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May 8, 2008 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2008


  • Bernie Hart
  • Roswell James
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Jim MacLennan
  • Bill Matheson
  • Mary Rigby
  • Max Russell
  • Johnathan Thibodeau
  • Joe Thomas
  • Alan Turner
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Richard Connolly
  • Kent Murray

Election of Officers for 2008-2009

Meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm.

The Chair position will remain open until the next meeting. It may be feasible to appoint co-chairs.

Marilyn MacDonald accepted the position of Vice Chair. Alan Turner accepted a second year with the responsibility of Treasurer. Mary Rigby will continue as Secretary for 2008/2009.


Minutes of last meeting

Minutes for the April meeting were approved, Moved by Marilyn, seconded by Alan.


Committee Reports

Technical Report

Motion to appoint Johnathan Thibodeau, Chair of the Technical Committee and a non voting member of the Board. Moved by Jim MacLennan, seconded by Bill Matheson. Carried.

Johnathan Thibodeau presented the Technical Report. The problem which prevented the wifi demonstration at the AGM on April 23 has been cleared up. The system was not resolving addresses. The node in the private house has been functioning for the past couple of weeks. Now that it is stable A bit more work needs to be done on the node in Spencer House. Both nodes should be operating routinely within the next two weeks. How we advertise and alert the potential users needs to be dealt with.

Financial Report

Alan Turner presented the Treasurer's report. The April revenue was $8000. This was significantly above that for the previous month, March was $6295, but less than the revenue realized in April 2007 which was $8880. 2008 revenue to the end of April was $37658, which is higher than that received at this time in 2007 when the revenue to date was $35490.

Expenses for April were $9590, which included three pay periods rather the two usually processed each month and the annual, once a year, payment for membership in ACORN (Atlantic Canada Organization of Research Networks which was $1130. Total expenses to the end of April were $31724. Both the monthly expenses and those for the year thus far are significantly less than those during the same time frame of the previous year: The expenses in April 2007 were $13139, and the total for the first four months of 2007 were $40527.

The financial report was accepted. Moved by Alan, seconded by Jim.


Committee Activity

An active Membership Committee is essential. Members should think about people who would serve on it and this could be discussed at the next meeting.

At present Johnathan, Ed, and Kent are members of the Technical Committee which meets about once a week.

Andrew chairs the Policy Committee. He would like to see several active members onboard. The committee, which has not been active as of late, needs to look at policy for the wifi service. Roswell will be a member of this committee.

There is need for a Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee. Joe offered to chair this committee. Marilyn, and Alan will be initial members.

Mary will focus on liaison with organizations who use Chebucto website services.


Post AGM Followup Meeting

A follow-up meeting focusing on increasing CCN membership will be held at Spencer House Thursday May 29 at 7:30 pm.


Other Business

There is an immediate need for dry, secure, storage for computers and computer components.

The Board congratulated Andrew on the CCN section in the Chase Report, the annual report for the Dalhousie University Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


Next Meetings

Next Executive meeting will be at the Chase Building, Wednesday May 21, 5:00 pm.

Next Board meeting will be at the Chase Building, Thursday, June 12, 6:30 pm

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.





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