Agenda 11Oct11

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Agenda for Board meeting on 11 October 2011, to be held by telephone

Meeting theme: Charity Status, Fundraiser readiness, EGM

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Attendees[edit | edit source]


  • Roger Bamkin (Chair)
  • Mike Peel (Minutes)
  • Andrew Turvey
  • Martin Poulter
  • Steve Virgin
  • Chris Keating

Agenda[edit | edit source]

  • A: Minutes and Reports
A1: RB - Apologies for absence
A2: MP - Approval of Minutes 27Aug11 and in-camera minutes
A3: RB - Review of executive meeting on 18 September 11, and approval of Minutes 18Sep11
A4: MP - Review email decisions
  1. Decision to offer financial assistance for up to 6 non-Wikimedians to attend the London wikimeet on 11 September (28 August)
  2. Decision to deposit £85k into a fixed term account with the Principality Building Society (30 August)
  3. Decision to send follow-up postal letters to donors, with a test of around 5,000 to be conducted in November and c.25,000 to follow contingent on satisfactory performance of the test. Total budget for a mailing size of 30,000, including artwork and set-up costs, of £27,850 (2 September; in-person rather than by email)
  4. Decision to offer sponsorships to enable UK wikimedians to attend WikiConference India 2011. £3k budgeted from the Opportunities Fund. (19 September)
A5: Actions and reports - opportunity to ask questions about reported activities and outstanding actions.
A6: Matters Arising
A61: new membership approvals (MP)
A62: Pending grant applications and recently approved grants (MP)
A7: Update on charity application (SV/Johnbod)
A8: CEO induction schedule (AT/RB)
  • B: Discussions and decisions needed
    • B1: Office space
    • B2: Charity status progress (JB)
    • B3: Fundraiser readiness (CK, ?)
    • B4: How the chapter works in the community, in particular
      • B41: things like geonotice, uploads etc.
      • B42: involvement in legal disputes - AT request
      • B43: commitment to volunteers to pay expenses within 30 days and ensuring agreed advance purchases can be purchased - F request
    • B5: scope of the Executive committee (and potential for a trustee code, e.g. [1]) - F request/proposal
    • B6: Conflict of Interest MP, F (action) Deferring due to interdependence with governance discussions.
    • B7: rest TBC by Roger
  • C: AOB
    • Next Meeting - EGM on October 16th. Board members be there before 1pm. Cheque book/£100 required