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June 16, 2009

DCN Board Minutes June 2009

Davis Community Network (DCN)
APPROVED September 15, 2009

A duly called regular meeting of the
Board of the Davis Community Network was held
Tuesday, JUNE 16, 2009
at the City of Davis Training Room
600 A Street.

Members present (13): Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Brian Gegan, Rick Guidara, Anne Hance, Russ Hobby, Jan Meizel, Steve McMahon, Robert Nickerson, Kimball Sargeant, Vicki Suter, Bev Sykes, Richard Yamagata (14 active members; quorum = 8)

Members absent: Tom Stanionis,

1.  Called to order at 5:15:00 pm by President Kimball Sargeant
2.  Agenda approved as distributed
3.  No public comment
4.  Minutes of May 19 Board Meeting approved by consensus

5.  I-Net Planning Report (Vicki Suter)
    Vicki reported that she had delivered her final DRAFT of the report to the City and that it had been presented at the Telecommunications Commission meeting.
    Steve McMahon, Jim Frame and Rick Guidara joined in the discussion and confirmed that it was well received by both the City staff and the commission. Vicki has received questions and suggestions that will be investigated and may result in some editing of the draft.

6.  Telecommunications Commission report and discussion (Steve McMahon and Jim Frame)
    Steve noted that the commission will go on a summer hiatus while a subcommittee of the commission draws up plans for the way the commission might function when it reconvenes in September.

7.  DCN Budget
    Jim will work on the budget.

8.  Report on new project: Virtual Roundtable
    Kimball introduced the topic. Other members of the Executive Committee helped explain the new idea. The executive director of the Yolo County Community Foundation (YCCF) had been invited to the June 16 Executive Committee lunch meeting to discuss the idea of a Virtual Roundtable to find out if the YCCF would be interested in having DCN work with her to set this up. She was very interested and so will work with both Tsui Chang and Steve McMahon to figure out a format and create the site.  The Roundtable will interface seamlessly with the YCCF's SimpleSite and will complement the actual Roundtable sessions that YCCF hosts every two months for nonprofit leaders in the County.

9.  DCN Newsletter revamp.
    Tsui Chang has created a robust e-newsletter template that Kimball will use for the next DCNews.  Steve will bring his personal WiFi hotspot to the next Exec. Comm. meeting so that Tsui can show Kimball how to use the template on line.

10.  DJUSD Budget Communications Project.
    Steve McMahon reported that Tsui Chang and he are working with the DJUSD to help them communicate DJUSD budget data and issues on line for the benefit of the Davis community.

11. New Board Member recruiting (Brian Gegan)
    Brian reported on behalf of the Board Development Committee (Brian, Russ Hobby, Kari Peterson) and presented two handouts "Opportunity for Board of Directors Candidates" and a "DCN Board Candidate Tracking Sheet."  The first outlined DCN's goal in augmenting the DCN Board with new members with specific skills and experience; the second listed some prospective candidates.   One candidate on the tracking sheet was recommended by the board as a person who could be approached without delay.  Steve McMahon will help the committee with this contact.

12.  Youth Volunteer Proposal (Tsui Chang)
    Tsui explained that she had been approached by a young college student and parent about the possibility that DCN might have a volunteer project that would stretch the student's leadership experience. After discussion it was agreed that DCN would offer the student the opportunity to develop a DCN Group Facebook page.  Bev Sykes agreed to set up the page.  The next step would be to meet with the student, if she agrees, and determine the goals for the Page and for her development of its initial progress.

13.  Committee Reports
    Web: None (other that what has been discussed in the various projects described earlier in these minutes.)
    RAC:  Jan Meizel reported that the RAC has been approached by some DJUSD teachers who would like to put up SimpleSites for their classes and want to get started before the DJUSD is quite ready. Through an arrangement with the WebTeam Chair (Steve McMahon) it is likely that the teachers will be able to set up their sites and Steve will integrate them into the DJUSD site when it is ready for them.  Also at its last meeting the RAC approved resources for the Davis Chinese Association and denied an application from Pennsylvania as not being from a local applicant.

14.  Announcements - none

15.  Meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.

Submitted by Anne Hance, Secretary

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