Monday, 22 July 2013

Standby Task Force

Dear SBTF Members,

In an effort to increase our inter-group communication and collaboration on Monday July 15th, 2013, several team members, Coordinators and Core Team representatives held a meeting to address questions raised by members over the past few months.

A great deal of work, thought and discussion has gone into unpacking the issues at hand and trying to come to a more equitable understanding of the role volunteers, coordinators and the core team are expected to fill and under what conditions.

To that end, we would like to formally announce the proposal of a "Working Groups" model, aimed at providing the entire membership with a means to participate in and contribute to the evolution
of the SBTF as it moves into the future.

We are inviting all members to review the Working Groups proposal in full via this Google Form:

The form invites you to express your opinions on Working Group topics, your interest in signing up for one or more of groups, and any comments you may have on the proposal in its current form.

The form will remain open for comments and sign-ups until 09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC) on Thursday, 25 July. Please complete and submit your thoughts by then. The Core Team will thereafter review the results and, based on the views submitted by the entire membership, decide on the final viability of
the Working Groups.

If you are a member who has been silent for some time, engaged daily, or just joined, your opinion is valuable! As an individual interested in working with the SBTF moving forward, it is important that you have a voice in what that organization will look like.

We look forward to reading your comments and working together to support the critical work of the Standby Task Force.

Thanks as always for your committed involvement!

Best regards,


On behalf of the Core Team

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