FHISO Board Meeting held 2 October 2019 at 2030UTC

The meeting was held by zoom.us video conference, started at 2030 UTC

Present: Luther Tychonievich — Chair; Roger Moffat — Secretary & Treasurer; Richard Smith — Technical Coordinator; Joel Cannon and Seth Taplin — Directors at Large

Absent: Dave Cannon

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting. The minutes of the meetings on 18 June and 25 July were amended as suggested and then approved, and published.
  2. Board Roles: The needed Board roles were discussed and divided between those Officers present:
    • Vice-chair: Richard Smith;
    • Technical co-coordinator: Seth Taplin;
    • Membership Coordinator: Roger Moffat;
    • Industry relations coordinator: Joel Cannon;
    • TSC special member: Luther Tychonievich. 
  3. Board handover.
    • The website has been update to list the new directors, and we’ve posted an announcement welcoming the new members.
    • The out-going directors (Andy Hatchett, Tony Proctor, Drew Smith, Greg Lamberson, and Brett McPhee) to be removed from the Board mailing list.
  4. Review of current @fhiso.org addresses: Roger will sort out the email addresses that are not used, and make sure that those that are in use are monitored by someone (Roger).
  5. Arizona Corporation Commission: we need to notify the Arizona Corporation Commission of the revised listing of officers and directors. Roger will do this.
  6. Finances:
    1. PayPal Balance at 2 October 2019 = $329.61
    2. Bank of America Balance at 2 October 2019 = $373.11
  7. Membership: CiviCRM shows that we have 23 individual members and 6 organisational member representatives.
  8. 501(c)(3) application: Richard is liaising with Caritas Law Group about this – ongoing.
  9. Extended Organisational Period: We’re still in the EOP, per article 24 of our our bylaws.
  10. Technical Work: Richard said that the TSC was working on ELF (our GEDCOM-compatible serialisation format), but that progress had been slow over the summer.
  11. Outreach: Luther reported on interactions with half a dozen interested parties.
  12. Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on 6 November 2019 at 2130 UTC (1630EST)

The meeting closed at 2205 UTC