[Ambassadors] EMEA ambassadors need new leadership

Jiri Eischmann eischmann at redhat.com
Tue Sep 15 16:17:09 UTC 2015

no one signed up specifically for meeting chairing.
We should have a meeting tomorrow and I most likely won't be able to
attend it, so I'm looking for a volunteer who will send out a reminder
and chair it tomorrow.
And I'm also looking for a volunteer who will make sure our meetings
take place and get chaired in long term.


Jiri Eischmann píše v Čt 03. 09. 2015 v 12:12 +0200:
> Hi,
> I'm writing this email because I feel that ambassadors in EMEA need
> new
> leadership. In the last 4+ years I've taken a lot of roles in the
> Ambassadors project (chair of our meetings, FAmSCo chair, production
> and distribution of swag in EMEA, regional treasurer, event and
> activity planning, mentoring,...). Since I changed a job and moved to
> the desktop engineering team in Red Hat earlier this year, I haven't
> had so much time for all of this any more and after those years I'm
> also feeling a bit burnt out which is, I think, the main reason why I
> have not been doing all those duties as properly as in the past.
> We need new leaders with energy who will step up and drive our
> community forward just like we did 3-4 years ago. I know there are
> such
> people among us! I'm not going away. I will remain one of the most
> active ambassadors in the region, but I'd like to focus more on the
> field work and our activities in the Czech Republic.
> To be more specific, I'm looking for volunteers to take over the
> following roles:
> - primary chair of our regular meetings - Jon and Giannis have been
> big
> help to me here, but I still have primary responsibility for it, when
> I
> forgot or was not available and didn't ask someone else to chair it,
> the meeting didn't happen. I'm willing to be one of the chairs, but
> someone will need to take over the primary responsibility.
> - treasurer - I haven't had time to track our expenses and do reports
> like last years, I only have a rough idea about our spending right
> now.
> This role is about tracking expenses, collecting receipts and
> calculating our overall spending and reporting others how we're doing
> budget-wise.
> - FAmSCo representative - looks like FAmSCo as one of the Fedora
> bodies
> will remain and we will have elections after F23, but we need new
> blood
> here. It's not only me, but pretty much all members have been serving
> for several years in FAmSCo and feel burnt out. Ambassadors needs new
> leadership in general. The generation change should have taken at
> least
> a year ago, but then it got disrupted by the FOSCo thing which froze
> things for almost a year.
> I'm willing to keep my responsibility for swag production and
> distribution because it has many advantages to do it centrally in
> Brno.
> And most of the work has been done by Květa recently anyway.
> But it's not only about well-specified roles. It's also about general
> coordination and making sure that things are happening. For example,
> we're supposed to have an EMEA FAD in December or we're looking for a
> Flock location, it was usually me who stepped up and made sure things
> started moving. I haven't had time this year and things have fallen
> apart.
> Jiri  
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