June 11, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

August 10, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

2010 Election Results

The 2010 election results have been posted. Craig Anderson is re-elected President. TR Fullhart was re-elected Vice President. John Delaney and Heather Stern were each re-elected to 2-year terms on the Board of Directors.

July 13, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

February 23, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

2009 Election Results

The 2009 election results have been posted. Craig Anderson is elected President. Bill Dale and Mark Whittington were each elected to 2-year terms on the Board of Directors. The position of Vice President remains open and will be filled as a normal vacancy because there were no candidates in time for the election.

California FTB grants tax-exempt status

The South Bay Community Network, Inc. has been granted tax-exempt status in the State of California. This also applies to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) operating under the non-profit corporate umbrella. Remember that this is a privilege which comes with the responsibility to use it appropriately. The exemption letter is in our public documents section.

May 31, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

2008 Election Results

The 2008 election results have been posted. Heather Stern is elected as President. Jennifer Davis is elected as vice-president. Ian Kluft and John Delaney are elected to 2-year board of director positions. Mark Whittington is elected to fill the 1-year remainder of the board of director seat vacated by Sean Lynch. Heather Stern appointed Bill Dale to the 1-year board of directors seat that gets created when there isn't an immediate past president.

IRS officially grants 501(c)3 status

The South Bay Community Network, Inc. has been granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. The determination letter was received August 20, 2007. This also applies to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) operating under the non-profit corporate umbrella, Stratofox, SVWUX and the Linux Picnic. RadioExam.Org is also pending approval from the Board of Directors for its entry to SIG status. See our new public documents section.

February 25, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted. The appointment of Mark Whittington to fill a vacancy for a 2007 seat on the board was approved. The appointment of Duncan MacKinnon as Linux Picnic Coordinator for 2007 was approved.

January 21, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted. Justin Rocha was re-elected as Treasurer. TR Fullhart was re-elected as Secretary. The appointment of Jennifer Davis to fill the vacancy for Vice President was approved.

Newly-elected Board of Directors takes office

January 1 marks the new term of office for those elected to the Board of Directors for 2007.

501(c)3 application has been sent

The application for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status was sent to the IRS on Dec 10. Now all we can do is wait.

Members Vote to Approve Board Action and Add New Member

The members voted on Dec 7-8 and approved of restating the corporation's Articles of Incorporation to support the 501(c)3 application. (State law requires both the board and members to approve this.) A member was also added to the corporation who couldn't participate in the initial round of membership nominations before the election.

Two New Policies Approved

Part of the approval of the 501(c)3 application included approving policies to comply with relevant IRS regulations on charitable organizations. (We were already in compliance but these make our intent to comply clear.) The new Compensation Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy are posted on the policies page.

December 5, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors approved the paperwork for the 501(c)3 application. The minutes have been posted.

November 2006 Election Results

The election results have been posted. Voting was held November 11-13.

Members voted in under the new "Meritocracy" system

On November 9, the initial members from the old membership system finished voting in the new members under the new "meritocracy" system. See the members page.

By-Laws Amendement Passes

The By-Laws amendment voting results are in. It passed. Thanks for everyone's patience and support for the discussion necessary to get to this point.

November 2006 Elections

Voting for the 2006 elections will be held November 3-5.

Proposed Major By-Laws Amendment

The long-discussed major By-Laws amendment has been posted. A mandatory 15-day discussion period will take place from October 13-27, 2006 inclusive. Voting will take place from October 28-30.

July 25, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

April 23, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

April 17, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

The Secretary seat has been filled. There is still a Director seat open.

February 18, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

The minutes have been posted.

The two Director seat vacancies have been filled. The Secretary vacancy remains open.

Call for Volunteers for two open positions on the Board

An announcement was sent out about two open positions. These are open to participants in sbay.org's Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Saturday, February 18.

January 21, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

Another milestone - the first board meeting. The minutes have been posted.

November 2005 Elections

2005 elections were held November 12-15.

SBAY.ORG Status Report for 2005

See the 2005 report on the status of sbay.org.

Getting the organization together - November 2004 Elections

Voting was held for 72 hours from November 18-22, 2004. Results have been posted.

The election process info has been archived.

By-Laws of the Non-profit Corporation

The By-Laws are the rules by which the organization conducts itself. The State of California requires that each corporation (for-profit or non-profit) establish a set of by-laws before applying for incorporation. Once adopted, you are required to follow your by-laws. (They can be changed - but that has to be in the by-laws.)

If you haven't seen these before, start with the introduction and summary of why we're incorporating sbay.org as a California non-profit corporation and a summary of what's in the by-laws. (And it also explains why SVLUG is jumping on board.)

The By-Laws are available in the following formats:

By-Laws Approved

See the page recording the approval of the By-Laws in 2002 by sbay.org's previous decision-making process.
 
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