[Talk-us] US Chapter board elections - time is running out!

Luis Villa lvilla at wikimedia.org
Tue Sep 30 15:56:48 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>

> this sort of thing happens from time to time. i wouldn't worry about it
> much. i was at one time the only holdover from one board to the next.

Again, outsider/lurker, take with grain of salt, IANYL, etc., etc., but in
my past experience this sort of turnover is hard for an org to handle - you
lose a lot of institutional knowledge. The next board might consider either
growing (which reduces the odds of everyone burning out at once) or moving
to longer, staggered terms so only some seats are up for election in any
given year. Or both. :)


Luis Villa
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