Board meeting Minutes/5 September 2017

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22 August 2017
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19 September 2017

Minutes approved: 5 September 2017 NOTE: These are not official minutes due to lack of quorum, but these notes may be of use to you (Treasurer's report, membership report)

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(Subject to verification) Steve VanDevender, Paul English, Brian Globerman, George Beech (chair)
Ski Kacoroski, Atom Powers, Scott Suehle, Ray Frush, Thomas Uphill

Consent Agenda

Standing Reports

Treasurer's report (Globerman)

Balance Info:

  • BoA Accounts: $34,851.48
  • PayPal Account: $1301.71
  • Total: $36,153.19 +/- from last report (07/25/2017): +$79.66

Anticipated Expenses:

  • IRS 501c(3) reinstatement fee: $850
  • Face to Face (estimated based on last year's cost): $4227.00

In progress:

  • Completed IRS Form 1023 and supporting documents sent to IRS on 9/2/2017 and received today. Will take 2-4 months for reinstatement if approved (likely)
  • Completed LOPSA 2016, 2015, 2014, 2014 income tax Form 990-EZ, and sent to IRS by CPA firm
  • Get up to date with filings for New Jersey Department of Revenue. Our registration is current but I don't think we have filed required forms for sales tax and income tax for many years. George: This might require a CPA that is familiar with NJ tax law, but let's wait until we get our non-profit status reinstated first.
  • Take over domain name registration from Lee Damon for, as requested. Forwarded Lee's email to Dan Rich
  • Problem continues with multiple PayPal accounts, one of which I do not have access to. More questionable chargebacks are showing up, and I cannot dispute them so they get paid out by default. - George: Brian should receive the replies back from PayPal people, as George set up "send as" in Gmail needed.

Membership report (VanDevender)

  • Total active members: 653 (previous report: 655, change: -2, pending renewal: 17)
  • Paying: 348 (3 new in last 30 days)
  • Non-paying: 305 (10 new in last 30 days)

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

Committee reports

Conferences/Events/Chapters activities report (Powers)

LOPSA Cascadia 2018: (VanDevender,Kacoroski,Uphill,Globermann,English,Powers)

  • Venue
  • CfP
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship

LISA '17 (VanDevender, Beech)

  • Working with LISA '17 on USENIX/LOPSA cross-promotion
    • LISA is no longer offering membership discounts with retirement of LISA SIG
    • They are offering table space for flyers but not placement in the attendee packet
    • Expo table is possible but Expo coordinator is out this week

Marketing/Communications (LOPSAgram, #lopsa-live, etc) (English, Uphill)

  • Please help provide content for the next LOPSAgram
  • Please blog on your LOPSA Blog

Technical Services Report (Beech, VanDevender)

Mentorship Report (Beech)

Recognition (Uphill, Disney)

Leadership Committee (Warner, Kacoroski)

Locals/Chapters Committee (Suehle)

On Hold Committees

Education Committee

Speaker's Bureau

Next Agenda item... (NAME)

Face to Face (George)

When September 30th-October 1 Where: Raleigh If you haven't booked your flight yet, please do so.

Hotel information will be sent out this week.

Initial Agenda here:

New Business

First new item...



 Board Member Motioned for Adjournment
 Board Member Seconded