The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. at the home of Ms. Howard.
The minutes of the meetings of December 16, December 9, November 30, and November 22, 1994 were approved. Ms. Howard abstained from approving the minutes for the two November dates because she did not attend the meetings.
Mr. Barr distributed a copy of the Treasurer's Report for the year ending December 31, 1994. The report was approved. Mr. Barr reported that the Corporation will be receiving about $350.00 back from the Internal Revenue Service from its 501(c)(3) application fees. Mr. Barr was told by the IRS that he overestimated the Corporation's projected income in the application.
Ms. Howard reported that Peter Fletcher would be willing to give fund raising advice to individuals working on behalf of the HVCN.
All in attendance received an email message from Michael Todd Glazier saying that as of January 10, 1995 he resigned as both President and Board Member of the HVCN. Mr. Barr said that Ms. Howard and Mr. Ogden were the sole trustees of the Corporation and had the authority to fill the five vacancies on the Board. Mr. Ogden pointed out that until there were voting members of the organization, all the Board positions were interim. Mr. Barr and Mr. Stanger were nominated and approved to serve on the Board of Directors. They accepted the positions. The Board nominated and approved Mr. Barr to serve as Chair of the Board. Mr. Barr accepted. Mr. Barr said he would inform the IRS that the Board of Directors had changed. Ms. Howard was authorized to extend an invitation to serve on the Board to Ed Hayes, the current Treasurer, as well as to Joan Durrance, Rebecca Head, Mary Udoji, and Linda Vengroff.
Mr. Ogden said he would transfer the ownership of the HVCN distribution firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Glazier to himself. Mr. Ogden stated that when he spoke to Mr. Glazier about the distribution list, he would arrange to pick up the HVCN-related materials in Mr. Glazier's possession. The Board recognized and commended the work of Michael Todd Glazier in providing the initial vision and impetus for the HVCN.
Ms. Howard stated she would register the domain name "hvcn.org." EMU will be the primary address and Merit will be the secondary address.
Mr. Ogden said we should look into the office space arrangements the organization had with Washtenaw County. Mr. Barr said he would talk with Al Johnson, Director of Washtenaw County's Department of Information and Technology Services.
Mr. Barr reported that the Learning Community Coalition was having a meeting on March 9, 1995 at the Radisson Golf Clubhouse. He was asked to prepare an exhibit about the HVCN for that meeting and Ms. Howard volunteered to help him. Ms. Howard suggested that Linda Vengroff might serve as a liaison between the HVCN and the Learning Community Coalition.
Mr. Ogden suggested that steps be taken to establish an Advisory Committee at the Community Network Awareness meeting scheduled for Friday, January 20 at 5 p.m. in the Ann Arbor Public Library. The Advisory Committee would include, among others, representatives from each of the Working Groups established by the Board. Suggested working groups included: Technical, Content/Providers, Fundraising, Outreach, Legal/Accounting, and Policy/Rules. Mr. Ogden suggested that we prepare a document for the January 20th meeting that described the leadership and volunteer commitments needed for the Advisory Committee and Working Groups. Mr. Barr volunteered to prepare a draft of the document.
The Board agreed to meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Ms. Howard. The next meeting was scheduled for January 25, 1995.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:53 p.m.