CCN Board Minutes
November 16, 2006 Board Minutes
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2006
- Bob Adams
- Ed Dyer
- Bernie Hart
- Bill Matheson
- Kent Murray
- Alan Turner
- Andrew D. Wright
- Richard Connolly
- John McKay
- Heather Townsend
- Marni Tuttle
Call to order
Meeting was called to order at 6.40 pm. There were no minutes of previous
meetings for approval.
Only one copy of the statement prepared by Marni before
last week's (cancelled) meeting was available. Andrew summarized that
year to date overall we had spent approx. $3300 more than we had taken in.
This volunteer support organization has lost its
federal funding. The province is picking up the slack and wants us to
host and maintain the website. This would mean a new income stream for
us. Bob and volunteers would set it up and maintain the website. Bill
was concerned at contracting and receiving money for work done by
volunteers who could let us down. Ed pointed out that all of our early
work was done this way. It was moved that we would further explore this
and try to go ahead. Passed.
October planning session
We made an approach to Waterfront Development Corporation and the Port
Authority - it was passed up to their senior people. Suggested that we
ask for a donation - say $5000 - to put their name on the webcam site.
Two nodes in the Fenwick footprint are signed up. We are looking at
making directional antennae for them to improve the signal from Fenwick.
We have received old computers free and can make them into approx. 12
nodes. Catherine Peart suggests Eastlink may be interested in helping us
as we may reach areas which are uneconomical to them (and good PR for
We can't really go out to the community until we are up
and running and have something to show.
Volume of spam has shot up recently - we were getting
more than our filters could handle - we adapted old computers to work as
filters but did not fully solve problem. Had to buy new hardware - new
filter processes 4 times as fast as our existing best. Problem solved but
we need to reorganize to prepare for future increases. We have had
problems building our large mailbox capacity. Still working on it.
We are still looking for candidates (for an
18 month term). Suggestions will be appreciated.
Meeting adjourned at 8.05pm
Next meeting December 14 at 6.30pm
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