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Board Votes

Last Updated: 06/03/2015 By: Avni

Voting Process

Please follow these steps to put a proposal up for a KOC Board vote. We hope this process allows everyone to review and give their thoughts and feedback on a proposal. KOC functions as a collaborative group and everyone's input is welcome and encouraged. Please also note that everyone is welcome to submit a proposal (it doesn't have to be a KOC Board member).

Step Timespan Notes
1. Proposal is circulated to the main KOC list for feedback and revisions. 2 days Proposals may require different timespans for discussion. 2 days is a general guideline. This can be longer or shorter depending on the discussion.
2. Formal proposal in its final form is sent to the main KOC list, put on the Board Votes wiki (this page), and sent to the Board List for a vote. 1 week Voting opens and if no majority decision is reached within one week the proposal fails, not to be resurrected without starting over. Board members must vote Yes, No, or Abstain on all votes within the 1 week period.
3. Vote results are relayed to the main KOC list. 1 day After vote is determined, the results should be sent to the main KOC list within one day.

Board Members

2015/16 Board

Javier Henderson Thomas Peters
Avni Khatri Jeff Pullen
Robin Kimzey Gustavo A. R. Silva
Stormy Peters Randy Tate
Serena Robb (non-voting Treasurer)

2014 Board

Vedanta Barooah Hermes Ojeda Ruiz
Avni Khatri Stormy Peters
Robin Kimzey Thomas Peters
Corey Latislaw Randy Tate
Javier Henderson (non-voting Secretary) Serena Robb (non-voting Treasurer)

2013 Board

Vedanta Barooah Stormy Peters
Avni Khatri Thomas Peters
Robin Kimzey Serena Robb
Bill Mullaney Randy Tate


Proposed Topic Status/Result Last Update
9 Feb 2015 $300 for SCALE (KOC Tablecloth, Booth candy, printing, other items) Approved
(Hermes, Thomas, Stormy, Robin, Vedanta, Avni)
10 Feb 2015
19 Jan 2015 Please vote on the purchase of 100 KOC hats for selling at SCALE. The hats are being made in Mexico and cost ~$5 each. The total of this vote if $500 USD. We are planning to sell the hats for $12 to KOC volunteers and $15 to the public. Approved
(Avni, Thomas, Stormy, Corey, Vedanta, Hermes, Robin)
22 Jan 2015
2 Oct 2014 Use remaining $2100 in funds from YEF grant (Nov 2013) as a general travel fund, according to new travel policy: http://www.kidsoncomputers.org/travel Approved
(Randy, Avni, Stormy, Corey, Hermes)
2 Oct 2014
30 Jun 2014 Create a lab in Ouled M’barek, Beni Mellal, Morocco (8-10 computers). Authorization to spend $2500-$3000 on equipment in Morocco. Approved
(Avni, Stormy, Corey, Randy, Robin)
1 July 2014
28 May 2014 Purchase 22 computers + 2 projects from http://ccs.net.com.mx through Logical Bricks (Hermes' company) in Mexico. Spend approximately $8K on equipment Approved
(Avni, Stormy, Corey, Randy, Vedanta, Thomas)
7 June 2014
22 May 2014 Vote for Corey Latislaw, current board member, to be VP, Operations for 2014 Approved
(Avni, Stormy, Corey, Randy, Hermes, Vedanta, Robin)
7 June 2014
22 May 2014 Vote for Javier Henderson to be Secretary for 2014 (as non-voting officer) Approved
(Avni, Stormy, Corey, Randy, Hermes, Vedanta, Robin)
7 June 2014
11 May 2014 1 laptops for University Student in Ghana (Daniel) via Kathleen Ismail-Hubbard (Ghana Scholarship Fund, Inc) Approved
(Robin, Avni, Hermes, Randy, Stormy, Vedanta, Thomas)
15 May 2014
Mar 2014 New KOC Board: Robin, Hermes, Randy, Stormy, Vedanta, Thomas, Corey, Avni, Serena (non-voting Treasurer) Approved
(8 yes (unanimous))
Mar 2014
19 Dec 2013 10 laptops for Association Bienfaisance Ouaouizerth (boarding school for kids in rural area) in Ouaouizerth, Azilal, Morocco. Approved
(Serena, Robin, Avni, Bill, Randy)
19 Dec 2013
17 Oct 2013 Reimburse Randy the cost of shipping laptops from LA to SLC, to go to Nepal schools with KoC volunteers (Sept 2013) or with CHOICE Expeditions (Oct-Nov 2013). Approx $90. Approved
(Serena, Robin, Stormy, Bill, Avni, Thomas, ...)
18 Oct 2013
15 Oct 2013 Lab with 10-15 computers in Sajonte, Guatemala ... in conjunction with CHOICE. Contingent on $5000 grant from Red Hat (submitted 15 Oct 2013). Approved
(Randy, Bill, Stormy, Avni, Robin, Serena, ...)
17 Oct 2013
22 Aug 2013 Pizza and soda for LA installfest (maximum of $100) Approved
(8 yes (unanimous))
23 Aug 2013
12 Aug 2013 Two Labs for Nepal Approved
(Randy, Serena, Bill, Vedanta, Avni, ...)
14 Aug 2013
12 Aug 2013 10 tablets to share between Guadalupe de Ramirez and Alfredo's high school in Huajuapan Approved
(Avni, Stormy, Thomas, Randy, Robin, Bill, ...)
14 Aug 2013
08 Jul 2013 Memory Purchase for Laptops Approved 11 Jul 2013
30 Jun 2013 Partnership with Choice Humanitarian Approved 2 Jul 2013
20 Jun 2013 Tablet Policy for School Labs - Deposit and Logistics Approved
1 Jul 2013
20 Jun 2013 Reimburse Thomas for unexpected customs/logistics costs in Mexico Retracted
Thomas declined reimbursement. Future reimbursements will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
21 Jun 2013
21 Mar 2013 Funding for Garage in Huajuapan
$141 to fund until Sep 2013
15 Mar 2013
15 Mar 2013 Funding for L.A. Installfest Lunch Retracted
Avni decided to donate funds
15 Mar 2013
31 Jan 2013 End a partnership that was providing unusable computers Approved 1 Feb 2013
16 Jan 2013 kidsoncomputers.org Domain Annual Registration Approved 16 Jan 2013
12 Nov 2012 Lab for Molcaxac
Requested 14 laptops.
Approved 06 Dec 2012
28 Sep 2012 KoC Officers
President: Avni
VP: Randy
VP-Fundraising: Stormy
Treasurer: Serena
Secretary: (none)
Approved 09 Nov 2012