[Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

Bishakha Datta bishakhadatta at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 16:08:19 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Benjamin Lees <emufarmers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Please note the substantive change in Article V: Officers and Duties. As
> > per the amendments, the Secretary and Treasurer are now non-trustee
> officer
> > positions.
> >
> This doesn't seem too unreasonable in itself, but it is somewhat surprising
> that you didn't readjust the board's composition accordingly.  The
> justification for having unelected seats is to ensure that the board has
> people with specific skills or backgrounds, and my impression was that
> getting someone with accounting experience to serve as treasurer was part
> of that.

And that accounting experience is still very much needed on the Board - to
head the Audit Committee and to oversee the treasurer.


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