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Author Topic: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman  (Read 4980 times)

don

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Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« on: August 11, 2013, 02:14:51 PM »
The Japanese Gardening Organization (parent organization of this forum) is looking for a Recording Secretary. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact me or any board member.

In addition, our lovely and enthusiastic Jando has announced her retirement as Forum Representative as she contemplates possible relocation!  Therefore the forum is in need of someone to fill this position as well.  Please contact me or any of the board.

Thanks!

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 10:24:19 AM »
Hi Don,

Can you write a little more about what the two positions entail?

Thanks
Susan
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don

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 09:10:25 PM »
    Susan, yes and thank you.  Both are extremely important for JGO members!

Board Recording Secretary - JGO member serving as a board member to document meetings and maintain JGO documents.  I can give more specifics if you wish.

Forum representative -  JGO member available as liaison for forum members.  It is an ombudsman channel for members to bring problems and suggestions to the group with the goal of improving communications and increasing the value of the forum community.

Let me know if i can provide more info!

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 10:26:44 AM »
Thanks Don.

Mulling it over....

Susan
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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 01:06:15 AM »
Hum... Forum representative.... Can I get more info?  8)

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 06:48:46 AM »
Yes!  The forum representative or liason makes themselves available to the members of the forum for comments, suggestions, complaints, etc.  It is a way for the board to hear from the members on how things are going in the forums and how to make them better.  The comments can be anonymous or not depending on the desires of the member.

Thanks, Michael.
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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 09:13:10 AM »
Thanks Don,
I am willing to give it a go as a Forum Representative.  Maybe for 6 months or a year to try it out if that is OK?

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 10:22:17 AM »
Thanks, Michael!  Let me take it to the board and i will get right back to you.

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 02:05:39 PM »
Michael, it seems that some of the board are traveling or out of touch for now so it took a while.  We are happy to accept your offer of serving as JGO's Forum Representative.  Thanks!!!

Don

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 04:32:39 PM »
Don (and the board),
Thank you.  Let me know how/where to start.   

Anybody out there on the forum,
If you have any question or things I can help with.  Just let me know.  Thanks... Michael

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 04:59:37 PM »
welcome Michael... I always wondering why the term was not Omnibuddysperson.. ?
-- its good (for me) just to know that people have representation if they have suggestions or issues they may feel are difficult to bring up to the Board or between any persons and so on...   thank you for taking the position..   edzard

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 05:30:17 PM »
Thanks Michael.  Edzard will be sending you the 475 page contract soon.  ; )

p.s.  I will send you some notes on the job and we will do a better announcement too!
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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 05:33:34 PM »
475 pages contract.  Yikes!   ;D   8)

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 09:44:30 PM »
To be serious, thank you again, Michael.  The simple truth is you are there to hear the opinions, comments, suggestions and complaints of the forum members, anonymous or otherwise, then share it with the board of JGO. 

All of us on all levels of JGO are working hard to create and maintain a productive and successful place to share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask or answer questions about Japanese gardening or Japanese gardens. It is important that there is a flow of information and feedback so that JGO and the forums can grow and improve.

Thank you again for your help here and your efforts to improve the forums and Japanese Gardening Organization.

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Re: Recording Secretary and Forum Representative/Ombudsman
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2015, 04:57:00 PM »
Hooray!
Ombudsman is a wonderful title to add to your growing resume, Michael.

KT

 

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