Minutes of the Cascade SIGGRAPH Chapter Board Meeting
Michael Smith, Connie Winn, Erin Gault, Karen Habblitz, and Andy Larkin
Summary by Andy Larkin
The following items were covered at the meeting:
1) Members at Large
Michael raised the issue of Members at Large, and the fact that some of
the chapter members had failed to attend many if any meetings. Connie felt that
there should be an explicit policy on attendance that applies to Members at Large,
specifically that any such member missing three consecutive meetings should be
replaced by the Board, with allowances made for emergency situations.
The bylaws currently have provisions governing how new Members at
Large can be nominated and admitted to Board membership. Michael felt that
over the next several meetings we should be gathering names of potential new
names of committed Members at Large, and that these should preferably be
people from outside the Art Institute, as they are over-represented on the Board
There were several suggestions for improvement of attendance, including
e-mail RSVP’s, educating fellow members on the necessity of a voting quorum to
conduct business, and regularity of meeting times. On this last point, it was
agreed that the last Wednesday of every month at 11:45 will be the regular
The issue of attendance will be addressed again at the next meeting; in the
meantime Michael volunteered to proactively contact all current members to
make sure that a quorum is in place for the next meeting.
2) Dinners and Meetings
The possibility of having a dinner or dessert meeting before or after the
monthly presentations was discussed as a way of bringing out the membership
and encouraging informal networking, along the lines if SIG CHI dinners that
Michael has attended. Such a meeting might be scheduled for after the June event
3) Review of Scheduled Events
The next four months of the chapter’s tentative schedule of presentations
were reviewed and discussed.
Connie expressed some concerns over the possible redundancy of having
’02 SIGGRAPH presenters speak in July, as several of them have already spoken
at chapter meetings.
Some discussion was had about the availability of SIGGRAPH electronic
theater tapes for an August screening at the Hollywood theater. Michael
volunteered to explore an Intel connection. Marlynn might be able to get some
when she attends.
September’s talk involving Adobe, will be organized by Nance and Andy.
No work has been done on the digital film presentation proposed for
October. Andy and Connie are currently scheduled to organize this.
Downstream, Apple or Avid had been proposed as possible participants.
4) Membership Subcommittee and Packet
Erin volunteered to email the Membership subcommittee (Karen H. and
Connie) to coordinate a meeting time. This group will prepare a membership
packet to be ready by the next Board meeting. Also resolved will be charge for
the membership, the creation of a brochure/description of membership, and a
process for handing the stuff out at meetings.
Although amounts were decided at a previous meeting, when to start
charging dues is still a hanging issue. Erin is waiting for her tax ID number for
the treasury account. This issue was tabled for now, as a voting quorum was not
present at today’s meeting.
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