Board meeting Minutes/28 August 2018
14 August 2018
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Minutes approved: 25 September 2018
Note: this page has minutes for both the last meeting of the old board, and the first meeting of the new board.
- Andy Cowell (VP), Steve VanDevender, Aleksey Tsalolikhin (Secretary), Scott Suehle, Drew Adams
- Brian Globerman (Treasurer)
- Andree Jacobson, Mark Lamourine, Branson Matheson
- 9:16 p.m. Eastern Time
- 10:16 p.m. Eastern Time
- 1 Consent Agenda
- 2 Close Previous Board
- 3 Adjournment
- 4 Open New Board
- 5 Aleksey Tsalolikhin resigned from board; Scott appointed to board
- 6 Officer Selection
- 7 Standing Reports
- 8 Committee report: Education, Training and Mentorship (Cowell) =
- 9 Goals/planning =
- 10 Adjournment
- Minutes of 14 August 2018 were approved
Close Previous Board
Andy thanked the outgoing board members, Scott and Steve.
Scott Motioned for Adjournment Steve Seconded
Adjourned at 9:18 PM Eastern.
Open New Board
First meeting of the new board
Meeting opened at 9:20 p.m. Eastern.
- Andy Cowell
- Andree Jacobson
- Mark Lamourine
- Branson Matheson
- Aleksey Tsalolikhin
- Drew Adams
Guest: Scott Suehle
Aleksey Tsalolikhin resigned from board; Scott appointed to board
Aleksey resigned from LOPSA board effective end of September.
Andy asked if we want to reduce board size from 9 to 7; consensus was to keep board size at 9.
Andy motioned to appoint Scott Suehle to LOPSA board; Branson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Andy nominated Brian Globerman as Treasurer; Aleksey seconded; carried unanimously.
Scott nominated Andy Cowell for President; Drew seconded; carried unanimously.
Andy nominated Scott for Vice-President; Branson seconded; carried unanimously.
Scott nominated Andree for Secretary; Branson seconded; carried unanimously.
Treasurer's report (Globerman, Beech, Suehle)
Bank balance on 8/26/2018: $28,048.68 This represents a $388.48 decline since last reported balance on 8/12/2018
Membership report (VanDevender)
- Total active members: 644 (previous report: 641, change: 3, pending renewal: 9)
- Paying: 304 (6 new in last 30 days)
- Non-paying: 340 (8 new in last 30 days)
Paying members include Individual, Charter, Founding, and Lifetime memberships. Non-paying members include Student and Complimentary memberships.
Annual membership report: Media:Lopsa-members-2018.pdf
Open Document spreadsheet used to generate report: Media:Lopsa-members-2018.odp
Membership reports from prior years:
== Committee chair selection
Conferences/Events - Branson
Marketing/Communications - Drew
Technical Services - Danielle
Education, Training and Mentorship - Andy to chair; and Drew and Mark said they'd join the committee)
Recognition - Scott
Leadership - Scott
Local chapters - Mark
Committee report: Education, Training and Mentorship (Cowell) =
58 Total Users
- Role breakdown:
- 45 Protege
- 13 Mentor
- Registration status:
- 22 have not completed their registration
- 28 have completed their registration
- 8 have completed their registration but are not approved (not members)
- 4 mentors
- 5 mentees
Discussion followed on how we did on our goals for the past year and what we want to accomplish next year.
We'll have a LOPSA presence at DevConf (Mark has put our name in, and Branson's wife is co-organizing it https://devconf.info/us/).
We discussed re-branding (change name) and reaching out to other communities (e.g., DevOps/SRE). We agreed we'd have a separate meeting to brainstorm marketing (led / organized by Drew).
We discussed the ROI on the Community Manager; and overall viability of LOPSA finances. We need to reverse the current downtrend in paid memberships to get on a sustainable footing.
Andy Motioned for Adjournment Branson Seconded
Adjourned at 10:16 p.m. Eastern