ICNA Board Minutes
John Grimmer, Marti Miller, and Worth Weller met at the INCOLSA
office in Indianapolis, with Marcia Au present by video conference,
and Roger Whaley and Carol Derner present by telephone conference.
Tim Holt of INCOLSA was also present.
April 8, 1996
The group hammered out the following rough mission and goals
statement, for circulation and comment:
The mission of ICNA is to facilitate the establishment, enhancement,
and cooperation of community telecomputing networks across Indiana.
Goals established to accomplish this mission include:
In other business the board wrestled with the issue of how much
funding would be required to accomplish the above and how the
funding would be achieved. By consensus the group felt that ICNA can
not long stand as a volunteer organization, hence a budget must be
established with a professional infrastructure in mind.
Roger Whaley suggested a combination of membership dues and referral
fees. Possibly the dues for associate members, i.e., those who
wanted to do business with the members, could be substantially
higher in exchange for the referral business and the "free
advertising" that would come with such membership.
- provide resources and support to emerging networks
- a. objective: long-distance consulting assistance, via e-mail,
INCOLSA video conferencing, IHETS, and other cutting edge
- b. objective: on-site consulting, both by volunteers and
- c. objective: development and procurement of a video library
- develop cooperative strategies for existing community networks
- a. objective: develop a constantly emerging paradigm for content
- b. objective: share solutions for accessing content
- c. objective: share information on progressive financial and
- educate potential users and content providers to the value of
- a. objective: facilitate access to a common curriculum to
- b. objective: provide training consultants (volunteers and
- c. objective: develop a common access path to a state map of
- d. objective: press service and electronic newsletter (fax and
John Grimmer reported that he is a non-voting member of the
Intelenet commission workgroup on community Networks, by virtue of
his being president of ICNA. The Intelenet group basically is
overseeing the second round of AI grants and is not serving the same
function as ICNA, although communication between the two groups is
necessary to avoid duplication of missions and services.
The board will meet on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in the small
conference room adjacent to the State Library auditorium to finalize
the mission and goals statement and to hammer out a budget and dues
structure to present to the membership meeting that follows at 1
p.m.. The board will break for lunch at the state cafeteria behind
Worth Weller 4.8.96