Minutes approved: 21 March 2017
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(Subject to verification) George Beech (chair), Steve VanDevender, Ski Kacoroski ,Ray Frush, Brian Globerman, Steve VanDevender, Atom Powers, Paul English
Thomas Uphill, Scott Suehle
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Treasurer's report (Brian, Kacoroski)
BoA Accounts: $63,170.21
PayPal Account: $116.46
Total: $63,286.67 +/- from last report (02/21/2017): +$5,881.49
1. Peter Sayeh (CPA) retainer of $1400 paid this week 3/5/17 (not debited yet). Starting to work on renewal of non-profit status
2. Potential CasitConf liability: ~$28,000, anticipated loss ~$10,000+
Projected 3/20/2017 balance: $33,886.67
Membership report (VanDevender)
Total active members: 620 (previous report: 668, change: -48)
Paying: 333 (7 new in last 30 days)
Non-paying: 287 (23 new in last 30 days)
Paying members include Individual, Charter, Founding, and Lifetime memberships. Non-paying members include Student and Complimentary memberships.
The apparent drop in active members appears to be because Wild Apricot doesn't count members pending renewal as "active", and a number of members who got memberships through Cascadia '16 registration are currently pending renewal.
Conferences/Events activities report (Powers)
LOPSA Cascadia 2017: March 10,11. Contract cutoff:(?) (Kacoroski,Uphill,Globermann,English,Powers)
All Tutorials have at least 7, Git has 20 participants
35 registered as attending talks (Sat)
We're likely to be $8k-$10k behind on budget - due to lower reg and sponsorship
Cut back on food some, and a few other minor items to save money
Ski: We've had about 10 members come up and say that they "just renew every year"
Marketing/Communications (LOPSAgram, #lopsa-live, etc) (English, Uphill)
Didn't manage to get LOPSAgram out (yesterday) as hoped for last minute Cascadia push. Current plan is Monday 13th.
Currently have a submission from Ski about SCALE
Paul: I can write one about Cascadia
Other than that.. we could (as always) use more content. How about that Travel Ban (now in version 2.0) statement?
Please remember to blog occasionally on "topics of interest to our constituents" on your lopsa.org blog. Even if this is just copy/paste from your own blog!
Technical Services Report (Beech, VanDevender)
Mentorship Report (Beech)
Recognition (Uphill, Disney)
Leadership Committee (Warner, Kacoroski)
Elections normally happen in June
Typically nominations happen in March
April decide on the slate, and push out schedule
Next Agenda item... (NAME)
First new item...
Ski Kacoroski Motioned for Adjournment
Brian Globerman Seconded