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