[Discuss] Greetings! And membership

Andrew Back andrew at carrierdetect.com
Tue Jul 3 16:20:00 UTC 2012

On 2 July 2012 21:46, Alicia Gibb <pip at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> We're working on putting our by-laws together and introducing membership.
> The main reason for membership is so that you all can vote for things like
> future board members!
> We've looked at a lot of membership strategies. Unfortunately, the law
> around non-profits won't allow public votes on issues - only the members of
> the group, so we want to have the most inclusive membership possible. Some
> memberships are fee based, some are merit based. Since we didn't want to get
> into judging merit, we are considering moving towards a fee-based
> membership. We are hoping to cover costs from domain hosting to assisting
> the Summit costs with membership fees. Please give us your feedback on the
> amount we're asking and the benefits of membership.
> Annual membership: $100 per year
> Student rate: Suggestions?
> Benefits:
> + Voting in board members (we hope to vote in 3 more board members via
> membership in Sept.)
> + Voting on other topics that require a broader community vote
> + Reduced ticket prices for the Summit
> + Opportunity to chair a program for OSHWA
> + Sticker?

Sounds good to me. Although stickers are a bit soft and for a hardware
association a nice vitreous enamel badge would get my vote! I can
recommend a little company in the north of England that made me some
lovely Ohm's Law ones [1] should this be of interest.



[1] http://andrewback.net/works/VIR

Andrew Back

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