Advisory Board Minutes
Approved 8 Jul 2003
|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.
(6/12/03)The charges are not sustained against any of the named members.
|Motion - Remove MNIGS status from T. Lindquist|
(6/11/03) SE/MA SC Representative Tim Stowell presented the following motion:
"Whereas the status of the RAL (Representative at Large) has for well over a year been 'Member Not in Good Standing', and whereas the original motion conferring such status made mention of further action has not been forthcoming, and whereas to continue to have said status conferred on any individual constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, I move that the status 'Member Not in Good Standing' be immediately removed from the present RAL, Teresa Lindquist."
The motion was numbered 03-13. Discussion ensued.
The motion failed with 2 "yes" votes, 11 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 1 members not voting. (6/14/03)
Those voting YES: Robert Bremer, Tim Stowell
T. Lindquist remains a Member Not In Good Standing.
|Motion - Proposed Amendment to 03-13|
(6/11/03) SE/MA CC Representative Heather
DeGeorge proposed the following amendment to Motion 03-13:
"I would like the motion to be changed to: Whereas there are MNIGS with one portion of the project and not others; And whereas the bylaws and guidelines are unclear on the issue of what a MNIGS is allowed to do in the way of working on the project in the same capacity that earned them a MNIGS declaration, or in any other capacity in any other part of the project; I move that the AB conduct a thorough investigation and come to a decision that creates procedures for declaring members not in good standing, defines what they are allowed to do within the USGenWeb project (if anything at all); specifies notification, appeal, and repeal procedures, and defines eligibility requirements for: voting at any level, participating in any level of USGenWeb affiliated project, running for any level of office or supervisory position anywhere in the project. The result should be a clear definition of how someone is declared of MNIGS, how and who is notified of this finding, the capacity in which a MNIGS is allowed to perform on the project, and how/if the declaration can be removed. The result will address the issues presented in the original motion and allow any future potential problems to be remedied with a clear and consistent manner; furthermore, it removes an individual person from the motion--allowing all to be discussed in the open. "
The motion failed for lack of a second.
|Motion - Family Group Sheet Project|
(6/14/03) SE/MA CC Representative Angie Rayfield presented the following motion:
"I move that the Family Group Sheet Project be established as a Special Project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project."
The motion was numbered 03-14. Discussion ensued.
(6/16/03) NW/P CC Representative Gail Meyer Kilgore presented the following motion:
"I would like the Motion 03-14 amended to read:
The motion TO AMEND passed with 9 "yes" votes, 4 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 2 members not voting. (6/20/03)
Those voting YES: Pam Reid, Tina Vickery, Robert Bremer, Don Kelly, Darilee Bednar, Gail Meyer Kilgore, Angie Rayfield, Larry Flesher, Jana Black
03-14 is so amended.
Voting then commenced on the motion, as amended.
The motion, AS AMENDED passed with 8 "yes" votes, 2 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 5 members not voting. (6/26/03)
Those voting YES: Vicki Shaffer, Tina Vickery, Robert Bremer, Don Kelly, Darilee Bednar, Angie Rayfield, Larry Flesher, Jana Black
|Motion - Motion to Adjourn|
(6/26/03) SE/MA CC Representative Angie
Rayfield presented the following motion:
"I move to adjourn this session of the Advisory Board."
(6/26/03) SE/MA SC Representative Tim Stowell made the following point of order:
Point of order.
The NC ruled:
Your point is not well taken. No such motion was ever passed. One was introduced, but that wording was amended out of it. Check http://www.usgenweb.com/official/02-10minutes.htm
The motion to adjourn passed with 9 "yes" votes, no "no" votes, no abstentions, and 6 members not voting. (6/28/03)
Those voting YES: Vicki Shaffer, Tina Vickery, Robert Bremer, Don Kelly, Darilee Bednar, Heather DeGeorge, Angie Rayfield, Larry Flesher, Jana Black
This session of the Advisory Board of The USGenWeb Project is adjourned, and the Board-L list closed, until 9:00am MST, Monday, 7 July 2003.
