2010 Summer Meeting of the Policy Council
Email Discussion Detail by Date*

May-October 2010

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1 PROPOSAL: India Chapter of System Dynamics Society
Rogelio Oliva < >
Mon, 10 May 2010 11:37:31 -0500

From: Rogelio Oliva President 2010 System Dynamics Society

RE: Proposal for the India Chapter of System Dynamics Society

Dear PC Members and Other Interested Parties:

Moved by Rogelio Oliva (needs a second) that the India Chapter be formally accepted into the System Dynamics Society. Members of this group have had ongoing correspondence. They are requesting that the PC vote electronically on this item instead of waiting until the Annual Meeting (July 2010) as they would like to participate in the Seoul Conference as a Chapter. (This is a pre-summer meeting vote, and will be recorded along with the summer meeting minutes.)

Tim Hasslett, VP Chapter Activities, and Martin Schaffernicht, AVP Chapter Activities, has reviewed their constitution and associated submissions and states the candidate India Chapter now fulfills all the requirements. To see the proposal please log into the web submission system, visit the Policy Council Menu and see the report posted for this meeting.

TEN members of the Society have signed on and other interested (pending) parties:

KARAN KHOSLA
JASWANT KRISHNAYYA
SUDIP BHATTACHARYA
DIVAKAR ROY
GANESAN UMADEVI
ASHOK KHOSLA
DIPAYAN MITRA
JATIN SHAH
HIMADRI BANERJEE
MARK CHOUDHARI
REGUNATH BALARAMAN (pending membership)
NITHIN D. NAIK (pending membership)

Jaswant Krishnayya will serve as President and Chapter Liaison. Anupam Saraph (pending membership), Mark Choudhari, Himadri Banerji and Karan Khosla (also Secretary) will be on the India Chapter Policy Council.

Discussion by all is of course encouraged and appreciated on the PCListserv; voting members are listed below. DISCUSSION WILL LAST FOR TWO WEEKS. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the Policy Council Listserv at

After the two weeks of discussion, votes should made on the PC Menu.

Instructions will follow.

Regards, Rogelio
Rogelio Oliva
President 2010
Rogelio Oliva
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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2 Notification of Motion to Amend the Minutes
J Bradley Morrison < >
Mon, 24 May 2010 14:09:55 -0400

Policuy Council Members:

Policy Council Motion 101: Subject: Motion to Correct Minutes
Proposed by: Morrison, J. Bradley, Seconded by: Oliva, Rogelio

Formal Motion: Correct the approved Summer 2009 minutes to read "Nomination Committee: Bob moved to appoint Birgit Kopanski (8/2009-7/2012) Passed." The current version reads "Nomination Committee:

Bob moved to appoint Birgit Kopanski (8/2009 - 7/2011) Passed." The change corrects the typo in the last year of Birgit's term. This motion is open for discussion. Voting open date for #101 will be May 26. A reminder message will be sent.

Regards,

Brad

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Re: Notification of Motion to Amend the Minutes
Thomas Beck < >
Tue, 25 May 2010 19:26:56 +0100

Dear colleagues,

Speaking of correcting typos I suggest you replace the incorrect "Kopanski" with "Kopainsky" as well

Thanks,

Regards,

Thomas

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3 Policy Council: Two Upcoming Votes
System Dynamics Society < >
Mon, 24 May 2010 16:35:39 -0400

Dear PC Members and Other Interested Parties:

An electronic vote on two issues will be conducted via the Policy Council Menu of your User Menu page. Please vote YES, NO or ABSTAIN. (Please feel free to wait until Wednesday, May 26 to visit the Policy Council Menu, and vote for both motions listed below:

#100. INDIA CHAPTER: Please find below the original message including the motion to formally accept the India Chapter into the System Dynamics Society. (Voting opens May 25)

#101. CORRECT THE APPROVED SUMMER 2009 MINUTES TO CORRECT A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR (changing 2011 to 2012). More information is pasted below. (Voting opens May 26)

TO VOTE ON THESE MOTIONS:

1.. http://www.systemdynamics.org/cgi-bin/sdsweb
2.. Click on the button "Policy Council Menu"
3.. Find motion and click on "details"

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:

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Original Message: #100 Formal Motion: Date: May 10, 2010

From: Rogelio Oliva, President 2010, System Dynamics Society

RE: Proposal for the India Chapter of System Dynamics Society

Dear PC Members and Other Interested Parties:

Moved by Rogelio Oliva and seconded by Martin Schaffernicht that the India Chapter of the System Dynamics Society be formally accepted. Members of this group have had ongoing correspondence. They are requesting that the PC vote electronically on this item instead of waiting until the Annual Meeting (July 2010) as they would like to participate in the Seoul Conference as a Chapter. (This is a pre-summer meeting vote, and will be recorded along with the summer meeting minutes.)

