CCN Board Minutes
October 9, 2001 Board Minutes
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2001
- Ed Dyer
- Bernie Hart
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Bill Matheson
- John McKay
- Grace Paterson
- Mark Rushton
- Jeff Warnica
- Chris Watt
- Andrew D. Wright
Minutes of September 18th, 2001 Meeting
Marilyn welcomed Bill Matheson to the Board. The minutes were
amended to indicate "Bill Matheson has agreed to serve as a
member of the Internal Committee."
It was moved by Andrew Wright and seconded by Ed Dyer that
the minutes as amended by approved. Passed
Bernie agreed to send all past approved minutes to Andrew for posting.
It was moved by Bernie Hart and seconded by Grace Paterson that Jamie
Carroll's name be removed as signing officer for CCN and that Ed Dyer, now
Vice Chair, replace Jamie as one of the signing officers. Further, that Ed
Dyer be requested to meet with officials at the Royal Bank and the Credit
Union to effect this change. Passed unanimously.
Marilyn asked Bernie to fax a copy of this minute to Ed to use as evidence
of the Boards intention.
Security of Board List
Ed Dyer outlined a method involving an encryption process which he felt
would provide the security required.
Since we have had no security problems since the "root password" was
changed, it was agreed we will not make any additional changes until it is
clear that a security problem exists.
Marilyn pointed out that Viola and Tom's positions are yet to be filled.
Bernie reported that Tracey Jones has indicated she would be able to
respond by the end of September but had not yet done so. Other names
which were identified were Linda Carvery and Joan Jones. John agreed to
explore other nominations. Marilyn suggested that anyone who has
suggestions indicate these on-line. Mark will include a notice re Board
vacancies in the News Letter and invite members to submit resumes.
Marilyn will check once more with Linda Carvery.
Revitalization and Renewal
Marilyn spoke about the process we are involved intended to revitalize
Chebucto. The to do items arising from the first meeting (Sept 9/01) have
been circulated and Bernie will repost them with updates on the progress
being made. One of the "to dos" was to convene a second session devoted
to our "technical needs". Since it is critical Ed be present for this,
Marilyn will contact him first and then the rest of the Board.
Mark agreed to include a section in the News Letter on the revitalization
process. He will also deal with the Rebate Program. Mark agreed to have
this done by the end of the week.
Inner City Project
Bernie circulated the latest draft version of the report on the Inner City
Project. He indicated this version had been sent to the other partners
and at this stage GPI Atlantic is doing a joint document. Marilyn, Ed and
Bernie will be meeting with the group to discuss the new document.
Word on the Street
The Board expressed thanks to Andrew for all of the work he had done to
prepare for and carry out the event. Andrew asked that Johnathan
Thibodeau and Chris Wood both deserved credit as well.
The following points were noted:
- We must begin planning earlier.
- We need to employ much better marketing skills. (crisp white
- Andrew's PowerPoint presentation will be useful for other events.
Andrew and Mark agreed to work on a members demo forum around a social
activity of some kind. ( e.g. Bob and Lories)
The meeting adjourned.
Ed had sent his report online. The question about 56K service was raised
and Marilyn indicated this would be the subject of the next Visioning
Session. The question of the Provincial Server was raised. The problem
in assessing the cost to Chebucto of operating this service is knowing
just what it is being used for. Bernie agreed to look into the
possibility of purchasing surplus equipment which might become available
through the demise of Silicon Island.
Jeff distributed copies of the Financial Report. The Board expressed
appreciation for the work Jeff has been doing in improving the reporting
Marilyn intends to call a meeting in the near future.
Mark indicated he would be producing a members news letter in the near
future. Mark and Bill Matheson will work together on this. Bernie asked
if he could participate in developments associated with IP development.
Andrew reported he had been contacted re a Plus user who is using
"file-sharing" software. Andrew has contacted this person and asked him to
discontinue this activity.
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