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- Location: Google Hangout
- Date: 8 March 2017
- Time: 18:00 (EST) (delayed to 18:55 to accommodate meeting with WMF)
- Agenda: Board Members Action Items List (to follow-up)
- Benoit Rochon (President)
- Jean-Philippe Béland (Vice President)
- David Fourney (Treasurer)
- Jeffery Nichols (Secretary)
- Patrick Paul
- Antoine Beaubien
- James Heilman
- Ha-Loan Phan
- Philippe-Olivier Daniel
- Meeting opened at: 18:55
- Meeting chaired by: JP Béland
- Minutes: JP motions to accept the minutes of the previous Board Meeting as written. Benoit seconds. Nothing to blackout. No opposition, motion accepted.
PayPal balance +$20. Current balance in bank account 12,894,37.?
- Benoit Rochon
WMCA soliciting incorporation
David sent the details to all Board Members by email. Guillaume, our accountant, agrees that we are a Soliciting Corporation. The law requires us to do one of two types of audit: review or audit. The difference is the level of review, it is our choice. But our members can choose the forms of audit, but it would need to be unanimous to vote to not have an audit, which is unrealistic.
- JP Béland
Benoit is working to form a communication committee and is recruiting new people for that. Patrick Paul will work to form an IT committee. JP will work to form a projects/GLAM/local groups committee. David will work to form a finance committee. Each person identified need to write a few sentences describing their committee and what authorities will be delegated to them from the Board. Then the Board will officially create the committees. Those will be the “Standing Committees” of WMCA.
- Jeffery Nichols
Benoit uses a hard copy form to recruit members during events. He suggests that we should all do that. Jeffery will review the paper form with David to make sure it fits.
Jeffery will work to communicate the new policy with the members, as it is effective on March 31.
- Antoine Beaubien
The Board met with Ellie before the Board Meeting and talked about Wikimania. See notes.
POD is absent. Benoit will contact him.
David asked all the Board Members to finalize their claim forms and to upload the receipts. Members will be reimbursed through PayPal.
Discussion points and announcements
JP motions to close the meeting. Benoit seconds. Meeting closed at 1940.
Next meeting: 27 March 2017, 18:00 (EDT)
New Action Items / Deliverables
|Review the draft Strategic Plan||All||8 Mar 17|
|Report back on Soliciting Corporation status||Treasurer||8 Mar 17|
|Complete Standing Committees document with definition of the committee(s) you are in charge of||All||8 Mar 17|
|Report back to the Board on revision of General By-Laws||General Counsel||8 Mar 17|