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Advisory Board Minutes - November 2004

Approved December 8, 2004

Call to Order - November Session

(11-02-04) The November Meeting of the Advisory Board of The USGenWeb Project was called to order by National Coordinator Shari Handley.

Agenda, November 2004

1. Call to order
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Recording Secretary Appointment
4. Bylaws Revision News
5. Recording Secretary
6. Adjournment

Approval of Minutes - October 2004 Minutes (11-11-04) By general consent, the minutes of the October 2004 meeting of the Advisory Board were approved as written.

Motion 4-22 Recording Secretary Appointment


(11-20-04) Representative Betsy Mills moved and Angie Rayfield seconded

to confirm the appointment of Mike St. Clair as Recording Secretary, effective 1 January 2005, with duties consisting of taking minutes, recording votes, and handling official correspondence as directed by the Advisory Board.

There was no discussion.

(10-13-04) The motion passed with 14 "yes" votes, 0 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 1 member not voting.

Those voting YES: Angie Rayfield, Linda Blum-Barton, Cyndie Enfinger, Darilee Bednar, Bettie Wood, Jan Cortez, Kathi Jones-Hudson, Don Kelly, Larry Flesher, Teri Brown, Denise Woodside, David Morgan, Gail Meyer Kilgore, Betsy Mills

Those voting NO:

Those abstaining:

Those not voting: Richard Howland

Additional Comments:

(11-23-04) From National Coordinator Shari Handley:

Congratulations on your appointment, Mike! We look forward
to working with you come January.

Other Business - Bylaws Revision News

(11-02-04) From Roger Swafford, chair of the USGenWeb Bylaws Committee by way of NC Shari Handley:
*** Please Forward to appropriate project email lists***

The BRC (Bylaws Revision Committee) is in recess pending appointment of replacement members. I think that bylaws revision is the most important task in progress and will likely set the course for the future of our project. Careful consideration of the rights of all components/groups that comprise the project must be balanced with the rights of the project itself.

Members who have time to participate in deliberations regarding the proposed revisions at
are asked to consider volunteering for appointment.

Interested members contact the National Coordinator or the BRC Chairman

Other Business - Recording Secretary

(11-08-04) From National Coordinator Shari Handley:
I'm sad to report that our Recording Secretary, Greta Thompson, has tendered her resignation due to time constraints. She will stay through preparation of the December minutes (thank you!).

Greta, we appreciate your good work and your professionalism, and we will miss you very much.

Shari Handley
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project


(11-23-04) If there is no objection, the November meeting of The USGenWeb Advisory Board is adjourned. The December meeting will open Wednesday, December 1, 2004.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Shari Handley
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project

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Greta Thompson, Recording Secretary

Please remember that minutes are a record of what was done at the meeting, NOT what was said by members or guests. If you have any questions or comments about the minutes, please write to Greta Thompson.

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