RockNet Meeting Minutes - October 9, 1997
MINUTES OF ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING
October 9, 1997
The meeting was called to order by Bob
Skinner at 7:38 p.m. In attendance were Bob
Ekman, Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Jane
Jacobs, Stan Klein, Gail Wisan Muren, Barbara
Skinner, Bob Skinner, and Helen Triolo.
Minutes of the September 11, 1997,
meeting were read and approved.
Group welcomed Helen Triolo of
A. Due to some expressed confusion
about meeting dates, Jane Jacobs volunteered
to notify group members about upcoming
meetings during the week prior to each
B. Bob Skinner asked Bob Ekman to get
answers to agenda questions from Karla
C. Bob Skinner brought a disk with
RockNet's Articles of Incorporation.
D. Gail Wisan Muren reported that all
candidates had answered the questionnaire.
Bob Ekman reported that all the answers were
on the Web page except for Lih Young's, which
were filed today. A vote of thanks was
extended to Gail for her efforts/work on this
E. Bob Skinner reported on his
conversations with Paul Glasgow, City
1. RockNet's Articles of
Incorporation have been accepted
and Mr. Glasgow indicated the tax
exempt form is being prepared;
2. Insofar as a trademark for
RockNet.Org is concerned, it would
have a service mark, not a trade
mark, because it provides a
service. A service mark check
would have to be performed to
verify the uniqueness of the name
"RockNet," costing about $290.00,
and an additional $1500 to $2000
would be needed to register the
service mark with the Federal
government. Consensus of the
group was not to pursue the matter
F. Bob Skinner reported on his visit
to the Senior Center with Roald Schrack.
G. Jane Jacobs has been in contact
with Paul Baker, who used RockNet as an
example in his Ph.D. thesis paper, which has
not yet been published. However, Jane
indicated that Paul might, on a one-on-one
basis, release the entire relevant chapter to
RockNet board members if contacted
personally, provided no further dissemination
or reproduction of the chapter were made.
Paul may attend RockNet's November meeting.
H. Jane Jacobs reported that efforts
are continuing on the Wheel Knowledge
I. After a motion by Gail Wisan Muren,
the group voted (Stan Klein and Glennon
Harrison abstaining) that the candidates
would be re-contacted for endorsement
information/listings which would be posted
with no more than a one week lag between now
and the date of the election on November 4.
J. Discussion of RockNet brochures and
publicity needs resulted in:
1. A special meeting will be
scheduled to deal exclusively with
publicity for RockNet;
2. Helen Triolo will serve as
3. The RockNet brochure master
needs to be gotten from Chris
4. Bob Ekman will give Helen the
brochures that he has.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.