RMOUG Minutes 11-18-2006


A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the above corporation was held on Nov 18th at 7:35 a.m. at Englewood, Colorado.

I.  QUORUM.  A quorum was declared present based on the presence of the following Directors:
Bill Schwartzkopf
Linda Seley
George Lowenthal
John Peterson

Call in:  Barbara Lewis
Tim Gorman

A.  Report by Bill Schwartzkopf.

Bill Schwartzkopf  reported that he and Peggy King attended a conference call with IOUG that resulted in them asking us to hold Training Days 2008 in conjunction with IOUG in April.  Bill didn’t see a problem with having the two separate from each other.  Tim felt that IOUG was concerned that they might lose Denver participants if we still held Training Days.

Bill said that RMOUG would be willing to offer support, but probably not move Training Days.  They might not get attendance from Colorado, but the worldwide will still be well-attended.  Qwest, PeopleSoft, and Oracle are now represented.  Tim felt we should get through 2007 conference before worrying about 2008 conference, but he did want to get 2008 dates looked at and will see if Kathleen can look into dates around the IOUG.   Linda expressed concern about the extended Training Days, saying we would probably lose people if we hold it in conjunction.

B.  Report by Allison Leech.

Allison reported that she is working on datashow for the Educational Workshop.  Food didn’t show up, and she needs to get that taken care of.

C.  Report by Tim Gorman.

Tim Gorman reported that Kent Graziano is moving to Houston, so he will not be able to present at Training Days 2007.  We should be able to produce an agenda is 2 weeks.

Currently, we have:
10 exhibitor booths sold
1 Silver Sponsorship
6 vendor presentations

The Registration page will be up the first part of next week.

D.  Report by Linda Seley.

Linda Seley reported that she passed out financial reports.

E.  Report by Barbara Lewis.

Barbara reported that MXLogix service is installed.  Is that working okay, but you need to see all messages because they operate on Eastern Standard time, so there are some that don’t show up.  The Board felt like the spam killer helped.  Barbara has purchased Solaris 10 medium support for both services.  She will get back to install in a couple of weeks.  She also needs to work on the SSL install.  She would like feedback if anyone notices anything going on strange with the website.  Barbara will see if Ron can work on the membership application again.  John Peterson would like to have something posted on the website.  Allison and Barbara talked about forms and reports to work on templates for Training Days once the servers are ready.

F.  Report by John Peterson.

John reported that he hasn’t had a lot of interest in it so far in the RMOUG Scholarships.  The Colorado School of Mines has a website that we have put information on.  John will still work on receiving more scholarships.  He would like to have a few minutes during the general session to announce the scholarship.

III.  NEXT MEETING.  The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on January 16th at 4:30 p.m. at a place to be determined.

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