December 28, 2009
Members present: Frank Albinder, Ian Bullen, Philip Copeland, James Feiszli (chair), Dean Ekberg, Tom Tropp
I. The final merger outline, previously circulated via email, was reviewed for final approval. The following issues were discussed.
a. Is there still a need for a ChoralNet Board if it simply becomes a subcommittee of ACDA? (Ekberg)
i. Board is necessary to oversee operations on the website, as well as to develop new projects (Copeland)ii. Incorporation of ChoralNet Board into the ACDA Technology Committee will give the committee a dedicated subcommittee to handle all web-based initiatives. (Feiszli)iii. ChoralNet Committee will still have a great deal of autonomy in the direction of this entity (Feiszli and Copeland)iv. Subcommittees do not have term limits, as committees do (Copeland)
b. List of responsibilities (section II) was revised to clarify its inclusion as a guideline. (Feiszli)
c. A provision was added to continue funding for our annual face-to-face meeting. (Albinder)
d. Wording of Section IV was altered to clarify the dissolution of ChoralNet, Inc. (Albinder)
e. Partners remain concerned about losing visibility as the new structure is formed, and would like to find a way to address the legacy partners in any new structure. (Bullen) A provision was added to Section V addressing this issue.
II. Revised final document was distributed and a roll call vote was taken to accept the document (moved by Ekberg, seconded by Albinder). The final document has been attached to these minutes.
a. Albinder – Forb. Bullen – Forc. Copeland – Ford. Ekberg – Fore. Tropp – For
III. Bullen moved for adjournment; Copeland seconded. Passed unanimously
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