Board meeting Minutes/30 July 2012

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16 July 2012
Board meeting Minutes Next:
13 Aug 2012

Minutes approved: 13 Aug 2012

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(Subject to verification) Philip Kizer (chair), William Bilancio, Dan Rich, Lois Bennett, Matt Disney, Jesse Trucks, Nadine Miller
Ski Kacoroski, Chris St. Pierre
0906 Eastern Time
0943 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Action Items

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report
    • We picked up a lot of new memberships/renewals due to sysadmin days promotion.
    • 990 ready to be submitted
    • We still have not received a check for the conferences earlier this year. This is waiting on the resolution of a difference with the hotel.
  • Membership report
    • 870 members - thanks to William, Dan, and Ski for finding the paypal problem and going through the pending payments to approve them
    • 33 lapsed members in July, 202 YTD (nearly 1/4 of our membership has lapsed this year -- this is a *big* problem)
    • 252 new members, 35 renewals YTD
  • Technical services report
    • On track to be moved over by end of August
  • Conference/events activities report
    • Ski at USENIX security conference
  • Mentorship Status report
    • Raffle is set up, not looking for any more prizes at this time
  • Development report (Meeting focus at first meeting of the month)
    • Philip answering questions from a report on system admins
  • Upcoming LOPSAgram and #lopsa-live (last meeting of the month only)
  • Liaison reports (LC, etc.)
    • Next LC call 6-Aug - Dan

Sys Admin Appreciation Day Lessons Learned (DISNEY)

  • Earlier planning with locals
  • Better social media presence
  • Daily messaging
  • Specific plan for each activity/day and specific assignments
  • Collecting notes on the board wiki.
  • May need to start much earlier to get corporate america aware of it

Diversity Discussion

Discussion on harassment and diversity policies. We need to make it clear that we support diversity and tolerance in everything (platforms, people, race, etc.). Plan to discuss more at Face to Face meeting.


Motion to adjourn at 0943 by Jesse, seconded by Dan