Over the OTW's end-of-term break, two long-time Board members and volunteers for the OTW, Francesca Coppa and Naomi Novik, retired from the board, prompting the appointment of two new members, Cat Meier and Maia Bobrowicz.
The end of term period is traditionally a busy one for certain OTW groups, such as Board and our Volunteers & Recruitment Committee, even as it becomes a time of low-activity for others. This is because the end of term is a time when many people enter the organization, leave it, or change positions and committees. For Board members it is often a busy period of approving personnel changes, bringing new Board members up to speed, and assigning liaison duties or the positions previously held by those new members of Board.
Now that our new term has kicked off and the newly composed committees have had a chance to meet, we would like to individually introduce our new Board members. They have both created a manifesto, just as OTW Board candidates have done in the past, and will each have a post where they can answer questions by OTW members and users. Today, Cat Meier talks about plans for her time on the board, and her experience in the OTW.