[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: Board Director Elections - Tom

Bart Kus me at bartk.us
Mon Jul 1 14:29:36 PDT 2019



On 7/1/2019 2:21 PM, Doug Kingston wrote:
> I vote Yes for Tom.
> -Doug-
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 2:05 PM Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us 
> <mailto: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 <mailto:nigel at nigelvh.com>> wrote:
>         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 board.
>           * 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.
>               o 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 outage.
>           * 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 emails.
>         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 year.
>         Cory Johnson - Cory has graciously handled HamWAN’s financial
>         and legal filings and reports. I’m incredibly grateful for his
>         efforts. Thank you Cory!
>         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 work.
>         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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