FHISO Board Meeting held 23 January 2018 at 1800 UTC

The meeting was held by private Google Hangout. Started at 18:00 UTC.

Present: Tony Proctor — Acting Chair; Roger Moffat — Secretary and Acting Treasurer; Andrew Hatchett — Membership Coordinator; Luther Tychonievich — Technical Coordinator; Richard Smith — Technical Co-Coordinator

Absent: Drew Smith — Chair; Brett McPhee — Membership Coordinator; Greg Lamberson — Treasurer

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting are accepted as agreed by email discussion.
  2. Legal Status. Richard reported on the status with Caritas. We are up to date with them, and they have filed all of the returns required by the state of Arizona to have us reinstated as a corporation in Arizona. Roger has updated Bank of America with new address and contact details. Our next return to Arizona is due on 5 March. Roger will take a look at getting this done in the next week or two.
  3. Finances: Roger has prepared 6 annual account summaries covering the years 2012 – 2017. They need the opening/closing balance for each of the year added.
    1. PayPal Balance = $37.69
    2. Bank of America Balance = $493.11
  4. Technical Work:  A third batch of public drafts will hopefully be ready in the next few weeks.
    1. Basic Concepts progressing well
    2. Citation Elements has been updated to keep pace with Basic Concepts
    3. A draft set of GEDCOM X bindings for Citation Elements exists, but has not kept pace with updates to the data model. The TSC do not consider updating this is to be high priority compared to other current work.
    4. ELF has made little progress; probably more than a month from release
  5. Outreach: 7 responses to Tony’s email seeking organizations to reconnect with FHISO. Waiting on the remainder.
  6. Bylaws: Richard outlined his proposal to have more flexibility in regards to the board size. One result of this is that people might not be elected to specified roles, and we should reduce the number of specified roles. Arizona requires a Chair and a Secretary. We can keep the office of Treasurer and the office of Vice-Chair.
  7. RootsTech: Roger is the only one who will be present at this year’s RootsTech.
  8. Next Meeting: The next FHISO Board meeting will be  13 March 2018 at 1800 UTC (2PM EDT)

Meeting adjourned at 19:02 UTC (2:02PM EST)