JULY 12 2009 ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OF COMMUNITY FREE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC.
The meeting of the Board of Directors was held at 700 East Ninth Street, New York, New York 10009 on 12 July 2009 at 2:00 PM. Dave Williams, Acting President of the Board of Directors, called the meeting to order.
The following were present:
being a quorum of the Directors of the Corporation.
The Secretary presented the minutes of the previous Board meeting. The minutes were read, and on a motion duly made, seconded and carried the Directors approved the minutes.
The Treasurer reported on the organization's current finances. He indicated that all CFSG Bank Statements are now issued electronically and no longer sent by mail.
The Secretary announced the results of the annual election of officers of the Board of Directors. All officers for the year beginning July 2009 were approved unanimously, with David J. Williams elected President, Darline Lalanne elected Vice President, Joseph A. Maffia elected Treasurer, and Forest Mars elected Secretary. A motion was made to certify the results of the elections and upon unanimous approval it was
RESOLVED that the results of the 2009 Election of Officers of the Board of Directors of the Community Free Software Group be accepted and all officers begin their terms effective June 28, 2009.
After reviewing the progress made since the last meeting, Dave Williams discussed the need for members to both identify opportunities and assume responsibility for implementing them. Joe Maffia reminded the Board that the annual meeting requires setting a strategy for the organization and determining the necessary action items. Dave Williams requested that all members describe what they wish to accomplish for the next year on behalf of the Group.
Forest Mars stated that his upcoming schedule left him unable to commit to any specific contributions, but that he will provide recommendations should he learn of suitable conferences and similar events. Although a content analysis of the Group's website had not been initiated, he volunteered to replace the existing design with one built using the Drupal web content management system.
Dave Williams asked that all members consider submitting development ideas, potential projects, and recruiting opportunities as they arise. Joe Maffia suggested the possibility of merging with another not-for-profit organization as a means of gaining needed infrastructure. He also recommended reviewing the action items discussed at the January 2009 meeting, and stated that he will restore the Group's internal Mailman list service.
Based on the responses to his request for commitments, Dave Williams concluded that he will assume sole responsibility for creating and operating any CFSG programs. Under those circumstances he expressed the desire to implement at least one project in the coming year.
Dave Williams presented the Annual Report of the President of the Board of Directors. There being no further business before the meeting, the President moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded, carried, and the meeting was adjourned.