|Other Business - Appeal of Disqualification|
(6/7/03) NE/NC SC Representative Tina Vickery made the following announcement:
As the Advisory Board Representative to the Elections Committee, I would like to acknowledge to the USGenWeb Project that an appeal has been received from a nominee regarding their disqualification by their State Coordinator for the position of (SEMA) Southeast Mid-Atlantic County Coordinator Representative.
|Other Business - Grievance - Ineligible Status|
(6/7/03) National Coordinator Isaiah Harrison made the following announcement:
The AB has received a grievance regarding the "Ineligible" status of Teresa Lindquist and will discuss and resolve the issue on Board-Exec. As I am named in the grievance regarding Teresa Lindquist, Tina Vickery will serve as Temporary Chair to preside over the discussion of that issue.
|Other Business - Point of Order|
(6/10/03) Jana Black rose to the following point of order:
It has been brought to my attention that the vote of Teresa Lindquist on Motion 03-12 may be out of order in that it is a personnel matter, she is NIGS and was not privy to what was presented and discussed on EXEC, therefore could not have made an informed vote. May I have a ruling please?
The National Coordinator ruled as follows:
While Teresa Lindquist has been declared a member not in good standing by the Advisory Board, she is still a member of that Board and may vote on motions under the same conditions that are applied to any other member.
|Other Business - Support for Ruling of the Chair|
(6/10/03) NE/NC SC Representative Tina Vickery made the following announcement:
We, the undersigned members of the Advisory Board agree with Richard Harrison's ruling of ineligibility of the individual named in this grievance. The bylaws specify that candidates must be a "member in good standing". The individual mentioned in the grievance was previously declared a "member not in good standing" by the Advisory Board. The absence of mention of the Representative at Large position in article VI, section 9 of the USGenWeb Project Bylaws does not mean that the position is exempt from the "in good standing" requirement including declarations of "member not in good standing" made by the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board. A request for change of status must originate from the effected party or via the representative of the party as an item of routine business.
|Other Business - Eligibility of Bettie Wood to Run for AB|
(6/10/03) National Coordinator Isaiah Harrison made the following announcement:
In the matter of Bettie Wood's challenge to being determined ineligible to run for office by the GAGenWeb State Coordinator. After hearing the evidence, the Advisory Board sustains her challenge and declares Bettie Wood ELIGIBLE to run for the office of SouthEast Mid-Atlantic County Coordinator Representative.
|Other Business - Question of Eligibility to Nominate|
(6/11/03) NE/NC SC Representative Tina Vickery posted the following correspondence.:
I am submitting this on behalf of the Election Committee and have taken the liberty of appending the subject with "Question of Privilege". This is of an important urgent nature and demands the Boards immediate attention.
NC Isaiah Harrison' s reply:
Sturgis defines one of the Rights of Membership as "To nominate." (Page 221, no. 6) One must be a member of The USGenWeb Project to nominate someone for office.
|Other Business - Request for New Special Project|
(6/14/03) National Coordinator Isaiah Harrison posted the following:
We wish to actively support researcher's efforts to find information on their ancestors by starting a new project for USGenWeb called The Family Group Sheet Project.
|Other Business - Point of Privilege|
(6/16/03) SW/SC CC Representative Phyllis Rippee made the following point of privelege:
NC Harrison's ruling:
The Advisory Board is required to rule on questions of eligibility in a timely fashion. At the suggestion of the Parliamentarian I made a ruling from the Chair based on discussion that had taken place on Board-Exec. That is acceptible Parliamentary Procedure.
|Other Business - Point of Order|
(6/17/03) SW/SC CC Representative Phyllis Rippee rose to the following point of order:
I rise to a point of order. Sturgis states that a point of order must be raised immediately, but gives 3 exceptions. One of those is a violation of the bylaws.
National Coordinator Harrison ruled:
The practice of allowing ASCs to serve as SC Representatives is one that is well established by precedent. It would not be an exaggeration to say ASCs have always been considered on an equal basis with SCs in elections.
|Other Business - New Bylaws Revision Committee Members|
(6/20/03) National Coordinator Isaiah Harrison made the following announcement.:
I am happy to announce that the following members have been appointed to the Bylaws Revision Committee.
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