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Sakai Foundation Board of Directors Conference Call
April 27, 2006

This document contains minutes from the conference call of the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors held on April 27, 2006. Corrections, suggestions should be sent to Joseph Hardin and Mary Miles.

These minute capture both the discussion and formal resolutions of the board. Simply because something was discussed does not mean that it is the agreed-upon position of the board. When the board makes a formal resolution to approve an item, it will be noted as such in the minutes. If there is no such notation, readers should assume that the minutes are simply the notes of the board discussions.

Board members present: Ian Dolphin, Jutta Treviranus, Lois Brooks, Mara Hancock, Vivie, Sinou, Mary Miles (staff)

Board members absent: Joseph Hardin, Brad Wheeler, Chris Coppola, John Norman, Chuck Severance

Topic: Conference Status
Mary presented information on the status of the Vancouver conference and options for future conferences. Lois suggested that a sub-committee of the board be formed to address the conference stuff. Since many of the board members were not present for this call, no action was taken. Mary passed along Joseph's thought that this call should be a discussion only, with future plans finalized at Vancouver. Mary reported on a proposal received from the Hamilton Group to assist with finding locations for future conferences. That proposal will be forwarded to the board for review prior to the Vancouver meeting.

Topic: Executive Director Position
Lois reported that several candidates have applied for the position. A decision was tabled since so few board members were able to make the call. The next board call is scheduled for May 11 causing interviews to take place after the conference. Lois suggested, and the board agreed, that interviews be held in Vancouver. She agreed to contact the top four candidates who would be interviewed and then Mary will work with them on logistical details. Lois agreed to send an email message to the board members who were absence so they would have a chance to weigh-in on this decision. With no dissention from the other board members, Lois will send letters of invitation to the four candidates.

With no other business before the board, the conference call ended at 2:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Miles

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