[NA-Discuss] NARALO 2015 CALL For Nominations vor Various Elected/Selected Positions
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Apr 14 07:42:16 UTC 2015
Thanks Darlene. There is no doubt that it could have been more
precise to ensure no confusion from that perspective, but I am afraid
it would have led to it being even more confusing to most other people.
"NARALO Secretariat: Currently held by Evan Leibovitch (but
temporarily not being performed by him but rather by Judith
Hellerstein until 3 days from now.
Since this change was widely known by and approved by NARALO, and
positions were due to revert within a few days, it didn't seem to be necessary.
At 13/04/2015 10:57 PM, Darlene Thompson wrote:
>My humblest of apologies. I was merely assuming that the
>announcement (showing you very clearly in both positions) was accurate:
> * NARALO Chair: Currently held by Garth Bruen (due to Garth's
> leave of absence Interim Chair currently is Evan Leibovitch).
> Current term ends on 22 October 2015 at the end of the 2015 Annual
> General Meeting (AGM). The new term starts immediately after the
> end of the current term and continues until the end of the 2016
> AGM. The Chair's position is not term limited and is eligible for
> * NARALO Secretariat: Currently held by Evan Leibovitch).
> Current term ends on 22 October 2015 at the end of the 2015 AGM.
> The new term starts immediately after the end of the current term
> and continues until the end of the 2016 AGM. The Secretariat term
> is not term limited and is eligible for re-selection.
>On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Alan Greenberg
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>Darlene, as the person that oversaw the NARALO leadership changes to
>accommodate Garth's leave-of-absence, I have a reasonable amount of
>confidence that no rules have been violated.
>On 10 December 2014, Garth requested a leave of absence. See
>As there was not a NARALO Teleconference scheduled until
>mid-January, on 10 December 2014 I requested a Call for Consensus to
>effect the changes. Specifically:
>Evan would become Acting Chair
>Judith would become Acting Secretariat
>A scrupulous count of ALSes supporting the Consensus Call was kept,
>and on 16 December 2014 Staff announced that a decision had been
>reached and the changes took effect. See
>Note that the Operating Procedures make reference to the person
>"fulfilling the role of Secretariat" not being Chair. Once the
>changes took effect, Evan was no longer fulfilling the role of
>Secretariat and so could legitimately act as Chair.
>As per Garth's request, the changes were to last until the NARALO
>Teleconference scheduled for today, at which point they were reversed.
>At no point was anyone fulfilling the two roles simultaneously.
>At 13/04/2015 07:50 PM, Darlene Thompson wrote:
>>I am sorry that I didn't notice this before. Please note that the
>>NARALO is presently in contravention of its Rules of Procedures, namely:
>>8. The Secretariat will have administrative and informative
>>functions. It will be responsible for maintaining a working
>>communications system and for ensuring the information flux about
>>the issues under discussion between the NARALO participants. The
>>person(s) fulfilling the function of Secretariat to the NARALO
>>shall be ineligible to simultaneously serve as the Chair of the
>>I believe this should be addressed immediately. I cannot believe
>>that we cannot get someone to substitute into one or the other role
>>(not me) so that one person doesn't have to shoulder the entire
>>burden and for other very good reasons.
>>Just a suggestion,
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