
> quiet, it could get busy again.
> It *is* always low enough that it's possible to do the work without an
> employer's support (and that's utterly impossible with IESG). It *can*
> be high enough (Jingle to Draft springs to mind) that it's certainly
> more comfortable to have some support from an employer if possible.
> In general terms, the job of people on Council is to make sure nothing
> slips through; as such, it does need a commitment of time, whether
> that's with support from an employer, or just a personal acceptance that
> a few evenings might be taken up with scrutinizing specifications.

Thanks, that's a helpful and accurate description of the commitment.


Peter Saint-Andre

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