Re: #02: Recall of Board Members [CALL FOR VOTE]

From: Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)debian(dot)org>
To: spi-bylaws(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: #02: Recall of Board Members [CALL FOR VOTE]
Date: 2003-04-01 15:26:54
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I vote YES.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 09:11:17AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> [ chairman hat on ]
> The below bylaws amendment are up for vote among bylaws committee members.
> Committee members, please reply to this message with your vote. Yes or no
> only, please.
> This vote will end one week from today or when three yes or three no
> votes are received, since the outcome will then be certain.
> [ proposal follows ]
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "Vacancies in the Board" shall be
> removed.
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "A director may be removed" shall
> be removed.
> In its place, the following shall be inserted:
> Any Board member, including officers, may be removed from the board upon
> the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the voting contributing membership. No
> individual vote or call for votes may apply to more than one person. No
> person may be the subject of more than one recall vote within any given
> 90-day period.
> Subject to the above, the membership may call for a recall vote if 10
> contributing members publically identify themselves as supporting such a
> vote. This shall constitute a call for votes, and a vote among the
> membership shall then be held immediately subject to normal voting
> procedures. All contributing members are eligible to vote. A ballot
> shall have only two options: recall the Board member, or leave the member
> in place. The vote is tallied with a simple count.
> If the vote to remove the Board member passes, the member is immediately
> removed from the Board and any position as officer.
> The member that is the subject of a removal vote may vote on that
> question. The removal of a Board member does not render that person
> ineligible to run for reelection.
> When a vacancy occurs on the board for any reason, whether or not a
> result of a removal vote, if the next regular election for that particular
> seat is 40 days or less away, the seat will be unfilled until the regular
> election, at which point it will be filled using the regular procedures
> laid out in this Article. If the next regular election for the empty seat
> is more than 40 days away, a special election will be called immediately
> for that particular seat only. The winner of that election will serve out
> the balance of the term, and the seat will be subject to re-election at
> the normal time.
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