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 special email session initiated on October 6, 2013. The motion passed unanimously on October 7, 2013.

Below is a copy of the notification sent to NW of the motion, which was sent at 8:54 AM EDT October 9, 2013.


Subject:   	Attn: NW
From:   	secretary@i3detroit.com
Date:   	Wed, October 9, 2013 5:54 am
To:      	***

N***,

I am sending the material below to you at the request of the Board of
Directors. There are two board motions below. The first one was passed by
the board by unanimous vote. The board intends to vote on the second
motion after you have an opportunity to respond as explained in the first
motion.

Please reply to this email when you open it so I can inform the board that
you have received it.

Thanks,

Konrad
Secretary
i3 Detroit

Motion of Intent to Revoke NW’s Membership

Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
pattern of actions that harm our community. NW has made many
positive contributions to the space, but those cannot outweigh the hostile
environment he has contributed to creating.

1. The secretary is hereby directed to send a copy of this motion and the
Motion to Revoke NW’s Membership to NW via his email
address of record.

2. The board intends to vote on the Motion to Revoke NW’s
Membership at the next practicable opportunity.

3. If NW voluntarily terminates his membership after the passage
of this motion and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the board will
defer the vote on the Motion to Revoke. If, subsequent to such voluntary
termination, NW becomes a member again, the board intends to
vote on the Motion to Revoke as soon after he becomes a member again as is
practicable.

4. Pursuant to Article 3, Section 10 of the Bylaws, NW may
respond in writing (to i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) or in person to
the board with regards to the Motion to Revoke before the scheduled vote.
To hear a response in person, the board will make a good-faith effort to
schedule a time when as many board members as possible can attend.


Motion to Revoke NW’s Membership

Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
pattern of actions that harm our community. NW has made many
positive contributions to the space, but those cannot outweigh the hostile
environment he has contributed to creating.

1. The membership of NW is hereby revoked, effective
immediately, because the board has determined that he has engaged in
conduct materially and seriously prejudicial to the interests and purposes
of the corporation. This was a pattern of repeated conduct that continued
after he was informed that it was inappropriate.

a. Meeting one of the grounds for membership revocation in the Standing
Rules: ”The member is a disruption about whom multiple members have
complained.” Multiple members complained when he repeatedly took his
dispute with Mario Corsetti over the bike and welding shops onto the
member’s mailing list.

2. The minimum period of revocation shall be 30 days. If NW
voluntarily terminated his membership after the passing of the Motion of
Intent to Revoke and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the number
of days after voluntary termination count as if they were days after
revocation for the purpose of meeting the above 30 day minimum period.

3. The following additional conditions must be met, in the sole judgement
of the board, for NW to be welcome to become a member again. The
primary consideration of the board will be its responsibility to protect
our community from the harmful behaviors that led to the revocation.

    a. His words and actions as he responded to Motion of Intent to Revoke
reflected our need for everyone at i3 Detroit to be respectful to one
another and follow the rules, even in disagreement.

    b. He removed his property from the space in a timely and considerate
manner, reflecting the fact that we rely on both rules and consensus to
make efficient use of a limited space. While his property storage
violations are not grounds for revocation in this instance, his past
behavior has shown a pattern of disregard for rules about storing
property. E.g., large wooden couch components stored unsafely in the wood
shop, and the same accompanied by sheets of wooden paneling in large
project storage for weeks without a parking permit.

c. His presence on i3 Detroit’s social media as a non-member has reflected
the need for everyone at i3 to be excellent to one another. For example,
limiting negative communications to only those recipients who need to know
about a specific problem and can help to resolve it, working to calm
heated discussions rather than fanning the flames, responding to
respectful questions without defensiveness, disengaging rather than
continuing an online conflict that has become counter-productive.

d. His presence as a guest has demonstrated a consistent focus on positive
contributions to the community and educational mission of i3 Detroit, as
well as a proactive respect for the rules, including the rule that all
guests are required to sign in with a host member.

4. If NW wishes to return to membership after his membership has
been revoked, he may request in writing (to
i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) that the board review his status with
regards to the conditions under which he is welcome to become a member
again. This review may be requested no more than one time for each elected
board, i.e., once per year.