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    Default GAGB annual elections

    GAGB's annual elections are due to take place in November.

    The election for the post of Chairman will begin at midnight on Sunday 9th and end at midnight on Sunday 16th.

    The election for the posts of Committee Members will begin at midnight on Tuesday 18th and end at midnight on Tuesday 25th.

    Nominations are now open for the post of Chairman and for the posts of Committee members. Nominations will close at midnight exactly seven days before the start of the relevant election.

    Nominations can be made in this thread or by sending them directly to me through my GAGB profile. All nominations must be seconded, and accepted by the nominee.

    I'm pleased to be able to announce that Erik van Dyck (erik88l-r) of the Georgia Geocachers' Association has very kindly agreed to act as Returning Officer for our elections again. Many thanks, Erik!

    The current status:

    Chairman:

    *Bill D (wwh) - Returned unopposed

    Committee:

    *mongoose39uk - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *StuartP - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *nobbynobbs - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *Dave of The Wombles - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *Mattwaggie - proposed, seconded, accepted
    Jacobite - proposed, seconded, accepted
    Sandvika - proposed, seconded, accepted

    dodgydaved - proposed, seconded, declined
    The Hornet - proposed, seconded, declined
    Simply Paul - proposed, seconded, declined
    Fraggle69 - proposed, seconded, declined
    *studlyone - proposed, seconded, declined
    *Tiger-eyes - proposed, seconded, declined

    Those names marked with an asterisk are current holders of those positions, whether elected or co-opted.

    Please post here or PM me if I've made any mistakes.

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    Last edited by Bill D (wwh); 7th November 2008 at 10:23 PM. Reason: Status update
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    Alan White for chairman

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    Jacobite for comittee

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Alan White for chairman
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Alan White for chairman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan White View Post
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    Pah! UK's newest reviewer then?

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    MrsBlorenge for Tea Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by pklong View Post
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    I've got to second that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Pah! UK's newest reviewer then?
    When GAGB was originally set up I was one of the UK reviewers and as such I was invited to serve on the committee. After some thought I declined as I felt that the GAGB ought to be an independent body, not beholden to any particular listing site. As a representative of Groundspeak, if I served on the committee I foresaw possible conflicts of interest which would not be in GAGB's interest.

    I think that still holds true and despite the review team being otherwise excellently qualified, I question whether it would be appropriate for them to serve here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    When GAGB was originally set up I was one of the UK reviewers and as such I was invited to serve on the committee. After some thought I declined as I felt that the GAGB ought to be an independent body, not beholden to any particular listing site. As a representative of Groundspeak, if I served on the committee I foresaw possible conflicts of interest which would not be in GAGB's interest.

    I think that still holds true and despite the review team being otherwise excellently qualified, I question whether it would be appropriate for them to serve here.
    Ooooooh could that be The Hornet intimating that he would like to be on the committee .... ?

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    You just beat me to it. I think that the Hornet would make an ideal committee member due to his level headed approach to things and his immense experience in the hobby. As he is no longer "affiliated to t'other site" he's obvously got too much time on his hands now so perhaps the GAGB might be an avenue for him to be tied to a PC again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    I think that the Hornet would make an ideal committee member due to his level headed approach to things and his immense experience in the hobby. As he is no longer "affiliated to t'other site" he's obvously got too much time on his hands now so perhaps the GAGB might be an avenue for him to be tied to a PC again.
    :coffee:
    If that's a nomination, then I second it

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    Seconded! And nominate Eckington, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cache Hoppers View Post
    Ooooooh could that be The Hornet intimating that he would like to be on the committee .... ?
    That is NOT what I meant.

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    He's done a fine job so far, if he is willing to stand for another year I would like to nominate Bill_D (WWH). He has my five votes
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    seconded bill for chairman
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    Personally, I can't think of two better people to serve on the GAGB committee than The Hornet and dodgydaved. They have a proven track record for serving the UK community, and IMO are a safe pair/s of hands.
    I believe dodgydaved needs a second (he might need a few minutes to himself after reading this ), which he now has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    When GAGB was originally set up I was one of the UK reviewers and as such I was invited to serve on the committee. After some thought I declined as I felt that the GAGB ought to be an independent body, not beholden to any particular listing site. As a representative of Groundspeak, if I served on the committee I foresaw possible conflicts of interest which would not be in GAGB's interest.

