CCN Board Minutes
June 11, 2009 Board Minutes
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2009
- Richard Connolly
- Bernie Hart
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Michael Marshall
- Kent Murray
- Mary Rigby
- Johnathan Thibodeau
- Joe Thomas
- Alan Turner
- Jeff Warnica
- Andrew D. Wright
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.
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.
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'
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
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
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.
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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