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October 20, 2009

DCN Board Minutes October 2009

Davis Community Network Board of Directors Meeting
October 20, 2009
5:15 - 6:40 p.m.
City Computer Lab, A Street, Davis, CA

Members Present (10): Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Brian Gegan, Rick  Guidara, Anne Hance, Russ Hobby, Jan Meizel, Steve McMahon,  Kimball Sargeant, Bev Sykes

Members Absent (4) Robert Nickerson, Tom Stanionis, Vicki Suter,  Richard Yamagata

Visitors: Teri Greenfield and Matt Best

1. Call to Order 5:23 p.m.
2. The agenda was approved by consensus
3. Public comment: None
4. The minutes of the 09/15/09 regular board meeting were approved by consensus

5. Board members introduced themselves. Brian Gegan introduced visitor  Matt Best, and Kimball Sargeant introduced visitor Teri Greenfield.  Both visitors have been invited to join the board and are considering the invitation.

6. Strategic Plan/Branding report (Kari Peterson)

Kari Peterson summarized three documents that she has been preparing over the past months:

    • DCN Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012

    • DCN Brand Chart.

Both of these had been distributed as PDFs to the Board by email

    • And a draft Workplan for the board to review and discuss.

All three documents were well received. The DCN 2009-2010 Workplan  will be uploaded to Google Docs for discussion and should be approved at the next board meeting on November 17, 2009.

7. Report and requested approval of proposed Student  Intern Partnership with DaVinci Academy High School.

Members of the team shepherding this project reported on its progress and on the care being taken to set it up with guidelines, policies and procedures that are compatible with the School District's educational and administrative requirements. The project is a pilot and will start small involving only students from DaVinci. It is anticipated that the project, which involves training students to be trainers of specific web/internet tools, will become a program expanded to other sections of the community.

8. Committee reports

    Web Team:     The team is working with the Yolo County Elections Office  again and is preparing for November's one issue vote. Steve McMahon (web team chair) reported that DCN has now been mostly weaned off its ten-year-old server systems onto new Omsoft  servers.

    RAC: Chair Jan Meizel reported that the RAC continues to be busy reviewing resource requests.

9. Announcements - None

10. Adjournment 7:04 p.m.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: November 17, 2009

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Anne Hance
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