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From: "Cyndie" <>
Subject: RE: [BOARD-L] MOTION 05-01: BYLAWS ARTICLE V. AMENDMENT
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:10:24 -0500
In-Reply-To: <PCEDIGLJFHKFCNAGDACIAEPFLOAA.srh@tyaskin.com>


I have received the following questions:

- Why is this considered urgent?
- Why not wait until election time for this?
- Does this have anything to do with the agenda item:
c. Policy Statement: County sites vs. Archives as repository of
collected data

Thanks,
Cyndie

-----Original Message-----
From: Shari Handley [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:07 PM
To:
Subject: [BOARD-L] MOTION 05-01: BYLAWS ARTICLE V. AMENDMENT

It has been moved by Jan and seconded by David that the USGenWeb
Advisory Board consider the bylaw amendment sponsored by the ARGenWeb
and co-sponsored by MSGenWeb, TXGenWeb, DEGenWeb, MIGenWeb, ORGenWeb and
WIGenWeb Projects as *urgent*, so that it would be placed before the
membership for a vote, at the earliest possible convenience of the EC.
Text as follows:

Current Article:
ARTICLE V. COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board membership shall consist of: the National
Coordinator,
four (4) State Coordinator Regional Representatives, eight (8) Local
Coordinator Regional Representatives, one (1) representative each from
The
USGenWeb Archives Project, The USGenWeb Census Project, and The USGenWeb
Tombstone Project, and beginning in 1999, one (1) at-large
representative.
All shall have voting privileges except the National Coordinator who
shall
vote only in the case of a tie. The regions from which State Coordinator
and Local Coordinator Representatives are elected shall be decided by
the
Advisory Board on an annual basis.

Strike "one (1) representative each from The USGenWeb Archives Project,
The
USGenWeb Census Project, and The USGenWeb Tombstone Project," and
replace
with "one (1) Special Projects representative elected by members of The
USGenWeb Archives Project, The USGenWeb Census Project, and The USGenWeb
Tombstone Project" . . .

The amended article will then read:

ARTICLE V. COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board membership shall consist of: the National
Coordinator,
four (4) State Coordinator Regional Representatives, eight (8) Local
Coordinator Regional Representatives, one (1) Special Projects
representative elected by members of the special projects, and one (1)
at-large representative. All shall have voting privileges except the
National Coordinator who shall vote only in the case of a tie. The
regions
from which State Coordinator and Local Coordinator Representatives are
elected shall be decided by the Advisory Board on an annual basis.

In addition, the Section 3 of Article XIII regarding Special Projects
would
need to be amended:

Current article:
ARTICLE XIII. SPECIAL PROJECTS

Section 3. The staff members of The USGenWeb Archives Project, The
USGenWeb
Census Project, and The USGenWeb Tombstone Project shall each elect one
Special Project Representative to serve as a voting member of The
USGenWeb
Project Advisory Board.

This amended section would read:
Section 3. The staff members of any special projects (as defined in
Section
1) shall elect one Special Project Representative to serve as a voting
member of The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board.



The motion is numbered 05-01. Discussion, please.

Shari



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