11 May 1999 BCCN Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Lebanon Public Library Meeting Room

Pursuant to Notice given all members of the Board of Directors via Electronic Mail, the Monthly Meeting convened upon the President calling the same to order.

The meeting was called to Order by President Wallace and the agenda was pursued as previously distributed via E-Mail. Board Members present were John Wallace, Dave Truitt, Tom Garoffolo, Kelly Murphy, Cheryl Walden and Terry McCain. Jane Brandenburg, BCCN Member was also present.

Community Foundation Grant Status: - Terry reported that our group was the first to turn in the grant. There were 14 other grants submitted. George Morton had called President Wallace and followed up on the grant application. John followed up on the work of the group and indicated the public input of our group is very strong. John is very optimistic about the chances of BCCN to receive this support.

System Administrator's Report: The tape back up on our system has been a problem for the past few days. Terry has a tape back-up swap with her today and will go to the server and swap today.

The Content Report - Terry reported on the American Red Cross information. The Boone Co. Health Dept is working on their data and the Boone Co. Clerk actually has a page up at this point in time.

Boone Co. Leadership has opened up an account with us and Eric Imboden is still deciding whom to partner with on the two for one which the corporation allows.

St. Peters Episcopal Church used a womans group as their second page. Two new graphical banners from Height custom clubs and Precision Comfort Systems.

The area Planning Commission will be adding a mailing list to their site to mail things out.

ICNA, the new ICNA!, has the annual meeting this week. They have $45,000 in the bank and there is an attempt to try and distribute that money. BCCN is still considered a premier site/organization to provide other fledgling community networks an example of some ideas of how to go about getting things done. John questioned whether the Content should focus on County or City Government. Terry suggested we should focus on whomever provides the data. Dave felt that we should continue to emphasize the community calendar.

ITEM IV: Treasurer's Report: We are without a Treasurer for now. There is more discussion on the possibility of Dave becoming the Treasurer since Monte has resigned. There are only a small number of checks written each year and this would not be a large burden.

OTHER STUFF: Terry suggested that the by-laws be amended to be somewhat more generic to allow the adjustment of meeting dates and to increase the number of the Board of Directors. This was made in the form of a motion by Terry and a second by Kelly. The board voted in approval. Dave had previously indicated that the By-Laws could be amended with the Secretary of State but a copy needs to be provided to the IRS as a follow up.

The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

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