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Thread: GAGB election of committee

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    paul.blitz Guest

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    Nominations are requested for 5 committee members

    If you wish to stand, please either post a message in this thread, send an email to "committee@gagb.org.uk" or contact any of the committee.

    If you think that you'd like to suggest that someone else should stand, please also post a message, and they can either respond, or someone on the committee will contact them to see if they are interested in standing.

    Nominations close at 9pm on Saturday 13th November

    The election will be held from 9pm on Saturday 20th Nov to 9pm on Saturday 27th Nov. Details of voting etc will be posted nearer the time.


    Paul Blitz
    GAGB Chairman
    on behalf of GAGB Committee

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    paul.blitz Guest

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    I guess I need to add my own name to the list of nominations, just in case some nice kind person wants to take over as GAGB chairman!!!! (I will obviously withdraw if I should become Chairman again)

    I will also take this opportunity to propose all the current committe members:

    Sarah Tate (of Team Tate)
    Bill Daley (Bill D)
    Ian Harris (Teasel)
    Dave Edwards (of The Wombles)
    Martyn Lycett (MCL)

    Perhaps you would all care to formally confirm your willingness to stand for election?


    paul blitz

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    I'm willing to stand.

    I propose Paul Blitz, should he not become Chairman.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    Sarah Tate Guest

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    I am willing to stand again.

    Sarah x

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    I'm willing to stand for election.

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    MCL Guest

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    I will happily stand again.

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    The Hokesters Guest

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    It sounds like the committee are happy to stay on and they obviously have the experience to do so.

    If I can help in anyway I am more than willing.

    I sit on two committees currently one running a very successful non-professional theatre company and a second as a pressure group for obtaining and running a theatre for the local community.

    I am also currator of several websites and run my own web dev company.

    I am also the East Midlands Co-ordinator for the on-line GeoCaching magazine www.geocachingtoday.com.

    I am an avid if somewhat frustrated cacher who unfortunately spends too much time at the desk and not enough in the woods.

    If I can do anything to help - please ask.

    Simon

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    MCL Guest

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    In the light of his generous offer of help, I would like to propose Simon of the Hokesters to stand as well.

    Might as well have some fun in these elections eh!


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    The Hokesters Guest

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    I really wouldn't want to stand against a current member of the committee. This is purely an off of assistance if required.

    Simon

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    Teasel Guest

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    I second Simon!

    I do not feel that I have managed to devote as much time to GAGB as I should have, over the past year. With luck, my health should continue to improve, but with Mark's death, I expect that any extra time this brings will be spent keeping GeocacheUK running.

    I therefore don't think it would be right for me to stand for re-election, unless there was no one else who wanted the place. I would, however, like to continue to develop a couple of bits of the GAGB website, in particular the Landowner Agreements Database, which needs a lot more work. I would therefore like to ask the new committee to consider co-opting me, in a non-executive capacity, so that I can continue to have access to the GAGB webserver.

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    Originally posted by Teasel@Oct 31 2004, 08:05 PM
    I would, however, like to continue to develop a couple of bits of the GAGB website, in particular the Landowner Agreements Database, which needs a lot more work. I would therefore like to ask the new committee to consider co-opting me, in a non-executive capacity, so that I can continue to have access to the GAGB webserver.
    As founders of the GAGB both June and I would object most strongly to Teasel being allowed to continue to have access to the server if he is not a member of the committee.

    Let me quote one of his own posts from an earlier thread HERE :
    - The website innards should be inaccessible to anyone not on the committee.
    Need I remind anybody that although June and I were hounded out of the GAGB by the few (with the assistance and urging of some "silent" persons), we had every reason to want the GAGB to succeed. Having put much time, money and effort into it and we offered to continue FREE hosting to the site and it's forums. This was on a high quality server with just 23 websites hosted on it located in London Telehouse instead of the 1468 websites on the current server located in California which was Teasel's choice.
    <span style=\'font-size:10pt;line-height:100%\'><span style=\'color:green\'><span style=\'font-family:Arial\'>totally brassed off </span></span></span>

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    paul.blitz Guest

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    As founders of the GAGB both June and I would object most strongly to Teasel being allowed to continue to have access to the server if he is not a member of the committee.
    But of course, if the GAGB committee COOPTS someone to the committee, then that person becomes a member of the committee. As such, they have the same responsibilities as any other committee member, if the committee desires that. Alternatively, the committee could coopt someone, but with certain "restrictions". It would be up to the committee to decide how that should all happen.

    (The whole concept of a committee being able to coopt people to the committee is to allow it to bring in extra expertise where needed.)


    Let me quote one of his own posts from an earlier thread HERE :
    - The website innards should be inaccessible to anyone not on the committee.
    so, that is a non-issue, as anyone coopted to the committee is "on the committee".

    ......we offered to continue FREE hosting to the site and it&#39;s forums. This was on a high quality server with just 23 websites hosted on it located in London Telehouse instead of the 1468 websites on the current server located in California which was Teasel&#39;s choice.
    Ian may have made a suggestion of where we could host the website, but it was the COMMITTEE who took the actual decision to relocate the site, and WHERE to relocate it to.

    And, being realistic, have there been any MAJOR issues with the hosting of this website on the current servers? I don&#39;t believe there have been any more problems with THIS server than there have been with YOUR servers.

    So again, another non-issue.

    So, please, why is there a need to make such a mountain out of a molehill?



    Paul Blitz

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    So it&#39;s okay for somebody without a vested interest but not for us.


    Fair enough, sounds personal to me &#33;


    Bye then
    <span style=\'font-size:10pt;line-height:100%\'><span style=\'color:green\'><span style=\'font-family:Arial\'>totally brassed off </span></span></span>

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    MCL Guest

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    what sounds personal? I have my dunce hat on tonight...


    I agree with Tim, Paul and Ian, that it is not acceptable for a non-committee member to have access to the servers, mainly due to the non-accountability that such access would produce.

    So I support the idea of making co-opted committee members of any experts we call in to handle such stuff. That solves the accountability problem.

    I don&#39;t mind whether that is Teasel, Tim & June, or Tony Blair. Personalities have nothing to do with it.

    It&#39;s about what gets done for the GAGB and nothing more. I am so grateful to all those helpful people who have given time and effort into making the association what it is today. Its a lot of work, by a lot of people and it all deserves to be recognised.

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    Originally posted by MCL@Nov 2 2004, 10:02 PM
    what sounds personal? I have my dunce hat on tonight...
    I would have thought it obvious that a FOUNDER would have more right to be co-opted than anyone, therefore if it wasn&#39;t good enough for us...

    June
    <span style=\'font-size:10pt;line-height:100%\'><span style=\'color:green\'><span style=\'font-family:Arial\'>totally brassed off </span></span></span>

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