MINUTES OF ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING August 1, 1996 The meeting came to order at 7:38. In attendance were Robert Dorsey, Randy Gentry, Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Sima Osdoby- Katz, Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, Robert Skinner, Thomas E. Thomas, and Gail Wisan. Bob Skinner, having agreed to be Executive Director, led the meeting. General discussion included: a. New list server to be provided by Paul Baker; Glennon Harrison announced that Potomac Knowledgeway has also offered a list server, which would be somewhat more public than that offered by Paul Baker. Consensus was to use service provided by Paul Baker. b. Bob Skinner announced that Sima Osdoby had indicated she would be pleased to serve as head of membership/consumer services committee. c. John Herman made inquiry about list of attendees at first meeting at Civic Center. Thomas E. Thomas said Julie Novak had the sign-up sheet; he would arrange with her to provide a copy of the sign-up sheet. d. Discussion about technical standards resulted in Bob Skinner and Glennon Harrison agreeing to serve on committee, with Bob Skinner being contact point, until "better person comes along." e. Discussion re increasing interest/membership: 1. Contacting Capital PC Users group 2. Announcements in Gazette, Rockville Reports, City's Web Page; City press releases; MIX. f. Bob Dorsey, as Outreach and External Coordination point of contact, to check into various options, working with Sima Osdoby-Katz. Check with Laurie Moloney re training g. Randy Gentry to work on press releases, agreed to be point of contact for outreach "for the time being" h. John Herman agreed to be point of contact for fund raising; ultimately it was agreed that membership and fund raising should be regarded as a joint project, with Sima Osdoby-Katz and Randy Gentry working with John Herman, who also agreed to overview responsibility from practicality standpoint. f. Discussion re creation of group's web page: 1. Glennon Harrison indicated he had an upcoming meeting with Steve Cain, a Montgomery College dean; Gail Wisan suggested the College might be willing to endorse project through a class; she agreed to check at Montgomery College, possibly enlisting student aid - perhaps for student's credit 2. Thomas E. Thomas said Julia was working on a logo for the group; he would check her progress 3. John Herman indicated he had volunteer(s), access to authorizing tools, inventory of templates 4. Thomas E. Thomas indicated City had space for group's web page, suggested it be a subdirectory accessible only for group to work on, not general public; Bob Skinner suggested that Thomas be given fully coded text, asked that Thomas give group a list of what would be needed technically to set up a subdirectory. Questions raised about security of City's web page, access to group's subdirectory 5. Names suggested as having potential web page technical ability: Marshall Fisher Bob Ekman Ken Firestone Stan Klein 6. Randy Gentry suggested web page include vision/mission statement, list of committees, points of contact g. Discussion re survey: Gail Wisan to develop Summary by Bob Skinner of agreements reached: a. Technical standards subcommittee: John Herman, Glennon Harrison, Bob Skinner as point of contact. b. Membership committee\fund raising committee: Sima Osdoby-Katz, Randy Gentry, John Herman, Sima Osdoby- Katz as point of contact. c. Content/outreach committee: Roald Schrack, John Herman, Gail Wisan, Glennon Harrison, Bob Dorsey, Randy Gentry, Laurie Maloney, with Roald Schrack as point of contact d. Committees to work via list server and report back to full group on August 22, 1996. [now delayed at least one week] Board of Directors nominated, consisting of Bob Dorsey, Glennon Harrison, Randy Gentry, John Herman. Gail Wisan, Barbara Goldstein, and several persons to be named later, with Bob Skinner as non-voting member. Nomination moved, seconded, approved. Barbara Skinner nominated as recording secretary, nomination moved, seconded, approved, with proviso from Ms. Skinner that she is not responsible for minutes of subcommittees. Suggestion made to have regular meetings scheduled for third Thursday of the month. Thomas E. Thomas will check on availability of a meeting room at City Hall on a regular basis. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.