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Nominations for directors of has become a nonprofit corporation, and so needs probably 5 directors. We'd love to have your perspective. Please nominate yourself or someone else you would like to have help formally with leadership. Most people's only formal esponsibility will be to attend a meeting or two a year by skype/google+, unless they take on (or already have) other responsibilities. You can nominate in the comments here or by using the contact form.

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Russo nominations

I would like to nominate Mark Martin and Kevin O'Leary due to their consistency in making the site run day to day with stuff I'm glad doesn't fall on my shoulders rarely thanks to them.

I'd like to volunteer as well, as from a technological perspective, I know the system second best to Randy.

Randy goes without saying... but I just said it.

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Board volunteers

I'm happy to volunteer.

Thank you, Chris and Randy, for stepping up as well.


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My nominations

I'd also like to the nominate Randy Fay and Mark Martin as Directors, for their commitment to touring, cycling, and community spirit! I would like to volunteer to support in any way I can.

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Board of Directors

I hope you have sought some sound legal advise before stepping into the land of corporations and non-profits. As a board member, you will have a special duty to the corporation and if the corporation fails to exercise reasonable care both you, the individual and the corporation become liable.

Last year I reported what I considered a very dangerous situation concerning a warm showers host and the response was please handle it yourself because; you (WS) did not want to be involved.

I've used WS during my touring, hope to continue to use it and have opened my home to numerous cyclist and again hope to continue to do so. I do so at my risk, but by becoming a non-profit and a corporation it is now your risk too.


Harvey Surrena

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I would be happy to serve. Are you planning to have people from different parts of the country? As a non-profit, what are the requirements? an annual meeting to review the books?

I am a business owner and run a corporation, but all the same they require annual meetings and documentation.

I have enjoyed being a host, I like warmshowers, and would be willing to go with the flow and participate as needed as a director.

What are the fiduciary responsibilities if any?


PS the contact form link doesn't work.

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Hi Randy,

I'd be happy to participate as makes sense for the organization.

Just let me know the five W's (who what where why when and how), well perhaps the why isn't necessary, I already know that!!



PS I think what the other post is referring to is the fact that one can only reply through the warm showers website, and not directly to that person. Privacy reasons? I am guessing that was a legal requirement to protect the organization?

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Randy: I would like to be considered as a director of WarmShowers. My main strengths would be my experience as a long time bike tourist starting in 1975 and as a host going back to 1978 with John Mosley's Touring Cyclist Hospitality Directory. I also serve as a volunteer on my local community council, boy scouts and I was formerly involved in youth soccer. I am a contributing writer for Cycling Utah. I've been a member of Adventure Cycling since 1976 as well as the League of American Bicyclists. I would be happy to help out WarmShowers in any capacity.
My weaknesses would be my lack of knowledge of the technical side of the website and related electronic communication.

Louis Melini

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