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|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Minutes of March 6 meeting
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Minutes of March 6 meeting
From: Ruben Safir
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 09:26:10 -0500
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Oh the joy to waking up to complaints. It makes me feel important
Ruben (with an "e")
On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 04:31 +0000, Dave_att wrote:
> I am responding to the minutes of the meeting on March 6th.
> I understand from speaking with Michael that you want to resume the fund raising
> The issue, for us, becomes one of commitment to the cause and collaboration. At
> the beginning of the NYLXS Grant Project all of the committee members were
> fired up. I attended no less than three classes on Grant proposals at the
> Foundation Center. I spent my own time and money on this effort. When I needed
> paper for printing out handout sheets to the members of the committee it was
> donated to me by one of our members. I had an idea, in order to save us the
> trouble of printing, I would Email the handouts. Not everyone would read them in
> time for the meeting. All of the meetings had to be held in mid Manhattan due to
> Members obligations to their jobs.
> We had to schedule meetings in the middle of the afternoon to accomodate
> different work schedules (weekends were never an option).
> We were not given a budget so we did the best we could.
> The stress within the group became obvious when people started to miss the
> meetings. In order to keep us moving along I set up a meeting every two to four
> The final bell tolled when one of the key members quite the Grant Project. I had
> only two people left and one of the two could not make it to the meetings. The
> hard work was just around the corner and I was not going to do it alone.
> I am sure other members of the committee have their own reasons as to why things did not go according to plan.
> I am writting this to Hangout mail since I feel that everyone in the group
> should have an opportunity to respond to this very important issue. Without a
> Grant you cant raise money for an organization. Many organizations have a Grants
> department, some hire out professional grant writers. It takes a lot of work and
> "The Devil is in the Details"
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Contrarian
> > Killarney Rose, Pearl St. Manhattan
> > In attendance, Michael Richardson, Ruben Safir,
> > Peter Siegal, R. Paul Marino, J.E. Cripps
> > Resolved that Michael Richardson to resume active
> > journal editorship. J.E. Cripps to write an article
> > on the Hera (sp?) project.
> > Discussion of prevalent unawareness of the existence
> > and need for standards in IT. No specific article
> > assignment resulted from this.
> > Resolved: A workshop (informal class on Assembler
> > language) to be held at Mr. Siegal's residence.]
> > (130 Union Street in Brooklyn)
> > Michael Richardson and J.E. Cripps to inquire
> > into rental costs of Manhattan locations. Reported
> > the General Society Library in Manhattan is too
> > expensive.
> > Resolved that we clarify our IRS 501(c) status,
> > and re-apply if necessary.
> > Peter Siegal is to research the GPL 3 issue and
> > write an article for the journal. Discussion of
> > this and related issues.
> > Resolved that present members contact Dave Spira
> > et. al. and that the fund raising efforts be
> > resumed on a more active basis. Discussed
> > requiring all to attend the Foundation Center
> > class for non-profits.
> > Membership dues are to be paid.
> > Discussion of fund-raising projects. No resolutions.
> > Discussion of social night. Present preference is
> > for a local cruise, some time after Passover.