RMOUG Minutes 1-10-2008


A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the above corporation was held on January 10, 2008 at Englewood, Colorado at 5:06 p.m.

I.  QUORUM.  A quorum was declared present based on the presence of the following Directors:

Bill Schwartzkopf
Peggy King
Linda Seley
Jon Arnold
Ron Bich
Allison Leech
John Peterson

Also in attendance:
Heidi Kuhn


The following corporate actions were taken by appropriate motions duly made, seconded, and adopted by the majority vote of the Directors entitled to vote (unless a higher voting approval is stated).


A.  Report by Jon Arnold.
Jon Arnold reported that he is working on getting approvals for the 2007 Minutes.

B.  Report by Bill Schwartzkopf.
Bill Schwarzkopf reported that he has submitted a “Welcome” article for the Training Days agenda to YCC.

C.  Report by Peggy King.
Peggy King reported that there are 465 registrations to date.  We have budged 600 registrations to break even.  There are 80 University session registrations.  Right now, the limit is 30, and Tom Kyte’s session has filled.  We will contact Tom to see if he has a limit to how many he would like in his session.  The room will seat 100 people, but the Board felt that we should keep the session to a maximum of 50.  The Board would like to keep the sessions smaller so they feel more intimate.  For the other University sessions, there are 17 in Jonathan Lewis’ session, 10 in Brad Brown’s, 2 in Carol Dacko’s, 9 in Peter Koletzke’s, and 5 in Robert Freeman’s.

Peggy also reported that the food has been decided.  The Volunteer and speaker shirts are going to be ordered.

Sponsors and Booths:  The participant shirts are being sponsored, and will be a long-sleeved gray shirt with the Quest and Santrigo logos on the sleeves.  Oracle is sponsoring the bags.  To date, there are 4 Gold Sponsors, 1 Silver Sponsor, a breakfast, and name badge holder sponsors.  The Oak Table, RMOUG, and the Message table will all have double booths.  There are 9 booths sold, which is down from last year.

Volunteers and Speakers:  There are 21 room ambassadors.  We will need 3 or 4 more.  There are 15 registration volunteers.  So far, speaker cancellatioins have been filled with the alternates.

Keynote and awards:  Rich Niemic will give the Keynote and 1 additional talk.  The Board felt a $100 gift card would be good.  Heidi will order the Doug Faughnan award for Brad Brown.

Jon Arnold has not heard fro Todd Trichler, the Installfelt coordinator.  Jon would like to pinpoint everything down and get an email blast out.

The Board will look at the applications track for next year to see how we can group things together better.

The bag stuffing will be on Tuesday, February 12th and help is always needed.

YCC has reserved a room for Peggy for $130 a night and the Board agreed they will pick up the cost.

Peggy has two boxes of shirts and one box of bags from the Oracle Fusion Middleware day that Heidi will pick up and have available at the May Workshop.

Heidi will contact Veronica about ordering 100 shirts for donations over $100 to the Stan Yellott Scholarship Fund.

D.  Report by Allison Leech.
Allison Leech reported the next deadline for the Newsletter is February 15th.  She needs an article for the Board corner.  Ron Bich said that he will contact Mike Fons and do an article on the members only part of the website.  The deadline is February 15.  Peggy will provide a small update on Training Days.  John Peterson will see if he can contact different programs that offer Oracle education for an Educational Partner section.  Allison also reported that she received about fifteen inquiries about doing a book review.


III.  NEXT MEETING.  The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held March 13, 2008 at 5:00 at Data393.

There being no further business, the meeting was duly adjourned.


Jon Arnold