Greenbelt Internet Access Cooperative

Monthly Board Meeting January 13, 2005

Conference Room, Greenbelt Police Station




DIRECTORS:   Mary Camp, Ed James, Doug Love, Neil McLeod

OFFICERS:     Peggy Bates

GUESTS:       Kyla Hanington, Stefan Ivarsson




1.      Meeting called to order at 7:10pm. (Mary Camp)


2.      Approval of Agenda (DL moved, EJ seconded, unanimous approval)




3.      Kyla Hanington and Stefan Ivarsson explained their proposal to establish a Greenbelt International Family Network (GRIFN) website and gave a demo of several pages. Ms. Hanington will join GIAC to acquire mailbox and webspace while working on the site. When the City recognizes GRIFN as a non-profit, GIAC will donate the mailbox and webspace.




4.      Secretary (Mary Camp) [acting]

         Approval of meeting minutes

-         December 9 meeting Minor corrections to produce final minutes. (DL moved, EJ seconded, unanimous approval)

-         Minutes of the Monthly Board Meeting December 9, 2004


5.      Treasurer (Peggy Bates)

         Financial report

-         Being updated. Expect profit for 2004 to be negative.

-         Balance Sheet December 31, 2004

-         Profit & Loss December 31, 2004

-         Balance Sheet Summary January-December, 2004

-         Profit & Loss Summary January-December, 2004

         Membership report

-         47 dial-up accounts and 8 non-connection accounts. Total of 90 members.

-         Membership Report December 31, 2004


6.      Vice President (Mary Camp)

         Planning to have a class in February.

         Email members about Adobe Reader 7.0 and Thunderbird email program updates available, put in link to download sites.

         Check with city to see if GIAC is registered for this year.


7.      President (Doug Love) [acting]

         Non-profit organization support. Not done, will work on this weekend.

         New Deal Cafe WiFi status. Has not checked. Thanked by Board for letter in Greenbelt News Review about WiFi.

         Still need sign at cafe that WiFi is GIAC sponsored.


8.      System Administrator (Peggy Bates / Neil McLeod)

         Discussion of subscriber access to mailing lists - sophisticated with many options. Discussed method and price to create, add moderator and users to list.

         No outstanding problems.


9.      Webmaster (Neil McLeod)

         Behind on updating GIAC web pages.

         Verified list in People directory.

         Still working on upgrading News Review 's network speed and adding DSL connection. News Review will drop dial up when DSL is working.

         Has new digital camera, plans for more photos to web pages.


10.  Director (Ed James)

         New Deal Cafe WiFi is up and down. Has checked with Dorian Winterfeld about how it is working.

         Waiting for Neil to finish with News Review before able to meet on disk usage script.

         Will write up agenda for February 10 Board meeting.


11.  Audit Committee (Mary Camp) [acting]

         All but last item done for 2003 audit and then have the report to write.

         No volunteers for 2004 audit committee. Mary will do all of 2004 audit, but someone will need to audit her account.




12.  None




13.  None




14.  Voice/Email Roster Don't forget to check

Jan 09 - Jan 15 Neil McLeod

Jan 16 - Jan 22 Ed James

Jan 23 - Jan 29 Mary Camp

Jan 30 - Feb 05 Doug Love

Feb 06 - Feb 12 Neil McLeod


15.  Action Items

         Peggy Bates: Send latest contacts PDF to all, accounts database to Neil; classified ad for News Review about address and New Deal hot spot; make questionnaire on service; mail check to Centerway.

         Mary Camp: Finish audit; give receipts to Peggy; summary of classes for year to Peggy; send email to members about updated programs and date for all corrections to members' 2004 journal, check GIAC's status with city; correct December minutes, write draft January minutes, send both to the Board.

         Ed James: Schedule meeting with Neil to work on Perl program; compile next Board meeting agenda.

         Doug Love: Prepare non-profit organization support material.

         Neil McLeod: Continue work with News Review on networking their DSL connection; finish testing mailing lists and post approved rates; set up Control Panel test account


16.  Scheduled Meetings

         Monthly Meeting: 7:00pm, Thursday, February 10, at Greenbelt Police Station

-         Minutes of the Monthly Board Meeting February 10, 2005


17.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.



- 03/07/05 Posted by Mary Camp
- 09/01/05 Edited & reformatted by Neil McLeod