Tim Hasslett, VP Chapter Activities, and Martin Schaffernicht, AVP Chapter Activities, have reviewed their constitution and associated submissions and states the candidate India Chapter now fulfills all the requirements. To see the proposal please log into the web submission system, visit the Policy Council Menu and see the report posted for this meeting.

TEN members of the Society have signed on and other interested (pending) parties:

KARAN KHOSLA
JASWANT KRISHNAYYA
SUDIP BHATTACHARYA
DIVAKAR ROY
GANESAN UMADEVI
ASHOK KHOSLA
DIPAYAN MITRA
JATIN SHAH
HIMADRI BANERJEE
MARK CHOUDHARI
REGUNATH BALARAMAN (pending membership)
NITHIN D. NAIK (pending membership)

Jaswant Krishnayya will serve as President and Chapter Liaison. Anupam Saraph (pending membership), Mark Choudhari, Himadri Banerji and Karan Khosla (also Secretary) will be on the India Chapter Policy Council.

Discussion by all is of course encouraged and appreciated on the PC

Listserv; voting members are listed below. DISCUSSION WILL LAST FOR TWO WEEKS. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the Policy Council Listserv at

After the two weeks of discussion, votes should made on the PC Menu.

Instructions will follow.

Regards, Rogelio

Rogelio Oliva, President 2010

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#101 Formal Motion: Correct the approved Summer 2009 minutes to read

"Nomination Committee:  Bob moved to appoint Birgit Kopanski (8/2009-7/2012) Passed." The current version reads "Nomination Committee: Bob moved to appoint Birgit Kopanski (8/2009 - 7/2011) Passed." The change corrects the typo in the last year of Birgit's term.

VOTING MEMBERS:

President: Rogelio Oliva (2010)
President Elect: David Lane (2010)
Past President: Erling Moxnes (2010)
Founding President: Jay W. Forrester
Secretary: J. Bradley Morrison (2009-2010)
Vice President At Large: Joel Rahn (2010-2012)
Vice President Chapter Activities: Tim Haslett (2008-2010)
Vice President Electronic Presence: Robert L. Eberlein (2009-2011)
Vice President Finance: David F. Andersen (2008-2010)
Vice President Meetings: Andreas Groessler (2010-2012)
Vice President Member Services: Etienne A.J.A. Rouwette (2010-2011)
Vice President Publications: Deborah Lines Andersen (2009-2011)
System Dynamics Review Executive Editor: Brian C. Dangerfield
Policy Council (2008-2010): Enzo Bivona, Burak Guneralp, Imrana Umar, Lars Weber
Policy Council (2009-2011): Susan Howick, Birgit Kopainsky, Agata Sawicka, Aldo Zagonel
Policy Council (2010-2012): Laura Black, Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Martin Schaffernicht, Kim Warren

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4 Nominating Committee Term Appointment
Rogelio Oliva < >
Tue, 25 May 2010 11:51:30 -0500

To: Policy Council Members
From: Rogelio Oliva
Re: Nominating Committee Term Appointment
Date: May 25, 2010

According to Policy 7, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society (approved July 29, 2007) the President shall submit to the Policy Council for approval (at the Summer Meeting) the name of one member to replace the appointed member whose term is expiring. In the interest of full participation and also as a time-savings measure at the face-to-face meeting, I respectfully will make the motion now, pre-summer meeting, for electronic vote.

I've been in conversations with Erling Moxnes and Jim Lyneis and we have agreed that Edward Anderson from Texas University would be an excellent member for the upcoming staggered three-year term of the Nominating Committee for the August 2010 to July 2013 appointment. I also spoke with Ed and he is prepared and willing to serve, Ed will replace Deborah Campbell (8/2007 - 7/2010).

Formal Motion: Approve the appointment of Edward Anderson to the Nominating Committee for the term of (8/2010 – 7/2013).

"The size of the Nominating Committee shall be six members. Three members shall be the Past President (Chair), the President, and the President-Elect; the other three members shall be appointed for staggered three-year terms."

