[vcf-midatlantic] ATTENTION - VCF Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee News - ATTENTION

Chris Fala chris.fala at vcfed.org
Tue May 24 22:17:37 UTC 2022

Dear VCF Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know about recent
changes within the Steering Committee membership.

First, the sad news. Due to family commitments, Tony Bogan has stepped
down. Anyone who knows Tony will understand just how much impact this will
have on our team. Tony has provided immeasurable help to all aspects of
VCF, as a Docent, helping organize the warehouse, with artifact rescues,
setting up for festivals, workshops, swap-meets, etc., coordinating with
InfoAge, other museums, and Wall Township, and in too many other ways to
mention. He has been a force of nature for VCF, and on a personal note has
become a valued friend to me. He has let us know that he will still be
around to help with various projects as his time permits, but his duties as
a voting member of the Steering Committee have ended (at least for now).

The good news is that we have identified someone to fill Tony’s position
(not replace him, no one could do that!). Per the Bylaws of the Committee,
when a seat has been vacated in the middle of a term, the voting members of
the Steering Committee will conduct a simple majority vote to select a
replacement. Since I take the duties of the Steering Committee, and our
commitment to the membership, very seriously, I wanted to ensure that all
five members had an opportunity to contribute to the conversation, not just
a simple (3-of-5) majority. After a very productive discussion and vote,
Doug Crawford has been chosen to fill the vacant seat. Doug has been a
member of VCF for at least 8 years. He has been a Docent at the museum, has
exhibited at Festivals and other events, and has contributed in many other
ways for the good of the organization. We all agree that he will be a
valued member of the team. After speaking with Doug, he is very excited for
the opportunity to serve. I welcome Doug and look forward to working with

Also pursuant to the Bylaws, since this is an “emergency” replacement,
Doug’s seat on the Steering Committee will be up for a vote by the general
membership this November-December. All seats on the Steering Committee
periodically come up for a vote based on the established cycle. Please
consider this and be prepared to vote when the time comes. Eligibility to
vote is determined by membership on this mailing list. New list members
eligible to vote will be accepted up to a predetermined deadline (date to
be announced) before the election.  If you know someone who might want to
participate, let them know not to wait until the last minute to join the

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter. Please don’t hesitate to
reach out to any member of the Steering Committee with any relevant
questions or concerns.

Chris Fala
Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee of the Vintage Computer

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