We recently announced that from now on we will be posting minutes from Board meetings - we hope this will help people both inside and outside the organization get a flavour of what the Board gets up to and what we're currently working on.
Each meeting generally begins with an “open session” that is open to all OTW committee chairs. The second part of the meeting is a “closed session” that is open only to the Board. Closed sessions are used for discussing confidential matters such as legal or personnel issues (in the latter case, the minutes generally do not record the names of the personnel involved), while open sessions cover a wide variety of topics. Following each meeting, minutes are drafted by the Secretary and then approved by the other Board members.
We had our first Board meeting on 22nd December. This meeting was devoted to setting things in place for the Board's work in the new term, so we didn't have any open session topics. We talked about policies and communication for the new term, and appointed new officers (the folk who play a specific role within the Board to keep its work running smoothly).
Congratulations to our new officers! The people appointed are:
- President: Kristen Murphy
- Treasurer: Nikisha Sanders
- Secretary: Jenny Scott-Thompson
- Vice-Secretary: Julia Beck
Read the rest of the minutes for 22nd December here.
Thanks and congratulations to all the people who worked hard to make the 2011 term a success - we're looking forward to seeing even more great work in the new year.