Death and Taxes Aren't All That's Inevitable
SCOUG Elections Are March 18th
by Carla Hanzlik
Every March, like clockwork, the SCOUG elections roll around. Nine prime positions with one of the most prestigious OS/2 groups in the world are up for grabs.
- The President
- leads the club and the board, and is ultimately responsible for all the group's business affairs and activities. If it's right, he gets the credit - if it's wrong, he gets the blame.
- The Vice President
- is ready to act when the President can't, and so carries a lot of potential responsibilities.
- The Secretary
- takes care of everything that's written, and is responsible for all of the group's records.
- The Treasurer
- does all things financial - keeps the books, handles the money, pays bills, and produces reports.
- Nonofficer Members
- don't have specific predefined functions, but are charged with carrying out the goals of the user group.
Supporting OS/2 users is SCOUG's primary objective, and the group takes it seriously with our monthly general meetings, SIG meetings, web site, newsletter, on-line chats, OS/2 help desk, and special events like Warp Expo West. To keep everything functioning, the board of directors meet once a month.
Are You Interested?
Here's what you should do if you'd like to be one of SCOUG's nine directors.
- Right Away -
- Let someone know you are interested! Tony Butka is on this year's elections committee and is actively looking for members ready to help with SCOUG's management. He will be happy to hear from you.
- By March 1st -
- Tell the members why they should vote for you! Write up why you want to be on the board and email it to email@example.com so that it can be distributed to all SCOUG members before the elections.
- On March 18th -
- At the meeting, be ready to sell your potential with a short talk about yourself and your goals for SCOUG. Each candidate gets a few minutes to campaign before the voting takes place.
Want to Know More?
On the web site you'll find SCOUG's bylaws:
You'll also find SCOUG's ethical guidelines:
Talk to SCOUG's current board members about running SCOUG. They can give you the inside scoop.