[globaloutlookDH-l] Information regarding term-limits, previous service, etc.
marin.dacos at openedition.org
Wed Feb 5 00:45:11 MST 2014
That seems perfectly fair and correct to me.
On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Daniel O'Donnell
<daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was just asked a good question by a member of this year's executive: are
> current executives eligible to stand for election? This is also related to
> term limits (our new bylaws have term-limits on all elected positions to
> ensure that there is some churn on the executive and new perspectives are
> able to get in.
> The bylaws treat 2014 as year 0 for GO::DH. Last year we took the risk of
> setting things up and then developing bylaws as we went along, and we were
> very lucky that everything went very smoothly. But since most members of
> the executive were self-appointed (we asked for volunteers and the board
> consisted of everybody who volunteered), we felt in putting the bylaws
> together that the election of our first executive was really going to be a
> new stage in the history of the project.
> So this means that service in 2013 is basically ignored by the bylaws. If
> you are on the executive or doing anything for GO::DH, you are absolutely
> welcome (and indeed encouraged) to put your name forward for election. If
> you are elected, your service in 2013 won't count against any term limits.
> We're treating 2014 as if it were the first year... which it is of GO::DH
> as a truly democratic organisation.
> Daniel Paul O'Donnell
> Professor of English
> University of Lethbridge
> Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
> +1 403 393-2539
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