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  • 11 Jun 2024 7:18 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)
    This evening we explored calendar automation for syndicating our Knoxville chapter's events. We're hoping to help our most active chapter broaden their reach.

    Also approved some board meeting minutes and reached out to our transcriber for an invoice for her services and to inquire about continued meeting minute transcription.
  • 28 May 2024 7:00 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    Tonight, the LOPSA Board met again for our usual Working Session meeting. We added a new Members-only page for Chapter Support on LOPSA.org. And we reached out to LOPSA Chapter leaders to syndicate their future event details on our events calendar on LOPSA.org. We look forward to meeting again soon, and working on more LOPSA.org changes.

  • 30 Apr 2024 6:57 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)

    Hello all!

    We continue our work cleaning up the LOPSA website. We followed up on a ticket with our hosting provider regarding an issue with our Past Sponsors widgets, clarified language around making donations versus becoming a member on our donations page, and commented out a widget for sponsor ads (we are not currently sponsored but if interested check out Become a Sponsor!

    We look forward to seeing you and providing more updates in the future.

  • 16 Apr 2024 6:53 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)

    In an effort to improve transparency, we wanted to provide our members and the community with some updates from our working sessions. These blurbs, while not all encompassing, exist to provide you all with more information about our weekly sessions and any results.

    In our meeting, we hid Mentorship pages because our mentorship program is currently inactive pending refactor and relaunch. We Cleaned up Our Sponsors page by removing old corporate sponsors. Tidied language about becoming a corporate sponsor and included a link to our sponsorship page. Moved individual sponsors up the page. Put in a support ticket for Past Donors gadget which now only shows 1 not all 6 people.

    Some future work might include:
    • Following up on support ticket for misbehaving gadget
    • Cleaning up Sponsor ads carousel
    • Checking our Donate page and deciding should we clarify “this is for tax deductible donations not becoming a member"

    If you're interested in any of those topics, or you have ideas about what we could work on or improve, please join our Working Sessions and help us build a better LOPSA.

    We look forward to seeing you and providing more updates in the future!

  • 24 Jan 2024 7:50 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce the results of our 2023 election! Congratulations to Drew Adams and Matthew Butch on reelection and another exciting term as President and Treasurer, respectively.

    In addition to our election results we'd like to wish our outgoing Vice President, Aaron Haun, a tremendous thank you for his years at the helm. Aaron, thank you for your many insights into the inner workings of LOPSA, parliamentary procedures, and non profits in general. Your input and friendship have been a tremendous asset over your many years of service, you'll be missed sir! In his stead, Jackson Smith is stepping up as both Secretary and Vice President.

    Below are the results from Opavote:

    Category Value
    Election for 2023 LOPSA Board Election
    Number to be elected 2
    Valid votes 39
    Invalid votes 0
    Quota 13.000001
    Election rules Meek STV
    Candidates Preferences
    Matthew Butch 12
    Drew Adams 27
    Totals 39

  • 19 Dec 2023 7:55 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)

    Happy nearly New Year from LOPSA, we're extending a special year end 20% member discount through the end of the year. This code is valid for renewing, upgrading, and new members. We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season and wish you a great new year!

    Discount Code: E352DCTG

    All the best,

    Your LOPSA Board

  • 05 Dec 2023 8:14 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    Early voting for the LOPSA 2023 Board Election is now officially open!

    We had originally communicated that we would open early voting on December 1st. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, including personal illness and an oversight on my part regarding a backup plan, it was unintentionally delayed.

    I take full responsibility for this setback, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused. We have resolved the issues, and voting officially opened early voting on December 5th 2023.

    Eligible members should have received an email from OpaVote, our third-party partner managing the polling process. Early voting provides flexibility ahead of the formal election day on December 31st.

    Your voice matters! So, please cast your vote before December 31st and help shape the future of LOPSA. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at board@lopsa.org.

  • 28 Nov 2023 7:32 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    The 2023 LOPSA Board Election is coming up in December. This year's voting will open on December 1st and close on December 29th. The list of candidates for this election is as follows:

    • Drew Adams (incumbent President)
    • Matthew Butch (incumbent Treasurer)
  • 19 Oct 2023 6:56 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)
    The 2023 LOPSA Board Election is coming up in December. This year voting will open on December 1st and close on December 29th.

    We are currently seeking candidates for this election. Any member can nominate a candidate, including themselves, provided the nominee meets the eligibility criteria.

    To clarify, an "eligible member" is a non-student-level member who has kept their membership active and in good standing since the last Board election in December of last year.

    If you or someone you know meets these criteria and is interested in running for a seat on the Board, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to board@lopsa.org by 6PM Pacific Time on November 28, 2023, to declare your intent to run.
  • 22 Jan 2023 8:13 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    This is the JSON provided to us by OpaVote after the close of our 2022 Board Election.


    "n_seats": 1,

    "n_votes": 30,

    "title": "2022 Board Election",

    "precision": 6,

    "withdrawn": [],

    "method": "Meek STV",

    "version": "1.0",

    "candidates": [

    "Jackson Smith"


    "winners": [



    "tie_breaks": [],

    "options": [






























    "rounds": [


    "count": [



    "surplus": 14999999,

    "exhausted": 0,

    "continuing": [],

    "n": 1,

    "msg": "Count of first choices. Candidate Jackson Smith has reached the threshold and is elected. ",

    "winners": [



    "losers": [],

    "action": {

    "type": "first",

    "desc": "Count of first choices. "


    "thresh": 15000001



    "n_valid_votes": 30


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