I agree. Just wanted Aubrey to know that people thought the option was available and that there would be people supporting that.
Both Phil and Aubrey would make great chairmen so however they want to work it out is fine (asssuming no one else wants to run;)
Your suggestion makes sense to me from a fairness perspective.
However, I feel what works for Phil and Aubrey trumps fairness. IOW, if Aubrey would like to be vice chair and do the nuts and bolts, and Phil would like to be chair and not do them, then this seems workable even though it rates as “unfair.”
Warm regards, Michael
If Aubrey is going to be doing most of the work (nuts and bolts) and Phil is going to be the figurehead, maybe Aubrey should be the Chair and Phil could be Vice-Chair which, so far does not seem to have a lot of work attached to the position. Just out of fairness I think the person who does the work should get the “glory” whatever that is.
Dear Michael and All,
Thank you to Michael for starting the ball rolling on the LPSF search for good activists who will be willing to serve as officers in 2012. At the last LPSF meeting, both Jawj and I announced that we would not be serving in 2011. We have not yet heard from our current Vice Chair and our current Treasurer as to whether they wish to continue their service.
Regarding the office of Chair, Phil has indicated that he would be willing to serve (thank you, Phil!) if Aubrey serves as Vice Chair and takes care of “the nuts and bolts.” So that Aubrey can make an informed decision, perhaps Phil can let Aubrey know how extensive are the nuts and bolts he is referring to. For information, here are the tasks that I take care of at present, will not be taking care of next year, and that the next ExCom needs to decide on diving up, substituting, etc.
Prepare an agenda one week before each meeting, and post on lpsf-activist list. Then post as is or modified with additions etc, on the LPSF website two or three days afterwards.
Announce the monthly LPSF meetings on the LPSF website, and watch the lpsf-announce to ensure accuracy of meeting location.
Ensure that the LPSF website has current content.
Chair LPSF monthly meeting.
Pick up mail at the LPSF mailbox.
Listen to the LPSF Ring Central voice messages, and return the calls.
Upload attendance sheets and other documents deemed important to keep to the LPSF cloud storage. (Note: the Secretary uploads the minutes. We have not had paper records for the past few years.)
Forward information on new members to LPCA.
These are the “nuts and bolts.” Another job of the Chair is to find ways to promote and further the objectives of the LPSF, by encouraging political participation, attending events, etc.
Hope this helps.
Below is an excerpt of an email to me from our former chair, Phil Z. Berg.
What do you think?
Warm regards, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:21 PM
Subject: lpsf chair
Mike, thank you for the vote of confidence.
…I am aware that disaster comes when good men do nothing.
So with a little more encouragement…I could be convinced to take a
My conditions would be two fold.
I would like Aubry to agree to be my vice chair and take on the role
of the nuts and bolts…