MINUTES OF ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING September 12, 1996 The meeting was called to order by Bob Skinner at 7:32. In attendance were Bryant Davis, Bob Dorsey, Bob Ekman, Randy Gentry, Barbara Goldstein, Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Stan Klein, David Mays, Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, Robert Skinner, Thomas E. Thomas. Also present was Paul Baker. A. Dave Mays, DP Manager for the City, presented a draft of the City's "Summary of Desired Internet Services." It is hoped that the RFP can be issued no later than October 1, 1996, with responses requested by October 15, and a package presented to Mayor and Counsel by Monday, October 28. A 60 to 90 day implementation period is contemplated, which would result in a January - February, 1997, on-line time frame. After Mr. Mays' presentation, general discussion included suggestions for the need for a single service provider, security measures, costing for additional E-mail and making the RFP more open ended, location of server, threaded bulletin boards, technical support, etc. The following was established: 1. The Draft would be put into Rocknet for input; and 2. Bob Skinner and Dave Mays would meet to discuss certain technical aspects of a potential RFP. B. Randy Gentry then introduced Davis Bryant of Montgomery College. Mr. Bryant discussed with the group what support/assistance his technical communications students might be able to bring to Rocknet. The College's certificate program includes a technical writing class, a course in Desktop Publishing, computer applications, a CA172/Internet class; Mr. Bryant suggested that Rocknet draw up a list of possible duties, responsibilities and qualifications in order to better identify students to work with Rocknet. Mr. Bryant discussed the College's requirements of number of semester hours, supervision required, etc., in order for student's Rocknet "internship" to qualify for credit. A general discussion followed concerning the possible duties of student(s)/intern(s), and it was agreed that Randy Gentry would orchestrate a draft description of requirements/responsibilities, working with Bob Ekman. C. General meeting discussions: 1. Bob Skinner then opened discussion on the problem of organization and membership. He asked for suggestions on increasing membership, indicating that Sima Osdoby-Katz had resigned as membership chair. Thomas E. Thomas indicated he would put together a "looking for volunteers" page; Glennon Harrison agreed to assist, suggesting it would be better to go slow with public announcements from Rocknet and perhaps use the City's Public Information Office, which would also draw it closer to Rocknet. 2. Randy Gentry provided membership with handouts relating to Conditions of Membership and Definition of Fundraising for comment. Barbara Goldstein will work with Randy re guidelines, compensation for in-kind services. 3. Thomas E. Thomas asked group for volunteers to assist with creating Web pages for various City departments and requested feedback from Rocknet. 4. Roald Schrack reported on community outreach process; will get report out on Rocknet for feedback. Bob Ekman will work with Roald on content. 5. Stan Klein will work with John Herman on technical standards. 6. Bob Dorsey reported that Mayor and City management very supportive. 7. Paul Baker, when asked for his opinion, indicated he was very impressed with the level of development of Rocknet which has occurred. 8. Bob Skinner requested direct feedback of functionality of group - "organizational sanity check." D. Main membership of Rocknet will meet second Thursday of every month. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.