Erik Moeller wrote:
These are at least two important statements to have on
the record, so
thanks for that, in spite of the fact that you ignored all my other
points. Why "by the end of this year" and not "within the next couple
To give time in case the process takes longer than we would like. I see
no reason to publicly commit to a timetable when I am not sure. Under
promise, over deliver.
What is it that makes these decisions so complex and
The composition of the board is of critical importance to insuring that
our core mission and community values are respected. A healthy
discussion in the community takes time. Recruitment of board members,
assessing our needs, interviewing candidates, all of these things take
time. A wrong decision could be disastrous, as the board is the
ultimate legal authority. I make no apologies for moving cautiously and
with great thought, because I think that transitioning us from a tiny
club into a large organization is my highest responsibility to us all.
And when it comes to inviting an outside
member, how is that member going to be chosen? Will there be a public
dialogue about who the best figure is for this role, or will they
simply be appointed?
It would be absolutely fine to start a public dialogue about it right
now. Who do you recommend we approach?