Board meeting Minutes/19 March 2007

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12 March 2007
Board meeting Minutes Next:
26 March 2007

Minutes approved: 26 March 2007

Tom Perrine (chair), Matthew Barr, Trey Harris, Doug Hughes, Andrew Hume, Chris Palmer, Stephen Potter, Pat Wilson (note taker), Sam Albrecht
David Parter
20:06 Eastern Time
20:58 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda


Action Items

Board Committees

  • Development Committee (Wilson/Potter)
  • Partnership and Liason Committee (Perrine)
    • Palmer - Contact local office of possible partner - in progress still trying to arrange a meeting
    • Barr, Albrecht - Contact SCALE regarding future cooperation [due 2/26] - in progress
  • Leadership Committee (Esther Filderman)
  • Policy Committee (Harris)
  • Communications Committee
    • Perrine - Follow up with SysAdmin Magazine regarding volunteers for online answer folks [due 3/20] - no progress
  • Membership Committee
    • Hughes - Work on different instances of member renewal letters - in progress
    • Hughes, Parter - Implement member opt-out of non-LOPSA mailings - DONE

Program Committees

  • Conference Planning Committee (Wilson/Perrine)
  • Technical (Online) Services (Hughes/Parter)
  • 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 - no progress


  • Financial
    • Hume - Provide at Dec 2006 Treasurer's report writeup for the Board and for the web site - not done
  • Albrecht:
    • Provide status on IRS 501.c.3 status [due 3/12] - in progress
    • Query insurance company regarding possible member insurance options [due 2/12] - DONE

MOTION by Hume, seconded by Potter to have Ablrecht move forward and implement this program Passes

  • Barr:
    • php-list(?) mailer integration into Drupal - no progress
  • Harris:
    • Present draft financial policies for Board approval (low priority) - no progress
    • Gather material for Halprin request [2/26] - no progress
  • Hughes:
    • Work with Frisch, Chalup, Halprin, Barr on resume resources skeleton/framework [due 4/1]
    • Contact Gilbert Wilson about work-pay ideas. - no progress
  • Hume:
    • Chat with SNIA regarding possible partnering - no progress change to low priority
    • Reconvene Code of Ethics review committee - in progress
  • Palmer:
  • Parter:
  • Perrine:
    • Perrine will work with Sam and Michele on "CONVERSION" of visitors to members - no progress
  • Potter:
  • Wilson:
    • Determine whether there's enough interest to staff a booth at Linuxfest Northwest - no progress
  • All:

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report (first meeting of the month only)
  • Membership report
    • See the online report for this week's status

ACTION ITEM: Parter to set up retention-rate report

ACTION ITEM: tech-team to instrument website for Google analytics

  • Online report

ACTION ITEM: Perrine to organize Sysadmin Day 2007 site update

  • Sysadmin Days report

TIming of SD NJ might lend itself to combining with the new Board succession meeting

  • Development report
  • Upcoming MtM (last meeting of the month only)

New LOPSA Chapter

Albrecht recommends approval of LOPSA - AUSTIN as a provisional chapter. They have met the initial requirements.

MOTION by Hume, seconded by Potter to approve LOPSA-AUSTIN as a provisional chapter. Passes.


MOTION to adjourn by Wilson, seconded by Barr Passes; adjourned at 20:50 ET