2007-10-29 07:53:23 UTC
As many of you have noticed, PLUG wasn't able to conduct any
organizational event, nor sponsor anyone, for the past 12 months. With
the officers and the Board of Directors only having one fiscal year to
govern as per our constitution, the board has been effectively vacated
as of the first week of December 2006.
As per Article VIII: Board of Directors of the PLUG Constitution,
second paragraph states:
"The board of directors shall be elected during the general assembly
on the 2nd week of October and shall serve for one (1) fiscal year.
The newly elected board shall effectively start their term of service
on the 1st week of December after a two-month transition from the
outgoing board of directors of the previous fiscal year, and shall end
on the 1st week of December of the next year."
And as per the 6th paragraph of the said article of the PLUG Constitution says:
"In the event that the entire board of directors be vacated, the
remaining members of PLUG shall reconvene via a general assembly to
elect new board members to replace the vacated board in the manner
prescribed for elections during general assemblies."
Technically, all of the board members of last year are effectively
vacated due to this provision, and as of now PLUG has no governing
body that can sanction PLUG activities. However, PLUG can't go on like
this as this would be a disservice to the community it has been
committed to empower.
I'm personally appealing to all if we can proceed with nominating and
electing new board members. While a few of us can make arrangements
for possible venues, we will need your cooperation in planning for a
General Assembly and election of the Board of Directors and its
FYI, our registration to the SEC is about to cease already. If we
don't act on this, what will be the future of PLUG then? Will it just
remain as a mailing list only? Unless that PLUG will have a set of
officers and Board of Directors and at least 30 members of good
standing, the issue with SEC will not be resolve.
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