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June 11, 2009 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2009

Attending:

  • Richard Connolly
  • Bernie Hart
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Michael Marshall
  • Kent Murray
  • Mary Rigby
  • Johnathan Thibodeau
  • Joe Thomas
  • Alan Turner
  • Jeff Warnica
  • Andrew D. Wright

Absent:

  • Max Russell

Minutes of last meeting

The meeting was called to order by Bernie at 6:35 pm.

Minutes of the previous two meetings were recommended for acceptance. Acceptance of the minutes for the April meeting was moved by Alan and seconded Mary. Passed. Acceptance of the minutes for the May meeting was moved by Alan and seconded by Mike. Passed.

 

Committee Reports

Financial Report

Alan distributed and reviewed the financial statement for May. The month's revenue of $6622 was significantly higher than the revenue for May of last year and for the immediately preceding month of April which were $5823 and $5017 respectively. The expenses for May were $6286 which was significantly less that the expenses for April which were $9453. There was extra payment of network charges and more money was spend on payroll in April.

Technical Report

Johnathan noted that the wifi system was stable and ready to be tested by users. The webmail problems occurring over the past few weeks are almost cleared away. The old server ceased to function. The mail which has been very slow at times over the past month is now back up to speed.

Technically we could move ahead on the Joe Howe project, but a survey or a contact programme that informs in the residents about who we are and what service will be provided is needed. In answer to Johnathan's request Mary and Marilyn offered to attempt to pull materials together that would allow CCN to move forward with and awareness campaign or survey of the Joe Howe residents' interest.

 

Corner store project

Richard said that the project appeared to be feasible in as much as he was able to do, but in order to make it work additional people would have to get directly involved. After some discussion it was decided that an email should be sent to members asking for volunteers interested in working on this initiative. Those who are willing to work on it would be asked to attend a workshop. They would be given information to take to individual store owners/operators. Richard would give the workshop and he and Andrew would organize an information package.

 

New Horizons Grant

Marilyn has completed the application forms which are focused on the wifi project in Joe Howe Manor, and Bernie will deliver the material to the Service Canada Office tomorrow.

 

Service Seniors Alliance

Alan and Mary attend alternate meetings of this metro wide group of largely small to medium businesses focused on providing a wide range of services to seniors in the region. CCN is one of four community members of this group and the only Internet provider. CCN's logo is on the banner used at the SSA's information booth and Andrew's card is in display holders on the table. The CCN flyer is available to give to anyone specifically asking about Internet service. The SSA booth will be at the 50+ Expo this coming weekend.

 

Forum on Digital Access

After some discussion it was decided that Bernie would contact the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives regarding possible partnering to undertake a public forum or debate focused on the issue.

 

CCN's 15th Anniversary

Bernie will send a letter regarding an announcement of CCN'S 15h year of continuous operation to Councillor Sue Uteck. Andrew will use information in Mousepad 154 as a the back drop for a letter to the editor. (assume multiple papers).

 

Other funding requests

Joe asked if CCN would like to request funding from Emera this year. He said the second submission was well received last year because the application requesting specific funds was well documented. Johnathan noted there was a similiar need for equipment this year and he would give the information to Joe.

 

Next meeting

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 6:30 pm at the Chase Building.

 

 

 

 


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