Executive Committee Meeting
March 6, 2003
New York, NY
Submitted by Michelle Dollinger, Secretary
Members in attendance:
Peter M. Fine
President Christian Bastian called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
Nomination of Secretary:
Chris made a motion to nominate Michelle Dollinger as Secretary of the Organization. Peter seconded. All in attendance voted in favor. Motion passed.
Next General Meeting:
Apple representative will attend next general meeting. Peter and Chris are trying to schedule a future meeting at the Apple Store.
Email To Membership:
Chris requested that the old and new membership lists be combined on the website so general emails can easily be sent to all members. Marc agreed to combine the current list with Seth?s and send a mass email to request all inactive members re-register in the new forums.
Draft of Bylaws:
Discussion was held on the Draft Bylaws which had been made available for review by all members of the organization. Amendments were proposed to:
* have the Executive Committee appoint a successor Executive Committee at the end of their term
* have the executive committee appoint an Acting President instead of electing a Vice-President
* require a second signature on disbursements of more than $250
Chris asked for a motion to adopt the bylaws as amended. This was so moved by Marc. Lloyd seconded and all members voted in favor. Motion passed.
Appointment of Directors at Large:
Chris stated that pursuant to the newly adopted bylaws, the Executive Committee consists of Chris Bastian as President, Bess Moffett as Treasurer and Michelle Dollinger as Secretary. Chris then moved to nominate the following members as Directors At Large: Peter M. Fine, Marc Silverman, Lloyd Prezant, Henry Marcinkowski, Milton Herder, Seth Elgart and Laurie A. Duncan. Michelle seconded the motion and the executive committee voted in favor of all nominees.
Federal Tax Exempt Status:
Chris prepared a draft of an application for 501?(7) tax exempt status. There were no proposed changes and Peter made a motion to submit the application. Marc seconded the motion and all members voted in favor. Motion passed.
State Tax Exempt Status:
Lloyd made a motion to submit the equivalent application form for tax exempt status to New York state. Michelle seconded the motion and all members voted in favor. Motion passed.
Marc and Peter will collect the current available newsletter content and post it online.
Lloyd and Chris attended the first meeting of the Internet Special Interest Group at Web2Zone Monday, March 3.
Next Executive Committee Meeting:
Chris called for the next executive committee meeting to take place Thursday, April 3. Michelle will confirm if the meeting space is available and notify the members by email.
There being no further business, Chris motioned to adjourn the meeting, Peter seconded and it was passed. Meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.
Michelle Dollinger, MetroMac Secretary
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