2018 Annual Meeting Results

Posted: July 5, 2018 5:28 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting, we had a great turnout.

Minutes for the annual meeting are here on our wiki.

The election results were announced in our forum:

Q1: Vote to change the board of directors term duration as set by the bylaws.

  • Result: Bylaws will not be changed

Q2: Vote to remove Members Rights section of the Standing Rules

  • Result: Vote passes to remove Members Rights section

Q3: Vote to amend the guest policy to clarify the use of the space for tutoring.

  • Result: Vote passes to add ‘only exception to this is tutoring’ to guest rules.

Board Members:

  • President: Kim Burton
  • Vice President: LaDeana Dockery
  • Treasurer: David Springs
  • Secretary: Kez Cook
  • Members At large:
    • Jeremiah Burian
    • Paul Masseberg
    • Malissa Long
    • James Lancaster


Notes for next year

Our election process hasn’t changed much since we were an organization of 20 members, and this year was a good opportunity to reflect on ways we can improve.

First, the election ballot has always been assembled by current secretary with assistance when needed from other board of directors members. We’d like to ensure next year that the ballot can be assembled by people who are not running for board of directors positions, to ensure impartiality.

Second, we used ranked preference voting for the second year in a row. Last year we announced and discussed which voting system to use, but this year raised new questions about exactly how to score the ranked preference votes and why we don’t use a one person one vote system similar to our US election system. To address these questions we’ll be holding an election town hall meeting on Monday, July 16 at 7pm in the showroom area. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

With respect to the annual meeting itself, we have a thread about logistics where we’d love to hear suggestions for how to improve this important event.