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February 4, 2003 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 4, 2003


  • Mark Alberstat
  • Ed Dyer
  • Bernie Hart
  • Reg Hody
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Gerard MacNeil
  • Bill Matheson
  • John McKay
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Jeff Warnica
  • Chris Watt

Call to Order

Meeting Called to Order at 6:35 p.m.

Minutes of January 7, 2003 Meeting

Acceptance of Minutes of January 7, 2003 meeting held over for next meeting.

Inner City Report

Marilyn MacDonald reported about the Management Committee and a brochure that is being worked on.

Bernie Hart reported he is working on the Education committee that is dealing with E-learning and hopes Chebucto will be used with this initiative.

John Odenthal has reserved the domain name for use with the Inner City Initiative.

Finance Report

Because Bernie Hart had to leave the finance report was brought forward. Bernie presented his financial statement. The Board had no questions on the statement.


Mark Rushton tendered his resignation to the Board.

MOTION: The Board move to accept the resignation of Mark Rushton.
Moved by Gerard MacNeil, Seconded by John McKay.
Motion passed.
Marilyn to write to Mark to thank him for his services.

New Board Member

Joan Jones has been approached by Marilyn to join the Board. She has accepted.

MOTION: We appoint Joan Jones to the Board on condition that she becomes a Chebucto member.
Moved by Bernie Hart, Seconded by Reg Hody.
Motion Passed, one abstention.


Bill Matheson, John McKay, Jeff Warnica, Andrew Wright and Chris Watt have all agreed to reoffer at this year.


Recent news items prompted Andrew to look into the amount we receive as donations and the amount we give out. Our percentage, as Andrew explained is fine and Chebucto has nothing to worry about.

Volunteer Initiative

Bernie Hart reported that Chebucto will be involved in this as a member and the web site is to be hosted by Chebucto.

Chebucto Board credit card

Credit Union Atlantic is offering a MasterCard to Chebucto. The four Executive members are to fill in forms for a card, but not necessarily the one currently being offered. The Board instructed Bernie to contact Ticketmaster for suggestions of possible alternatives.

MOTION: Board approves Executive to apply for an organizational credit card.
Moved by Reg Hody, Seconded by Bill Matheson.
Motion carried. One abstention.


Idea of a Chebucto scholarship was brought forward at a previous Board meeting. Jeff Warnica was to look into it for the Board. No follow-up yet at this time.

After re-assessing the work/payment the Board agreed to for Johnathan the Board agreed a bonus would be offered at an appropriate time.

MOTION: The Chebucto Board offer Johnathan Thibodeau a bonus of between $1,000 and $1,500 upon successful completion of the work-term tasks.
Moved by John McKay, Seconded by Bill Matheson.
Motion carried.

PlaneShift Game hosting

The Board has questions as to hosting this game would truly give Chebucto any lasting exposure. The Board shows some interest in the project but needs more specifics before a final decision can be make. Marilyn is to ask Chris Watt who brought the idea forward to contact PlaneShift for additional information.


Committee Reports

Technical Committee

Final switch over of dial-up number has been completed. Some connections problems have occurred with both PCs and Macs.

A new GUI (Graphical User Interface) for Majordomo is being tried out. It is called Majorcool.

Call volume is up.

A new version of the SPAM filter is now running.

Policy Committee

Nothing to report.

External Committee

Met on January 16th. Meeting discussed plans for AGM. North End Library is now booked. Chris Watt will once again provide food for the AGM.

Ed agreed to re-offer.

Internal Committee

Met on January 22, 2003, discussed membership and a letter to be sent to overdue IPs.



Board meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.





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