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Advisory Board Minutes - May 2008

 

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MAY 2008 SESSION
MAY 2008 MEETING OPEN
AGENDA
APRIL 2008 MINUTES
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE SLATE MOTION 2007/08-08
ANNOUNCEMENT: DISCUSSION: GRIEVANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FACT FINDING COMMITTEE REPORT MOTION 2007/08-09
ROOTSWEB BANNER (UPDATE)
MAY SESSION RECESS
ADJOURNMENT

MAY 2008 MEETING OPEN (May 1, 2008) by the NC
The May Meeting is open.

AGENDA (May 3, 208) By the NC
Please make any additions or corrections.
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New Business:
-- Discussion of amending (by addition) the Grievance Policies and
Procedures, in regard to the position of Grievance Coordinator;
-- FINAL report of the Fact Finding Committee;
-- New Web Content - Counters and Additional Graphics;
-- URL verification and reconciliation of http://usgenweb.org/ ;
-- April Board minutes
Old Business:
-- Updates to project from TGN/Rootsweb as necessary to USGenWeb
Project members who host sites on RW servers;
-- Speakers, Educational and Promotional Resources;
-- TOS/Privacy/Copyright statement proposal - [brought by a member];
-- Election Committee Revised Policies - Election Committee.

APRIL 2008 MINUTES (May 19, 2008) By the NC
The April Minutes have been posted for review to the national website at:
http://www.usgenweb.org/business/AB-04-2008.shtml
If there is no objection or corrections the minutes will stand approved May 22, 2008, 8:00 am

(May 22, 2008) by the NC
Having heard no objection, the April minutes are approved as presented.

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE SLATE MOTION 2007/08-08 (Continued from Apr 2008 Meeting)
(May 1, 2008) By the NC
With 13 Advisory Board members voting, Motion 2007/08-08:
Confirmation of Grievance Committee Slate' fails.
Accept: Alice Allen
Reject: Greta Thompson, Concetta Franco Phillipps, Jan Cortez,
Linda Blum-Barton, Sherri Bradley, Larry Flesher, Bettie Wood, Scott Burow, Suzanne Shephard, Phyllis Rippee
Abstain: Cyndie Enfinger, Gail Meyer Kilgore - [accept vote received
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:34 PM - after voting period closed]
Not Voting: Jason Mendenhall

ANNOUNCEMENT: DISCUSSION: GRIEVANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (May 3, 2008) By the NC
Discussion: Grievance Policies and Procedures
This discussion has been opened on AB-Chat [usgenweb-all@rootseb.com
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/USGENWEB-ALL/2008-05/1209855353

(May 3, 2008) By the NC
Please feel free to forward to USGenWeb Project lists.
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The terms of several Grievance Committee members have expired and not been filled. Due to the inability of the Grievance Committee to elect a Grievance Coordinator from the remaining members, I am acting as National Coordinator and ex-officio member of the committee to submit this request to the membership for volunteers to serve as members of the Grievance Committee.
The process for selecting Grievance Committee members is outlined
here. http://usgenweb.org/volunteers/standard-rules.shtml#section5
See full text - http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BOARD/2008-05/1210196473

FACT FINDING COMMITTEE REPORT

MOTION 2007/08-09 - ACCEPTANCE OF FACT FINDING COMMITTEE'S REPORT
May 11, 2008) By the NC
The following final report has been submitted to the Advisory Board pursuant to Motion 07-12.
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BOARD/2007-06/1182581192 Discussion of the report is now open.
Thank you to the committee for their work on this task.
See full text - http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/BOARD/2008-05

(May 11-13, 2008) Discussion by Board Members

(May 13, 2008) By the NC

As there are questions coming from the Board regarding the final report from the Fact-Finding Committee with this note, I will subscribe all Board members to http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/USGenWeb/USGW_WEB.html with posting privileges for you all to be able ask the committee directly any questions you may have. Additionally, I will forward the Final Report to Project lists and invite the membership to contact Advisory Board members with questions or comments they may have regarding the report.
Thank you,

(May 19, 2008) Motion by Bettie Wood, 2nd by Cyndie Enfinger
I move to accept the Fact Finding Committee's report, & dismiss this committee (with a big thank you).
Motion opened for discussion.

(May 22, 2008) By the NC
Motion called to vote

(May 28, 2008) By the NC
With 13 Advisory Board members voting, Motion 2007/08-09: 'Acceptance of Fact-FindingReport/Dismissal of Committee' passes.
Accept: Alice Allen, Linda Blum-Barton, Sherri Bradley, Scott Burow, Jan Cortez, Cyndie Enfinger, Larry Flesher, Phyllis Rippee, Suzanne Shephard, Greta Thompson and Bettie Wood
Reject: Gail Meyer Kilgore and Concetta Franco Phillipps
Not Voting: Jason Mendenhall

With passage of this motion, the Advisory Board extends its appreciation to the Fact Finding Special Committee for a hard job very well done. Also with passage, the Fact Finding Committee is dismissed and will be unsubscribed from the list they utilized for completion of their task.

ROOTSWEB BANNER (UPDATE) (May 15, 2008) By the NC
*Please forward to all USGenWeb Project lists*

I am forwarding this at the request of David Graham, Sr. Product Manager RootsWeb.com
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Dear USGenWeb coordinators,
For those of you with pages hosted on RootsWeb.com we wanted to give you an update on our plan for including a small masthead at the top of hosted pages on RootsWeb. We love being able to host your page and other pages that help the family history community so much, and adding this small masthead to acknowledge our hosting service allows us to continue to be able to offer this free hosting service as well as other services.
See full text -
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BOARD/2008-05/1210881849

(May 16, 2008) By the NC
Please share with Project lists as appropriate.
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Graham
To: Tina S. Vickery
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 12:08 PM
Subject: RE: Question(s) regarding Update.

Tina,

Good question. Sorry we weren't clearer on that. It is a text file containing only the text mentioned, but there is no file extension. The file should just be named "banner_select".
For future questions individuals can contact us at accounts@rootsweb.com

Thanks,
David Graham

MAY SESSION RECESS (May 22, 2008) By the NC
If there is no objection, the May meeting of the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board will be recessed on Friday, May 23, 2008. The May session will be reconvened on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.
May all Project members have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day with family and friends in remembrance of all those who have gone before us.

(May 27, 2008 By the NC
The May, 2008 session of the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board is reconvened.

ADJOURNMENT (Jun 2, 2008) By the NC

The full text of all BOARD-L messages can be viewed in the threaded list archives for this list, located at http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/BOARD/

Please remember that minutes are a record of actions proposed and taken at the meeting, NOT all the detail about what was said by members or guests. If you have any questions or comments about the minutes, please write to Linda Davenport, Secretary.

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