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17081Re: [TTLUG] TTLUG Suggestion

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  • Vasudev Seeram
    Oct 3 10:02 AM
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      I second the motion. We're drifting right now, perhaps
      we should set some SMART (specific, measurable,
      attainable, realistic, time-bounded) goals and work
      towards them for the new year.


      --- Kerry Panchoo <kpanchoo@...> wrote:

      > Hi All,
      > Seeing that richard is back on the mailing list. I
      > have a few comments
      > and suggestions.
      > Its been a while since TTLUG has had a meeting or an
      > election. To me it
      > seems the group is now only a mailing list with very
      > few events etc. I
      > do not know when the group last had elections for
      > its executive. I would
      > like to make the following suggestions:
      > - Find the TTLUG constitution (if we have one)
      > - Adopt a LUG constitution (I'm sure there may be a
      > few out there we
      > could choose from)
      > - Hold elections for its executive (its election
      > season :) ie.
      > President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary etc-
      > how about the last
      > weekend of the month as the election date)
      > - Candidates for the President should put forward a
      > list of items he/she
      > wishes to do for the following year with a plan to
      > do so (these should
      > be a plan to find locations for meetings and
      > possible events and an
      > action plan to get these things done)
      > - Only members who attend the meetings should vote
      > (why? - because it
      > shows a willingness to turn up in person and do
      > something).
      > Why am i suggesting these things?
      > - TTLUG use to have meetings once ever 2 weeks- its
      > no longer the case
      > - Any organization like ours should have elections
      > every year and the
      > executive change as the group changes
      > - Although Richard have done a lot for the group
      > over th past seven
      > years and we should all be thankful for this, he
      > seems to have a lot of
      > other responsibilities that affect his time and the
      > attention (which is
      > fair) that the LUG needs. Seven years is a long time
      > to be president, it
      > might be best that someone else takes charge and
      > moves the group
      > forward, new blood, new energy. This is not meant to
      > be a personal
      > attack on Richard. A leader has to know when it time
      > graciously pass on
      > his chair to the next person who the group chooses
      > (He can make his
      > recommendation for the next person as I did). I see
      > Richard's continuing
      > roles (as is mines) to support and provide
      > advice/opinions where and
      > when necessary. I am not opposed to Richard going up
      > for re-election-
      > but i do not think its the best thing for the group
      > right now.
      > On a personal note it saddens me to see TTCS doing
      > things that TTLUG
      > should be doing, especially since we are much more
      > focussed on Linux and
      > Open Source with a clear agenda. TTLUG has become
      > nothing more than an
      > online mailing list, which may be the center of the
      > daily operations of
      > a LUG, but it is not the only thing a LUG should be.

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