[Discuss] Greetings! And membership
pip at nycresistor.com
Thu Jul 5 15:52:46 UTC 2012
Thanks for your feedback everyone!
Christian, international membership will be open to all. Votes would likely
take place online and we've talked about having the polls open for 48 hours
so that it covers everyone's time zone with waking hours.
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Pierce Nichols <pierce at logos-electro.com>wrote:
> I'm also cool with $100 for regular membership. I don't think that a
> professor's recommendation in lieu of fees for students is a good
> idea, because it imposes a paperwork burden for no obvious (at least
> to me) gain. Generally, when I joined orgs as a student, I sent them
> my check and a copy of my student ID and that was that. The only
> exception was the AYRS, who asked for a letter from my department
> confirming I was a student.
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Devlin Thyne <dthyne at dh-global.com> wrote:
> > I think $100 per year is reasonable for members. In other words: "I'd pay
> > that!"
> > As an alternative to paying membership fees for students, perhaps a
> > professor or member's recommendation would work. That gets really close
> > judging merit and would cause additional work in the organization making
> > such a membership option unfeasible.
> > Thank you,
> > Devlin
> > On 07/02/2012 03:46 PM, Alicia Gibb 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?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Alicia
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> Pierce Nichols
> Principal Engineer
> Logos Electromechanical, LLC
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