With todays tech, and with the wider geographic distribution of members compared to the historical West-Coast-centric nature of the Class, it is my opinion that the Class would be better served if the official discussion of any Class decisions were to be held online, in this forum.
Voting should also take place in an online environment. It is easy to setup an online election on a third party server, such as I did a couple of months ago for the North Americans Site vote.
If there is more than one option for a particular voting issue, I strongly favor a runoff system instead of a first-past-the-post.
It is my opinion that if these proposals were passed, we would most likely see increased Class membership, as everyone would feel more involved instead of the few that make it to Nationals.
Making the site a “one stop shopping” will concentrate interest. The voting scheme worked well, even in the view of those who lost the election.
Thanks to “Old School” for the energy put into this.