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December 15, 2009

DCN Board Minutes December 2009

Davis Community Network Board of Directors Meeting
December 15, 2009 at 5:15 p.m.
City Computer Lab, A Street, Davis, CA

Members Present (10):     Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Brian Gegan, Teri Greenfield, Rick Guidara, Anne Hance, Russ Hobby, Steve McMahon, Jan Meizel, Kimball Sargeant, Bev Sykes
Members Absent (4):     Robert Nickerson, Tom Stanionis, Vicki Suter, Richard Yamagata
Staff:    Sheila Evans

1. Call to Order 5:16 p.m. by President Kimball Sargeant
2. The agenda was approved by consensus
3. Public comment: None
4. The minutes of the 11/17/09 regular board meeting were approved by consensus

5. Report on Da Vinci Internship Project (Sheila Evans, Tsui Chang, Jan Meizel)
    The team reported no further progress. Both Sheila and Jan reported that they had been unable to contact Matt Best at Da Vinci either in person or by email.

6.    Appointment of a DCN Board Nominating Committee
        Kimball asked if Brian Gegan would be willing to continue as Chair of the Board Nominations Committee. Brian agreed. Russ Hobby and Kari Peterson were reappointed to the committee. The appointments were approved by consensus.

7.     President's appointment of officer nominating Committee.
        Kimball asked Jim Frame if he would chair the committee. Jim agreed. Sheila Evans and Tsui Chang agreed to be on the committee and were so appointed by President Sargeant.

8.     Committee reports
        Web Team Chair, Steve McMahon, reported that there was no Web Team report.
        RAC Chair, Jan Meizel, reported two applications this month. One was approved and the other postponed until the next RAC meeting.
        OPC Chair, Teri Greenfield, said the committee had met a couple of times. She asked Sheila Evans to report on the Slide Presentation Project. Sheila explained that she, Tsui and volunteer Alli Lathrop are progressing well. Some material currently is on Googledocs and some is in Power Point format.  Sheila has designed a survey that she plans to use to gather testimonials.  Teri spoke about updating DCNews by adjusting the format, length and frequency. She brought up the possibility of links to the DCN Website and Facebook Fan Page.  Jan suggested periodic pieces submitted to the Davis Enterprise Briefly Column to highlight new material on either the Fan Page or the Website.  

9. Announcements  - Bev Sykes noted that the Facebook Fan Page Profile Picture has changed a couple of times in the last week when graphic artist Scott Alumbaugh discovered that the one that had been up for a month or so did not render readably on mobile phones.  Bev also reported that the Blogging Class has morphed into a Bloggers Group that has met at a members' home. The List created for the group is a very worthwhile asset.

10. Adjournment 5:54 p.m.

Humbly submitted,
Anne Hance, Secretary <>

NEXT BOARD MEETING: January 19, 2010

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