    I think that still holds true and despite the review team being otherwise excellently qualified, I question whether it would be appropriate for them to serve here.
    I think this is absolutely right. I'm aware of more than one state/country where a volunteer's position in the state/national association is perceived to cause a problem. Being a Groundspeak volunteer provides enough opportunities for angst without getting into another firing line.

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    I second dodgydaved :cheers::socool:
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    And NO, i will not be a liasion officer between Groundspeak and GAGB

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    will there be opportunity for the nominees to say why we should vote for them, or do we just vote for the people we like the sound of?
    Would be good to see GAGB broaden it's horizons somewhat.

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    I'd also like to nominate Tony mongoose39 for committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaik View Post
    Jacobite for comittee

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    Don't tempt me Snaik!!!

    I dare not accept it,..............not even for a short while.
    Understand Snaik, I would use this position, from a desire to do good.
    But through me,.........................it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    You just beat me to it. I think that the Hornet would make an ideal committee member due to his level headed approach to things and his immense experience in the hobby. As he is no longer "affiliated to t'other site" he's obvously got too much time on his hands now so perhaps the GAGB might be an avenue for him to be tied to a PC again.
    :coffee:
    And what about Yourself, Ian? I think you could do well on the committee.
    Nominating Studlyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobite View Post
    And what about Yourself, Ian? I think you could do well on the committee.
    Nominating Studlyone.
    Seconded :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraggle69 View Post
    will there be opportunity for the nominees to say why we should vote for them, or do we just vote for the people we like the sound of?
    Would be good to see GAGB broaden it's horizons somewhat.
    Nominees of course have the opportunity to say why they would like to stand for election.

    In what way would you like to see it broaden its horizons?

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    I'd like to nominate Bill D (wwh) for the post of Chairman

    and second Tony-Mongoose39uk

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    I nominate tiger-eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobite View Post
    And what about Yourself, Ian? I think you could do well on the committee.
    Nominating Studlyone.
    Thanks for the nomination Jacobite and Matrix. Whilst I would love to become an active member of the GAGB Committee (no delusions of grandure but a willingness to accept hard work here) I don't think that having a wife who runs a geocaching shop would sit too well with the committee and the constitution of the GAGB. That said though I'd be only too happy to help the GAGB in any way possible.

    What I would like to see on this thread is a list of how many of the existing committee would be intersted in putting themselves up for re-election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    Thanks for the nomination Jacobite and Matrix. Whilst I would love to become an active member of the GAGB Committee (no delusions of grandure but a willingness to accept hard work here) I don't think that having a wife who runs a geocaching shop would sit too well with the committee and the constitution of the GAGB. That said though I'd be only too happy to help the GAGB in any way possible.

    What I would like to see on this thread is a list of how many of the existing committee would be intersted in putting themselves up for re-election.
    I cant see your wife running a geocaching shop being a problem so long as you don't promote it through the GAGb.

    Something I asked previously.

    Yes I am willing to stand again.

    While I am at it, I would like to nominate:

    Nobby Nobbs, Dave from the Wombles and to second Tiger-eyes. All working hard quietly behind the scenes.

    The last few elections have been pretty much none elections as we had only enough people standing to fill the vacancies, would be nice to have a vote for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose39uk View Post
    I cant see your wife running a geocaching shop being a problem so long as you don't promote it through the GAGb.
    I don't.

    Thanks Tony.

    Bill if I could make one suggestion - could you post a locked thread with nominees names on it once they get a seconder so that we all have an uptodate list of who has already been nominated, seconded and has accepted to run etc.
    Last edited by studlyone; 2nd October 2008 at 02:36 PM. Reason: Answer to my removed question was in the opening post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    GAGB's annual elections are due to take place in November.

    The election for the post of Chairman will begin at midnight on Sunday 9th and end at midnight on Sunday 16th.

    The election for the posts of Committee Members will begin at midnight on Tuesday 18th and end at midnight on Tuesday 25th.

    Nominations are now open for the post of Chairman and for the posts of Committee members. Nominations will close at midnight exactly seven days before the start of the relevant election.

    Nominations can be made in this thread or by sending them directly to me through my GAGB profile. All nominations must be seconded, and accepted by the nominee.

    I'm pleased to be able to announce that Erik van Dyck (erik88l-r) of the Georgia Geocachers' Association has very kindly agreed to act as Returning Officer for our elections again. Many thanks, Erik!

