Board Meeting - 26 Feb 2020

Attendees: Jacob Lesser, Seth Vincent, Ranek Kiil, Kate von Krusensteirn, Debbie Bull
Location: The Bounty
Time: 6:00pm


  • Board roles
  • Orientation to the board
  • Transfer accounts to treasurer
  • Get debit card
  • Setup auto payments for AWS / meetup / other services
  • Taxes / File 990
  • Discuss process for setting up meetings more than 1 in advance
  • Discuss Fall Fling
  • Create annual report to OSGeo?
  • Review Bylaws and make changes as necessary
  • Update meeting minutes / IRS Annual Reports / Financial reports on Cugos website
  • Other business

Board roles

The board members agreed to serve in the following roles

  • Jacob Lesser - President
  • Kate von Krusensteirn - Vice President
  • Seth Vincent - Secretary
  • Ranek Kiil - Treasurer
  • MOTION Jacob makes a motion to appoint the board members to the proceeding roles, Kate seconded, passed unanimously

Action items

  • Ariel will get Seth signed up to various CUGOS SAAS accounts - Seth
  • Board will review ByLaws and discuss any potential changes at next meeting
  • We will get debit card and setup auto payments for SAAS (Meetup, Quickbooks, AWS) - Jacob, Ryan Small, Ranek
  • We will update forward for
  • Setup a bot for auto signing people up for Slack / Google Group - Ranek [Done]
  • File 990 - Kate, Jacobb [Done]
  • Look into setting up more meetings in advance on GitHub - Seth ** We will need to change ByLaws to allow meetings to be posted more than 50 days
  • Generate an annual report for OSGEO - Debbie, Jacob
  • Publish a financial report. We will organize an annual business meeting - Jacob
  • Post past meeting minutes to website - Jacob, Ariel, Debbie
  • Add new board members to Github as admins - Jacob
  • Send meeting reminders on Monday the second. -Jacob
  • Create a new meeting in GitHub - Seth
  • Deb will share [contacts] email address. She holds the key to our new meeting space. We need to get the key by 345 on Wednesday. [contact] can also get us a wifi code.

Discussion points

  • Discussion about having theme nights at cugos, like Python night, etc. Members can drive those themes if they are interested in running with it.
  • Potentially add women in GIS and other groups to website in Calendar app
  • Ranek points out that three people are required to be on the bank account

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