[Board] [Fwd: Re: Moving Forward With "Official" California Chapter]

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Apr 8 13:33:05 EDT 2010

FYI - I've let the chapter know they were approved.

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> FYI - California chapter ready now too.
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> Subject:
> Re: Moving Forward With "Official" California Chapter
> From:
> Sunburned Surveyor <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>
> Date:
> Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:25:24 -0700
> To:
> "Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)" <tmitchell at osgeo.org>
> To:
> "Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)" <tmitchell at osgeo.org>
> Mr. Mitchell:
> I am writing you on behalf of OSGeo members that would like to
> petition the OSGeo Board of Directors for recongition of the
> California Chapter of OSGeo. Our group has held annual meetings the
> last two (2) years, have represented the OSGeo at several conferences
> and other events in California, and maintain an active mailing list.
> Our chapter enjoys broad support from Californians in private
> practice, academia, and government.
> At our last annual meeting I was elected as our representative to the
> OSGeo Board of Directors for the remainder of 2010. I have listed my
> contact information at the bottom of this e-mail message so I can be
> contacted by the OSGeo Board of Directors regarding any business
> related to the California Chapter.
> You can view the wiki page for the chapter here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/California
> Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the
> California Chapter of the OSGeo, this petition, or my role with the
> California Chapter.
> Respectfully,
> Landon Blake
> California Chapter of the OSGeo
> sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
> Home: (209) 464-2612
> Cell: (209) 992-0658
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
> <tmitchell at osgeo.org> wrote:
>> Hi Landon,
>> Great to hear you guys are forming.  Just send me (or the board list) an
>> email asking to be formalised, give a bit of your back story about how
>> you are now ready for it.. link to you local chapter wiki page, explain
>> who the board-chapter liaison is (you) .. and anything else you'd like
>> the board to think about.
>> It's not too formal, but the board will make a motion to 'officialize'
>> the chapter, discuss it a bit, address any concerns/questions you may
>> have, and approve you.  You don't need to be at the meeting, don't worry
>> about that unless you want to.  You'll want half an hour for a 30 second
>> discussion ;-)  The board or I will follow up afterwards.
>> I also encourage you to send a note to the main discuss list inviting
>> people to join the California chapter.  Sometimes once a regional list
>> (e.g. california) is created, then any new folks on the discuss list
>> might not hear much about it.
>> Sound okay?
>> Tyler
>> Sunburned Surveyor wrote:
>>> Tyler,
>>> The not-quite official California Chapter of the OSGeo had their
>>> annual meeting yesterday. I volunteered to serve as our chapter's
>>> board rep for the remainder of 2010. I believe the appointment of this
>>> rep was the last thing we needed to do to become an official chapter.
>>> Alex mentioned I might need to submit some type of letter to the
>>> board. I'm not sure what this letter needs to say.
>>> If you could provide me with some direction on how I wrap up the
>>> formation of the chapter, I would appreciate it.
>>> I was also told that I need to listen into the board meeting via IRC
>>> on Thursday morning. Do you know where I learn more about that?
>>> Landon
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