[Pdx-pm] A New Fearless Josh

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Sun May 14 13:33:31 PDT 2006

Mongers of Perl,

Our current "Fearless Josh" (or "The Dread Parrot Wesley") has expressed 
a desire to retire from the herding of cats and spend more time with 
his own furry family.

Thus, we need a new Fearless Josh.  Your name need not be Josh, but 
tradition has turned the name into a title, so you may be so dubbed.

The duties are:


The primary role of Fearless Josh is to be a figurehead: turn chaos into 
order at the beginning of meetings, introduce the speaker, group, and 
topic, make sure everyone knows how to get to the bathroom and bar, and 
don't let it get too late before adjourning to the Lucky Lab.

While there can be only one Fearless Josh as figureheads go, he or she 
may delegate duties to other Fearless Joshes.  There are a few duties 
which must be bound to a given e-mail address.  Other duties (such as 
acquiring and playing the introductory Joshish short) may be circulated 
between transient volunteers.

Things like holding the money, t-shirts, and books require a certain 
amount of dependability, trustworthiness, and physical presence.  You 
may be subject to a credit check.  Transporting 50+ pounds of stuff to 
every meeting could be somewhat optional if takers will request 
delivery of a shirt/book in advance.

The historical lack of volunteers says that we don't need an election.  
Thus, I have just tarred and feathered myself as Josh by writing this 
e-mail.  However, we're free people in a free country using free 
software and having free meetings at Free Geek -- so I welcome your 
objections and make no promises about free beer.  If there is any 
clamoring, we will have an election overseen by the Josh of your 

If there are no objections, my first action as Josh will be to delegate 
anything I can get away with.  Contact me, Josh, or the list if you 
would like to volunteer now or at any time in the future.

--Fearless Josh (Eric)
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
--Ronald Reagan

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