Two board seats are open for election this year. Beth A has stepped down after many years with RFR and Jerrod’s seat is up for election under the tenure policy outlined in this other post. (Jerrod and Joy flipped a virtual coin to see which of them would be up for reelection.)
We will be holding the election after the Spring 2022 events in June, during a two-week window from Friday, June 24 to Friday, July 8, so that we can include any new community members in the election.
Please stand by for more detailed information on how to vote. We will be using an online tool that supports ranked-choice voting.
Under regular circumstances, eligibility for voting in a Red Feather Roleplaying election is determined by participation in at least two (2) of the weekend-long RFR events within the prior year (i.e. prior two game seasons) either as a player or as a volunteer (NPC, staffer, other volunteer).
At a prior board meeting, the board resolved to “pause time” for the pandemic, so that anyone who was eligible to vote at the beginning of 2020 would remain eligible. As games are now resuming, the board will revisit this for subsequent elections.
For this election, we will be considering people eligible to vote or run for the board if they participated in at least two (2) full-weekend RFR events in 2019 through the end of the Spring 2022 season. The Witchwood weekend-long virtual event in 2020 does count. Shorter social events, including the Winter Feasts, Port Katherine picnic event in 2021, and short online social gatherings for Witchwood do not count.
- Please make sure you have an up to date email address in the Witchwood or Port Katherine website site (now, or by Monday, June 20th).
- If you are using two different email addresses or wish to specify a different one, feel free to email email@example.com to let me know what email address to use when including you in the voting system.
- Get 5 people in the voting population to nominate you by Monday, June 20.
You can collect nominations by either:
b) having five eligible RFR voters email firstname.lastname@example.org saying “I nominate [candidate name] for the RFR board” and stating their name. People nominating via email should use email addresses corresponding to the ones they use in Port Katherine or Witchwood systems.
- Let me know how to handle your candidacy when applying the election policies for gender balance of the board described in this other post, specifying “man” or “not a man”. Specifying on the endorsement form is fine, or you can contact me directly at email@example.com.
We will take you entirely at your word, but this will be helpful in determining how to apply the board gender-balance policy to people who are agender, trans, non-binary, genderfluid, etc., because there are people for whom both “I am a man” and “I am not a man” may be true. Someone who is assigned male at birth and nonbinary may run as “I identify as man and I also identify as non-binary; for the purposes of the election, if the board has many men on it, please skip my place in ranked-choice voting and take the next highest candidate who is not a man” or “I am not a man; I am nonbinary”.
No one will be required to provide any legal documentation of asserted gender.
- Recommended: Post a self-introductory statement on the forums (https://forums.witchwoodroleplaying.com/ and https://forums.portkatherine.com/) by Monday, June 20.
Red Feather Roleplaying is the parent organization that produces Witchwood and Port Katherine; it makes administrative decisions regarding budget, campsite rentals, insurance, policy, etc. As a board member of Red Feather Roleplaying you will be required to attend no fewer than two (2) board meetings per year. Meetings last approximately three hours and are attended remotely via video conference.
At these meetings it is your duty to civilly discuss the issues on the agenda and to vote in good conscience in what you believe to be the best interests of Red Feather Roleplaying. You may also submit items to be included in the agenda.
Originally, Board members were also primary investors in the corporation. All of the original investors have since been paid out, and we do not require any sort of monetary buy-in or investment from the newly-elected board member. It is our hope that whoever is elected to the vacant seat will be sufficiently invested in the well-being of the community as to make a financial stake unnecessary.
Kep, Ombudsperson for Red Feather Roleplaying