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February 16, 2010

DCN Board Minutes February 2010

Approved March 10, 2010

Davis Community Network Board of Directors Meeting
February 16, 2010 at 5:15 p.m.
City Computer Lab, A Street, Davis, CA

Members Present (6):  Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Teri Greenfield, Steve McMahon, Jan Meizel, Kimball Sargeant.
Members Absent (5):  Brian Gegan, Anne Hance, Russ Hobby, Robert Nickerson, Richard Yamagata.
City Liaison: Rick Guidara

1.  Call to order by Kimball Sargeant at 5:17 p.m.
2.  The agenda was approved by consensus.
3.  Public comment:  none.
4.  The minutes of the 01/19/2010 meeting were approved by consensus.

5.  Da Vinci:  Teri Greenfield reported that the project with Da Vinci high school is in stasis pending action on the part of Principal Matt Best.

6.  Kimball delivered a report on his meeting with Autumn Labbe-Renault, the Executive Director of Davis Media Access (DMA), noting that Robert Nickerson also participated.  The meeting covered areas of possible collaboration between DCN and DMA, including the establishment of a Community Media Center and bundled services for NPOs.  Although no specific plans emerged from the meeting, an agreement to meet again in about a month was made.

7.  Google Gigabit Trial:  A general discussion about Google's plans to install and operate a high-speed network in selected communities resulted in a strong desire for Davis to apply for participation.  The city and UCD are scheduled to meet to discuss the matter; Rick Guidara will report any significant outcomes of the meeting to DCN.
ACTION ITEM:  Due to the short timeline, the board directed - by consensus -  the DCN Executive Committee to compile and submit a response to the Google request for information.

8.  Committee Reports:
 OPC:  Teri stated that the committee is developing promotional materials with the NPO professional in mind.  It is interested in gathering existing documents that it might reformat toward that end.  The committee plans to meet in advance of the next scheduled committee meeting in order to speed up the development process.  Teri also noted that the Facebook project has been implemented, but needs additional content.  She invited board members to forward suitable items to her for consideration.
RAC:  Jan Meizel said that there was one request for resources, and that she expects it to be approved.
 Webteam:  Steve McMahon told the board that a round of classes will begin on March 25 and run to the end of April. Tsui Chang will send the schedule to board members, and is looking for more class suggestions.  She also announced the launch of the DistrictDollars website that she and Steve developed with the school district, noting that it has been well received.

9.  Announcements:
Rick Guidara informed the board that the city has implemented an emergency notification tool,, and invited board members to sign up for the service.  Teri agreed to place an announcement on the Facebook site and in DCNews.

10. Meeting adjourned at 6:04 p.m.
NEXT BOARD MEETING:  March 16, 2010.
Humbly submitted,
Jim Frame, former Secretary temporarily called back into service.

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