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Sakai Foundation Board of Directors Conference CallJune 18, 2009

This document contains minutes from the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors conference call held on June 18, 2009. Corrections, suggestions should be sent to Lois Brooks and Mary Miles.

These minutes 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:  John Norman, Josh Baron, Lois Brooks, Stephen Marquard, Lance Speelmon, Mary Miles (staff)

Board members absent:  Joseph Hardin, Jutta Treviranus, Clay Fenlason, Michael Korcuska (ex-officio)

Topic: Minutes from previous meetings
Previously unapproved minutes will be sent to Board members for review, and requesting review within 72 hours.  If no disagreement, the minutes will be considered approved at that time and will be posted on Confluence.

Topic: Board Chair

John Norman, recently selected as a member of the Product Council, resigned as Sakai Foundation Board Chair in order to take that position.  The Product Council charge specifically excludes Board officers.  The remainder of the meeting was chaired by Lois Brooks, the Board Vice-Chair.  Lois will serve as interim Chair until after the conference when new elections will be held for that position.

Topic: Agenda for July Face-to-Face Meeting

The primary topic for the July meeting will be an in-depth examination of finances both current and going forward.  Other items for discussion will include issues that may arise surrounding the Product council, as well as a planning session with new staff (Product Manager and Communications Director) that may be on board at that time.  Lois will discuss these items with Michael for his input.

Lance also requested that finances be reviewed after the conference to help the Board understand the impact the conference has on the bottom line.

Topic: External Board Members

The Board was asked to make comments and suggestions on this issue to Michael as quickly as possible so that he can move forward.

With no further business before the board, and lacking a quorum, the call ended at 1:50 p.m.  No further meetings will be scheduled prior to the July conference.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Miles

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