OHGenWeb Guidelines/Bylaws and State Coordinator Election Results
The State of Ohio is an At Will state for employment. Volunteers fall under the category of employee under Ohio AT Will Law. In the state of Ohio an employer does not have to give notice nor reason for terminating an employee. AT Will volunteering applies to OHGenWeb county coordinators.
OHGenWeb County Coordinators are governed by OHGenWeb county guidelines/bylaws in addition to the county coordinator guidelines/bylaws posted at USGenWeb.
Bylaws for OHGenWeb
"Motion 2005 -01 -1 Passed *Meetings of the membership of the OHGenWeb Project shall occur via e-mail through the state mailing list*."
"These bylaws may only be amended by a vote of the OHGenWeb Project in which a 2/3 majority of the legal votes cast are in favor.
"Motion 2005 -01 -2 Passed *All votes cast by a member shall be either via an e-mail message they send to the state mailing list or a secret ballot through the Internet.*"
"Motion 2005 -01 -3 Passed *The affairs of the OHGenWeb Project shall be conducted in accordance with the most recent edition of the American Institute of Parliamentarians' "Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure" (aka "Sturgis"), subordinate to U.S. laws, the bylaws of the USGenWeb Project, these bylaws, and adopted rules.*"
"Motion 2005 -01 -4 Passed * "The presiding officer of the OHGenWeb Project shall be the State Coordinator and The term of office of the State Coordinator will be 3 years.*"
Before 2005: *OHGenWeb elections shall be held at least 10 days from date of notice posted on the OHGenWeb list. Anyone who is a OHGenWeb County Coordinator, designated volunteer or holds an "other position" (such as Assistant County Coordinator, State Project Coordinator, etc.) in Ohio and who is also subscribed to the OHGW list by 11:59 PM ET on the day the ballots are distributed is eligible to participate. No more than one vote per person.*
April 22th 2008 State Coordinator Election Result
*Dale Grimm was elected State Coordinator*
April 18th 2005 State Coordinator Election Result
*Sandra Quinn was elected State Coordinator*
1999 State Coordinator Election Result
*Allen Richmond was elected State Coordinator*
April 1998 State Coordinator Election Result
*Judy Kelble was elected State Coordinator*
OHGenWeb county coordinators must belong to the state official mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org for internal correspondence
OHGenWeb county coordinators must display on their main page the official OHGenWeb logo and USGenWeb logo and link them back to their appropriate sites.
OHGenWeb county coordinators must display the current year and copyright info on their main page.
OHGenWeb county coordinators must make sure a submission to their county project is not a copyright infringement. Items written before 1880 are considered to be public domain.
Posts to the OHGenWeb email list email@example.com (herein, "list"), the official communications tool of the OHGenWeb project, should be held to subjects of interest and help to other Ohio County Coordinators (OHCCs), the Ohio State Coordinator (OHSC) and Assistant Ohio State Coordinators (OHASCs) in performing their duties. This would include any subject that will enable an OHCC, OHSC or OHASC to improve an OHGenWeb-based website or this email list.
If one OHCC disagrees with another OHCC (or the OHSC or OHASC) over any matter, it will be discussed in a respectful manner. There will be no name-calling, belittling or degrading of any one person or group of persons, or their ideas expressed on this list, by any other person. Discussions should remain within the context of the discussion at hand, and differing opinions should be stated without becoming hateful or insulting.
Occurrence of an infraction will be determined by the OHSC and/or OHASC. OHCCs may notify the appropriate OHSC and/or OHASC, if they feel they, or their ideas, have been unjustly attacked or ridiculed. In order to be considered, this should be done in private rather than sending the complaint back to the list, which only adds fuel to the fire.
If infractions are determined to have occurred, the following steps will be taken:
# The OHSC or OHASC will send a private post to the infractor, requesting the action(s) cease.
# If the infraction continues, after sending a private communication to the infractor:
# The OHSC or OHASC will send a public post to the list, requesting the action cease.
# If the infraction continues after posting a public communication to the list:
# The infractor will lose all list privileges for a period of one week (seven calendar days) from date of the second infraction, which includes posting privileges and receipt of the list. Notice of this action shall be sent to the infractor and to the list. The link from the OHGenWeb state county link page to that county web will remain intact. At the end of that week, the OHSC or OHASC will then contact the infractor as to their willingness to cooperate with the above code. If necessary, a discussion will take place on this list.
# If an infractor threatens or harrasses (real or perceived) the OHSC or OHASC or any other OHCC, they will face immediate expulsion from the project at the discretion of the OHSC
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