Board meeting Minutes/10 July 2006
26 June 2006
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Minutes approved: 17 July 2006
- Tom Perrine (chair), Matthew Barr, Trey Harris, Doug Hughes, Andrew Hume, Chris Palmer, Stephen Potter, Pat Wilson (note taker)
- Sam Albrecht
- 20:03 Eastern Time
- 21:31 Eastern Time
- 1 Consent Agenda
- 2 Action Items
- 3 Standing Reports
- 5 Sysadmin issues
- 6 YAPC report
- 7 Shirt Orders
- 8 Notes/announcements
- 9 Adjournment
- Approve minutes of 26 June 2006
Consent agenda passes.
- Development Committee (Wilson/Potter)
- Albrecht - Provide list of materials for development kit -in progress Sponsor kit being developed. Current contents (inside our pocket folder) - Code of ethics, membership postcard, current press releases, Why is LOPSA important to your business, Sponsor benefit sheet, sponsor participation form, draft letter to sponsors.
- Partnership and Liason Committee (Perrine)
- Request Board approval of a no-cost Institutional Membership for storagenetworking.org (point of contact: Ron Durbin). - deferred ACTION ITEM: Membership Committee to draft a proposal for an Institutional Membership, which Executive Director will then be given discretion to use.
- Leadership Committee (Greg Rose)
- Policy Committee (Harris)
- Communications Committee
- Parter - Contact the 500th member for comments for a "member profile" - no report
- Albrecht - sent draft press releases for partnership with storagenetworking.org to Palmer. Palmer approved and they should go out to press lists today.
- Membership Committee
- Conference Planning Committee (Wilson/Perrine)
- Technical (Online) Services (Hughes/Parter)
- Parter - Mailing lists/online forum - no report
- Content Services Committee (Palmer/Potter)
- Hume - Prepare statement about AH payment [due 6/26] - in progress
- Hume - prepare annual financial report [due 6/26] - not done
- Touch base with IRS [due 7/17]
- Post a description of the Resume Standards project - see below
- Present draft financial policies for Board approval - not done this item is low priority
- Work with Usenix to pursuade them to sign a grant letter to the IRS - in progress
- Chat with the SNIA Chief Scientist regarding possible partnering - in progress waiting for reply
- Contact outreach project principal [due 7/3] - DONE
- Search for artistic design resource for outreach project - in progress Welsh may be available for this project
- Consider LOPSA mission projects in preparation for brainstorming. Post contributions to the Board wiki by 7/8. [due 7/10]
- Treasurer's report (first meeting of the month only)
- 2006 May financials sent to Board on 7/10/06.--Sam
- The burn rate is running below expected by a little, so that seems fine.
- The sponsorship rate is too low; I don't have the exact numbers at hand (sorry) but we need to start generating sponsorship income.
- Membership report
- See report for this week's status
There was a confusion with the website shopping cart indicators that may have impacted membership orders. The next round of "nag" email to non-members with accounts on the website should go out in August.
- Online report
- Training event
- see Planning Committee page
It's believed that a separate wiki has been set up for this project.
- Development report
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from 26 June 2006
Need a couple of projects that address the mission (resume standards, standards index, tool catalog, etc). Brainstorming.
Discussion ensued and is summarized on the Board wiki.
ACTION ITEM: All Board should edit the page with an eye towards building consensus.
ACTION ITEM: Wilson to nag Board regarding online brainstorming.
- Harris attended YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference, North America) in Chicago. It was a well-run event, done quite inexpensively to attendees - LOSPA should consider aspects to emuate.
- Note: he never received LOPSA swag—did it get back to AH, or is it lost in shipment? Palmer will mail LOPSA conference materials back to AH.
- How much stock left?
- unknown at this time
- How many orders had problems?
- at least 3 orders had problems, though this seems to have been an office fulfillment issue, and not a problem with the vendor(s)
Potter notes that the Ohio Linuxfest may need to introduce a nominal charge to defray table rental expenses - he will seek approval from the Board if/when a fee is announced.
MOTION to adjourn by Hume, seconded by Harris. Adjourned at 21:31 ET