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#REDIRECT [[Board Proposal 20131006 Motion of Intent to Revoke MC's Membership]]
 
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The board voted on the Motion of Intent to Revoke MC’s Membership in a [[Board Meeting Minutes 20131006|special email session]] initiated on October 6, 2013. The motion passed unanimously on October 7, 2013.
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Below is a copy of the notification sent to MC of the motion, which was sent at 8:54 AM EDT October 9, 2013.
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<pre>
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Subject:  Attn: MC
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From:  secretary@i3detroit.com
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Date:  Wed, October 9, 2013 5:54 am
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To:    ***
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M***,
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I am sending the material below to you at the request of the Board of
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Directors. There are two board motions below. The first one was passed by
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the board by unanimous vote. The board intends to vote on the second
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motion after you have an opportunity to respond as explained in the first
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motion.
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Please reply to this email when you open it so I can inform the board that
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you have received it.
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Thanks,
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Konrad
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Secretary
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i3 Detroit
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Motion of Intent to Revoke MC’s Membership
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Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
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hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
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pattern of actions that harm our community. MC has made many
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positive contributions to the space, but those cannot outweigh the hostile
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environment he has contributed to creating.
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1. The secretary is hereby directed to send a copy of this motion and the
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Motion to Revoke MC’s Membership to MC via his
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email address of record.
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2. The board intends to vote on the Motion to Revoke MC's
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Membership at the next practicable opportunity.
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3. If MC voluntarily terminates his membership after the
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passage of this motion and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the
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board will defer the vote on the Motion to Revoke. If, subsequent to such
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voluntary termination, MC becomes a member again, the board
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intends to vote on the Motion to Revoke as soon after he becomes a member
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again as is practicable.
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4. Pursuant to Article 3, Section 10 of the Bylaws, MC may
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respond in writing (to i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) or in person to
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the board with regards to the Motion to Revoke before the scheduled vote.
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To hear a response in person, the board will make a good-faith effort to
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schedule a time when as many board members as possible can attend.
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Motion to Revoke MC’s Membership
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Whereas i3 Detroit seeks to provide a welcoming environment free of
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hostility to all members, the board must act when a member exhibits a
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pattern of actions that harm our community. MC has made
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positive contributions to the space in the past, but those cannot outweigh
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the hostile environment he has contributed to creating.
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1. The membership of MC is hereby revoked, effective
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immediately, because the board has determined that he has engaged in
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conduct materially and seriously prejudicial to the interests and purposes
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of the corporation. This was a pattern of repeated conduct that continued
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after he was informed that it was inappropriate.
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a. Meeting one of the grounds for membership revocation in the Standing
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Rules: ”The member is a disruption about whom multiple members have
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complained.” Multiple members complained when he repeatedly took his
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dispute with Nate Warnick over the bike and welding shops onto the
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member’s mailing list. Multiple members complained about many of the steps
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he took in transforming the bike shop into what he intended would be a
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casting zone.
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b. Posting on the mailing list a hurtful personal insult directed at
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another member: an intolerable violation of our rule to be excellent to
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one another.
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c. Multiple rule violations having to do with bringing in, relocating,
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storing, and damaging property. E.g., storing bar countertops not in
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compliance with the wood shop storage guidelines, improperly relocating
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bike shop tools to the graveyard, relocating robot knife fight arena to
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non-compliant storage in wood shop, cutting off the front section of the
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bike shop workbench and storing it unsafely in the wood shop, drilling
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unsightly holes in the large projection screen, disconnecting and
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partially disassembling the Argon-Left-On warning system in the welding
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shop, storing a large steel lamp in the power-wheels corner without
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parking permit.
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2. The minimum period of revocation shall be 90 days. If MC
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voluntarily terminated his membership after the passing of the Motion of
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Intent to Revoke and before the vote on the Motion to Revoke, the number
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of days after voluntary termination count as if they were days after
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revocation for the purpose of meeting the above 90 day minimum period.
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3. The following additional conditions must be met, in the sole judgement
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of the board, for MC to be welcome to become a member again.
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The primary consideration of the board will be its responsibility to
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protect our community from the harmful behaviors that led to the
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revocation.
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    a. His words and actions as he responded to Motion of Intent to Revoke
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reflected our need for everyone at i3 to be respectful to one another and
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follow the rules, even in disagreement.
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    b. He removed his property from the space in a timely and considerate
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manner, reflecting the fact that we rely on both rules and consensus to
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make efficient use of a limited space.
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    c. He has taken the initiative to repair or provide compensation for
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property he damaged, in each individual case working with a zone
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warden and/or a board member to reach consensus on the best
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resolution.
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d. His presence on i3 social media as a non-member has reflected the need
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for everyone at i3 to be excellent to one another. For example, limiting
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negative communications to only those recipients who need to know about a
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specific problem and can help to resolve it, working to calm heated
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discussions rather than fanning the flames, responding to respectful
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questions without defensiveness, using language appropriate for a diverse
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audience, disengaging rather than continuing an online conflict that has
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become counter-productive.
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e. His presence as a guest has demonstrated a consistent focus on positive
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contributions to the community and educational mission of i3 Detroit, as
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well as a proactive respect for the rules, including the rule that all
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guests are required to sign in with a host member.
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4. If MC wishes to return to membership after his membership
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has been revoked, he may request in writing (to
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i3detroit-board@googlegroups.com) that the board review his status with
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regards to the conditions under which he is welcome to become a member
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again. This review may be requested no more than one time for each elected
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board, i.e., once per year.
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</pre>
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