[Board] Welcome new Board

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Tue Aug 14 16:05:02 PDT 2012

If we are just following a convention that the Pres is the same person as the Chair, I'm good. I just don't recall ever seeing the question discussed is all...


On Aug 14, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com> wrote:
>> I'm curious as to the role of "President" as defined in the bylaws (section 5.6). This seems a pro forma position, can it just be the same person as the Chair? Indeed, have we ever had a chair?
> Michael,
> I'm not sure what you mean by President being pro-forma.  In practice
> we have operated under the assumption that the president is also the
> default chair of board meetings and we have not had a formal distinct
> "Chairman of the Board" role.
>> I'm in favor of having a 1st meeting of the new board sooner than Sept, if possible, to sort out things like new President/Chair, SolKatz, replacement of Jo, etc.
> I'm up for a meeting fairly soon.
> Best regards,
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