GIAC Monthly Board Meeting - January 7, 1999
Conference Room, Greenbelt Police Station
M E E T I N G M I N U T E S
The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Greenbelt Police Station.
Nancy Revis, President, presided over the meeting.
The meeting began at 7:05 p.m.
Board Members present: Tom Crompton, Jim Heagy, Doug Love, Neil McLeod, Chris
Morris, Nancy Revis, Brian Schieber
Guests: Nancy Allen, David Grey, Wilfred Saul, Ed James
Others present: Patty Merryman, Bill Dupree
Tom Crompton: Although the attendence was small the class was successful and
he would like to thank all the volunteers who helped set up and take down the
room. The next class will be Windows 95 basics on Tuesday February 16th. This
class will be done by Bill Dupree. Doug Love has had the projector serviced and
thanks go to him as well.
Nancy our president missed the introduction of our guests and so backtracked a
moment to give them proper recognition.
We have not closed the books as yet. We are dead even as we gained two new
members and lost two members. Our ISP service has been ok this month. If any
one needs to contact me please use my email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
701-758-4083. Don't bother Patty at home.
We need an election committee to reach out to tap the membership. This should
come together for March's meeting
Two meetings this month at Generous Joe's. Had our first organizational meeting
with Sanjay and Ashook about our move to a dedicated web server. SigmaNet has a
Linux server so Brian, Doug, Neil and Ed will come up with a migration plan. We
will have to have one day dual email to two servers. Ed James will work out cgi
scripts after machine transfer. There will be no increase in rates for
The treasurer's report was distributed to those at the meeting. Chris Morris
explained there is enough money in the General operating fund to cover expenses
and our share value has risen to $71.21. It was explained that this is not what
a person would get if the co-op dissolved but it was a good indicator of the
financial health of the organization. It was moved to accept the treasurer's
report, passed as motioned.
Bill Dupree will help out in this role until the elections. Also our president
asked about the supply of membership kits. The secretary indicates that
supplies are needed. Nancy Allen has volunteered to do kits, she needs approval
for postage, raw materials and where they are needed.
Greenbelt Homes Inc. has indicated it will be joining us around the end of
AUDITING COMMITTEE AND FISCAL REVIEW
Tom Crompton, Nancy Revis and Chris Morris volunteered to go over the
membership journals, review the books and report, proceed from February, turn
over materials and wrap up in March. We are behind.
1. New Projector: Doug Love turned over material sources to Bill Dupree to
investigate prices for a computer projector. He found they range in
price from $1200 to $12,000 and will continue by checking rentals at
Ritz Camera etc. Next we will approach companies about outright gifts of
2. Girl Scout Internet clsses: Papers were submitted with the course
content and dates for access in the Community Church. GIAC must see if
it conflicts with our regular class and if we have an instructor
willing to give the class onsite. Decision tabled
3. E-mail Voting: Doug Love along with Neil McLeod discussed the necessity
for getting things done between meetings. Neil will write up a proposal
on implementation of a system where by the board can conduct some of its
4. Bill Dupree will investigate voice mail vendors for pricing: the reason
being to lift the burden of all hour trouble calls on our poor president.
5. We are also looking into a class provider to offload some of the class
burden. We will check out a Hyattsville company. Tabled
An official recommendation by the election committee that Bill Dupree fill the
secretary's position left by Jim Heagy until June at which time we will
re-elect him so he can't leave. Patty Merryman will canvass to fill Director
A postal mailing will have to be made about the VIP program and clearing
member's accumulated e-mail.
Ann Duncan needs a Mac set-up we need to get the Mac Disks from Jim Heagy and
Flyers must go out in June of 99 for officers and Board position vacancies.
And last but not least: Our National Rate has doubled from $2.75 to $5.50.
Everyone pays the new rate. This was a rate set up by Sigma Net.
Our guest David Grey a highschool student asked if he could work with the
webmaster in order to hone his skills. He would like to help organize or
redesign parts of the Greenbelt.com website. His qualifications were that he
was doing webmaster work at DigiWeb and was adept at support for Unix, NT and
Solaris. Or maybe he could work on permissions and cgi scripts for his
membership fee. The board put it off for consideration.
The next monthly meeting is February 4, 1999, at 7 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
William Dupree, Acting Secretary
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