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)


Shuli Halleck (in person) - Executive Director, ISOC-NY, Photographs visible Net.

Joly (in person) - Born to internet

Joe (in person) -

Dave Farber (in person) - Observer

Chris Gunderman (in person) -

Tom Lowenhaupt (online) - ITP, Concerned about Not as concerned about


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.

Greg Shatan (in person) -

(for more on candidates 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