Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 10:56:55 CDT
From: David Parter <email@example.com>
Subject: [SAGE] Memo-to-Members (July 2005)
1. SAGE Board of Directors Election
The first election for the SAGE Board of Directors took place
June 17 - 24, 2005. Thanks to SAGE members who participated in the
election, and to all the volunteers who helped make the
Greg Rose (chair)
Voting software, hosting and membership data:
Jane-Ellen Long (USENIX Association)
Greg Rose provided a full explanation of the ballot-counting process
and the official results. It is online at:
2. Management and Operations
An association management company has been selected, and we are
working out the details of the contract. Expect an announcement with
more details when the contract is signed. Until then, we are working
with the management company to plan transition activities (the first
Board Meeting, establishing the business infrastructure,
transferring of membership records, and transferring of services).
3. SAGE Board of Directors meeting
The first meeting of the new Board of Directors will be July
29-31. Our management company, which has a lot of experience in
situations like this, is taking a very active role in planning and
staffing the meeting. The schedule is divided into three section:
i. Non-profit board training
ii. Strategic planning
iii. Business meeting
During the business meeting, officers will be selected and board
member responsibilities will be assigned.
4. Salary Survey
Rob Kolstad announced the SAGE Salary Survey on June 30. The story
made it to slashdot on July 2. The more participation, the
better. Please pass the word to all your co-workers and any other
sysadmins you know!
The survey is online at http://www.sage.org/salsur
5. LISA Conference
The annual LISA conference will be December 4-9, 2005 in San Diego, CA.
Program and registration materials will be available in September. If
you haven't already done so, now might be a good time to start
getting approval from your management for your LISA trip!
6. Improved Communication With Our Members
Improved communication with our members will be a major topic of
discussion at the meeting. We have already had some discussions about
restructuring and making better use of SAGE mailing lists (but nothing
has been decided yet)
Look for the next memo-to-members around August 8 (about a week after
the board meeting), with a full report from the board meeting.
Our preliminary plan is to publish a memo-to-members every month, and
more often as needed.
If you have any comments, feedback, questions, please contact us:
SAGE Board of Directors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your memo-to-members editor and SAGE Board member