Nominating Committee Starting August 1, 2010
Erling Moxnes (Immediate Past President 2010) Chair
Rogelio Oliva (President 2010)
David Lane (President-elect 2010)
Yaman Barlas (8/2008 - 7/2011)
Birgit Kopanski (8/2009 - 7/2012)
Edward Anderson (8/2010 – 7/2013)

Current Committee through July 31, 2010
Jim Lyneis (Immediate Past President 2009) Chair
Erling Moxnes (President 2009)
Rogelio Oliva (President-elect 2009)
Deborah Campbell (8/2007 - 7/2010)
Yaman Barlas (8/2008 - 7/2011)
Birgit Kopanski (8/2009 - 7/2012)

Discussion by all is of course encouraged and appreciated on the PC Listserv; voting members are listed below. DISCUSSION WILL LAST FOR TWO WEEKS. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the   Policy Council Listserv at

After the two weeks of discussion, votes should made on the PC Menu. Instructions will follow.
Regards,

Rogelio Oliva
President 2010

Rogelio Oliva
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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5 Preparing for the 2010 Summer Policy Council Meeting
Rogelio Oliva < >
Thu, 27 May 2010 10:21:36 -0500

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

For this year's Summer Policy Council Meeting we will follow the format set up last year:

(1) Full Officer and Committee reports should be posted to the 2010 Summer Policy Council Meeting section on your User Menu Page of the   Web Submission System at http://www.systemdynamics.org/cgi-bin/sdsweb;

(2) PC Members are asked to review all the reports and ask clarification questions by July 16th using the PC-Listserv at Policy Council Listserv < >; and

(3) The face-to-face meeting will take place on Sunday July 25th at the conference in Seoul, Korea. At the face-to-face meeting, Officer and Committee reports will not be presented again, but a brief discussion will be allowed. If the report raises issues that require further discussion and possible motions, those topics will be placed later on the agenda.

Full reports are due to be posted by July 9th. Also, if you are aware of any issues that should be placed on the agenda for further discussion and possible voting, please let me know as soon as possible. Reminders will follow. The agenda will be posted very soon.

Thanks again for your excellent service to the Society. I look forward to seeing you in Seoul. If I can help in any way please let me know.

Best regards,

Rogelio

Rogelio Oliva, President 2010
System Dynamics Society

2010 Officers and Members of the Policy Council:

President: Rogelio Oliva
President Elect: David Lane
Past President: Erling Moxnes
Founding President: Jay W. Forrester
Secretary: J. Bradley Morrison
Vice President At Large: Joel Rahn
Vice President Chapter Activities: Tim Haslett
Vice President Electronic Presence: Robert L. Eberlein
Vice President Finance: David F. Andersen
Vice President Meetings: Andreas Groessler
Vice President Member Services: Etienne Rouwette
Vice President Publications: Deborah Lines Andersen
System Dynamics Review Executive Editor: Brian C. Dangerfield

Policy Council Members:
Enzo Bivona
Laura Black
Burak Guneralp
Imrana Umar
Lars Weber
Susan Howick
Birgit Kopainsky
Ignacio Martinez-Moyano
Agata Sawicka
Martin Schaffernicht
Kim Warren
Aldo Zagonel

Rogelio Oliva
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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6 Subject: Discussion Period-Motion #103: Replace VP Publications
From:Rogelio Oliva < >
Reply-To: List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members < >
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 10:54:18 -0500

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

Please note there is a new motion to replace the VP Publications officer position on the Policy Council. The discussion period starts today until June 7. Voting will start on June 8 (a reminder will be sent).

Motion #103: Replace VP Publication Position

Formal Motion: Motion by Rogelio Oliva, President 2010, seconded by (needs a second) to nominate George Richardson to replace Deborah Lines Andersen as the VP Publications until the end of the term. The remaining term commences at the date of vote approval and ends December 31, 2011.

Notes on supporting material: Deborah Lines Andersen’s original term was (2009-2011); Deborah submitted a letter of resignation in April 2010. A vacancy appointment does not require the normal approval of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will submit a nomination for this office for the 2012 slate of candidates for a full term normal to VP Publications office.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the Policy Council Listserv at After the discussion period, votes should be made on the PC Menu.

