[vcf-midatlantic] ATTENTION - VCF Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee News - ATTENTION
cliendo at gmail.com
Wed May 25 14:36:55 UTC 2022
I want to thank Tony Bogan for all his work.
I am not a good enough writer to say how much we appreciate you not
only as a member of the Steering Committee, but as a fellow enthusiast
and all around cool person to hang and talk with.
I hope to see you at the next get together.
With that, congrats to Doug, also an all around cool person to hang
and talk with.
On Tue, May 24, 2022 at 6:18 PM Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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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