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Advisory Board Minutes - September 2014

 

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September 2014 Session
September 2014 Session Opened
Motion 2014/15-01: Confirming the EC (Election Committee) Slate
Motion 2014/15-02 Motion to Sustain the Special Rules
Motion 2013/14-03 Appointment of Board Secretary
Announcements: Domain renewal, Agenda Items, State Coordinator Roll Call
Announcements: EC looking for Volunteers
Approval of August Advisory Board Minutes
Adjournment

September 2014 SESSION OPEN 1 September 2014
I'm in the process of subscribing the new members to the Board list, then the Board-Exec, and then will be un-subbing those members who are leaving us.
To those newest members of the Advisory Board, and to all of our members who are staying with us and/or were re-elected to your positions, I'm truly looking forward to working with all of you.
I would like to say a big welcome to our returning board members: Betsy Mills as my RAL and the following individuals: Cyndie Enfinger, Nancy Janyszeski, Pauli Smith, Bill Oliver, Linda Simpson, Les Shockey, Jeff Kemp, Larry Flesher, and Linda K. Lewis. And a huge welcome to our newest members of the Advisory Board: Mary Ann Lubinsky, Joy Fisher, Susan C. Griffin, and Martha Crosley Graham.
Denise Wells
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project
www.usgenweb.org
USGenWeb Advisory Board Agenda: http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml

The September 2014 session of the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board is called to
order. This being a new term, will you all respond that you are present.

5 September 2014
The September session of The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board is called to order.
The Advisory Board Members for the 2014-2015 Session are Present and accounted for. All board members have been subscribed to Board-Exec, Board and AB-Chat.

The Board-Exec list is a confidential list. All postings to Board-Exec are required to remain confidential. It will be a list that we use for personnel issues.

If you agree that you will honor the confidentiality of Board-Exec please signify by saying "Agree". If you do not feel you can honor the confidentiality of Board-Exec please signify by saying "Disagree".

Motion 2014/15-01: Confirming the EC (Election Committee) Slate 23 September 2014

It has been moved by Joy Fisher to confirm the EC slate as presented, and seconded by Nancy Janyszeski.
The following votes were received in response to the Motion to confirm the EC slate as presented:

Voting yes: Linda Simpson, Martha Crosley Graham,
Linda K. Lewis, Jeff Kemp, Pauli Smith, Susan C.
Griffin, Les Shockey, Bill Oliver, Cyndie
Enfinger, Larry Flesher, and Nancy Janyszeski.

Those not voting: Mary Ann Lubinsky, Joy Fisher.
*(Added by NC - Let it be known that we located YES votes*
*from both Mary Ann and Joy.)*

 Therefore, this motion is passed. Thank you to
those who have volunteered to serve on the EC.

Betsy Mills
Representative At Large
Acting-Chair
 

Motion 2014/15-02 Motion to Sustain the Special Rules 23 September, 2014
With the conclusion of the National Election, a Motion to sustain the Special Rules is required according to Section 1 of the Special Rules at http://usgenweb.org/volunteers/special-rules.shtml
"SECTION I. SUSTAINING/CHANGING THE SPECIAL RULES. These Special Rules will be sustained by motion/voting when a change in permanent National
Coordinator occurs. These rules may be amended or revised by the members in
accordance with USGenWeb Bylaws, Section VIII, Advisory Board Procedures at
http://usgenweb.org/volunteers/bylaws.shtml ."
May I hear a motion to sustain the Special Rules located here.
http://usgenweb.org/volunteers/special-rules.shtml
Moved by Mary Ann Lubinsky and seconded by Les Shockey, the motion reads: "I
make the motion to sustain the Special Rules located here:
http://usgenweb.org/volunteers/special-rules.shtml "

Is there any discussion on this motion? If not please indicate by responding "No Discussion".
Denise Wells
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project
www.usgenweb.org

Motion 2013/14-03 Appointment of Board Secretary 27 September, 2014
Can I please hear a motion to accept by general consent the appointment of Suzanne Shepherd for the 2014-2015 Term?
Denise Wells
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project
www.usgenweb.org

USGenWeb Advisory Board Agenda
http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml
(Agenda to be updated shortly)
USGenWeb Advisory Board Agenda: http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml

Approval of Advisory Board Minutes; August 2 September 2014

The minutes of the August 2014 Advisory Board meeting have been posted at
http://www.usgenweb.org/business/AB-08-2014.shtml

Please take a few moments and review them for any errors or omissions. If
no comments/corrects are noted, they will stand approved on September 30,
2014, at 5:30 p.m.

Announcements: Call for volunteers to fill the EC Slate 9 September 2014
The Election Committee is currently looking for volunteers to fill several open positions. If you would like to volunteer to serve with this very important part of USGenWeb please contact Gayle Triller at gaylelt@comcast.net.

Some of the terms end this coming December but if you enjoy the job you can volunteer for a full 2 year term that will begin in January 2015.
I hope you will consider joining us.

The openings are as follows.

NENC - 2 year term

Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Term ending 31 December 2014

NENC - 2 year term
Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New York, Wisconsis
Term ending 31 December 2015

NWPL - 2 year term
Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
Term ending 31 December 2014

NWPL - 2 year term
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota
Term ending 31 December 2015

SEMA - 2 year term
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee
Term ending 31 December 2014

SEMA - 2 year term
DC, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Term ending 31 December 2015

SWSC - 2 year term
Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
Term ending 31 December 2015

Archives and Special Projects

SPAR - 2 year term
State Archives
Term ending 31 December 2015

SPIP - 2 year term
Special Projects
African-American Griots Project, Online Census Images Project, Church Records Project
Digital Map Project, Genealogical Events Project, Immigration & Naturalization, Kidz Project
Lineage Project, Marriage Records Project, Obituary Project, Pension Project, special Colections Project and Tombstone Project
Term ending 31 December 2015

ADJOURNMENT 1 October 2014
The September 2014 meeting of the Advisory Board is adjourned and the
October 2014 meeting is convened.

Denise Wells
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project
www.usgenweb.org

USGenWeb Advisory Board Agenda
http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml
(Agenda to be updated shortly)
USGenWeb Advisory Board Agenda: http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml

The full text of all BOARD-L messages can be viewed in the threaded list archives for this list, located at http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/BOARD/

Please remember that minutes are a record of actions proposed and taken at the meeting, NOT all the detail about what was said by members or guests. If you have any questions or comments about the minutes, please write to Suzanne Shephard, Secretary

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