Vote on Term of Office for SVLUG President/Vice President (Sept 2004)

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Feedback we're hearing while looking for candidates for SVLUG President and Vice President indicate that there may be interest in changing the term of the office from the current two years. Please rank all of the following statements which you agree with at all, in numerical order starting from strongest agreement (1, as in 1st choice) to the number of the last choice with which you agree. (Be honest about whether you'd consider running now or in the future, because it helps distinguish plain opinions from effects on future volunteers. Yes, we might contact you if we have trouble finding candidates. But if you can't help right now, we'll just have to accept no for an answer.)

For more information see the corp.sbay.org web site. This poll will close Tuesday, September 7 at 5PM Pacific Time.

Background info: Dan Kionka founded the group originally as a PC Unix SIG in 1988, which quickly became a Linux group in the early 90's. He ran the group for 10 years until it was ready to fly on its own. The tradition of 2-year terms for the SVLUG President was established when Ben Spade became the first elected SVLUG president in 1998-1999. Chris DiBona was president in 2000, but had to step down after a year when he was moving out of the area. So the 2-year terms were shifted back a year to begin in odd-numbered years. Marc Merlin was president in 2001-2002. Don Marti is the current president, serving for the 2003-2004 term.

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Ballot for Term of Office for SVLUG President/Vice President (Sept 2004)
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The tradition is 2-year terms. Don't change it.
No, 2-year terms are too long.
2 year terms are acceptable to me - I may consider running now or in the future for such a term.
The terms should be changed to 1 year terms.
No, 1-year terms are too short.
1 year terms are acceptable to me - I may consider running now or in the future for such a term.
Borrow a system from a local IEEE chapter - the president-elect serves as assistant to the president for a year before actually becoming president for a year.
No, don't use the IEEE system because that's the purpose of the VP, and it doesn't bring an elected candidate to office immediately.
The IEEE system is acceptable to me - I may consider running now or in the future for such a term.
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