Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2004
- Mark Alberstat
- Toni Cianfaglione
- Tom Daly
- Ed Dyer
- Reg Hody
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Bill Matheson
- John McKay
- Tanya Moxley
- Jeff Warnica
- Chris Watt
- Andrew D. Wright
Minutes of Previous Meeting (February)
Correction to acronym in Policy Commitee report: Should be "PIPEDA".
Moved by Reg / Ed that the minutes be accepted as amended. Motion carried.
Election of executive and confirmation of signing officers
Moved by John / Tom that the former executive officers be re-elected for
the year 2004.
Marilyn Macdonald as Chair
Ed Dyer as Vice-Chair
Bernie Hart as Treasurer
Chris Watt as Secretary.
Motion carried with one abstention.
Moved by Bill / Tom that the Executive members be the signing
officers of the society. Motion carried with one
The terms of the two junior staff have expired. Moved by Ed / Chris
that we extend their employment to August 31st. Motion carried with one opposed.
Jeff requested that the Technical Committee provide a list
of projects to be completed.
Due to the changing nature of internet connectivity in the Halifax
area and the advent of the Metro Dark Fibre project, it was proposed that
Chebucto reconsider membership in the Atlantic Canada Organization of
Research Networks (ACORN).
Moved by Reg / Andrew that Chebucto allocate $3000 in the 2004 budget
to ACORN membership. Motion carried.
A brief report on the current status of WiFi was delivered by
Chris and John volunteered to oversee the preparation of a
detailed specification for a prototype access point.
Moved by Tom / Tanya that Chris and John, in consultation with the Technical
Committee, report to the Board with a recommendation. Motion carried.
They have been working primarily on the spam
problem and issues surrounding the potential introduction of a separate
A proposal for simple human-managed keyword filtering was
delivered by Tony Cianfaglione.
A caching http proxy server running Squid has been introduced to
improve web access speed for users.
The Committee has been dealing with virus issues.
The Committee has recently completed work related to the
AGM and reception. Marilyn suggested that Directors should
encourage more of the general membership to participate in Board meetings.
Preparations are underway for other 10th anniversary related
activities and Chebucto's participation in this year's Word on the Street (WOTS)
Andrew proposed an expenditure of $50 to obtain a portable
CRT monitor for use in adjusting and focussing the webcam.
Moved by Bill Matheson. So declared.