Board meeting Minutes/4 June 2007

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21 May 2007
Board meeting Minutes Next:
11 June 2007

Minutes approved: 11 June 2007

Tom Perrine (chair), Trey Harris, Doug Hughes, Andrew Hume, Chris Palmer, David Parter, Stephen Potter, Pat Wilson (note taker)
Matthew Barr, Sam Albrecht
20:07 Eastern Time
20:38 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Consent agenda passed.

Action Items

Board Committees

  • Development Committee (Wilson/Potter)
  • Partnership and Liason Committee (Perrine)
  • Leadership Committee (Esther Filderman)
  • Policy Committee (Harris)
  • Communications Committee
    • Perrine - Follow up with SysAdmin Magazine regarding volunteers for online answer folks [due 3/20] - not done
  • Membership Committee
    • Parter - Set up retention-rate report [due 5/28] - not done
    • Albrecht - Refresh conversion letter - no report
    • Wilson - Look into quarterly member drawing prizes - not done

[ Harris leaves at 20:11 ET ]

[ Palmer joins at 20:12 ET ]

Program Committees

  • Conference Planning Committee (Wilson/Perrine)
  • Technical (Online) Services (Hughes/Parter)
    • Perrine - Organize Sysadmin Day 2007 site update - in progress
    • Perrine - Turn his lopsa-discuss posting on the CFV for Sysadmin Day into a post for the web page - in progress
  • 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 5/28] - not done


  • Financial
    • Hume - Provide at Dec 2006 Treasurer's report writeup for the Board and for the web site - DONE
  • Albrecht:
    • Provide status on IRS 501(c)(3) status [due 4/9] - no report
    • Enquire whether SoCoSA would be interested in pursuing Chapter status [5/28] - no report
  • Barr:
  • Harris:
    • Present draft financial policies for Board approval (low priority) - no report
    • Gather material for Halprin request [2/26] - no report

[ Parter joins at 20:16 ET ]

  • Hughes:
    • Work with Frisch, Chalup, Halprin, Barr on consultant resources skeleton/framework [due 6/11] - no progress
    • Contact Gilbert Wilson about work-pay ideas - in progress waiting on Gilbert
    • Set target completion date for JobTarget online - DONE JobTarget integration complete
  • Hume:
    • Reconvene Code of Ethics review committee - in progress
  • Palmer:
  • Parter:
  • Perrine:
    • Perrine will work with Sam and Michele on "CONVERSION" of visitors to members - in progress
  • 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

There was a several hour outage of on 4 June, caused by problems upstream of BitPusher. Back online before estimate.

  • Sysadmin Days report

The second mass mailing will be sent out soon. It might be worthwhile investigating Google adwords. Preliminary plans for future Sysadmin Days events are being considered.

  • Development report (Meeting focus at first meeting of the month)

postponed until 11 June

  • Upcoming MtM (last meeting of the month only)

Topics: JobTarget, Sysadmin Days NJ, Code of Ethics review, new book review(s), elections

  • Sysadmin Mag ad topic (fourth meeting of the month only)

New Business

Volunteer thanks

Chuck McIntyre and Ski Kacoroski have gone above and beyond (Chuck on the jobs board integration and Ski on the server migration from San Francisco to Seattle. They'll be thanked in the MtM, online, and with a LOPSA shirt.


MOTION to adjourn by Palmer, seconded by Hume Passes. Adjourned at 20:38 ET