[EURO-Discuss] Results from the 2nd consultation round on BD selection

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Tue Nov 30 17:20:58 UTC 2010

Dear Wolf,

I am copying this to the ABSdt for its post-election briefing.
Your determination in mobilising European At Large Structures was
exemplary. Thank you very much Wolf, I know it has monopolised your life
for the second half of the week and whilst you did not *need* to do
this, it was a choice you made so you deserve all the credit for this.

As an explanation to the ABSdt, and just for the record, the first round
of EURALO ALS voting saw the following results:

Sébastien Bachollet: 7 (36.84%)
Alan Greenberg: 6 (31.58%)
Abstain: 4 (21.05%)
Pierre Dandjinou: 2 (10.53%)

This showed a small lead from Sébastien, but not enough to automatically
warrant the EURALO Leadership vote for the second round, especially
since the sum of the abstentions and votes for Pierre far exceeded any
difference, thus keeping the vote as open as ever.
Whilst the first round had followed the guideline minimum of 5 days for
ALSes to vote, the second round only allowed for 3 days or less. Wolf's
determination in getting in touch with each ALS made sure that as many
ALSes as possible were consulted in this short span of time.

In addition to providing the best voice for our European At Large
structures, thus providing a channel for real bottom-up process, it also
sets a precedent and example for future At Large Board Director selections.
I hope that the ABSdt will consider this experience to draft a document

- minimum voting time periods given to ALSes (for more than one round if
- expectations on the level of involvement required from a regional
Chair to make sure as many ALSes vote
- lessons learnt re: anything that went wrong

and to consider integrating it within the selection & At Large rules of
Perhaps a few lessons from the Petition process can be learnt too.

Warm regards,


Le 28/11/2010 19:25, Wolf Ludwig a écrit :
> Dear all,
> first of all: Let me tell you how deeply impressed I am about this level of responses from our community. This proofs an outstanding capability for mobilisation at EURALO. Within less than 48 hours, 24 of you responded quickly and on short notice on our call for a second consultation round in the At-Large Board Director selection process. And this was even more than we gained in the first round a week ago (19 out of 27). Congratulations to all of you and especially to Annette and Olivier who were very supportive!
> I am aware that we need to be thoughtful with this kind of efforts and calls and not overdo it and over-demand our volunteers community with continuous “quick reaction alerts”. As a rule, we will still consider and respect common time lines for feed back and voting of normally ten days. This was rather exceptional like the result.
> As the result of the EURALO consultation on the BD candidates – second round – we counted: 
> Alan Greenberg 12 votes
> Sébastien Bachollet 9 votes
> Abstention 3 votes.
> As agreed by the EURALO Board at the very beginning of the At-Large BD selection procedure, the Chair will cast a *directed vote* based on the advise and majority in our community. Therefore my vote goes to Alan Greenberg tonight – as resolved by a solid majority of you (and not as tight as in the first round).
> The responses by our members were mostly sent to me with Cc. to Matthias Langenegger from At-Large Staff. All votes were listed and compiled by me. A copy of my list was sent to Matthias. In case of any doubts in the diligence of my compilation, the results can be cross-checked with Matthias (who received copies of all).
> The result of the 2nd ALAC voting round on the BD candidates will be published by At-Large Staff tomorrow morning.
> Thanks again for your support and kind regards,
> Wolf
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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