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It is time ...
« on: February 02, 2017, 06:57:29 am »
Good Morning

As it has been more than 2 years since the current moderators sort of elected themselves when this forum moved from Proboards (locsa.proboards.com) to here after the Proboards forum had disappeared for a few weeks. And in line with the guidelines set up at the Proboards forum, it is time to elect new moderators, and fill the vacant club positions.  The club positions have been vacant over the past while as we felt there was there no need for them as the forum was being managed by senior members.

The guidelines state as found on proboards state:

Currently LOCSA does not have a Constitution, but Management has come to the conclusion that at the end of a two year term elections will be held for a new Management Team. Any member of Management may not serve in the same position for longer than three years.

Thus the positions of Chair, Vice Chair and 3 Moderators are up for election.

I propose that:
  • nominations open on 2 February 2017 and will close on 13 February 2017;
  • acceptance of nominations takes place from 14 to 18 February 2017;
  • voting for the positions takes place form 19 to 26 February;
  • the new management team takes over the running of the club effective 1 March 2017.
Duties of the elected Chair and Vice Chair will include the day to day management of LOCSA with the aim of leading LOCSA forward in the clubs best interests.

Duties of the moderators include the moderation of the forum, ratification of new member applications, moderation of the Facebook and WhatsApp group.

Further, the Administrators of this forum, Ihar and Sparky, should remain in the Administrator capacity to attend to any forum technical related matters until such time as there is a formal organisation to transfer ownership of the internet domains to.

In line with democratic principles I propose that any member that has logged onto the forum can either nominate or second a candidate for any or multiple positions. Please make sure that the person(s) you nominate are willing and able.

The member(s) who has received the most votes as at 26 February will automatically qualify as the most suitable candidate for a particular portfolio. If there is no clear winner for a position it will go down to a re-vote for that position, if necessary.

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 07:51:40 am »
Just a suggestion - looks like the thread regarding this topic is locked, therefore I wish to make a suggestion regarding possible future guidelines at this thread:                                                        To my mind only members who at least OWN Ladas are acceptable as members of the Management team. Members of Managament who sell their Ladas while they serve at Management, should IMMEDIATELY be replaced by an member who OWNS a Lada. Sorry about this, I simply do not accept members at Locsa Management who does not at least OWN a Lada.
So you have enemies ?    Good.   That means you stood up for something, some time in your life  -  Winston Churchill.

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 08:40:30 am »
Thanks Danie and noted.

It is strange that the topic appears to be locked, I dont see any settings that may cause it to be locked.

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 08:55:26 am »
Maybe it was just a problem at my side. I was typing from my phone, and could'nt find the "reply" button at all. I am still typing from my phone, and immediately found the "reply" button at this thread.
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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 09:18:49 am »
Just to be sure - who are currently filling the following management positions:
Chair, Vice Chair and 3 Moderators

Also - will there be a special thread for nominations or do we just nominate under "Its Time..."

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:06:11 am »
The chair and vice chair are currently "vacant", as far as I can tell the position of Chair is occupied by your Marius, but I recall you resigning and I am not sure you were officially replaced.  The last person I can find who occupied the Vice Chair is Nikki but she sold her Lada and left the forum.  The current moderators are Spikes, Ari, Conrad and I. 

Yes, please nominate under "Its time ..."

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 12:14:52 pm »
All that is news to me! I was under the impression you and Spikes held those positions? Well that makes the nomination job quite easy then  :)

As far as I can recall there is no time limit set on Moderators? BTW LOCSA should have an existing Constitution as far as I know.

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 12:25:13 pm »
Well here goes my nominations:

Chair: Spikes
Vice Chair: Steve

Moderators: Ari, ButaSteve and Danie

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 12:49:01 pm »
All that is news to me! I was under the impression you and Spikes held those positions? Well that makes the nomination job quite easy then  :)

As far as I can recall there is no time limit set on Moderators? BTW LOCSA should have an existing Constitution as far as I know.

Thanks, I will go search proboards.  I recall one being tabled, but not that it was adopted.  Spikes, can you shed any light?

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 03:32:57 pm »
Thanks Marius, but I am not available for any of the executive positions, nor as moderator. Time for me to take a rest.

 
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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 05:32:56 pm »
No prob Spikes I completely understand. Thanks for the tremendous effort you've put in over a good couple of years. LOCSA owes you a great deal of gratitude for your time and hard work. You deserve this self inflicted rest!  :D

I would then nominate Ari as Chair instead.

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 05:46:19 pm »
Steve I think I have it confused with the "Code of Conduct" but to my mind it could easily be equal to "Constitution".

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 05:51:17 pm »
Well here goes my nominations:

Moderators: Ari, ButaSteve and Danie

Thanks Marius, but I will NEVER be part of Locsa management again.

Please take note - this is not negotiable.

 
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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 06:52:23 pm »
Thanks Marius.

However I have not yet decided if I want to stand for a board position or not.  I will advise you within a few days.

Regards

Steve

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Re: It is time ...
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 07:11:12 pm »
Hi,

My suggestion is the following:
Chairman     Johannesburg/Pretoria

3x vice chairmans
One from each of  Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Durban

What do the rest of you think?


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