Board Meeting Minutes: December 29, 2010

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
December 29, 2010, 2:00 UTC

PRESENT: Hele Braunstein, Francesca Coppa, Ira Gladkova, Sheila Lane, Allison Morris, Kristen Murphy
ABSENT: Rachel Barenblat

OPEN SESSION

  1. The minutes from December 22 were unanimously approved.
  2. Board vacancy: Hele Braunstein has agreed to fill the Board position vacated by Elizabeth Yalkut; we voted unanimously to confirm the appointment.
  3. Committee chairs: All of the staffers whom we invited to serve as chairs have accepted. We voted unanimously to confirm their appointments. The committee chairs for 2011 will be:
    • Abuse: Franzeska Dickson
    • Accessibility, Design, & Technology: Elz and Amelia Ryan
    • Communications: Francesca Coppa
    • Content: Elizabeth Yalkut
    • Development & Membership: Megan Westerby
    • Finance: Sheila Lane
    • International Outreach: Julia Beck
    • Journal: Karen Hellekson
    • Legal: Rebecca Tushnet
    • Open Doors: Heather Cook
    • Support: Matty Lynne
    • Systems: Arrow and Sidra
    • Tag Wrangling: Alison Watson and Renay
    • Translation: Hele Braunstein
    • Vidding: Francesca Coppa
    • Volunteers & Recruiting: Allison Morris
    • Webmasters: Kristen Murphy
    • Wiki: Aethel and Rachel Barenblat
  4. Legal liaison: Rebecca Tushnet has agreed to serve as Legal liaison to the Board; we voted unanimously to confirm her appointment.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. Committee liaisons: We assigned a Board liaison to each committee, as follows:
    • Abuse: Sheila Lane
    • Accessibility, Design, & Technology: Ira Gladkova and Allison Morris
    • Communications: Francesca Coppa
    • Content: Hele Braunstein
    • Development & Membership: Allison Morris
    • Finance: Sheila Lane
    • International Outreach: Hele Braunstein
    • Journal: Francesca Coppa
    • Legal: Francesca Coppa
    • Open Doors: Kristen Murphy
    • Support: Ira Gladkova
    • Systems: Kristen Murphy
    • Tag Wrangling: Ira Gladkova
    • Translation: Hele Braunstein
    • Vidding: Francesca Coppa
    • Volunteers & Recruiting: Allison Morris
    • Webmasters: Kristen Murphy
    • Wiki: Rachel Barenblat
  2. Staffing: We reviewed and approved a list of potential staffers for the 2011 term, compiled from responses to the Willing To Serve and Still Willing To Serve posts. Board liaisons will forward the names of potential staffers to their committee chairs, who will select members for their committees.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 UTC.

Minutes approved by the Board on January 12, 2011.