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Archive for April, 2008

The New Board

We are happy to announce the appointment of the rest of the HRSFANS Board:
Kevin Martin ’96
Anne Mini ’88
Emily Morgan ’07
Kartik Venkatram ’05
Michael Von Korff ’07
as well as a new Webmaster, Mike Hamburg ’06.
You’ll probably be hearing more from all of us soon.
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Regional mailing lists!

We now have several regional HRSFANS lists for people to sign up for and organize regional activities! Please go ahead and sign up!

We’re looking for people who want to moderate each of these lists–and who can potentially be local leaders. Let us know if you’d like to help organize your local Hrsfans.

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This is your Boarding call…

The Executive Committee is going to be appointing the rest of the Board (an estimated 4 new members) within the next couple of weeks. If you would like to submit your name for consideration, please send us an email to that effect.

In serving on the Board, you will be accepting a substantial share of responsibility for the growth and flourishing of HRSFANS over the next three years, with the reward that…well, if everything goes well, HRSFANS will grow and flourish. There’s a great deal to be done, and since the first step will be to formulate a plan of action, we can’t yet be very specific about what exactly the job will entail (though the candidacy statements of the new Executive Board might provide a few clues). Almost certainly, it will involve initiating and engineering awesome activities via the internet and across the country. Just as almost certainly, it’ll involve endless discussion threads to read, ill-defined tasks to negotiate, colleagues not to strangle, and deadlines to scramble over. If the prospect of the former makes the latter seem worth it to you, please consider emailing us about joining the Board. If not, well… there should be plenty of chance to do awesome stuff with HRSFANS without serving on the Board. That being, after all, the object of the exercise.

***Note: Generally we’re looking for Board Members-At-Large, who may evolve impressive titles as responsibilities get parcelled out over time. But also, in particular, we’re looking for a new Webmaster. Since HRSFANS is going to be relying heavily upon the internet’s capacity to facilitate networking and socializing from afar, this position is especially critical, and will require both dedication and technical expertise. Please let us know if you’re interested.

We want to move along with Board selection, so if you’re interested, please let us know by SUNDAY, APRIL 13. If you could include a brief statement about why you’d like to serve on the board, etc., that would be spiffy.


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Election Results

Congratulations to the first democratically elected HRSFANS Executive Committee:

Tom Lotze ’01 (President)
Elisabeth Cohen ’06 (Secretary)
Kevin Gold ’01 (Treasurer)

and thank you to the outgoing members of the Acting Board!
The executive committee is looking for further board members. If you’re interested in joining, please email If you’d like to get involved in discussion about the future of HRSFANS, whether or not you’re on the board, we have a new mailing list set up for just that purpose. Again, email to join.

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