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Thread: Do you want to elect a new advisory board?

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    Default Do you want to elect a new advisory board?

    The time has come for Geocaching Maine members to decide whether they would like to retain the current board members for another term or if there should be a new election held to refresh some or all of the board members as specified in the Advisory Board Eligibility and Terms.

    Members should use the next few weeks to discuss this and ask any questions not answered in the Advisory Board Eligibility and Terms. There will be a poll running from November 10th to November 25th which will be used to decide if we will hold elections or not.

    This upcoming poll is only to decide if elections will be held. In the event it is decided to hold elections, a new vote will be taken at that time. Now is not the time to nominate anyone for the board.

    Please keep this thread on topic.

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    I Feel The Board Has Done A Great Job. Which Means No Replacements Are Needed. If Someone Needs To Step Down For Untold Reasons Then By All Means We Should Fill The Spot But Things Seem Good As They Are. Keep Up The Great Work.

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    Default Who are they?

    I don't even know who are our current board members are....
    Can someone list them so we know?

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    The current board members are, in alphabetical order...

    attroll
    brdad
    Tat
    Sudonim
    WhereRWe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxgloves View Post
    I don't even know who are our current board members are....
    Can someone list them so we know?
    And how bout a list of things that have been accomplished since begining their terms in office? We don't hear from them often and some of the newer members probably don't even know we have a board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hide_from_the_kids View Post
    I Feel The Board Has Done A Great Job. Which Means No Replacements Are Needed. If Someone Needs To Step Down For Untold Reasons Then By All Means We Should Fill The Spot But Things Seem Good As They Are. Keep Up The Great Work.
    I saw Brdad's comments, but just to refresh everyone's memory...

    Original Advisory Board members elected were:

    WhereRWe?
    Brdad
    ATtroll
    TAT
    Beach Comber

    Beach Comber resigned for personal reasons, and the Advisory Board picked Haffy to replace her. When Haffy became an expatriate, the Advisory Board chose Sudonim as the 5th member.

    Current Advisory Board members:

    WhereRWe?
    Brdad
    Attroll
    TAT
    Sudonim

    The Advisory Board members are NOT "officers" of the organization. The board was established as a decision making body which would step in as required - such as when debate on a Maine geocoin design showed no sign of ending. We Have no mandate to DO anything. We react when someone makes a suggestion - sometimes not quite as fast as one or two members would prefer, but... Keep in mind that GeocachingMaine.org is not a formal organization.

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    Being the first board, in my opinion our biggest accomplishment was learning how to work together, how big a presence the board should have, and eligibility and terms for the board, and as WhereRWe? noted, deciding what to do when someone steps down.

    Outside of that, we have discussed several topics that may or may not be considered accomplishments. Many are ongoing and ever changing issues that have no formal ending. These topics included spam posts, moderation, thread deletion, site promotion, funding, bandwidth, raffles, handling announcements to the fora as a group, and more.

    We also got the newsletter and email notifications up and running, which is a good addition to the site. Fortunately we found someone well qualified to get the newsletters together every month!

    I will also second WhereRWe?'s statement that the board did not want to have any bigger presence than necessary.
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    I think that we should continue with the current status quo,nothing but good things have come about with whom we have here at the moment as far as I am concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    I think that we should continue with the current status quo,nothing but good things have come about with whom we have here at the moment as far as I am concerned.
    This site is fantastic and I think the current board is doing a great job! Why fix it if it is not broken?
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