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
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
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
John Odenthal has reserved the domain name centrenet.org for use with the
Inner City Initiative.
Because Bernie Hart had to leave the finance report was brought forward.
Bernie presented his financial statement. The Board had no questions on
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Nothing to report.
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.
Met on January 22, 2003, discussed membership and a letter to be sent to
Board meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.