Board Meeting Minutes: November 17 2012

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
17 November 2012, 20:00 UTC

PRESENT: Andrea Horbinski, Eylul Dogruel, Kristen Murphy, Franzeska Dickson, Nikisha Sanders

GUESTS: Claudia Rebaza, Curtis Jefferson, Enigel, hele, james_, Jenny S-T, Lady Oscar, matty, Tara Keezer

ABSENT: Julia Beck (on hiatus), Francesca Coppa, Naomi Novik, Ira Gladkova

DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST MEETING

1. Approved past meeting minutes

OPEN SESSION

Committee/Workgroup Updates

1. Support’s open session was in progress and going well during the meeting.

2. Tag Wranglers are working on a post regarding the sustainability of the tagging system.

3. VolCom is preparing for the break between terms, and will be sending an email to chairs about annual purging of chat logs and mailing lists.

4. Grants is working on getting OTW’s profile on GuideStar updated.

5. Webmasters are troubleshooting the Drupal 7 upgrade and hope to try again soon.

Other Business

1. Board has elected its officers for 2013. They are as follows:

  • President – Kristen
  • Secretary – Ira on an interim basis, to be reconsidered in the new year
  • Treasurer – sanders
  • Elections Officer – Eylul

2. Jenny S-T needs to hand off responsibilities ASAP (rather than by Dec 1). She will be leaving Strategic Planning but is hoping to stay on Finance.

3. hele asked for an update on meta. The Board is still working on a response but is getting closer.

4. james_ has sent a proposal for new servers to Naomi; Board should be seeing it soon.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Inter-committee communications issues and org culture discussed

2. Liaisons for 2013 discussed

3. Staffing and workload for 2013 discussed

4. Final 2013 chair appointments to be decided via e-mail

 

The meeting was adjourned at 22:15 UTC.

Minutes approved by the board on 14 July 2013.

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