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#REDIRECT [[Board Proposal 20131006 Motion of Intent to Revoke NW's Membership]]
 
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The board voted on the Motion of Intent to Revoke NW’s Membership in a [[Board Meeting Minutes 20131006|special email session]] initiated on October 6, 2013. The motion passed unanimously on October 7, 2013.
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Below is a copy of the notification sent to NW of the motion, which was sent at 8:54 AM EDT October 9, 2013.
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<pre>
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Subject:  Attn: NW
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From:  secretary@i3detroit.com
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Date:  Wed, October 9, 2013 5:54 am
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To:      ***
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N***,
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I am sending the material below to you at the request of the Board of
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Directors. There are two board motions below. The first one was passed by
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the board by unanimous vote. The board intends to vote on the second
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motion after you have an opportunity to respond as explained in the first
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motion.
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Please reply to this email when you open it so I can inform the board that
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you have received it.
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Thanks,
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Konrad
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Secretary
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i3 Detroit
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Motion of Intent to Revoke NW’s Membership
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Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
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hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
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pattern of actions that harm our community. NW has made many
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positive contributions to the space, but those cannot outweigh the hostile
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environment he has contributed to creating.
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1. The secretary is hereby directed to send a copy of this motion and the
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Motion to Revoke NW’s Membership to NW via his email
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address of record.
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2. The board intends to vote on the Motion to Revoke NW’s
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Membership at the next practicable opportunity.
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3. If NW voluntarily terminates his membership after the passage
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of this motion and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the board will
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defer the vote on the Motion to Revoke. If, subsequent to such voluntary
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termination, NW becomes a member again, the board intends to
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vote on the Motion to Revoke as soon after he becomes a member again as is
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practicable.
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4. Pursuant to Article 3, Section 10 of the Bylaws, NW may
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respond in writing (to i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) or in person to
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the board with regards to the Motion to Revoke before the scheduled vote.
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To hear a response in person, the board will make a good-faith effort to
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schedule a time when as many board members as possible can attend.
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Motion to Revoke NW’s Membership
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Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
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hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
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pattern of actions that harm our community. NW has made many
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positive contributions to the space, but those cannot outweigh the hostile
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environment he has contributed to creating.
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1. The membership of NW is hereby revoked, effective
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immediately, because the board has determined that he has engaged in
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conduct materially and seriously prejudicial to the interests and purposes
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of the corporation. This was a pattern of repeated conduct that continued
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after he was informed that it was inappropriate.
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a. Meeting one of the grounds for membership revocation in the Standing
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Rules: ”The member is a disruption about whom multiple members have
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complained.” Multiple members complained when he repeatedly took his
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dispute with Mario Corsetti over the bike and welding shops onto the
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member’s mailing list.
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2. The minimum period of revocation shall be 30 days. If NW
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voluntarily terminated his membership after the passing of the Motion of
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Intent to Revoke and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the number
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of days after voluntary termination count as if they were days after
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revocation for the purpose of meeting the above 30 day minimum period.
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3. The following additional conditions must be met, in the sole judgement
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of the board, for NW to be welcome to become a member again. The
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primary consideration of the board will be its responsibility to protect
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our community from the harmful behaviors that led to the revocation.
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    a. His words and actions as he responded to Motion of Intent to Revoke
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reflected our need for everyone at i3 Detroit to be respectful to one
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another and follow the rules, even in disagreement.
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    b. He removed his property from the space in a timely and considerate
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manner, reflecting the fact that we rely on both rules and consensus to
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make efficient use of a limited space. While his property storage
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violations are not grounds for revocation in this instance, his past
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behavior has shown a pattern of disregard for rules about storing
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property. E.g., large wooden couch components stored unsafely in the wood
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shop, and the same accompanied by sheets of wooden paneling in large
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project storage for weeks without a parking permit.
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c. His presence on i3 Detroit’s social media as a non-member has reflected
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the need for everyone at i3 to be excellent to one another. For example,
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limiting negative communications to only those recipients who need to know
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about a specific problem and can help to resolve it, working to calm
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heated discussions rather than fanning the flames, responding to
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respectful questions without defensiveness, disengaging rather than
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continuing an online conflict that has become counter-productive.
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d. His presence as a guest has demonstrated a consistent focus on positive
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contributions to the community and educational mission of i3 Detroit, as
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well as a proactive respect for the rules, including the rule that all
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guests are required to sign in with a host member.
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4. If NW wishes to return to membership after his membership has
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been revoked, he may request in writing (to
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i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) that the board review his status with
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regards to the conditions under which he is welcome to become a member
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again. This review may be requested no more than one time for each elected
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board, i.e., once per year.
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</pre>
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Latest revision as of 07:13, 15 October 2013