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    <p><span style="font-size:13px">Hello Everyone!</span></p>
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    <p><span style="font-size:13px"> The annual meeting and board <span
          class="">elections</span> are right around the corner.  This
        year we will be holding the meeting on </span><b
        style="font-size:13px">Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00AM</b><span
        style="font-size:13px"> at <span class="">Eugene</span> <span
          class="">Maker</span> <span class="">Space</span>.  The board
        vote polls will close on </span><b style="font-size:13px">December </b><b
        style="font-size:13px"><b style="font-size:13px"> 2nd</b> at
        11:00AM</b><span style="font-size:13px">, exactly one hour after
        the meeting starts.  This will give everyone some time to
        discuss it before casting votes.  Last year we offered an online
        voting system so those who couldn't make the meeting could still
        vote.  We fully intend to do the same thing this year.</span><span
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        <p><font face="arial, sans-serif">If you know someone that you
            think would be a good candidate for a </font>board<font
            face="arial, sans-serif"> position, please nominate them! 
            You can do this easily by emailing the Discuss email list
            with the subject line of "</font><b style="font-size:13px">NOMATION
            - Member Name</b><font face="arial, sans-serif">".  That
            member will then have to accept their nomination.</font></p>
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        <p><font face="arial, sans-serif">Do you think you might want to
            run for a</font> board position for 2018?  Please do!  This
          is your chance to step up and make a difference in this
          community.  If you think you want to run for a board position,
          please send an email to the discussion list or talk to some
          members in person to let us all know why you want to be on the
          board and what you can bring to the table.  Another member
          must nominate you for a board pos<font face="arial,
            sans-serif">ition. Nominations will close on </font><b
            style="font-size:13px">November 30th</b><font face="arial,
            sans-serif">, so make sure you get all of your nominations
            in before then.</font></p>
        <p><font face="arial, sans-serif"><font face="arial, sans-serif">Starting
              <font face="arial, sans-serif">next <font face="arial,
                  sans-serif">te<font face="arial, sans-serif">rm there
                    will <font face="arial, sans-serif">only be one
                      scheduled board meeting per month<font
                        face="arial, sans-serif">  A</font>lso, we <font
                        face="arial, sans-serif">have been</font> moving
                      some of the board duties <font face="arial,
                        sans-serif">to non-board positions. <font
                          face="arial, sans-serif">The hope is th<font
                            face="arial, sans-serif">at <font
                              face="arial, sans-serif">a</font> lighter
                            time commitment w<font face="arial,
                              sans-serif">ill enable <font face="arial,
                                sans-serif"><font face="arial,
                                  sans-serif">more people<font
                                    face="arial, sans-serif"> to <font
                                      face="arial, sans-serif">run <font
                                        face="arial, sans-serif">for the
                                        bo<font face="arial, sans-serif">ard. 
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            Best of Luck to all the Candidates!</font></p>
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