Advisory Board Minutes
Approved 8 Jul 2003
|Motion - Future of the Project|
(4/29/03) NW/P CC Rep Bill Oliver presented the following motion:
"I move that the NC, subscribe all the SCs and ASCs of the USGenWeb Project and the AB members, to a private email list, for the purpose of discussing and deciding the future of the Project. The one item on the agenda to be - whether to continue in the present form, a revised form, or disband the National Organization. Further, that the discussion and decisions be limited to two weeks, at which time that decision be put to a vote of the eligible voters of the Project. Further, that the EC be instructed to prepare for the said referendum."
The motion was numbered 03-11. Discussion ensued.
The motion failed with no "yes" votes, 10 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 2 members not voting. (5/15/03)
Those voting YES: none
The presenter resigned from the AB before the motion came to a vote, and Phyllis Rippee, who had seconded the motion, withdrew her second after the proposed amendment to it failed. Tim Stowell then seconded the motion. Jana Black called the question, and a vote was taken on the motion.
|Motion - Future of USGenWeb - amendment|
(5/5/03) SW/SC CC Rep Phyllis Rippee presented the following amended motion:
"I move to amend motion 03-11 to read as follows: I move that the State Coordinators and AB members use the State Coordinator's list for the purpose of discussing the future of the USGenWeb Project. The only item for discussion will be whether to continue the organizational structure of the Project in its current form, a revised form, or to disband the National level. The discussion is to be limited to a two-week period, unless the NC calls for an extension of up to, but no longer than, an additional two weeks. At the end of this discussion, the pros and cons for change or maintaining the status quo will be presented to the general membership and the NC shall instruct the Elections Committee to conduct a vote of the general membership in regard to this issue. "
The motion was numbered 03-11 Amendment. Discussion ensued.
The motion to amend failed with 3 "yes" votes, 4 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 3 members not voting. (5/8/03)
Those voting YES: Don Kelly, Tim Stowell, Phyllis Rippee
|Vote - Replacement SE/MA CC Reps|
(5/5/03) Three nominations were received and accepted for the two vacant Southeast/Mid-Atlantic County Coordinator Representative positions:
(5/7/03) Voting commenced to choose the SE/MA CC Reps:
Those voting for BETTIE WOOD: Vicki Shaffer, Tina Vickery, Jana Black
|Vote - Replacement NW/P CC Reps|
(5/13/03) Three individuals expressed an interest in filling the vacant Northwest/Plains County Coordinator Representative positions:
(5/15/03) Nominations commenced. Tim Stowell nominated Darilee Bednar. Don Kelly nominated Gail Kilgore and Sharyl Farrell.
(5/16/03) Voting commenced to choose the NW/P CC Reps:
Those voting for GAIL MEYER KILGORE: Angie Rayfield, Tina Vickery, Vicki Shaffer, Don Kelly
|Motion - "Not in Good Standing" Declaration|
(5/15/03) SW/SC CC Representative Jana Black presented the following motion:
"I move that the USGenWeb Advisory Board declare Tim Stowell, Margie Daniels, Brenda Pierce, and Chuck Pierce be found members not in good standing within the USGenWeb Project for willfully and deliberately deceiving and knowingly participating in this deception of the members of the GAGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects by assuming the roles of "Phantom" County coordinators with the express intention of affecting the vote concerning the recall of Tim Stowell as State Coordinator of the GAGenWeb Project. Given the number of new AB members, supporting documentation will be re-posted to EXEC."
The motion was numbered 03-12.
(5/21/03) Phyllis Rippee posted a motion to amend 03-12 by adding the names of Richard Pettys, Jr. and Kathleen Goggins. Tina Vickery rose to a point of order, saying that the amendment was not germane to the original motion. The motion to amend was ruled out of order because it came as a result of Mr. Pettys' request to be included in the motion, not as a result of any information of wrongdoing that had been alleged on the part of Mr. Pettys and/or Ms. Goggins.
|Motion - To Close Debate on Motion 03-12|
(5/31/03) NE/NC SC Representative Tina Vickery presented the following motion:
"I move to close debate and vote immediately on Motion 03-12."
The motion was numbered 03-12CD. NC Harrison asked whether there was any objection to closing debate on the motion. Since there was an objection voiced, it was necessary to vote on this motion to close debate.
The motion failed with 2 "yes" votes, 8 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 5 members not voting. (6/1/03)
Those voting YES: Tina Vickery, Jana Black
Discussion of Motion 03-12 continued in Executive Session on the BOARD-EXEC list.
|Other Business - Resignation|
(5/1/03) Jimmy Epperson announced his resignation as SE/MA CC Rep.
|Other Business - SE/MA CC Rep Poll Results|
(5/5/03) National Coordinator Isaiah Harrison announced the results of the SE/MA CC Rep poll:
To The USGenWeb Advisory Board:
|Other Business - Call for Nominations|
(5/5/03) Once the poll results above were announced, the National Coordinator called for nominations from the AB for the replacement SE/MA CC Rep. Jana Black nominated top vote-getter Bettie Wood. Jan Cortez nominated Heather DeGeorge and Kelly Courtney-Blizzard. Don Kelly nominated Angie Redfield (sic - correct spelling is Rayfield). Ms. Courtney-Blizzard subsequently asked that her name be removed from consideration.
|Other Business - Hosting Agreement|
(5/6/03) National Coordinator Richard "Isaiah" Harrison made the following announcement:
I am very happy to announce I have signed a Hosting Agreement with Rootsweb.com for our National website.
|Other Business - Dissolution of Committees|
(5/12/03) National Coordinator Richard Harrison made the following announcement:
As there has been no report from the Standing Procedures Committee since March, and no activity on their list since March 22, and as there has been no report from the Grievance Procedures Committee since March, and no activity on their list since March 12, and because of the lack of progress for both committees, the committees are dissolved.
|Other Business - Tombstone Project Rep|
(5/27/03) The following note from Joy Fisher of the USGenWeb Tombstone Project was forwarded to the Board:
The TTP held an election to replace our long-ago resigned AB Rep. I am pleased to announce that Pam Reid has been elected. Please see that she is seated at your earliest convenience. This is a replacement until the next regularly scheduled election.(5/29/03) NC Harrison formally announced the appointment, barring any objection from the AB. No objections were forthcoming.
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