ISOC-NY Board Meeting - January 2, 2017

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ISOC-NY Board Meeting - January 2, 2017 6 - 8 PM @ Civic Hall (See video, 1 hour 46 minutes. Skip to 11 minutes for formal start.)


Reuben Loewy ELECTED! Andrea Romaoli Garcia ELECTED! Greg Shatan ELECTED! Michael Burstein Stuart Reid ELECTED! Tom Lowenhaupt ELECTED! Jonathan Askin ELECTED!


Irene Fariña ELECTED! Joe Plotkin ELECTED! Dave Burstein ELECTED! Bruce Kushnick Avri Doria ELECTED!

   1.18 Evan Korth


Joseph Shraibman, Treasurer

Greg Shatan (in person) - Attorney, and new board member. ICANN participant. 3 term chair of its intellectual property constituency.

Richard Knipel (in person) - Active in Wikipedia circles, former president of Wikipedia-NY. On board of Wikipedia Education Foundation that offers 200 courses a semester.

Dave Burstein (in person) - Tech reporter. Wants to get more people connected. Wants to bring down the price.

Alexander J. Urbelis (in person) - New board member. Attorney. Started as hacker. Works on WBAI's 2600. Former in-house attorney for London firm, now runs firm focused on security.

Shuli Halleck (in person) - Executive Director, ISOC-NY, Photographs visible Net. Wants to help everyday end users know how Net works. Wants to see that principles of Net's founders are passed on to new generation.

??? (in person) - Returning board member. Works with UNICEF, Berkley Human Rights Initiative. Based in Costa Rica. Works with people giving voice to non-visible communities.

Dave Farber (in person) - Observer, member of ISOC-NY. Board of directors of EFF and EPIC. 1964 engagement with what was to become Internet. Internet's founders were his students.

Chris Grundemann (in person) - New member, vice president of chapter. Network engineer. Founder Colorado ISOC chapter. OPEN IX engagement. Brockly tech DNSSEC, advancer.

Joe Plotkin (in person) - Returning board member. Connectivity provisioning. Policy . Self-communications. NYU's ITP.

Sherry Antoine (in person) - Wikipedia-NY activist. Afro-Crowd shepherd. Masters from American University.

Tom Lowenhaupt (online) - NYU ITP grad. Concerned about effective use of Net. Secretary of ISOC-NY

Avri Doria (online) -

Richard Knipel (in person) - Wikimedia-NY

Jonathan Askin (online) -

Andrea Garcia (Online, from Brazil) -

Reuben (online) - outreach and education is primary interest. curriculem

Stu Reid (online) - New board member. Community technologist since early 1980s.

Joly MacFie (in person) - Born to internet

(for more on members see ... )

Meeting Chair Selected

Greg Shatan was chosen to chair the meeting.

Election Review

Dave , moved that we accept as posted (get copy of results ... )

Joly Reviewed nominated positions

  • Avri stepped down from chapter advisory committee, will stay on
  • Veni ICANN rep
  • NYNOG - Chris is active there.
  • Evan Korth - NYU Liaison
  • Veni UN


(Get url for AMS system.)

Approved by all.

Finance Review


  • 23 K in account.
  • 19k of that is for use by NYC MESH
  • NYC MESH has 20k Beyond program and another 10k other (supernode $850 recurring expenses per month.)
  • 3K admin grant from ISOC central.

Dave moved to accept report. approved.

2017 Review

Joly will list all events we participated in:

Membership Discussion

Dave B - More members are a general good. How to engage is the issue. 120k membership. 120 or 60 chapters.

Reuben "If there is a lack of engagement amongst our members, perhaps one might poll them to ask what they want and expect from ISOC-NY?"

Joe - Budget should be hit if needed to improve this. Compelling messages should be sent to members.

Joly - Richard says weekly slack meeting.

Dave Farber - Have a debate with a great moderator.

Joly - Organizational members and

Joe - regular meetings?

Joly - monthly. First Monday?

Greg - Membership Committee

Upcoming Events

  • Wikipedia Day
  • Shulie - Digital preservation event with Google.
  • February 12 next meeting

Other Business

Dave B - Need better by-laws. Would like new membership.

Greg - Form a law committee.

Adjourned at 8:08 PM