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    There ya go

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    Thanks Tony, you posted that as I edited my last post to say I'd found the answer in the OP. Just like my teachers used to say read the whole paper before answering any of the questions LOL
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    I think it helps sometimes to repeat the OP once the thread has reached a few pages, tbh I tend to skip and go to the latest posts.


    You standing then Ian?

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    I'd be delighted to. One more lamb to the slaughter I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeeps View Post
    I nominate tiger-eyes
    Seconded
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    I've been away without internet access since yesterday morning, so I'm rather up to my eyes in things trying to catch up. If as a result I've left anyone off this list or missed any acceptions or refusals or indeed anything else of relevance, please accept my apologies and post or PM me to correct me. As I see it the position at the moment is as follows (I've only listed serious suggestions ):

    Chairman:

    *Bill D (wwh) - proposed, seconded

    Committee:

    Jacobite - proposed, seconded
    The Hornet - proposed, seconded
    Eckington/dodgydaved - proposed, seconded
    *mongoose39uk - proposed, seconded, accepted
    studlyone - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *Tiger-eyes - proposed, seconded
    *Dave of The Wombles - proposed, seconded
    *nobbynobbs - proposed, seconded

    This list includes suggestions I've received by PM, and where two or more people have proposed someone I've taken that to be a proposal and a seconding. If I've dismissed anything as non-serious but it was intended seriously, please post to say so. Thanks.

    Those names marked with an asterisk are current holders of those positions.

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    Last edited by Bill D (wwh); 2nd October 2008 at 04:48 PM. Reason: Clarity (I hope)
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    I've now had a little time to collect my thoughts, not just pick up the pieces, as it were. I'd like to propose StuartP, who is currently our (co-opted) webmaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    I've now had a little time to collect my thoughts, not just pick up the pieces, as it were. I'd like to propose StuartP, who is currently our (co-opted) webmaster.

    Seconded

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    Update:

    Chairman:

    *Bill D (wwh) - proposed, seconded

    Committee:

    Jacobite - proposed, seconded
    The Hornet - proposed, seconded
    Eckington/dodgydaved - proposed, seconded
    *mongoose39uk - proposed, seconded, accepted
    studlyone - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *Tiger-eyes - proposed, seconded
    *Dave of The Wombles - proposed, seconded
    *nobbynobbs - proposed, seconded
    *StuartP - proposed, seconded

    Those names marked with an asterisk are current holders of those positions, whether elected or co-opted.
    Last edited by Bill D (wwh); 2nd October 2008 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose39uk View Post
    Seconded
    Accepted.

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    I forgot to say - I accept.

    Update:

    Chairman:

    *Bill D (wwh) - proposed, seconded, accepted

    Committee:

    *mongoose39uk - proposed, seconded, accepted
    studlyone - proposed, seconded, accepted
    *StuartP - proposed, seconded, accepted

    Jacobite - proposed, seconded
    The Hornet - proposed, seconded
    Eckington/dodgydaved - proposed, seconded
    *Tiger-eyes - proposed, seconded
    *Dave of The Wombles - proposed, seconded
    *nobbynobbs - proposed, seconded

    Those names marked with an asterisk are current holders of those positions, whether elected or co-opted.

    Please post here or PM me if I've made any mistakes.
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    More than happy to accept the nomination again

    Like has been said it's nice that we have more activity this year and have more people nominated it can only benefit the GAGB. :cheers:

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    If (when!) it gets to a vote, how do we know if we can vote or not?
    -especially as GAGB now has 'open' forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    I'd be delighted to. One more lamb to the slaughter I guess.
    Glad to hear that, Ian.
    Tony has said it all, there is no "conflict of interest", if the two are kept separate.
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    Thanks for the nomination, happy to stand for election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobite View Post
    Glad to hear that, Ian.
    Thanks Jacobite. I must say I enjoyed reading your message about declining to stand. It put a huge smile on my face
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    If (when!) it gets to a vote, how do we know if we can vote or not?
    -especially as GAGB now has 'open' forums.
    Sorry, Stuart's created a means of doing this but stupidly I forgot to include a link to it...

    http://gagb.co.uk/gagb/membership/

    It's been tested by Stuart and me, but of course it is new so it's yet to be used for real - if anyone experiences any problems with it just PM me.
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    Ian (studlyone) has set things so that the original post in a thread now shows at the top of each page, and at his suggestion I'm now editing my OP in this thread to show the current status of nominations. So you can see how things stand simply by going to the top of any page here.
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