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May 17, 2011

DCN Board Minutes May, 2011

Davis Community Network

Board of Directors Meeting

May 17, 2011   5:15 p.m.

City Training Room, A Street, Davis


Attending (8): Bill Buchanan, Tsui Chang, Sheila Evans,  Jim Frame, Teri Greenfield, Russ Hobby, , Jan Meizel, Kimball Sargeant

Absent  (4):  Anne Hance, Steve McMahon,  Robert Nickerson, Richard Yamagata

1.  The meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m.

2.   The  agenda was approved with the addition of  an  item about officer email addresses.

3.  There was no public comment.

4.   The  minutes of the April 19 meeting were reviewed  and approved by consensus.

5.  Celebrate Davis.  Sheila described the logistics of this year's  appearance  by  DCN at the  city's  Celebrate  Davis event.   Sheila  and Jim will set up, Jim  will  tear  down, various board members will take turns staffing the table.

6.  Spring classes.  Tsui noted that classes have been well-attended, though the no-show problem, though minor, is still with  us.  She mentioned that access to a bathroom and a  to larger venue when needed would be appreciated, and that  the fall class lineup will include a  class on online collaboration.

7.    City  Media  Grant.   Teri  stated  that  the   server specifications have been finalized, and that Steve will make the  purchase when he returns from his Plone meetings.  Teri has  identified  a suitable video camera at Costco,  with  a price in the high $200 range.

8.   Email  addresses.  Teri informed the board  that  email  accounts  have  been  established for each  of  the  officer positions  (,,,   and,   for  class administration [AMEND FROM: (] [AMEND TO (, for Twitter (], and for archiving official DCN communications (  A standard signature file has been developed by the OPC; it includes the title, a link to DCN, and a brief description of the organization.

9.  Tsui thanked Jan for installing [AMEND FROM: Adobe Premier]  [AMEND TO: Adobe Photoshop and MS Office] on the new Macbook Pro.


10. Committee reports:

     RAC:  Jan noted that there were no resource requests in  the  past month.  The committee is editing the DCN  resource guidebook, with Anne taking  the lead role.

     OPC:   Teri stated that the committee has been  working on  Celebrate Davis, and is discussing ground rules for the   DCN Twitter  account. Tweets will not be automatically posted to Facebook. Teri told the  board that the DCN video is in progress; the segment with Stu is done, and that 2 interviews will be sufficient.  The status of the DCN website update was raised, but no one present could provide a definitive answer.

     Tsui mentioned press releases.  Sheila stated that  one for  DCN's  Celebrate Davis presence has  already  been released, and one for the Computerworld award  will  be released in early June.

11.  Tsui revisited the Twitter discussion, [AMEND FROM: stating that she would  like  board  members to have posting access  to  the account.]  [AMEND TO: suggesting the new Twitter account be announced to all board members so that those already have a Twitter account can start "following" it if they so wish.] It was agreed that multiple people will need  to provide content in order to generate enough traffic to  make  the  postings  useful.   Teri will  set  up  a  Google  Docs  document for group development of DCN Twitter guidelines.

12. The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 p.m.


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