1999 Motions & Votes
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  • Issue: Determination on the status of the length of the terms of the CC Representatives elected in the Special Election held in January, 1999.
  • Date: 5 June 1999
  • Motion #99-15E:It was moved, and seconded, in Executive Session, that the following Statement be placed on the Nominations site and distributed to the general membership:

  • "In Executive Session, the USGenWeb Advisory Board has determined that the position of NE/NC CC Representative currently held by Bonnie Briggs and the position of SE/MA CC Representative currently held by Jim Powell were elected in the Special Election to serve the remainder of those terms, and therefore should not have been included in the current election.

    The USGenWeb Advisory Board offers its sincere apologies and deep regrets, most especially to persons already nominated for those positions."

  • The Motion 99-15E, reached quorum and the National Coordinator declared the motion passed at 1:12 a.m. EDT, this date. Vote tally: 11 Aye; 0 Nay; 4 not voting.

  • Issue: Clarification of Election Regions & Nomination Procedures
  • Date: 6 June 1999
  • #99-16E:It was moved and seconded in Executive Session that the USGenWeb Bylaws be clarified as such:

    1) the "regions" remain as they are for another year.

    2) An eligible voter in good standing is eligible to hold an advisory board position for the region for which they volunteer.

    3) Nominations for regional advisory board seats must come from an eligible voter FROM THAT REGION.

    4) In addition to the positions of National Coordinator and Member at Large, eligible voters will vote for their choice of nominees for the vacancies for the region in which they volunteer.

  • In Executive Session, this Motion failed to pass. It was decided that a motion was unnecessary as the above procedure has been used historically.

  • Issue: Resolution to Accept the Resignation of Trey Holt
  • Date: 6 June 1999
  • Motion: #99-17: I move we except Trey Holt's resignation taking effect on August 31, 1999.
    I'd like to take this time to thank Trey for serving the USGenWeb Project as a member of the advisory board, and his continued service to those researching in Texas, as SC of TXGenWeb.

  • Motion By: Bridgett Smith
  • Second By: Bill Oliver
  • Votes:
    • Bonnie McVicar-Briggs - Aye
    • Ginger Cisewski - Aye
    • Trey Holt ----
    • Yvonne James -Henderson - Aye
    • Kay Mason ----
    • Betsy Mills - Aye
    • Bill Oliver - Aye
    • Jim Powell Jr - Aye
    • Pam Reid - Aye
    • Bridgett Smith - Aye
    • Lynn Waterman - Aye
    • Beth Wills - Aye
    • Joe Zsedeny - Aye
    • Megan Zurawicz - Aye
    • David Young - Aye

  • Motion 99-17 is declared passed 13-aye 2 - not voting. 22 June 1999

  • Issue: Appointment of Jim Powell as Chair of the Elections Committee
  • Date: 21 June 1999
  • Motion #99-18: It was moved that The AB Board appoint Jim Powell as Chair of the Elections Committee
  • Motion By: David Young
  • Second By: Joe Zsedeny
  • The NC requested that due to the urgency of this Motion - may we skip discussion and go straight to voting? If there is any objection to going ahead with a vote please say so, otherwise please cast your vote accordingly.
  • Votes:
    • Bonnie McVicar-Briggs - Aye
    • Ginger Cisewski - Aye
    • Trey Holt - Aye
    • Yvonne James -Henderson - Aye
    • Kay Mason ----
    • Betsy Mills - Aye
    • Bill Oliver - Aye
    • Jim Powell Jr - Aye
    • Pam Reid - Aye
    • Bridgett Smith - Aye
    • Lynn Waterman - Aye
    • Beth Wills - Aye
    • Joe Zsedeny - Aye
    • Megan Zurawicz - Aye
    • David Young - Aye

  • With 13 Aye votes - 2 not voting - the NC declares Motion 99-18 passed to appoint Jim Powell as the Elections Committee Chair. 23 June 1999.

  • Issue: Alternative Official USGW Logo
  • Date: 26 June 1999
  • Motion #99-19: I move that the board accept the eagle logo, created by Ginger, as an alternative official logo for the use of the Project.
  • Motion By: Megan Zurawicz
  • Second By: Yvonne James-Henderson
  • Votes:
    • Bonnie McVicar-Briggs - Aye
    • Ginger Cisewski - Aye
    • Trey Holt - Nay
    • Yvonne James -Henderson ----
    • Kay Mason ----
    • Betsy Mills - Aye
    • Bill Oliver - Aye
    • Jim Powell Jr - Aye
    • Pam Reid - Aye
    • Bridgett Smith - Aye
    • Lynn Waterman ----
    • Beth Wills - Aye
    • Joe Zsedeny - Aye
    • Megan Zurawicz - Aye
    • David Young - Aye

  • Motion 99-19 (adoption of alternative national logo) passes with 11 yes - 1 no - 4 not voting 08 July 1999.


  • Issue: Votes in uncontested elections
  • Date: 12 July 1999
  • Motion #99-21: Where as, no ballots where issued and will not be issued to the following regions; Northwest/Plains Region and Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, for the 1999 Advisory Board elections for the CC-Representatives, due to the CC-Representative races in both of these regions having only one candidate for the board seat for that region, I move that Bill Oliver, Advisory Board Secretary, be directed, by this Board to cast one vote for each of the following candidates: Northwest/Plains Region, CC Representative: Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman and Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, CC Representative: Teri Pettit, thus insuring they are properly elected as the bylaws require.
  • Motion By: Bonnie McVicar-Briggs
  • Second By: Lynn Waterman
  • Votes:
    • Bonnie McVicar-Briggs - Aye
    • Ginger Cisewski - Aye
    • Trey Holt ----
    • Yvonne James -Henderson - Aye
    • Kay Mason ----
    • Betsy Mills - Aye
    • Bill Oliver - Aye
    • Jim Powell Jr - Aye
    • Pam Reid - Aye
    • Bridgett Smith - Aye
    • Lynn Waterman - Aye
    • Beth Wills - Aye
    • Joe Zsedeny - Aye
    • Megan Zurawicz - Aye
    • David Young - Aye

  • Motion 99-21 passes with 14 yes - 0 no - 1 not voting. 14 July 1999.

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