Board meeting Minutes/27 March 2018

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13 March 2018
Board meeting Minutes Next:
10 April 2018

Minutes approved: 10 April 2018

Andy Cowell (VP and chair of this meeting), Brian Globerman (Treasurer), Aleksey Tsalolikhin (Secretary), Scott Suehle, Steve VanDevender, Drew Adams (arrived 9:18 p.m.)
George Beech
9:03 p.m. Eastern Time
9:38 p.m. Eastern Time

Review and Approval of Minutes

Standing Reports

Treasurer's report (Globerman, Beech, Suehle)

LinuxFest Northwest April 28-29, 2018: We discussed if we should opt for free non-profit or sponsor? Decided to go in as a non-profit.

Membership report (VanDevender)

  • Total active members: 624 (previous report: 622, change: 2, pending renewal: 22)
  • Paying: 295 (11 new in last 30 days)
  • Non-paying: 329 (9 new in last 30 days)

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

Announcements from Wild Apricot:

Starting April 3, our monthly price for using Wild Apricot will change from $130 to $160.

According to them this will take effect when we next pay our monthly fee on April 27, 2018.

Wild Apricot will also be disabling support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1, which may affect users with older browsers.

Committee reports

Conferences/Events/Chapters activities (Adams)

No report.

LOPSA Cascadia 2019: (Vandevender)

No news.

Marketing/Communications (Tsalolikhin, Uphill)

Roger is due to start tomorrow as Community Manager.

Technical Services (White)

Danielle absent, no report.

Education, Training and Mentorship (Cowell)

Andy reported that the new mentorship program is ready to be released. We have two mentorship pairs already. Andy will update website to point to new mentorship program site,

Recognition (Beech)

George absent, no report.

Leadership Committee (Beech, Moore)

Drew will reach out to the Trev, the current head of leadership committee, to make sure we are on track for LOPSA election.

Locals/Chapters Committee (Adams)

No report. Aleksey will ask Roger to compile an up to date list of LOPSA chapters and affiliates in the next LOPSAgram.


 Andy Motioned for Adjournment
 Brian Seconded