Membership Definitions

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DigitalOSH
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Membership Definitions

Post by DigitalOSH » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:08 am

At the Dec. 7 meeting we also discussed tiers of members. The tiers we came up with are:

Board Members
Full Members
Guest Members

What privileges should be assigned to each? Who should be able to vote? etc.

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by lukano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:44 am

Board members can veto, full members get a vote, guest members none of the above.

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by ADDandy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:17 pm

Straight veto's are a dangerous idea, with that a single person can squish an idea. commonly (in my experience anyways) the board members can overrule general council (regular voting members) with a 2/3s majority vote. standard voting is 50%+1 majority (in this case, all regular members get a single vote, for the purposes of a standard vote, board members are considered regular members).

just my 2c.

-Andy

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by lukano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:27 pm

Good point, I also misphrased a bit in that my intended suggested was 'the board a whole can veto' (if unanimous).

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by ADDandy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:11 am

if i recall correctly, Roberts Rules of order sets out much of the voting criteria aswell as format to follow for meetings etc.

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by DigitalOSH » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:41 am

Where do we find these 'Robert's Rules'?

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by ADDandy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:14 pm

you could buy it here: Amazon

more explination: Wiki

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Re: Membership Definitions

Post by FingerTech » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:57 pm

Here are the Membership Definitions of ATX (Texas) Hackerspace. We can use them as a start if we agree with the definitions, or modify as we see fit.
It seems they give keycards to both Stakeholders and associates. We thought this may be too many keys floating around so might want to limit it to just stakeholders. Prices seem high for stakeholders too.

Visitor
* Free!
* Access to Wifi, Lounge, and Classroom during Open House (When a Stakeholder is present).
* Code, relax, work on projects, meet other hackers.
* May attend events/classes at full cost.
* May purchase materials at full cost.
* Use of tools that require no supervision or training.

Associate
* $25/mo - $40/mo : Sliding scale. Pay what you can afford, support the Hackerspace.
* 24/7 access to the space (keycard and alarm code).
* Two guests, as long as you are physically present at the space with them.
* @atxhackerspace.com email account + virtual host on one of our servers.
* Small amount of personal storage space (banker box).
* Access to locked storage (First come, first serve).
* Access to tools and heavy machinery (after requisite training courses are completed).
* Access to stocked material at a discount.
* Use of metered tools at a discount.
* Voting rights to weekly, quarterly, annual, and emergency meetings.
* Eligible to become the Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors.
* Everything else available to a visitor.

Stakeholder
* $75/mo
* Responsible for opening/locking up the space during public hours.
* Responsible for on-site locked storage service.
* 4U of rack space for your own servers, or 1 medium tower PC.
* Schedule and teach classes. (Stakeholders may charge a fee for teaching classes.)
* Schedule, host, and organize events.
* Host large tools at the space, pending membership approval.
* Free locked storage on-site.
* Everything else available to an associate.

Are there other groups with definitions posted? We can pick and choose and discuss and modify.

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