In order to be considered, any potential community leader must…
- Be in good standing within the group. Members that have a Level 2 warning or higher recorded against them at the time of election are deemed as not being in good standing and thereby are not permitted to run for adminship. Members with a Level 1 warning will have votes detracted from their total count once election voting has closed.
- Be members of all the associated U2F2 community groups (including the Utah Furs Meetups Telegram Group and the U2F2 Facebook Group). This is expected as these platforms are frequently used for the organization and planning of meets.
- Have been local residents of Utah for at least 12 months prior to the election period.
Community Leader Expectations
If a prospective community organizer cannot perform the following duties, they should not consider adminship or their candidacy may be rejected.
If you are nominating another member, please respect them by consulting on the following expectations before nominating them, as it is unfair to only assume their ability to meet the following:
- Community leaders must be able to attend most meets, and not just their own organized events. Leaders are not only responsible for organizing meets but also assisting in the organization of other members’ sanctioned meets. It’s expected that community organizers attend the majority of U2F2 events. This also means…
- You must have your own reliable form of transportation – A lot of driving is involved in organizing and attending/leading meets. You must be willing to put miles on your vehicle to achieve this at your own cost.
- You must have a proactive, self-starting attitude and willingness to jump in and start projects and ideas. You must be an excellent public speaker, able to make announcements to many members in person. You must also be outgoing and willing to approach and meet new members and welcome them to meets.
- You must be financially responsible for meets – Meets cost money. On average, community organizers spend between $300-1000 a year out of their own pocket to help book venues and run events. Sometimes, these finances are covered by attendance, but many times, they are not, so organizers should expect to be out of pocket.
- You must be a member or willing to become a member of ALL U2F2 community groups, including our Telegram Channels, Facebook pages and groups, and other social media platforms like Twitter/X.
- You may need to be legally responsible and willing to occasionally cooperate with law enforcement. When officially sanctioned U2F2 events are held, the community organizers may need to ensure the legality and safety of all members and attendees. It’s not uncommon that disputes may arise where community leaders are expected to provide testimony to legal or law enforcement institutions when the time arises. Note this does not apply to 3rd party events or events held on 3rd party private property. For a full list of what admins/leader are (and are not) responsible, see our community guidelines.
- You must be level-headed and able to avoid drama to mediate community disputes. Adminship is NOT a platform for people to gain power so they can control the community experience of others. In fact, any admin who cannot mediate disputes as a committee with the other members from a neutral position will likely be expelled from their position. Community disputes are handled by a committee of other admins who take time to investigate. Solo or rogue actions taken without the other leaders’ consent are unacceptable.
- In addition to all the above, community leaders must read and understand our complete list of community guidelines.
Note: Becoming a community leader/admin does not grant the member adminship of the Utah Furs General Chat telegram group. This is an entirely separate entity run and managed by a different group of admins.
- February 18 – 24
Nominations; members will nominate the individuals that they feel would best serve as admin.
- Feb 25 – Mar 2
Opening Statements; nominees will introduce who they are, their qualifications/skills for the position, and what opportunities they hope to contribute to the group as admin; at this same time, the community will also be submitting questions to a Google Form that will be asked of the nominees.
- March 3 – 9
Q&A Phase; questions submitted by the community will be presented to the nominees to answer.
- March 10 – 15
Election Phase; the poll will be posted and the community will vote for a nominee.
- March 16
The votes will be tallied and the new admin will be announced; the new admin’s duties will commence on the 1st day of the following month.