ATTENDING: PH, KD, DG, TF, RG, JE, GS, KN (MINUTES)
Board members wished Lisa well on her treatments.
Ric was welcomed back to the Board.
JE summarized the request from the Haitian OST Institute for $650 to subsidize 10 people to attend the Fifth Annual OsonOS? in June. Participants will pay their own transport to the event. Board members felt the timing was good to continue support for this work. In fact, it was unanimously proposed that funding should be doubled to $1,300 if an additional 10 people wanted to attend.
PH said the annual letter would go out in the next two weeks. As no Board members intend to participate in the Moscow event, the next AGM will be held at OsonOS? US in September 2006 in Maine.
The Board will ask Lisa to call for applications for assistance to be submitted on a first come, first served basis by 19 June with decisions made at the Board meeting on 23 June.
PH indicated she would like someone else to take over the bookstore, although it does provide 60% of annual income or $3,000 a year. PH will post on Listserve to see if anyone wants to take it over and RG will talk with contacts at Breakpoint in Columbia Station, Ohio about fulfillment.
The next event will be held on 10 to 13 September and is hosted by HO. DG said there might be another one in Spring 2007.
The Board approved payment to have the OSI (US) listed under Associations on the World Map maintained by Michael Pannwitz. There are two other Institutes listed – BOSCOP (Berlin cooperative) and Haiti.
KD asked for this to be discussed at the next meeting, especially Brian Bainbridge’s concern about developing the next generation of OSTers.
Friday 26 May and 23 June.