CRW Reform Packages
Reform Package 1 (Presented at January 2013 GUM)
- Eliminate distinctions between virtual meetings and physical meetings for the WPLUG board. Advance proposal for the following change to the bylaws: In Section 8.4, replace the entire first paragraph with the following text: "By default, all Board and committee meetings are held in person, unless the chair of the meeting chooses to schedule a virtual meeting as described herein."
- Issue a statement on the new board's focus on meeting efficiency
- Appoint a non-board member as the official timekeeper for each meeting
- Ask everyone interested in WPLUG to take a CRW-designed survey about WPLUG's problems
Reform Package 2 (Presented at February 2013 GUM)
- Dissolve the Wilkins School Networking Committee. Document this process thoroughly so that WPLUG is not accused of improper conduct.
- Dissolve the Newsletter Committee. Make the PR Committee responsible for producing a simple, newsletter-style monthly announcement with all of WPLUG's upcoming events.
- Make the secretary an ex officio member of the PR Committee.
- As long as WPLUG uses MediaWiki for its Web site, require all board members to have basic bio information in their user page
- Rename the remaining committees so that their purpose is clear even to someone who hasn't read about them:
* Internet Committee -> Technology Maintenance Committee * Program Committee -> Events Planning Committee * PR Committee -> Marketing & Communications Committee * Investigating Committee -> Disciplinary Committee
- Create a WPLUG FAQ that answers common questions people have about our group
- Create a page with pictures and biographies of board members so that people at our meetings can recognize them
- Recommend that the Program Committee organize a DIY electronics event involving Arduino or Raspberry Pi: a hackfest or possibly a study group
- Give WPLUG members a free WPLUG.org email account that forwards mail to an address of their choice.
- Investigate programs that would give WPLUG members discounts.
- Design a WPLUG membership card that includes how long a person has been a member.
- Have membership cards printed in bulk at Moo.com on their NFC-enabled cardstock. NFC is cutting-edge technology, and this fits in with WPLUG's new vision.
- Move WPLUG's meetings to a more "central" location in the heart of Pittsburgh. (The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a current front-runner since it would likely allow us to meet free of charge under certain circumstances. We are still investigating options.)