Board meeting Minutes/29 Aug 2011

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Prior:
13-14 Aug 2011
Board meeting Minutes Next:
12 Sept 2011



Minutes approved: 12 Sept 2011

Unspecified
Move your name to Present or Apologies prior to the meeting!
Present
Philip Kizer (chair), Lois Bennett, William Bilancio, Matt Disney, Dan Rich, Chris St. Pierre, Jesse Trucks, Nadine Miller, Ski Kacoroski (late)
Apologies
Opened
2107 Eastern Time
Closed
2139 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Action Items

RT Ticket Status
User Open tickets
Nobody 4
stpierre 4
drich 9
jessetrucks 3
lois 12
disneydisney 0
nnmiller 0
pckizer 4
ski 9
wbilancio 10

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report
    • Still doing ok on money. Please get in any reimbursements for the Face to Face meeting to Lois
  • Membership report
    • See CiviCRM
    • 84 lapsed members last quarter, 11 since 1-Aug
Membership Summary (counts are new / renewed / total)
Members by Type July Aug (MTD) 2011 (YTD) Current #
Individual 32 / 4 / 36 51 / 14 / 65 265 / 42 / 307 582
Student 5 / 0 / 5 0 / 0 / 0 15 / 1 / 16 40
Honorary 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 0
Charter 0 / 3 / 3 0 / 11 / 11 1 / 19 / 20 139
Founding 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 1 / 1 12
Complimentary 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 1 / 0 / 1 1
Totals (all types) 36 / 7 / 44 51 / 25 / 76 282 / 63 / 345 774
    • Numbers are looking a bit better, still loosing too many members. We need to figure out why members are not renewing.
  • Technical services report
    • Working on re-organizing the tech team. Development site up on lopsa-004. Next up is the jobs Board and the Forums. Checking out for possible upgrade to Drupal 7.
  • Conference/events activities report
    • Matt Simmons will run the table at OLF. No training this year.
    • Lisa in December
    • Scale in January. They would like (8) 1/2 day classes. Would like some new classes.
    • Cascadia in March
    • PICC in April
  • Discussed Yerkes Award Recipient Ideas
  • Mentorship Status report
    • Would like feedback from the board on who to contact for mentorship sponsorships
  • Development report (Meeting focus at first meeting of the month)
  • Upcoming LOPSAgram (last meeting of the month only)
    • Looks good to go out. Anything else to add, please contact Ski
    • The first LOPSAgram with the quick poll. We will see how it goes. Idea is to post the results of the poll so we get two mailings out each month


H1B Board Position discussion - drich

Discussion of e-mail: "Board Position on Free Trade Agreements and H1B Visas impact on American Tech Workers ...", Harvey Rothenberg <forensic28sa@yahoo.com>, 26-Aug-2011

  • Decided that Chris will draft a response for a personal answer, but not take a LOPSA position at this time as LOPSA is focused on promoting Systems Administration, not on influencing government policy.

Next Agenda item... (NAME)

New Business

Cascadia Conference Keynote Speakers

  • Ski is looking for keynote speakers.

Notes/announcements

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jesse at 21:38, seconded by William