November 3, 1994

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 22:13:58 -0400
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: board-minutes

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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of directors meeting
November 3, 1994

Attending: Kevin N., Joan B-H., David Murdoch, David Trueman, Peter H.,
Carlos F., Laura J., Renee D., Hugh W., Joan M.

Due to the large agenda there was an initial discussion of which items would 
take priority for discussion.  They were: Bylaws, Annual General Meeting,
User agreement.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

The to do list was reviewed and revised.

Hugh volunteered to write the notice of annual general meeting.

Hugh has posted the most recent revisions of the bylaws.  A standard set of
bylaws was used as a model and molded to fit our society.  Major changes 
include:  No specific committees are mandated; AGM need not be on a specific
date; There should be a specific number of petitioners required to call
an extraordinary general meeting (there was consensus that the number will be
100); 20 persons will be a quorum at general meetings; 3 days notice will be
required before a general meeting is assembled.

There was some discussion of whether an audit must be done by a firm of  
auditors or even an accountant.  We will move to strike the need for 
professional auditors from the bylaws.  The position of treasurer may be 
combined with that of secretary.
We will be adding a rule governing the adding of board members in between 
annual general  meetings.

MT&T:  There will be a demo on the morning of Nov. 4 at 8:30.  Four persons
from the phone company will attend.  There was  some  discussion of the 
type of support that we feel is appropriate to discuss.

User agreement:  The parental consent clause was discussed.  It was agreed
that a warning  about  the unpredictable nature of the information available
on the internet be put at the beginning of the agreement.  The parent will
be asked to accept  responsibility for what the child sees on the freenet.

Nominations:  Peter will draw up a slate of 12. There was discussion of the 
method of electing a  new board.   The process was agreed upon  after some 

Next two meetings will be the 9th and the 15th of November.  Same time and

The system needs more  phone lines.  Joan M. moved that the purchase of four
new modems and activation of four more phone lines be approved.  Seconded
by Carlos F.  No dissenting votes were  cast.  Motion carried.

David T. would like us to think of buying a PC for the office.  

Joan  B. wants  someone to be a liason with the school persons.

There was discussion of the opportunities available for working with the 
G7 organizers.  We will start with some static information provided by 
the WTCC.

David Trueman pointed out the need for the society to consolidate the 
existing info as well as searching out new info.

There is a need for a volunteer coordinator.  A call will be put out at 
the AGM.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent,
Board member, Metro [Halifax] Community Access Network Society.
Board member, Telecommunaute's Canada/Telecommunities Canada.
"Chebucto Free-Net, a new kind of community."

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