Minutes, Indiana Community Network Assn., Feb. 6, 1996.
The Indiana Community Network Association held its first
Feb. 6, at the Indiana State Library Auditorium.
Attorney Timothy Hollingsworth, who signed the articles of
enabled the group to elect a board of directors.
Those directors (and initial length of term) are:
The directors then held a meeting, electing the following officers:
- Chair, John Grimmer
- first vice-chair, Marcia Au
- 2nd vice-chair, John Wallace
- Secretary, Worth Weller
- Treasurer, Georgia Miller
The bylaws of the corporation were accepted as amended. Copies, prepared
Timothy Hollingsworth, will be circulated.
Kent Champagne, from the Intelenet Commission, outlined the general plan
for a state-wide educational blitz to inform Hoosiers about community
networks, about the value of local and state information, and about how the
Internet can be used in schools libraries, businesses, and in people's daily
lives. Much of the thrust of the campaign will be aimed at educating school
boards, library boards and general users about the merits of accessing
The campaign, which may begin by July 1, will include an 800 number that
can be called to get phonenumbers for local community nets.
Mark Whitman announced that AI will help communities host breakfasts to
inform local leaders, government and political officials about resources
available to help them provide content to their community network.
Communities interested may call Mark, who will help with funding and
General comments from the membership included:
The next meeting of the board will be on Tuesday, March 5, at 1 p.m. in the
state library auditorium. The agenda will include a proposed budget so that
efforts to obtain 501(c)3 status may move forward, and discussion on how to
share information about the technical details of providing content
- a suggestion that the association look into the possibility of an 800
number which could be used to help members connect to their Internet
accounts when they are on the road;
- a question if Intelenet would entertain a request for funding the
association; Whitman said such a request would be appropriate, at least as
start up assistance, and that the association would have to write a mission
- a suggestion that articles and notes about community networks be
circulated in various newsletters; John Grimmer volunteered to act as the
clearing house for such an effort, by sending the articles to him (fax 317
- a question was raised if the association should have its own web site
and/or restricted access listserv to post minutes and other business items
- the suggestion was made that the association should act as a vehicle to
encourage and help other communities wrestle with the problems of networking
- a similar suggestion was made to share information on providing
particularly technical details, so each network wouldn't have to reinvent
- the suggestion was made and seemed to be the consensus that the board
meet monthly, at least for a while, with open meetings that can be attended
by the membership.
--Worth Weller, secretary, 2.6.96
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