Let's plan on having our first board meeting on or around the semi-regular
Seattle meetup day, which would be Tuesday, January 13.
I was planning to postpone most of my further work on Cascadia until
February, but I just learned today that there's a WMF funding deadline that
requires us to have our initial budget submitted by the end of January *or*
wait until May if we want WMF funding. I'd like to get us underway sooner
than May. I apologize for the rush. Today was the first that I heard of the
Tentative agenda items:
* Bylaws (Peaceray and I have been drafting these; we'll send out a copy
soon for public review).
* Officer appointments by the Board.
* Website agreement with Top Level Design
* Program selection and funding for February through July (tentative)
* Startup budget for February through July (tentative). We can submit
supplemental requests in May or later. We can also submit requests to WMDC
for smaller items, and we can include a relatively large request for
reserve funds due to the funding blackout period.)
* Authorization for initial legal registrations, service purchases, and
* Additional agenda items forthcoming.
To accommodate board members who are away from Seattle on that date, Mako
has graciously agreed to provide us with access to the Internet via UW so
that we can video conference.
Let's plan on having a relatively long meeting (maybe 6 PM to 10 PM?)
although hopefully we'll move fast enough that we'll be done by 9 PM.
For non-board members: there won't be confidential business at this meeting
and you are welcome to attend. Although only Board votes will be counted,
your good-faith comments and questions are welcome.
If any board members cannot make that date and time, please let me know.
Also, if you plan to attend via phone or Google Hangout, please let me
know. Reminder: we will meet at *UW*, not at Cafe Allegro, exact location
to be determined; we will also have Google Hangout available so that people
can attend remotely.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you!
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