2000 Motions & Votes
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  • Issue: Elections Procedures
  • Date: 28 June 2000
  • Motion #00-19: "I move that the Election Committee be directed to follow election procedure as was followed in previous elections -- one State Coordinator and one Asst. State Coordinator per state/special project and any County Coordinator/Assistant County Coordinator/Town Coordinator/Special Project File Manager be allowed to vote."

  • Motion By: Betsy Mills
  • Second By: Jim Powell

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - Yes
    • Barbara Dore -
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Abstain
    • Ginger Hayes - Yes
    • Richard Howland - Yes
    • Gloria Mayfield -
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Jim Powell - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman -
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Vote results - the vote not yet ended - until 10:30 PM EST 7/1/00 is as follows:
    Yes - 11; No - 0; Abstain - 1; Have not yet voted - 3
    The Motion is declared passed.
    1 July 2000

    If any of the 3 members who have not voted still wish to do so before the vote time period ends please do so. The record will be amended if you chose to do so.


  • Issue: Grievance Against Elizabeth Harris
  • Date: 22 June 2000
  • Board Statement:

    The Board finds the grievance of Diane Kelly against NCGenWeb SC Elizabeth Harris to be without foundation or merit, and wishes to give a statement of support for Ms. Harris' conduct involving the vote in question. Further, the Board finds reason to believe that Ms. Kelly's grievance was filed with the intent to discredit and malign Ms. Harris, as well as Mr. Carson Turner. We find no cause to doubt the integrity of either Ms. Harris or Mr. Turner in this or any other matter. The Board encourages the CCs of NCGenWeb to use our Bylaws and accepted parliamentary procedure to bring unruly members to account so that the wonderful work you do can continue without disruption.

    USGenWeb Advisory Board
    Timothy Stowell, Chairman, Presiding

  • Issue: Affirm Cut-Off Date
  • Date: 5 June 2000
  • Motion #00-18: "While I have a concern that a few worthy CCs may not get to vote this time. I would bet you a dime to a bagel that if they feel as strongly about this Project as I do they would gracefully give up the vote so that the other several hundred voting members would feel that their vote fell where they aimed it to fall. Tell me, dear friends, is it more right that one voter or a few voters be denied than for the hundreds that part with their apathy and vote be denied their due rights? I think not. Remember last time when ten votes separated the runoff for the NC position? Eleven more phony votes would have disenfrancised a true majority. Keep this in mind if nit picking starts over the motion below. Until just a few days ago I sided with those who protested the April 1, 2000 date. I am quite naive at times believing that all feel as I do about honesty and such. But the evidence will continue to mount that the motion below is the right course to take. And remember, this Board and any Board has the right and duty to make motions not specifically prohibited by the ByLaws.

    I hereby move that the April 1, 2000 cutoff date be affirmed.."

  • Motion By: Joe Zsdedeny
  • Second By: Maggie Stewart

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - No
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Ginger Hayes - No
    • Richard Howland - No
    • Gloria Mayfield - No Vote
    • Betsy Mills - No
    • Teri Pettit - No
    • Jim Powell - No
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - No
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 7; No - 7; Not voting - 1
    While this is a tie vote and I could vote here, doing so one way or the other, will not change the outcome. 21 June 2000

  • Issue: Cut-Off Date
  • Date: 5 June 2000
  • Motion #00-17: "I move that the April 1, 2000 cut off date for voter eligibility be declared contrary to the Bylaws of the USGenWeb Project and that this Board instruct the Elections Committee that all members of the USGenWeb Project are eligible to vote in accordance with the duly adopted Bylaws of The USGenWeb Project."

  • Motion By: Ginger Hayes
  • Second By: Virginia Cisewski

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - Yes
    • Barbara Dore - No
    • Joy Fisher - No
    • Shari Handley - No
    • Ginger Hayes - Yes
    • Richard Howland - No
    • Gloria Mayfield - No Vote
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Jim Powell - Yes
    • Pam Reid - No
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - No
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - No
    • Joe Zsdedeny - No

  • Yes - 6; No - 8; Not voting - 1
    Motion fails. 21 June 2000

  • Issue: Good Standing
  • Date: 4 June 2000
  • Motion #00-16: "It is the responsibility of each member of The USGenWeb Project to demonstrate membership in good standing by; promoting a positive public image of the project, and working to enhance its good name and reputation, and contributing to its operations. In addition, members must respond promptly to email, actively support researchers' efforts to find information, maintain their website with appropriate, up-to-date content, and serving as a good example of the guidelines and standards of The USGenWeb Project."

  • Motion By: Maggie Stewart
  • Second By: Barbara Dore

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski -
    • Barbara Dore -
    • Joy Fisher -
    • Shari Handley -
    • Ginger Hayes -
    • Richard Howland -
    • Gloria Mayfield -
    • Betsy Mills -
    • Teri Pettit -
    • Jim Powell -
    • Pam Reid -
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman -
    • Holly Timm -
    • Tina S. Vickery -
    • Joe Zsdedeny -

  • Yes - 0; No - 0; Abstain - 0; Not voting - 15.
    Motion fails for lack of interest. 16 June 2000

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