June 14, 1994

Date: Mon, 26 Sep 1994 10:41:42 -0300
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors Meeting
June 14, 1994
5659 Merkel St. 7:15-9:30

Attending: Kevin Nugent, David Trueman, David Murdoch, Peter Henry,
Rand Cooper, Ellen Sherlock, Joan Brown-Hicks, Renee Davis.

Absent: Carlos Freitas, Dave Towers, Laura Jantek.

Agenda: Approved by consensus.
Minutes, June 7: Approved by consensus.

NSTN/CABLE/HRD: There was some discussion on the allocation of
monies already acquired as well as strategies for solicitation of
further funds from government agencies.  The HRD proposal is being
prepared jointly by MetroCan and the provincial agency for
presentation to the federal agency.  Chebucto Free-Net is to be
included in the proposal.  Training and development amounts are
itemized in the proposal.

David Trueman requested that someone put together an action list
based on the tasks specified during the board meetings.  Peter
Henry volunteered to do the list and post it the next day.

David M. asked for help in getting a letter to Peter Soo of STD. 
They plan to lend a 486 for use as a public access terminal.  The
letter will be drafted by David M. and Joan.

Plans for the 15th.:
The board will be introduced.  Each committee chair will give a
brief description of their committee's function and request
volunteers as needed.  Name tags  will be available to be filled in
by the attendees.   The board will also be wearing name tags.  A
short demo will be done emphasizing what has been added over the
past while.  Questions will be fielded and supporters will be
thanked.  The meaning and limitations of public access trials will
be explained to the attendees.  Signup sheets will be available for
those who want to  volunteer.  Tony L. will handle the volunteers. 
Each chair should tell him  what is needed by their committee.

Daily News:
Theo Moudakous has plans to publish his daily political cartoon on
the freenet.

PAT's: David M. has tried to contact STD.  There has been no word
from Dymaxion.  The library does not yet have a modem for the first

There was some discussion on a policy regarding how long the system
will keep inactive accounts before deleting them.

August conference:  Telecommunities Canada will fund one delegate
from each Free-Net/organizing committee.  Potential delegates from
Chebucto Freenet were asked to submit proposals to David M. and
Tony L. by midnight Saturday June 18.  They will be deciding who we
will send.  We will also investigate funding for additional
delegates.  In the meantime Renee will confirm that this freenet
will be sending at least one delegate.

Will not be on a bi-weekly schedule anymore.  It was suggested that
we plan one for Business interests and one for public interests. 
There will be a daytime demo at dal within the next ten days.  An
evening one  will be planned for later.

Softball: A game among board members and their families is planned
for Sunday June 26, at Point Pleasant Park.

Meeting times:
Next one will be Thursday June 3 at Peter Henry's pad:

Business plan: 
Will have to be revised to reflect developments in our financial

A letter will be sent to parties involved in the tech-transfer
funding decision asking for an explanation of the decision. 
Strategies for funding were further discussed.   A letter will be
drafted and sent in two days.  As well, a letter of introduction
will be drafted for distribution to local and interested MLA's and
MP's.  Finally, all board members were asked to review the business
plan on their own time and make recommendations as needed.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent, aa006@chebucto.ns.ca
Board member, Metro Community Access Network Society.
Board member, Telecommunaute's Canada/Telecommunities Canada.
"Chebucto Freenet, a new kind of community."

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