[Noisebridge-board] Meeting Minutes 2009-10-15

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 16 11:27:39 PDT 2009


I asked Seth last night (at 5MoF) if he would like to be secretary (actually, more acurately, I told him the board decided that he would be), and he actually smiled and said he'd like that.  Thanks, Seth!  So, we should formalize it with a consensus item for the membership (since it is already approved at the board level, assuming the membership reaches consensus) at a Tuesday meeting.  I added it to this coming Tuesday's meeting as a discussion item, so it can be consensed upon at the following meeting.  I also created a page for the meeting of the 27th with this added as an item up for consensus.  (I won't be at either of these meetings, since I'll be in China.)

 

Mitch.


 

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> Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:30:16 -0700
> From: rachel at xtreme.com
> To: board at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-board] Meeting Minutes 2009-10-15
> 
> Wikified, https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Board_meeting_2009-10-15
> 
> I made one edit: I added "(it does)" after "if Noisebridge has or needs
> a member removal process".
> 
> Rachel
> 
> Andy Isaacson wrote:
> > [If someone could wiki these and stick them on our site, I'd appreciate
> > it.]
> > 
> > Mitch Altman, Rachel McConnell, Andy Isaacson, and Shannon Lee were
> > present at 2169; David Molnar and Jacob Appelbaum called in by phone.
> > 
> > 1. Mitch moved that Jeffrey (ieatlint -- I should learn his last name)
> > be appointed treasurer. All were in favor.
> > 
> > 2. We discussed the member tracking problem. The treasurer and
> > secretary cooperate to maintain a member list, and the list can get out
> > of date. No action was taken, but the treasurer and secretary agreed to
> > continue to cooperate.
> > 
> > 3. We discussed if Noisebridge has or needs a member removal process.
> > No action was taken.
> > 
> > 4. Andy moved that Seth Schoen be appointed secretary, subject to two
> > conditions:
> > - that Seth agree to be secretary
> > - that the membership formally consense on Seth as secretary
> > the motion was carried with no opposition.
> > 
> > 5. We discussed Shannon Lee as new board member, replacing Noah Balmer.
> > Rachel is continuing the process of achieving unanimous consent from the
> > membership; until that happens, Shannon is not formally appointed.
> > 
> > 6. We recognized Noah Balmer's resignation as board member (this being
> > our first board meeting since his resignation in the spring).
> > 
> > 7. We discussed overall governance proposals, including
> > - making the board much larger (most or all members)
> > - forming an "advisory board" of interested members to provide a forum
> > for governance issues to offload them from the Tuesday meetings
> > - modifying the consensus process (but how?)
> > - establishing a standing committee to provide a place to refer
> > governance business to from the Tuesday meetings
> > None of these require board action -- a membership consensus would be
> > necessary in any case, and is entirely sufficient (except for changing
> > the size of the Board of Directors, which could go up to 11 with a
> > board resolution or higher with a change to the bylaws.) The board took
> > no action.
> > 
> > 8. Voting method for the board election. We need to elect a new board;
> > we should have a non-sucky method. Andy volunteered to research and
> > write up a proposal, which will be sent out by 2009-10-18 and will be up
> > for discussion at the Tuesday meeting 2009-10-20.
> > 
> > 9. All business complete, we adjourned at 7:29 so that Andy could make
> > it to the Gogol Bordello show. The show was great.
> > 
> > -andy
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