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September 16, 2008

DCN Board Minutes September 2008

Davis Community Network (DCN)
APPROVED November 18, 2008

A duly called regular meeting of the
Board of the Davis Community Network was held
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2008
at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second Street, Davis

Members present (10): Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Brian Gegan, Rick Guidara, Anne
Hance, Russ Hobby, Steve McMahon, Kimball Sargeant, Vicki Suter, Bev Sykes.
Also present: Sheila Evans
Members absent: Jan Meizel, Robert Nickerson, Tom Stanionis, Richard Yamagata

1.  Called to order at 5:31:00 pm by President Kimball Sargeant
2.  Agenda approved as distributed
3.  No public comment
4.  Minutes of August 19, 2008 Board Meeting approved by consensus

5.  Non-profit Internet toolkit Pilot Project Report  (Vicki Suter)
    Vicki handed out a five-page report in which she outlines significantly positive progress with the five nonprofit pilot members. She reports on lessons learned and of specific outcomes. Two new volunteers are working with the project; one as a technical liaison and the other will be working on our SalesForce project.  The report as handed out will be appended to these minutes when they have been approved and put online.

6.  Grant application proposal (Kari Petersen)
    In Kari's absence Kimball explained that there might be a grant application in the offing to replace the $5,000 SURDNA grant that supports our collaboration and sharing of 'NPO internet support best practices'  with CCTV of Burlington, VT and GRCMC of Grand Rapids, MI.   The SURDNA grant term is just ending

7.  Telecommunications Commission (Jim Frame)
     •  Jim reported that on November 13 the Commission will have a public meeting at which members of the public will be encouraged to address and question the commission.
     •  Jim reported that even though DCN is not a legal Telecomm Franchise partner he needs to collect DCN's current financial/budget data for use during Commission discussions.
     •  Jim will follow up with City staff about the 2009-2010 funding for DCN from the Franchise Fees in support of the essential services DCN provides for the PEG partners as well as nonprofit services to the community in general.

8.  DJUSD update (Steve McMahon)
    Steve reported that his company has successfully prepared a plone site hosted on the "Crank" server for the Davis Joint Unified School District.  Steve had properly informed the board about this earlier. The School District inserted all the content into the prepared template and everyone seems pleased.  The site has shown a lot of activity since it went live last Monday (Sep 8).

9.  Committee reports
    RAC - no report
    Web Team - Steve reported that he has doubled the amount of installed memory on crank as had been approved. The memory cost less that had been approved.

10.  Announcements

11.  Adjournment      6:19:00 p.m.

NEXT BOARD MEETING:  October 21, 2008
Following the meeting the board members were treated to light refreshments and wine tasting courtesy of member Brian Gegan.

Submitted by Anne Hance, Secretary

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