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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">the board is currently 5 members. i
      don't off the top of my head recall if that's<br>
      in the bylaws or part of the standing rules (things specified in
      the standing rules<br>
      are much easier to change.)<br>
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      On 7/30/13 1:56 PM, Kathleen Danielson wrote:<br>
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      <div dir="ltr">Hi Martijn (and other board members),
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        <div>Can you talk about the responsibilities of the board as
          well as the time commitment that is expected? That would be
          helpful for people who are considering running.</div>
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        <div>And the board is limited at 5 members, is that correct?</div>
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        <div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM,
          Martijn van Exel <span dir="ltr"><<a
              moz-do-not-send="true" href="mailto:m@rtijn.org"
              target="_blank">m@rtijn.org</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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            <div dir="ltr">Hi talk-us, 
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              <div>Here's a brief update from the Chapter Board on the
                upcoming elections. As you know, the board is elected on
                a one year mandate. Our term ends on October 13 of this
                year. This is still a little while away, but we'd like
                all of you to think about the next year of the OSM US
                Chapter, and who should be on the board to represent
                you. </div>
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              <div>Perhaps you are thinking of yourself? You should be!
                Being on the board does not require superhero skills,
                just a dedication to OpenStreetMap in the United States
                and a determination to put your ideas into action. </div>
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              <div>If you want to nominate yourself for a position on
                the board, head over to <a moz-do-not-send="true"
href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters/United_States/Elections/2013"
                  target="_blank">http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters/United_States/Elections/2013</a>
                and add yourself. It helps a lot if you write a brief
                manifesto, outlining why you want to be on the board and
                what you would aim to accomplish. This will help voters
                make an informed choice.  </div>
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              <div>We have more voting members than ever before (thanks
                in part to the membership drives around the previous
                SOTM US conferences) so the upcoming elections should be
                interesting and important!</div>
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              <div>We will continue to follow up with more details about
                the elections as they emerge. In the mean time, don't
                hesitate to voice your questions or concerns here or at
                <a moz-do-not-send="true"
                  href="mailto:board@openstreetmap.us" target="_blank">board@openstreetmap.us</a>.</div>
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                <div>On behalf of the OSM US chapter board,</div>
                <span class="HOEnZb">-- <br>
                  Martijn van Exel</span></div>
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