Board Meeting Notes 2017-01-31

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Board Meeting Minutes
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Meeting Start:


  • Board Members
    • Andrew
    • Ed
    • Ray
    • Carl
    • Jonathan
    • Simon
    • Brian
  • Other Members
    • Matt
    • Adriana
    • Justin


  • Check talk page for board meeting notes, see if any discussion on the agenda took place
  • Consent Agenda
  • Committee Reports
  • Read mail
  • Financial/membership report
  • Review the PayPal and banking transactions
  • Member leaving reason reports
  • Check RT queue
  • New business
    • Transition check-in, goals
    • Party Planner Position
    • Cold Metal Authorizer
    • CNC Area Host
    • Scheduling future meetings
    • Member issues
    • Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Old business
    • Followup on printer - board statement
    • Insurance update


Discussion on previous minutes

Consent Agenda

  • Previous meeting minutes are approved

Committee Reports

Reports from Committees

  • Bylaws Committee Report
    • Waiting to hear from lawyers
    • Ed will ping lawyers
    • MWE is the law firm that is working for us Pro Bono to revise the bylaws and help us with 501(c)3 status and revising the bylaws
    • We may want to pay for a lawyer to speed things up. Jared also offered to help out.


  • Chase tax documents, given to Brian

Financial Report

  • Chase Checking: $99.292.10
  • Chase Savings: $35,671.54
  • PEX: $11,221.62
  • PayPal: $8,688.66

Membership Report

  • Starving Hackers: 302
  • Full Members: 136
  • Total Members: 438
  • Quorum: 46

Review the PayPal and banking transactions

  • $13 check - was for the annual report

Member Leaving Reason Reports


  • 5825
    • Need to document receipts
  • 6056 Skilton requesting 5 member points
    • Passes unanimously. Jonathan to grant the points.
  • 5508 Jason requesting two points
    • Passes unanimously. Jonathan to grant the points.
  • 6028 Farkas requesting point for orientation
    • Passes unanimously. Jonathan to grant the points.

New Business

  • Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Adriana is interested in being part of the DRC
    • Come to the bylaws committee if you're interested
  • Party Planning Position
    • Proposal is to have it be a volunteer position with a full membership
    • Board votes to create a position of PS:One Party Planner with PEX card privileges and delegated authority to spend the party budget.
    • To discuss for next meeting: what will the the compensation be? (i.e. starving hacker, full membership, something else?)
  • CNC Area Host
    • Deferred to next meeting
  • Board will meet in additional meeting tomorrow

Old Business