FHISO Board Meeting held 29 July 2020 at 2100 UTC

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

Absent: Richard Smith — Vice Chair.

    1. Minutes of the previous meetings: The minutes of the 15 April 2020 Board Meeting have been drafted. Reviewed and approved by the Board for publication.
    2. Finances: 
      1. Status of IRS filing = submitted
      2. PDF summary of 2019 Finances = pending
      3. PayPal Balance at 29 July 2020 = $242.63
      4. Bank of America Balance at 29 July 2020 = $83.60
    3. Plan for upcoming elections:
      1. Solicit Candidates
      2. Positions up for election are those on Sabbatical
      3. Chair or Vice-Chair must be up for election.
      4. We could set the Board size at 3 Directors – Joel and Dave both being on Sabbatical could be removed. Email the existing board to give them notice. 
        Set the board max size at 4, then put Technical Coordinator (Richard) and At Large (Seth) position up for election, and Luther and Roger will be Nominating Committee. 
      5. Send out Membership Renewal Notices – send Annual Report, Membership Renewals, Explanation of why things have been quiet.
    4. Technical Work:
      1. Luther is working with FamilySearch and it’s proceeding at a good pace. The new version of GEDCOM may come out before FHISO is ready with ELF.
    5. Industry Outreach:
      FHMWG Report Family History Metadata Working Group (fhmwg.org) — is close to finishing. Luther is involved, but will soon step aside.

Date of next meeting: 12 August 2020 2100UTC 5PM EDT