SCOUG OS/2 For You - February 1999
The President's Message
by Terry Warren
Last month we looked ahead at the plans for 1999. This month we'll concentrate on the first major activity of the year - the March meeting elections. That's right, in just one month you will be electing the four officers and five other board of directors who will oversee the club's business for the following twelve months.
Elsewhere in this newsletter you will find "job descriptions" for these positions as outlined in our bylaws. Each member is encouraged to read these descriptions and, if you happen to find one that fits your own talents, please consider running for that position; if not, try to think of other club members that you feel would make good candidates and nominate them.
The minimum requirements for these positions are: an interest in helping shape SCOUG policies and activities, some ideas on how to further the club's goals, the time to spend in discussing these ideas at the monthly board of directors meetings, and the additional time needed to implement the plans decided on at the board meetings. Altogether it amounts to an investment of 5-6 hours per month. If you are interested or have any questions or comments, please talk to Bert Langer or any of the current officers.
If you are considering running, please try to prepare a brief written statement and submit it to Carla Hanzlik for publication in the March newsletter. You will also have an opportunity to provide a (short) speech at the March meeting to garner those last minute votes. If you cannot attend the election meeting and still wish to vote, please contact our current secretary, Gary Wong for directions on the two options for absentee voting.
In other news, the Network SIG meetings will resume in February with a Monday night meeting currently planned for February 22 at 7:00PM; the location is the Heritage Christian High School in Anaheim. Directions can be found on the SCOUG website. On that same night and location, we will also be doing an install/help workshop.
The Warpstock bid committee has been active and will be preparing the SCOUG submission by the March 1 deadline date. The proposal will be to utilize the Chapman University facilities which means that the event must take place in August. If any of you are interested in assisting with the proposal, please contact chairman Steve Schiffman for the date and time of the next committee meeting. In addition, we will be looking for a lot of volunteer help starting later in March if our proposal is accepted by the national Warpstock committee.
Lastly, thanks again to Rollin White for his emegency work on the treasurer records and for getting out a preliminary budget with which the new board and officers can use for this year's finances.
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