All posts by Joe Scott

Annual Election Meeting

As I am sure you all aware, the terms for the current officers of the chapter expires on the last day of this month. Before the new officers can begin their terms on February 1, we need to actually elect them! Granted, this is seems to be a mere technicality this year, given that we currently have (at most) one candidate for each position.

Here are the requirements, as laid out in the chapter bylaws:
we need to hold an election meeting, in a publicly accessible place, announced in writing at least 7 days in advance;
the meeting must be attended by a majority of the voting members of the chapter (where a voting member is a member of the chapter with an active ACM membership);
officers are elected by a plurality of votes (of the voting members in attendance).

So, please consider this to be an official announcement that the chapter will hold a meeting to elect new officers, on a date no earlier than Thursday January 29 and no later than Friday January 30, in a room (yet to be determined) at Polacksbacken.

To the best of my knowledge, we currently have five (5) voting members, so we need to have at least three (3) of the following members in attendance:

All members are welcome to attend, either to venture an opinion or run for office if so motivated. I assume we would accept nominations by e-mail, in the case that someone desired to run for an office but was unable to attend. I very much doubt that we will require more than 5 minutes to complete the process, but its probably safest if we allow for 15 minutes, just in case.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following doodle:

I will post the room number once we have settled on a time.

Thanks in advance your participation in this minor technicality celebration of the democratic process!

chapter meeting, May 2014

As Deha was unable to attend, Joe acted as secretary this month. Blatant misrepresentations of the facts in the following summary are:

  1. likely, because he forgot once or twice that he was taking notes, and
  2. solely his responsibility.

Action points:

  1. new working group: gender balance among computing students (TBD)
  2. new working group: publicity (Noric, Joe, Deha, Maria, +?)
  3. present mentor program at Action Day on Friday
  4. some sort of formal document sharing arrangement
  5. recruit speakers for local event in September
  6. find volunteers to fill empty positions for womENcourage 2015
  7. have some poster designs ready for the autumn

Continue reading chapter meeting, May 2014

International Women’s Day fika

March 7, 15:00 in Room ITC 1145
Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with us! The UU ACM-W chapter is pleased to welcome all students to join us for fika, and a discussion of gender equality issues in IT. It’s an opportunity to meet like-minded peers, learn about our group’s activities, and perhaps even join!
Check it out on facebook