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Internal structure of the at-large membership

Watching the board meeting today, I was struck by Esther's comment
questioning why anyone would want to be a member of the proposed
at-large council.

It occurs to me that the issue of the *internal structure* of the
at-large "membership" (*) has apparently not been considered. 
However, it is absolutely clear that a membership of 5000 or more
will absolutely require some internal structure -- probably a
hierarchy, and that setting up that structure will be a rather
complex and demanding task.

If the at-large council is seen as the top of that internal 
structure, then I think there will be plenty of motivation for 
ambitious individuals to participate, because the structure itself 
will require care and feeding, and the at-large council will 
presumably be in charge.

(*) in quotes because of the California Legal issues.


Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain