Board meeting Minutes/8 November 2006

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30 October 2006
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13 November 2006

In-person meeting at Sysaadmin Days, Phoenix

Minutes approved: 27 November 2006

Tom Perrine (chair), Matthew Barr, Trey Harris, David Parter, Stephen Potter, Pat Wilson, Sam Albrecht
Doug Hughes, Andrew Hume, Chris Palmer
11:23 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Consent agenda passes.

Action Items

Board Committees

  • Development Committee (Wilson/Potter)
  • Partnership and Liason Committee (Perrine)
    • Palmer - Contact local office of possible partner [due 10/16] - no report
    • Barr - Connect with Chapman regaring TechReach International and come back to board with proposal(s) for cooperation - DONE we may want to approach TechReach directly - Barr will investigate
  • Leadership Committee (Greg Rose)
    • Perrine - Contact Rose and convey Board's thoughts on the election - not done
  • Policy Committee (Harris)
  • Communications Committee
    • Palmer - Discuss possible member survey methodologies with Chavez - no report
    • Potter - Select current sponsor to use regarding possible ad mockup. - in progress Potter sent mail to Rackable, but has had no reply. He will work on an alternative
    • Perrine - Follow up with SysAdmin Magazine regarding volunteers for online anwer folks - in progress

ACTION ITEM: Barr to get CMP contact info to Albrecht

ACTION ITEM: Perrine to talk to Rich regarding posting LOPSA logo on Sysadmin Magazine irc

ACTION ITEM: Albrecht to contact listbroker regarding lateness in sending out email blast

  • Membership Committee
    • Hughes - Work on membership renewal system [due 11/8] - in progress

First set of renewals due 11/17/06.

ACTION ITEM: Albrecht to work on renewal letter with testamonials

Program Committees

  • Conference Planning Committee (Wilson/Perrine)
  • Technical (Online) Services (Hughes/Parter)
    • Parter - Mailing lists/online forum - St Pierre has been recruited to work on this
  • Content Services Committee (Palmer/Potter)
    • Potter - Work on Jobs Board outsourcing evaluation - not done
  • Locals Committee (Parter)
    • Albrecht - Work on a process for periodic contacts with chapters - not done


  • Financial
    • Hume - Prepare statement about AH payment [due 6/26] - no report drop this action item
    • Hume - prepare annual financial report [due 6/26] - no report

ACTION ITEM: Perrine to contact Hume

ACTION ITEM: Albrecht to draft wording for posting 990 on website

  • Albrecht:
    • Touch base with IRS [due 10/16] - no progress' waiting on State of New Jersey
    • Query insurance company regarding possible member insurance options [due 11/13] - in progress

ACTION ITEM: Harris to write an insurance FAQ for the members

  • Barr:
  • Harris:
    • Set up wiki for Resume Standards project - no progress will seek a tech-team volunteer to guide through the wiki creation process
    • Present draft financial policies for Board approval (low priority) - no progress
  • Hughes:
  • Hume:
    • Chat with the SNIA Chief Scientist regarding possible partnering [due 10/30] - no report
  • Palmer:
  • Parter:
  • Perrine:
  • Potter:
  • Wilson:
  • All:
    • Consider locations for Q1 2007 Sysadmin Days

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report (first meeting of the month only)
    • Discussion of level of detail in public minutes
  • Membership report
    • See the online report for this week's status

ACTION ITEM: Solanki to follow up on pending membership payments.

  • Online report
  • Training event report
    • see the web site
  • Development report

Memo to Members

Add stuff to 2006_November_Memo_to_Members page. Should go out early next week.

Planning Session

(feel free to add anything here!)

  • programs (conferences, workshops, training, publications)
  • development - partnerships and sponsorships
  • membership
  • web site changes

New Business

Member queries

There was some confusion as to who is responsible for responding to general emailed requests to the list. Solanki will be main contact and will redirect emails if required.

ACTION ITEM: Barr to set up board-only mail alias.