[California] Chapter Board Rep for 2011 and Next Year's Annual
lblake at ksninc.com
Tue Nov 16 11:48:24 EST 2010
OSGeo California Chapter Members:
The end of 2010 will soon be here. There are a couple of things I wanted
to mention as we get ready to start 2011. The first has to do with
filling the Chapter's Board Representative Position for 2011. When we
became an "official" OSGeo chapter last year one our responsibilities
was to appoint a Board Representative. I volunteered to fill the
position until the end of this year. I'll be the first to admit I
haven't accomplished much with this new responsibility, and I really
think the Chapter would benefit from having a new (and more active)
board rep in 2011. I think we should start talking about who might fill
this role in 2011 and prepare for a vote to elect a new board rep.
While we are at it, it might not be a bad idea to elect/appoint two (2)
other chapter officers. I noted that we neglected to post meeting
minutes from our 2010 annual meeting. I think having a Chapter Secretary
to take care of these issues, and to handle correspondence for the
chapter, would be a good idea. We might also elect/appoint an event
planner that can coordinate are annual meeting and our annual conference
(hack-a-thon) if we try to make it regular. Perhaps having one of our
Southern California brethren fill this role would be a good way to
increase collaboration by members throughout the state. If someone else
steps up to fill the Board Rep position, and we lack volunteers, I'd be
willing to help out in one of these supporting roles for 2011.
These are only suggestions. :] I am at times accused of trying to be
overly formal, and perhaps I am making that same mistake again.
The second thing I wanted to mention was our annual meeting for 2011.
That is another thing we are required to do as an "official" chapter.
We've made some tentative plans for a hack-a-thon on March
19, 2011, but haven't nailed down a location just yet. We could try to
have are annual meeting then. Or, we could do a separate annual meeting
in early spring. (In 2009 we had the meeting in February.) We've had the
meeting up at UC Davis and over in San Francisco. I think either of
those locations would work again this year if they were available.
Please share you comments with me so we can make some plans for next
P.S. - Congratulations to Alex Mandel on his appointment as a Charter
Member of the OSGeo!
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