MARCH 28 2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OF COMMUNITY FREE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC.
The meeting of the Board of Directors was held at 845 Third Avenue, Suite 1300, New York, New York 10022 on 28 March 2005 at 6:30 PM. Selso DaSilva, Vice President of the Board of Directors, called the meeting to order.
The following were present:
Marco Scoffier (via telephone)
being a quorum of the Directors of the Corporation.
The Secretary presented the minutes of the previous Board meeting. The minutes were read, and on a motion duly made, seconded and carried the Directors approved the minutes.
The Treasurer reported on the organization's current finances, and reminded the Board of the need to fulfill previous financial pledges.
The Secretary presented the final draft of the Conflict of Interest Policy and moved for a formal vote of adoption. The motion was seconded and upon unanimous approval it was
RESOLVED that the Conflict of Interest Policy be officially adopted by the Community Free Software Group.
The Secretary discussed a presentation he attended at the Foundation Center on grantseeking. He described the Center's recommendations regarding Board development and participation, and the resources they have available for discovering potential sources for funding.
The Director of the Programs Committee described the conclusion of the previous workshop, and mentioned the possibility of offering a two-session program on 3-D graphics applications at the Beacon Center. He discussed his recent work creating an inventory of available equipment, which he made available on the organization's website and which should be sufficient for another session of the PC Garage workshop.
Joe Maffia said that he has yet to hear from the Beacon School regarding a prospective workshop, but Selso DaSilva said he is in contact with representatives of Seward Park High School and there is a strong possibility of participating in their after-school program.
Selso DaSilva also mentioned that he is in contact with Trevor Ford, the gentleman he previously suggested as a candidate for the Board. He hopes to arrange a meeting with Mr. Ford sometime soon, however this may be difficult considering his traveling schedule.
Dave Williams reminded the Board that elections will need to be held prior to the annual meeting in July. He expressed his interest in continuing as the Board Secretary for another year, and Joe Maffia agreed to seek the office of Treasurer again. Dave Williams suggested that Stephen Lynch consider accepting a nomination for President.
Stephen Lynch asked that the group schedule an event to cultivate additional Board members. He has had the opportunity to keep in contact with participants from the previous workshops, and suggested creating presentational material that could include testimonials from some of the attendees who continue to use their Free Software-based computer systems.
There being no further business before the meeting, the President moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded, carried, and the meeting was adjourned.