December 1, 1995

Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 17:01:23 -0400
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: board-minutes

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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors Meeting
December 1, 1994

Attending: Kevin Nugent, David Murdoch, David Towers, David Trueman, 
Joan B-H, Joan M., Renee D., Peter H., Carlos F., Bernie H. Laura Jantek

The minutes  of  the last meeting were approved.
It was suggested that we take 10 minutes for each subject on the agenda.

Cable/Discovery Ctr. etc...  Since the cable company is interested in 
placing their PAT's in libraries and the phone company is interested in 
working at the discovery ctr., it is suggested  that we go along with 
that.  David Trueman and David Murdoch will respond to cable and MT&T 
respectively.  It was pointed out that each corporate party should cover 
its own direct costs.

Bylaws- Peter Henry showed the nominating committees report. It includes 
4 officers and 8 directors.  There was discussion on how to explain how 
the board has been made up to date.

Reports- There was discussion on how each report will be presented and 
submitted.  There will be a question period for each report.  

There will be a call for a volunteer coordinator during the presentation 
of reports.

Mugs and tee  shirts  will be sold.

All involved are asked to show up by 7:00 to set up.
We will prepare to enroll new members at the door.
Existing members will be validated and voting cards distributed.
David Trueman will mail all users a notice inviting them to join the society.
The meeting will be slated for 2 hours.

David Murdoch covered where all the attendees came from.  David Tr. 
explained our presentation. CB showed a video and their cable setup.
A discussion after dinner focused on what the umbrella group should be.
Silver Donald Cameron spoke at the Glengarry after dinner. Talks were 
given by each region on Saturday covering  who they are and what they've done.
The carriers and some government people held a forum.
The draft discussion paper on community networks was presented and duscussed.

FINANCES: David To. explained the financial statements to be presented.  
He recommended that Renee and Kevin be suggested as auditors for the 
coming  year at the AGM.

Joan M. asked that we start thinking of a launch date in  the spring.  
There will be an internet fair on Jan. 21.  MCAN should attend.
A job description needs to be  written for Gerard.  Start a draft and 
ask for his input. Next meeting will be January 3@ Joan B-H's home.
David Tr. wants approval to spend as needed over the holidays on equipment.

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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