Board meeting Minutes/14 May 2007

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7 May 2007
Board meeting Minutes Next:
21 May 2007

Minutes approved: 21 May 2007

Tom Perrine (chair), Trey Harris, Doug Hughes, Andrew Hume, David Parter (note taker), Sam Albrecht
Pat Wilson, Chris Palmer, Stephen Potter
8:07 Eastern Time
8:52 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Action Items

Board Committees

  • Development Committee (Wilson/Potter)
  • Partnership and Liason Committee (Perrine)
    • Albrecht - Contact SCALE regarding future cooperation - DONE
      • Albrecht recommends approval to partner with SCALE

MOTION: Albrecht will pursue agreement with SCALE

  • Leadership Committee (Esther Filderman)
    • Wilson - Query Committee regarding election logistics (how involved does the LC want to be in that?) - DONE
  • Policy Committee (Harris)
  • Communications Committee
    • Perrine - Follow up with SysAdmin Magazine regarding volunteers for online answer folks [due 3/20]
  • Membership Committee
    • Parter - Set up retention-rate report - Due 5/28
    • Albrecht - Refresh conversion letter
    • Wilson - Look into quarterly member drawing prizes - not done

Program Committees

  • Conference Planning Committee (Wilson/Perrine)
  • Technical (Online) Services (Hughes/Parter)
    • Perrine - Organize Sysadmin Day 2007 site update -- nothing to report, this week?
    • Perrine - Turn his lopsa-discuss posting on the CFV for Sysadmin Day into a post for the web page -- this week?
    • Barr - Follow up on tech-team php-list(?) mailer integration into Drupal
  • Content Services Committee (Palmer/Potter)
    • Palmer, Potter - Draft a plan regarding how a paid/compensated content director might help the website, and what sort of requirements we might make for that position [due 5/7] (try for next week)


  • Financial
    • Hume - Provide at Dec 2006 Treasurer's report writeup for the Board and for the web site. Hume produced draft, minor revisions will be made by Hume and Perinne.
  • Albrecht:
    • Provide status on IRS 501.c.3 status [due 4/9] - still waiting for update from IRS
    • Enquire whether SoCoSA would be interested in pursuing Chapter status
  • Barr:
  • Harris:
    • Present draft financial policies for Board approval (low priority)
    • Gather material for Halprin request [2/26]

(Harris phone not working)

  • Hughes:
    • Work with Frisch, Chalup, Halprin, Barr on consultant resources skeleton/framework [due 4/1]
    • Contact Gilbert Wilson about work-pay ideas -- had a discussion, he will submit some ideas
  • Hume:
    • Reconvene Code of Ethics review committee - [in progress; invite sent out; 2 replies so far]
  • Palmer:
  • Parter:
  • Perrine:
    • Perrine will work with Sam and Michele on "CONVERSION" of visitors to members
  • Potter:
  • Wilson:
  • All:

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report (second meeting of the month only)
  • Membership report
    • See the report online for this week's status
  • Online report
  • Sysadmin Days report
  • Development report (Meeting focus at first meeting of the month)
  • Upcoming MtM (last meeting of the month only)
  • Sysadmin Mag ad topic (fourth meeting of the month only)

Nickels letter

Free software from Micros$ft!! Weeeee!!!!

Albrecht to forward letter to SASAG and inform MS

New Business


  • can host candidate statements and forum on
  • candidates need to sign the NDA
  • offer conference call for candidates and board
  • tenative in-person board meeting in NJ sunday before or wed after Sysadmin Days