Regards,

Rogelio
Rogelio Oliva, President 2010

Rogelio Oliva
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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JUNE 2010
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1 Results of voting: Motion 100 and 101
System Dynamics Society < >
Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:35:19 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

Below please find the results of Motions #100 and #101:

Motion 100: SUBJECT: Accept the India Chapter Proposal
Proposed by: Rogelio Oliva, Seconded by: Martin Schaffernicht
Voting open date: 2010.05.25 Voting close date: 2010.06.04
RESULTS: Motion 100 Passed (Y:23/N:0/A:0/NV:2)

Motion 101: SUBJECT: Motion to Correct Minutes (re: B Kopainsky term and typo)
Proposed by: J. Bradley Morrison, Seconded by: Rogelio Oliva
Voting open date: 2010.05.26 Voting close date: 2010.06.05
RESULTS: Motion 101 Passed (Y:21/N:0/A:0/NV:4)

Roberta L. Spencer                                             [email protected]
Executive Director                                              phone (518) 442-3865
SYSTEM DYNAMICS SOCIETY                                   fax (518) 442-3398

Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, NY, 12222, U.S.A.                http://www.systemdynamics.org/

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2 Policy Council: Voting Opens June 8 on Two Motions
System Dynamics Society < >
Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:44:34 -0400

Dear PC Members and Other Interested Parties:

Electronic voting on two motions will be conducted via the Policy Council Menu of your User Menu page. Please vote YES, NO or ABSTAIN. Voting opens June 8 for both motions.

#102: Appointment to Nominating Committee, motion by Rogelio Oliva, seconded by Etienne Rouwette. See below for original motion and details.

#103: Replace VP Publication Position, motion by Rogelio Oliva, seconded by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano). See below for original motion and details.

TO VOTE ON THESE MOTIONS:

1.. http://www.systemdynamics.org/cgi-bin/sdsweb
2.. Click on the button "Policy Council Menu"
3.. Find motion and click on "details"

NOTES: You can change your vote till the closing vote day. All votes are shown. All dates are midnight Albany time. Discussion of motions should be done using the Policy Council Mailing List or in person at the PC meeting.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:

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Original Message: #103 Formal Motion: Date: May 25, 2010

Subject: Appointment to Nominating Committee

Proposed by: Oliva, Rogelio
Seconded by: Rouwette, Etienne
Voting open date: 2010.06.08 Voting close date: 2010.06.18

FORMAL MOTION
Moved by Rogelio Oliva and seconded by Etienne Rouwette to approve the appointment of Edward Anderson to the Nominating Committee for the term of (8/2010 - 7/2013)

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Original Message: #104 Formal Motion: Date: May 27, 2010

Subject: Replace VP Publication Position
Proposed by: Oliva, Rogelio
Seconded by: Martinez-Moyano, Ignacio
Voting open date: 2010.06.08 Voting close date: 2010.06.18

FORMAL MOTION

Motion by Rogelio Oliva, President 2010, seconded by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano to nominate George Richardson to replace Deborah Lines Andersen as the VP Publications until the end of the term. The remaining term commences at the date of vote approval and ends December 31, 2011. Notes on Supporting Material: Deborah Line Andersen's original term was 2009-2011; she submitted a letter of resignation in April 2010. A vacancy appointment does not require approval of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will submit a nomination for this office for the 2012 slate for a full term normal to VP Publications.

Roberta L. Spencer                                             [email protected]
Executive Director                                              phone (518) 442-3865
SYSTEM DYNAMICS SOCIETY                                   fax (518) 442-3398

Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, NY, 12222, U.S.A.                http://www.systemdynamics.org/

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JULY 2010
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1 Agenda in Progress for 2010 Summer PC Meeting. Seoul, Korea
System Dynamics Society < >
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:08:56 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

Please find below an abbreviated version of the Agenda in Progress for the Summer PC Meeting. The full version of the agenda, as well as reports posted to date, can be found on the Policy Council Website; log into the submissions system at http://www.systemdynamics.org/cgi-bin/sdsweb, on your User Menu page click on the "Policy Council Menu" button. If you have any additions to the agenda, please send them to me. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rogelio Oliva, President 2010

