Board meeting Minutes/13 Dec 2016

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29 Nov 2016
Board meeting Minutes Next:
27 Dec 2016

Minutes approved: 8 Feb 2017

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(Subject to verification) John Boris, Steve VanDevender, Ski Kacoroski, Thomas Uphill, Paul English, Atom Powers,
George Beech (chair),, Brian Globerman, Scott Suehle
21:00 Eastern Time
21:23 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Action Items

See RT Board Queue

Standing Reports

Treasurer's report (Brian, Kacoroski)

Balance Info:

  • BoA Accounts: $36,355.77
  • PayPal Account: $12,667.15
  • TDBank Account: Closed, remaining funds transferred to new Bank of America account
  • Total: $49,022.92 +/- from last report (11/29/2016): +$1014.90

Membership report (VanDevender)

  • Total active members: 685 (previous report: 666, change: 19)
  • Paying: 419 (12 new in last 30 days)
  • Non-paying: 266 (9 new in last 30 days)

Paying members include Individual, Charter, Founding, and Lifetime memberships. Non-paying members include Student and Complimentary memberships.

Committee reports

Conferences/Events/Chapters activities report (Powers)

LOPSA Cascadia 2017: March 10,11. Contract cutoff:(?) (Kacoroski,Uphill,Globermann,English,Powers)

  • Atom: 17 submissions so far - we need more, but we usually get a surge in the last week, so we will probably be okay
  • Ski: got contact from Microsoft that will most likely submit a Training
  • Paul: I submitted to, couldn't log in to - will try again. wikicfp suggested by Matt Simmons. Ski: It doesn't seem to show up on wikicfp. Paul: I will look into it.

LOPSA East 2017 (Boris)

  • Still waiting on venue.
  • Thomas: will put people in touch with John to help

Lisa'16 (Kacoroski, Uphill)

Yerkes Award

Education (on hold)

Speakers Bureau (on hold)

Marketing/Communications (LOPSAgram, #lopsa-live, etc) (English, Uphill)

Technical Services Report (Beech, VanDevender)

Mentorship Report (Boris, Beech)

  • At Lisa we spoke with
    • the Linux Professional Institue. They are interested in partnering with us and our Mentorship program. I spoke to were G Matthew Rice ( and Jasmina Jocic ( and Jon “maddog” Hall. A good group of people.
    • A professor from Florida State University about getting his System Administration Class signed up with us as student members. I also sent him our Code of Ethics for his Summer Course.

Recognition (Uphill)

  • First challenge coin given to Alexsey.
  • What are we going to do for the others?
  • Give some to sponsors
  • How do we get the 10 year pin to all our 10 year people?

Leadership Committee (Warner, Kacoroski)

  • Warner will lead the committee again this year for elections.
  • Up for re-election: Atom, Paul, Ski, John

Next Agenda item... (NAME)

New Business

First new item...



 Ski Motioned for Adjournment
 Thomas Seconded