[squeak-dev] Please VOTE now (re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2022)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Apr 30 14:31:03 UTC 2022

Please cast your vote for our Squeak Oversight Board as soon as possible.
The election is scheduled to end in just a few hours.

Participating in the exection process is an important contribution to
our community, and your voice is important.

Look for an email message in your inbox with the subject line:

  "Poll: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2022"

Election and candidate information is at http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6659


On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 09:31:12AM +0000, Rein, Patrick wrote:
> Hi All,
> It's that time again. Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders! Can you believe 
> it's been a year already?
> It's a time for you to stand up, help your community and volunteer to serve!
> Squeak wants you!
> Every year we elect the SOB (Squeak Oversight Board) consisting of
> seven members from our community. The current board members are:
>   1. Vanessa Freudenberg
>   2. Tim Rowledge
>   3. Craig Latta
>   4. Marcel Taeumel
>   5. David T. Lewis
>   6. Tony Garnock-Jones
>   7. Bruce O'Neel 
> For more info on the board please see:
>   https://squeakboard.wordpress.com/our-mission/
> Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked here:
>   http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6659
> Now until Friday 15th of April 2022, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members 
> and campaigning!
> Candidates should nominate themselves and start their campaign on the
> squeak-dev mailing list. Or if you nominate someone else, make sure
> that person really wants to run. :) I will not put anyone on the
> candidate list until that person makes it known on squeak-dev that
> he/she intends to run.
> During this period, the candidates should ideally present themselves
> on squeak-dev, unless they have already done so, and the community can
> ask questions.
> I encourage you to reach out to potential candidates, people that are
> active in the community and represent your views, and ask them to run.
> Some people will not run without encouragement.  Also, I know that
> some people wait to the last minute to run for the board to see if
> others will run but please consider getting this year off to a faster
> start and just jump right in!
> The schedule and process are as follows:
> Now until Friday 15th of April 2022, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
> Friday 15th of April 2021, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
> Friday 15th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
> Friday 30th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election ends.
> Results will be announced immediately after the election ends. 
> The voting period is two weeks long and ballots are sent out via email.
> And how do you end up on the voter list? See below. :)
> IMPORTANT: New voters will NOT be added once the election is started.
> You MUST try to get on the voter list before the 15th of April 2022
> or you will NOT be able to vote. If your e-mail address has changed please 
> try to make sure it is changed on the list of voters before the election
> starts.
> --------------------------
> If you were invited to vote last year you are already on the voter
> list, no worries! If you are a new Squeaker and wish to vote you
> should do ONE of the following:
>   * Get a "known" Squeaker to vouch for you. If a known Squeaker
> sends an email to voters (at) squeak.org giving me a name and email
> for you, then I will add you.
>   * Send an email to voters (at) squeak.org yourself (and CC to
> squeak-dev if you like) with information/arguments showing me that you
> are indeed serious about voting and that you are indeed a Squeaker.
> When the voting period starts all voters will receive an email with
> instructions and a link to the voting website.
> If there are any further questions, just reply *in this thread* and I
> will closely track it - or send email to voters (at) squeak.org which
> is updated and points to me.
> ...so let's get on with it!
> All the best,
> Patrick

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