FHISO Board Meeting held 5 March 2020 at 2130UTC

Present: Luther Tychonievich — Chair; Roger Moffat — Secretary, Treasurer & Membership Coordinator; Richard Smith — Technical Coordinator & Vice-Chair;  and Seth Taplin — Technical Co-coordinator.

Absent: Joel Cannon — Industry Relations Coordinator, David Mann — Director at Large

  1. Minutes of the previous meetings: The minutes of the 22 January 2020 Board Meeting have not been drafted. They will be ready for the next meeting.
  2. Finances: 
    1. Status of IRS filing = pending
    2. Status of Annual Report with Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) – Approved on 2/14/2020
    3. PDF summary of 2019 Finances = pending
    4. PayPal Balance at 5 March 2020 = $242.63
    5. Bank of America Balance at 5 March 2020 = $143.60
  3. Annual Report: has been drafted is ready for review before sending
  4. Technical Work:
    1. Basic Concepts – first pass done, final split in progress
    2. Data models split vocabulary – some progress
    3. Family History Metadata Working Group (fhmwg.org) — Joel + Luther on team
  5. Industry Outreach: RootsTech events
    • GEDCOM meeting (invitation only, Luther invited)
    • FamilySearch is reinvesting in GEDCOM
    • Starting with listening sessions, then hoping to move into technical work
  6. Family History Metadata Working Group (FHMWG) meeting:
    • Starting with recommendations on how to use existing embedded metadata tags in family history contexts
  7. Plan for 2020: 
    1. Write annual report for members — Done
    2. File with IRS (pending) and AZCC (Approved on 2/14/2020).
    3. Consider moving the registered address and agent somewhere cheaper than Caritas
    4. Hold elections (half of board, we pick which half this year)
    5. Complete and release full ELF; depending on schedule and feedback, potentially vote on it as membership
    6. Get Basic Concepts integrated into GEDCOM X.
    7. Resume work on CEV
    8. Grow membership, targeting 50 members and 10% non-English-speaking

Date of next meeting: 15 April 2020 at 2100UTC