Agenda In Progress for Policy Council Meeting Summer 2010
July 25, 2010

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of Minutes of Winter 2010 Meeting (Posted on the Society website under governance - please review)
3. Agenda Opening and Overview of Electronic Session
4. Call for Additions to the Agenda or Announcements
5. Vice Presidential Reports - Presentation, Discussion and Announcements
     a. At Large:  Joel Rahn
     b. Chapter Activities:  Tim Haslett and AVP Martin Schaffernicht
     c. E-Presence:  Robert Eberlein
     d. Finance:  David Andersen and AVP Ik Jae Chung
     e. Meetings:  Andreas Groessler
     f. Member Activities:  Etienne Rouwette and AVP Agata Sawicka
     g. Publications:  George Richardson and AVP Deborah Lines Andersen
        i.Report of the Publisher:  Graham Russel
        ii. Editor of the System Dynamics Review:  Brian Dangerfield
     h. Executive Director:  Roberta Spencer
6. Committee Reports - Presentation, Discussion and Announcements
     a. Standing Committees
        i. Administrative Committee: Erling Moxnes
        ii. Awards Committee:  Khalid Saeed
        iii. Nominating Committee:  Erling Moxnes
        iv. Organization and Bylaws Committee:  Brad Morrison
        v. Publications Committee:  George Richardson
        vi. Strategy Committee:  Erling Moxnes
     b. Ad Hoc Committees
       i. Conference Selection: Andreas Andreas Groessler
       ii. (Dues/)Conference Fees:  Andreas Grler
       iii. Conference Scholarship: Bob Eberlein
       iv. Diversity:  Peter Hovmand and Inge Bleijenbergh
       v. Strategy Development:  Erling Moxnes
       vi. Oversight Committee: George Richardson
       vii. Society's Investment Committee: Jim Lyneis
7. Known Motions/Action Items
    a. Approval of Members for all committee members
    b. Formal approval of Slate of Candidates
    c. Vote on Workers' Compensation Insurance

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September 2010
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1 Subject:Appointment of AVP Meetings
From: System Dynamics Society
Reply-To: List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:38:00 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

Andreas Groessler, VP Meetings has asked that Enzo Bivona be appointed as Associate VP Meetings. As the 2010 President of the System Dynamics Society, I am pleased to appoint Enzo to the role of Associate VP Meetings.

For more information about Associate Vice Presidents, please visit: http://www.systemdynamics.org/PolicyCouncil/VPRoles05.htm

The offering and accepting of a specific Associate Vice President role will be by agreement between each Vice President and the individual. Appointments will be by the President and each appointment will be announced by the VP as part of his/her report at the next Policy Council Meeting and recorded in the minute for the report.

Regards,
Rogelio Oliva
President 2010
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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2 Subject:Discussion Period-Motion #104: Maintain VP At Large Position Vacant
From: System Dynamics Society
Reply-To: List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:48:06 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:

Please note there is a new motion regarding the officer position of Vice President At Large Position.

Motion #104: Maintain VP At Large Position Vacant

FORMAL MOTION: Motion by Rogelio Oliva, President 2010, seconded by (needs a second) to leave the VP At Large Position vacant for the following two reasons:
a) There are no well-defined operational or administrative objectives for the position; and
b) In the event of "special initiatives" the PC has the ability to create an ad-hoc committee staffed with members that have the skills and motivation to respond to those specific initiatives.

NOTES ON SUPPORTING MATERIAL: Joel Rahn's original term for VP At Large was 2010-2012; Joel has submitted a letter of resignation in August 2010. During a discussion with Joel, we agreed that the position does not have a clear mandate and that, given the ability to form ad-hoc committees, the position is not needed for "special projects."

The discussion period starts today until September 24. The voting period, lasting for one week, will start on September 25 (a reminder will be sent).

Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the Policy Council Listserv at After the discussion period, votes should be made on the PC Menu.

Regards, Rogelio
Rogelio Oliva, President 2010
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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3 Subject: Discussion Period-Motion #105: Replace VP Chapter Activities
From: System Dynamics Society
Reply-To:List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members
Date:Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:54:03 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:  

Please note there is a new motion to replace the VP Chapter Activities officer position on the Policy Council.  

Motion #105: Replace VP Chapter Activities Position  
FORMAL MOTION: Motion by Rogelio Oliva, President 2010, seconded by (needs a second) to temporarily appoint Martin Schaffernicht to replace Tim Haslett as the VP Chapter Activities until the end of the appointed current term and for the calendar year of 2011.
The remaining term commences at the date of vote approval and ends December 31, 2011.  
NOTES ON SUPPORTING MATERIAL: Tim Haslett's current term is (2008-2010) and successive term is (2011-2013); Tim submitted a letter of resignation in August 2010. The Policy Council may fill vacancies in its membership by temporary appointment by a majority vote of the members of the Council; to fill a vacant office does not require the regular nomination process by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee has concluded its business for the 2011 slate. Consequently, the Nominating Committee will submit a nomination for a partial term (2012-2013) for VP Chapter Activities with the 2012 slate of candidates. Martin Schaffernicht has been Associate VP Chapter Activities since 2008.  

