FHISO Board Meeting held 15 April 2020 at 2100UTC

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

Absent: Joel Cannon — Industry Relations Coordinator; David Mann — Director at Large; Seth Taplin — Technical Co-coordinator.

  1. Minutes of the previous meetings: The minutes of the 22 January 2020 and 5 March 2020 Board Meetings have been drafted. Reviewed and approved by the Board for publication.
  2. Finances: 
    1. Status of IRS filing = pending
    2. PDF summary of 2019 Finances = pending
    3. PayPal Balance at 15 April 2020 = $242.63
    4. Bank of America Balance at 15 April 2020 = $128.60
  3. Annual Report: has been approved by the Board and will be sent to Members by eMail and published on the website.
  4. Technical Work:
    1. Updates on data models split vocabulary — review draft ready
  5. Industry Outreach:
    1. FHMWG Report Family History Metadata Working Group (fhmwg.org) — Joel + Luther on team, Luther on board, Luther standards coordinator
    2. Luther is also working with a group from FamilySearch on an update to the GEDCOM standard
  6. 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 at least 10% non-English speaking

Date of next meeting: 27 May 2020 2100UTC 5PM EDT