DC ACM: Meeting Minutes 2011-10-24

DC ACM Volunteer and Board Meeting
2011-10-24
Radio Free Asia

Volunteer Meeting (7pm – 7:40pm)

  • Programs Committee Planning (20 minutes)
    • Work towards a draft program calendar
  • Upcoming Distinguished Speakers
    • Identify volunteer needs, assign tasks
    • Q&A for new guests
  • Communications Committee Planning (20 minutes)
    • Continue developing communications plan
    • Identify volunteer needs, assign tasks
    • Q&A for new guests

Members attending: Isaac Christoffersen, Eric Noriega, Andrew Conklin, Ken Spokas, James Imanian

Non-members attending: Robert Neelbauer, Mike Thomas and Tim Egan of Ohava Computers

No volunteers attended this meeting.  The agenda was quickly reviewed by executive committee for future action.

Executive Council Meeting

Board members attending: Isaac Christoffersen, Eric Noriega, Andrew Conklin, Ken Spokas
Non-members observing: Robert Neelbauer, Mike Thomas and Tim Egan of Ohava Computers

The meeting was called to order by Chair at 8:35pm

1.     Meeting Minutes

There were no minutes of the board meetings presented for approval.

2.     Reports of the Officers

Chair

  • Nominations committee starting early
  • Resume workshop in work – space to be determined

Vice Chair

Discussed:

10NOV Game Fest to held at University Maryland

11NOV Drupal Installfest leading to DC Week Closing Party, Location: Braddock Road

Treasurer

Statements are now on-line with Wells Fargo.  Reports next meeting.

Secretary

Nothing to report.

Member At Large

Nothing to report.

3.     Reports from the Standing Committees

Communications

Covered above

Membership

Nothing to report.

Programs

  • DC Week was discussed
  • December Resume Workshop was discussed

Professional Development

  • Cloud Workshops was discussed
  • Additional Workshops to be determined

Awards

Nothing to report.

4.     Reports from the Ad-Hoc Committees

Historical

Nothing to report.

Nominations

As mentioned above Chair has started process early.

5.     Unfinished Business

None

6.     New Business

  • DC ACM Resume Workshop, Robert Neelbauer
    • Robert talked to the group about tools and processes that would help members connect with employment and project opportunities
    • Proposal from Ohava, regarding Computer Donations
      • Ohava Computers has a line of desktops, laptops and servers running open source operating systems and applications
      • They run a “BootUp Camp”  where they teach computing skills over a week long session and give participants a free computer at the end
        • Currently being run at Arlington employment center
    • Ohava is looking for donations from ACM members – DC ACM will consider sending out an e-mail requesting hardware and monetary donations from members supporting the “BootUp Camp” events
    • There was a discussion on “Is there a way to develop a “train the trainer” program (so other organizations could provide the same educational opportunity)?”  This could be a professional development event.  Ohava said there may be an organization that could develop the required syllabus.

Action: Need to talk to ACM legal department on how DC ACM can properly collect monetary donations for transfer to another non-profit organization.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM