[NA-Discuss] NARALO 2015 CALL For Nominations vor Various Elected/Selected Positions

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Apr 14 01:14:54 UTC 2015

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 General Assembly.
>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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