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 Post subject: Draft constitution/bylaws
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:05 pm 
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Here's a first pass at a constitution. This is really rough--I just took the existing USS Nokomis constitution, and cut out/reworded the bits that didn't fit. In particular, the Nokomis is a "strong board" organization, and the constitution reflects that.

The attached file is in OpenOffice Writer format, zipped ('cuz the forum won't allow .odt).

Bylaws will follow soon. The bylaws are a lot longer, so they'll take more time to revise.

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Draft bylaws. I left in the descriptions for all of the Governing Board officers as an example of duties; we probably won't need all of them.

Again, OpenOffice Writer format, zipped.

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:20 am 
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Thanks for doing this... I will look at them after I'm more awake.

Maybe we can post them right into the thread for easy review, instead of as a .ZIPped text file.

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:25 pm 
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I'm thinking that I'll set it all up in the wiki. Of course I didn't think of that until I had everything posted here...

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
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DanBackslide wrote:
Draft bylaws. I left in the descriptions for all of the Governing Board officers as an example of duties; we probably won't need all of them.

Again, OpenOffice Writer format, zipped.


Could this be posted also in .txt, .tif, or .doc format for those of us without OpenOffice?

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
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whats wrong with open office? anyone can get it on any platform, and formatting is standard.... (i think m$werd can even open it now no?)

really i think we probably want to be looking at editing, or at least annotating things on the wiki for this. ideally annotate every change with strike throughs and italics so that everyone can see the changes progressing and the prior version. explain your reasoning for every change in an annotation.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:34 pm 
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metis wrote:
whats wrong with open office? anyone can get it on any platform, and formatting is standard.... (i think m$werd can even open it now no?)

really i think we probably want to be looking at editing, or at least annotating things on the wiki for this. ideally annotate every change with strike throughs and italics so that everyone can see the changes progressing and the prior version. explain your reasoning for every change in an annotation.


Uhh, nothing at all wrong with OpenOffice, but I don't think readers should have to install all of that just to read the constitution/bylaws. And no, m$werd viewer does not read this file.

I agree the wiki is a better place to edit and construct it.

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
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Many thanks to Metis for putting it all into the wiki!

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 Post subject: Re: Draft constitution/bylaws
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DanBackslide wrote:
Here's a first pass at a constitution. This is really rough--I just took the existing USS Nokomis constitution, and cut out/reworded the bits that didn't fit. In particular, the Nokomis is a "strong board" organization, and the constitution reflects that.

The attached file is in OpenOffice Writer format, zipped ('cuz the forum won't allow .odt).

Bylaws will follow soon. The bylaws are a lot longer, so they'll take more time to revise.


There will need to be some thinking about the "strong board" format, whether or not it seems appropriate, and which parts of the constitution can be made less stringent or removed. Probably should be a topic for discussion at one of the formal meetings.

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