The discussion period starts today until September 24. The voting period, lasting for one week, will start on September 25 (a reminder will be sent).

Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. Please send comments, questions and discussion items to the Policy Council Listserv at After the discussion period, votes should be made on the PC Menu.

Regards, Rogelio
Rogelio Oliva, President 2010
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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4 Subject: Policy Council: Voting Opens September 25 for Two Motions
From: System Dynamics Society
Reply-To: List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:50:37 -0400

Dear PC Members and Other Interested Parties:  

Electronic voting on two motions will be conducted via the Policy Council Menu of your User Menu page. Please vote YES, NO or ABSTAIN. Voting opens September 25 for both motions. (Voting close date: October 5)  

#104: Maintain VP At Large Position Vacant Motion by: Rogelio Oliva, seconded by David Lane  

#105: Replace VP Chapter Activities Position Motion by Rogelio Oliva, seconded by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano  

Please see the original motions and details included at the end of this message.  

TO VOTE ON THESE MOTIONS:
1.. http://www.systemdynamics.org/cgi-bin/sdsweb
2.. Click on the button "Policy Council Menu"
3.. Find motion and click on "details"

NOTES: You can change your vote till the closing vote day. All votes are shown. All dates are midnight Albany time. Discussion of motions should be done using the Policy Council Mailing List or in person at the PC meeting.   ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND

DETAILS (sent by email on September 10, 2010): -------------------------------------------------------------------

FORMAL MOTION #104: Motion by Rogelio Oliva, seconded by David Lane toleave the VP At Large Position vacant for the following two reasons:   a) There are no well-defined operational or administrative objectives for the position; and b) In the event of "special initiatives" the PC has the ability to create an ad-hoc committee staffed with members that have the skills and motivation to respond to those specific initiatives.
NOTES ON SUPPORTING MATERIAL: Joel Rahn's original term for VP At Large was 2010-2012; Joel has submitted a letter of resignation in August 2010. During a discussion with Joel, we agreed that the position does not have a clear mandate and that, given the ability to form ad-hoc committees, the position is not needed for "special projects."

FORMAL MOTION #105: Motion by Rogelio Oliva, seconded by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano to temporarily appoint Martin Schaffernicht to replace Tim Haslett as the VP Chapter Activities until the end of the appointed current term and for the calendar year of 2011. The remaining term commences at the date of vote approval and ends December 31, 2011.
NOTES ON SUPPORTING MATERIAL: Tim Haslett's current term is (2008-2010) and successive term is (2011-2013); Tim submitted a letter of resignation in August 2010. The Policy Council may fill vacancies in its membership by temporary appointment by a majority vote of the members of the Council; to fill a vacant office does not require the regular nomination process by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee has concluded its business for the 2011 slate. Consequently, the Nominating Committee will submit a nomination for a partial term (2012-2013) for VP Chapter Activities with the 2012 slate of candidates. Martin Schaffernicht has been Associate VP Chapter Activities since 2008.  

Regards, Roberta on behalf of Rogelio Oliva

Rogelio Oliva, President 2010
Associate Professor
Mays Business School | Wehner 301C - 4217
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843-4217
Ph 979-862-3744 | Fx 979-845-5653 |
http://iops.tamu.edu/faculty/roliva/

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October 2010
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1 Subject: Results of voting: Motion #104 and #105
From: System Dynamics Society
Reply-To: List for System Dynamics Society Policy Council Members
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 14:40:33 -0400

Dear Policy Council Members and Other Interested Parties:   Below please find the results of Motions #104 and #105:

Motion #104: SUBJECT: Maintain VP At Large Position Vacant Proposed by: Rogelio Oliva, Seconded by: David Lane
Voting open date: 2010.09.25 Voting close date: 2010.10.05
RESULTS: Motion #104 Passed (Y:21/N:0/A:1/NV:3)

Motion #105: SUBJECT: Replace VP Chapter Activities Position Proposed by: Rogelio Oliva, Seconded by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano Voting open date: 2010.09.25
Voting close date: 2010.10.05
RESULTS: Motion #105 Passed (Y:22/N:0/A:0/NV:3)

Roberta L. Spencer                                             [email protected]
Executive Director                                              phone (518) 442-3865
SYSTEM DYNAMICS SOCIETY                                   fax (518) 442-3398

Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany, State University of New York
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