Nan:Membership-policy

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From: tskirvin@killfile.org (Tim Skirvin)
Subject: [B8MB] Board Membership Policies, Test Creation Run Forthcoming
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Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 16:46:02 -0500
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        We have just ratified the following Board Membership Policies.  
They should be listed on the web site shortly.

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Big-8 Management Board Membership Policy

I.	PREAMBLE

  1.	This Policy lays down the procedures and protocols for appointing
        and removing Members of the Big-8 Management Board (hereinafter
        referred to as "the Board").

II.	THE HANDOVER DATE

  1.	The dates on which terms of office begin and end shall hereinafter
        be referred to as "the Handover Dates". The Handover Dates shall be
        April 1st and October 1st in each year.

III.	TERM OF OFFICE

  1.	The term of office for a Member of the Board shall ordinarily be
        eighteen months. There shall be no limit on the number of terms 
        that a Member of the Board may serve.

  2.	The Board shall be appointed by thirds.

  3.	The Secretary of the Board shall be responsible for maintaining a
        list of Members of the Board and the expiration dates of their 
        terms of office, and for informing the Board at least one calendar 
        month before each Handover Date which Members' terms of office 
        will expire on the forthcoming Handover Date. In the absence of 
        a Secretary, the Chair shall be responsible.

  4.	If, following appointment and/or removal of members, the number of
        members due to retire on any one Handover Date is greater than
        one-third, rounded up, of the full membership of the Board, the 
        Chair shall arrange, by consent if possible, or by a random 
        process, to adjust sufficient Members' term of office expiration 
        date such that approximately one-third of the membership of the 
        Board retires on each upcoming Handover Date.

IV.	RESIGNATION OF EXISTING MEMBERS

  1.	A Member may resign from the Board at any time by notifying all
        other Members.

  2.	Upon resignation, the outgoing Member may nominate a replacement to
        become a Member.
    a.	Such nominee shall replace the outgoing Member unless rejected by a
        two-thirds majority of active Members.
    b.	If the replacement is approved, he shall be appointed to the Board
        with the same term of office expiration date as the Member he
        replaces.

V.	REAPPOINTMENT OF EXISTING MEMBERS

  1.	At the expiration of a Member of the Board's term of office, he may
        be automatically re-appointed to the Board at his discretion. The
        Board may veto the reappointment by a two-thirds majority of active
        Members.

  2.	Should the Board wish to remove a member, it must initiate the
        removal process no less than twenty-four days and complete the 
        removal process no less than ten days before the Handover Date.

VI.	APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS

  1.	The Board shall at all times consist of at least three Members.
    a.	If the number of Members falls to two, then the two Members shall
        appoint a third Member.
    b.	If the number of Members falls to one, that Member shall appoint a
        second Member; the two Members will then appoint a third Member.

  2.	There shall be no upper limit to the number of Members that may
        comprise the Board.

  3.	Except in cases covered by IV(2) or VI(1), appointment of new
        Members shall be by two-thirds majority of active Members.

VII.	INTERIM POLICY & INITIAL TERMS FOR FOUNDER MEMBERS

  1.	Upon adoption of this Policy by the Board, the Chair shall, by
        consent if possible, or randomly, select three Members of the 
        Board whose term of office shall expire on October 1st 2006 and 
        three whose term of office shall expire on April 1st 2007. The 
        remaining three Members' term of office shall expire on October 
        1st 2007.

  2.	Section VII is an INTERIM measure, and shall expire and be
        automatically removed from this Policy once the process outlined 
        in VII(1) is completed.

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        Also, I should note that we're about to run a test-drive of the
new system shortly, to see how well it actually works in practice.  We are
not yet fully open for business, but we're getting close.

		                    - Tim Skirvin (skirv@big-8.org)
                                      Chair, Big-8 Management Board
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