Board meeting Minutes/28 May 2019

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14 May 2019
Board meeting Minutes Next:
11 June 2019

Minutes approved: 20 August 2019

Andy Cowell (President), Andy Cowell (VP), Brian Globerman (Treasurer), Andree Jacobson (Secretary), Drew Adams, Danielle White, Branson Matheson
Scott Suehle, Daniel Hodges
9.10pm Eastern Time
9.41pm Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

  • Draft minutes to approve were distributed by email, decision was made to wait until minutes have been updated on board Wiki.

Standing Reports

Treasurer's report (Globerman)

Bank balance on 27 May 2019: $29,484.26

IRS Form 990 was filed, accepted, and approved on May 6th, 2019. Form has been uploaded to wiki, also uploaded to under governance, and GuideStar.

Membership report (Hodges: absent)

No report

Committee reports

Conferences/Events (Adams)

Actively reaching out to LISA / USENIX to arrange for booth space

Consider attending:

  • Ohio Linux Fest, Nov 1-2, 2019 (Warner - Previous board member - will attend an represent)
  • LISA, Oct 28-29, 2019 (Portland)
  • All things open, Oct 13-15, Raleigh NC

Discussion: LOPSA currently only has a single "booth box" with materials. Drew will ship box to Branson so that it can be inventoried and prepped for next event. Suggestion to prepare a few boxes to keep in various parts of the country to reduce shipping costs and time. Board generally thought it was a good idea. Drew mentioned fabric banners can be printed for about $50, would be nice to have in box.

Missed opportunities:

  • Northwest Linux Fest (last weekend in April) - Booth box didn't make it there on time.

Marketing/Communications (Adams)

Andy distributed rough draft of LOPSAGram for May / June. With community manager no longer active, board is actively looking for opportunities for the community to contribute here. We need nominations for board elections, and infrastructure for elections. Branson mentions that WildApricot has polling functionality. Andree volunteers to investigate.

Technical Services (White)

No activities to report.

Education, Training and Mentorship (Cowell)

No activities to add. Branson mentions his mentoring in Slack is proceeding well. Andree has joined slack channel and will make introduction as well. Andy comments that focus right now should be to find mentees, rather than mentors.

Recognition (Suehle: absent)

Andy added a note about the Chuck Yerkes award in the upcoming LOPSAGram.

Leadership (Suehle: absent)

No activities to report

Locals/Chapters (Matheson)

Branson has attempted to reach out to currently listed contacts for local chapters that he found. No responses received. Another attempt will be made.

New Business

No new business



 Andy Motioned for Adjournment
 Branson Seconded