[HOT] HOT governance tasks, please read!

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 23 21:56:53 GMT 2011

I am doing my best. Have been very busy this year working. But I am
ready to help in emergencies.

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello HOTties!
> It’s governance time.
> As the end of 2011 approaches, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has a
> number of tasks on hand. It’s time for another round of membership
> nominations. We are past due to have a Board election. And we have updates
> to our Bylaws. We need to complete all these things on an relatively quick
> schedule, as we are working to complete 501(3)c filing for HOT by the end of
> the year.
> So, please, read through this email carefully, and please act where
> requested. Any questions or concerns, fire away. Thanks!
> * Membership
> First for all current members need to confirm continued membership. Do you
> wish to continue to be a member of HOT?  Some individuals have been more
> active than others and we understand if you don’t have the time.
> The current membership list is posted to
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Members
> To confirm your membership, please fill out this brief form.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGJzRjBVb25LRzI1OFVseC1kOWNIamc6MQ
> Please confirm your membership by end of day, December 7.
> * Member Nominations
> HOT membership works similarly to Apache. New members are invited by current
> members. The nominations are published, and if there are no objections, the
> new members are accepted.
> Nominated members before have come from all sorts of places, those who have
> worked with us in the field, remote volunteers that have really made a
> difference in responses and partners that have really helped.
> Nominations can be made in the form below. If you’d like to be nominated,
> don’t hesitate to contact HOT members individually to discuss.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNsWG1EdTRfWGR3aVJudWdIUnRiSFE6MQ
> Please make nominations by end of day, December 7.
> * Elections
> We are past due to have a Board election. Four of the Board are up for
> re-election (Nicolas Chavent, Kate Chapman, Dane Springmeyer, Mikel Maron).
> And the Board has decided to expand to seven total, meaning we have 6 seats
> to fill this election. Having a Board with a diversity of skills will help
> further the organization.
> Nominations can be made on this wiki page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Elections
> Nominations will be open until end of day, December 7.
> We’ll have the election the following week, with completion by December 14.
> * Bylaws
> For HOT’s 501(c)3 application, we need to update our bylaws. There is
> nothing substanitally new from the current bylaws (excepting one thing);
> they’ve only been made to conform to legal language.
> Please review, and let’s discuss anything of concern on list. The one thing
> we do need to decide is which organization would receive HOT’s assets in the
> event of dissolution. This must be an existing US 501(c)3. One suggestion so
> far has been the EFF, but this hasn’t progressed past the idea stage. So,
> suggestions welcome.
> The Bylaws are posted to:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/U.S._Bylaws#Proposed_Bylaws_for_HOT.2C_Dec_2011
> We’ll include approval of the bylaws with the election, by December 14. It
> will take a majority of members to accept the new bylaws.
> * That’s it
> Thanks for reading through all of this and for helping get HOT through the
> governance rigamarol. If anything doesn’t make sense here, just ask.
> Best,
> The HOT Board
> Mikel Maron
> Kate Chapman
> Nicolas Chavent
> Harry Wood
> Dane Springmeyer
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James Michael DuPont
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