[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: Board Director Elections - Tom
richark at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 14:10:58 PDT 2019
I vote for Tom!
On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 2:06 PM Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:
> I am announcing my intention to serve on the HamWAN board of directors for
> the year following the conclusion of this vote. The voting period defined
> in the HamWAN constitution is 7 days, starting now. A reminder of the
> voting procedures can be found in the quoted email below.
> I have served as a Network Operator for HamWAN's Puget Sound network since
> 2013. I have contributed greatly to HamWAN software development:
> https://github.com/HamWAN. And I have taken an active role in new site
> research, design, and installation.
> Tom KD7LXL
> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM Nigel Vander Houwen <nigel at nigelvh.com>
>> Hello Everyone,
>> It’s been a year since our current board members were elected, so it’s
>> time for new elections.
>> As a quick recap for folks that haven’t been around, or need a reminder:
>> - Board member positions last for one year.
>> - Any supporting member is eligible to vote for board members.
>> - Any supporting member is eligible to run for a position on the
>> - There is no limit on the number of board members, so if you want to
>> run and participate, you’re not taking a spot away from anyone else.
>> - There is a minimum number of 3 board members.
>> - Supporting members are those who have contributed at the Basic
>> level ($20/mo) (or more) for the last 6 months.
>> - Voting is open for 7 days.
>> - Each board member is a separate “election”, IE you don’t have to
>> choose one person to vote for, you choose Yay or Nay for all individuals.
>> - Please respond to the list with your votes, the list serves as our
>> public record.
>> Here’s our current list of supporting members (the folks who are eligible
>> to vote on directors, or run for director themselves) (Thank you Cory for
>> pulling this together):
>> - Bart Kus
>> - Bob Edmiston
>> - Carl Leon
>> - Cory Johnson
>> - David Giuliani
>> - Doug Kingston
>> - David Yost
>> - Dylan Ambauen
>> - Ian Gallagher
>> - Jim Hudspeth
>> - Kenny Richards
>> - Marc Lacy
>> - Mark Sheppard
>> - Mikel Shirley
>> - Nick Hall
>> - Nigel Vander Houwen
>> - Robert Salsgiver
>> - Ronald Zuber
>> - Ryan Cukierman
>> - Ryan Turner
>> - Terence Chan
>> - Tom Hayward
>> - Randy Neals
>> I’d like to thank everyone for contributing to the project, and helping
>> us grow. We’ve seen a handful of new members added this year, in addition
>> to quite a few new non-member users/orgs. This speaks greatly to the
>> massive efforts of a number of folks in the project doing installs, giving
>> presentations, and talking about HamWAN.
>> We’ve seen a lot of great progress over the past year, not to mention a
>> number of new users on the network. Here’s a small sampling of some of the
>> things accomplished over the past year.
>> - Quite a handful of new Network Operations folks have been brought
>> on, and are quickly tackling issues and making improvements. Thanks team!
>> - A couple visits to our Capitol Park site saw new backbone links
>> installed, sector upgrades, and additional batteries in case of power
>> - Phone adoption has been taking off considerably with ACS and other
>> emergency services folks on board.
>> - Gear installed at Buck
>> - Gear installed at Beacon Hill
>> - Gear installed at Larch
>> - Work at the Seattle EOC
>> - Upgrade work at Snohomish County DEM
>> - Upgrade work at Haystack
>> - Upgrade and repair work at Gold
>> - New edge router at FMT as a partial replacement for Tukwila, which
>> gives us internet facing redundancy
>> - Aiming visit to Baw Faw
>> - Probably a bunch more that I forgot or managed to scroll past in my
>> All of these things and more have been the results of massive efforts of
>> a whole lot of people this year. Thanks to every one of you for making this
>> happen. HamWAN is entirely volunteer driven which makes such an enormous
>> undertaking even more remarkable. Whether your contribution was in time
>> onsite tightening bolts, or with a few dollars that helps us buy new modems
>> and dishes, it’s all been valued. Thank you.
>> So, to the final point. It’s time to vote again on the board directors.
>> For the past year Bart Kus, Cory Johnson, Rob Salsgiver, Doug Kingston, and
>> myself have acted as the board for HamWAN. I have appreciated their work
>> over the past year, and if they choose, I hope to continue doing so this
>> Cory Johnson - Cory has graciously handled HamWAN’s financial and legal
>> filings and reports. I’m incredibly grateful for his efforts. Thank you
>> Bart Kus - Bart continues to put enormous effort into the physical
>> aspects of the network, particularly in his gracious hosting of our site at
>> Haystack, some software projects, as well as acting as an administrator for
>> the Puget Sound network day to day. Thank you Bart!
>> Rob Salsgiver - Rob has been a significant driver in terms of organizing
>> what work needs to be done in the network, and making sure it gets taken
>> care of. In addition to that, he has been coming up to speed as a Network
>> Operations member, and has been tackling a number of issues.
>> Doug Kingston - Doug has been part of a number of big wins for the
>> network over the past year, both in terms of new sites, as well as getting
>> projects done and maintaining existing ones. He has additionally been
>> working on Network Operations and has jumped in to tackle issues that the
>> rest of the team hadn’t been able to get to.
>> Nigel Vander Houwen - (me) I handle much of our contract work, and record
>> keeping around technical aspects like LoAs, I serve as a day to day network
>> administrator, and have helped deploy and maintain some of the on-network
>> services, occasionally I manage to make a site visit to help out, and I
>> handle things like the email you’re reading now.
>> I have spoken with Bart, Rob, and Doug with regards to serving on the
>> board again this upcoming year. Rob and Doug have graciously offered to
>> continue serving. Bart has chosen to step away from the Board work and
>> focus on the other aspects of HamWAN and I look forward to our continued
>> For anyone who wishes to run for the board, please send an email to the
>> mailing list announcing your intention to run (You’ll see mine momentarily
>> as an example). The voting period on your election will end 7 days after
>> your announcement. Duties are not time intensive, and mostly consist of
>> being available for occasional calls to approve expenses, and assisting
>> HamWAN in whichever ways your time and/or skills/knowledge allow.
>> Thank you all for reading this rather long email, and I hope to work with
>> you all here in this next year.
>> Nigel Vander Houwen
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