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From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: Applications for Board Membership - due 24 Oct 2006 
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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:27:35 -0700

The Board is now officially accepting applications for membership.  The
following rules will apply:

   1.  A maximum of three new members may be added to the Board.
   2.  Applications will be accepted until 24 Oct 2006 at 20:00 CDT.
   3.  Applications should be submitted via email to
   4.  People who have already applied will receive private email indicating 
       that they do not need to apply again.  If you believe that you have 
       already applied but you do not receive private email to that effect,
       please accept our apologies for the oversight and send email to reminding us to consider your application.
   5.  The identities of applicants will not be published without their
   6.  Each applicant will be voted on separately by the Board to determine
       whether to consider the applicant for membership.
   7.  If there are more applicants under consideration than the maximum, a
       Single Transferable Vote election will be used to select which 
       applicants to appoint to the Board.
   8.  The results of the selection process will be announced no more than
       three weeks after this announcement was posted.
   9.  Terms of board members are staggered, with approximately 1/3 of
       members' terms expiring on April and October 1 of each year (see for 
       more information).  Newly appointed members' terms will expire on 
       the April/October 1 closest to but not exceeding 18 months after 
       their appointment.  Terms of the other members will be adjusted 
       as necessary to keep a relatively even distribution of expiration 

		                    - Tim Skirvin (
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