Regional Membership Boards: Restaffing

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at
Sat Jan 29 20:33:58 UTC 2011

Please help spread the word, so we get people from a very broad spectrum!


Hi everyone,

In the past several months all three of the Regional Membership
Boards[0] had members step down.

Asia and Oceania[1]: Requires nominations for 1 position available for
meetings at 9:00 UTC +/-1hr and nominations for 3 positions available
for meetings run at 1400 UTC +/-1hr. (Note: if you applied during the
call in September and are still interested - please apply again!)

Europe, Middle East and Africa[2]: Requires nominations for 2
positions available at their standard meeting time of the first
Tuesday of the month at 20:00 UTC

Americas[3]: Requires a nomination for 1 position available at their
standard meeting time of the Friday following the third Thursday of
the month at 01:00 UTC (this is Thursday evening in Americas)

You can either nominate yourself or somebody else (please confirm they
want the nomination). Please add some information about yourself to
the mail.

We have the following requirements for nominees:

 - be an Ubuntu member
 - be confident that you can judge contributions to various parts of
our community
 - be available during typical meeting times of the board in question
 - insight into the culture(s) and typical activities within a
geographic region covered by the board is a plus

Here a slightly longer version that explains a bit better what kind of
community members we are looking for: Those sitting on membership
boards are people who are insightful. They are current Ubuntu Members
with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have
shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and
display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They
should be people who can discern character and judge contribution
quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that
communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by
humanity, gentleness, and kindness. Even when they must deny
applications, they should do so in
such a way that applicants walk away with a sense of hopefulness and a
desire to return with a more complete application rather than feeling
discouraged or hurt.

To nominate yourself or somebody else, please send a mail to the board
you are nominating yourself for (ubuntu-membership-board-emea,
ubuntu-membership-board-asia-oceania or
ubuntu-membership-board-americas at Try to explain
your nomination. There is still time for nominations until Mon 21st
February 2011 12 UTC. All nominations will be forwarded to the
Community Council who will make the final decision.

Thanks in advance to you and thanks a lot also to the dedication
everybody put into their jobs as board members.


Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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