Quorum reached and meeting called to order at 15:05 UTC.
Expected, but Not Present
The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 7 meeting. Wasserman moved that the Board approve the minutes. Phipps seconded. Minutes approved by general consent.
The Staffing Committee has made good progress — many thanks to Deb Bryant for keeping up the pressure to see this through. I hope we will soon see OSI making a job offer to its first full time employee. We have received notice of resignation from a director, Jim Jagielski. We'll be sad to lose Jim's input to our processes.
Fogel gave an overview of the financial position of OSI and recent activities.
Phipps said that Mark Radcliffe is working on trademark filings in the Netherlands.
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Given Jagielski's resignation from the board, we need a new chair. Wasserman is interested in chairing. Phipps moved to appoint Wasserman as chair of Outreach and Learning. Fogel seconded. The motion passed by general consent.
Luis Villa said that there's not much to report. He will send an update on the NASA license soon.
Membership renewal reminders need to be sent out. This is an infrastructure question as CiviCRM needs to be upgraded.
Phipps observed that we should work on a new edition of the membership newsletter and asked Souza to lead the coordination.
Phipps proposed to appoint Richard Fontana as the new chair. Fogel seconded. The motion passed by general consent.
Milinkovich gave an update on his corporate recruitment activities.
Souza will set up a new Google Analytics account.
Patrick French upgraded the VM.
Phipps gave an overview of the status and next steps of hiring a General Manager.
Phipps moves that we accept Jagielski's resignation. Fogel seconds. Fontana abstains. The motion passed by general consent. Jagielski is planning to stay involved as an individual member.
The board discussed what to do with Jagielski's board seat. Jagielski's term was originally going to end on March 31, 2014 and would have been filled from the affiliates.
Phipps proposed to leave the seat vacant until April. Wasserman observed that the board is under represented in some parts of the world and by the female gender. Milinkovich is supportive of recruiting a director but does not think it makes sense to hold an election.
Phipps summarized the various options:
Phipps proposed to invite the 2nd ranked person from the individual member election to serve on the board for six months. Souza seconded. Their were four votes in favor and four votes opposed, so Phipps made a casting vote against the motion.
The board discussed possible venues for the face-to-face meeting.
The next OSI board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Meeting adjourned at 16:23 UTC.