JANUARY BOD MINUTES ATTENDEES—Tim Ten, Whisk, Yard Artist, Kevin Cartier, Swatchguy, Zambavi, Otaku Thugster, Jbon, Jimmy C, Jeremy S, Hooked, Zepplock, JSL30629, glee, Norman Tom, Raddogz, sid700, iani, Apon, Patchin, Pixelpixie, Seminolecpa, Gomer, Mr. Ugly, Charles February Swap The swap will be held in Max’s large room in San Jose. Food will be available. Somewhere around 100 people will be expected. It’s important to post basic information about the swap for those who haven’t attended one. Containers, labels, etc. Drupal We decided to change our software platform from SMF to Drupal. Drupal should be more stable, easier to maintain and easier to add new modules to. Erin will develop an expanded beta version to test. DBTC Tracking Vlad has developed a tracking system for DBTC which could be used multiple clubs. We decided to use it only within BAR to start. How it will be integrated within the forum needs to still be decided. Norm and Vlad will get it rolling. Blast Emailing We felt it was important to always have an opt out option on every email. Meeting notifications seems to be the best usage of blast emailing. No one felt they were getting too many emails or that they were a problem. New Banners Tony will continue to solicit more banner designs for one week. A poll will take place and the winner will be determined. Tim has volunteered to print two large, a few small banners and some directional arrows Reworking Officer Descriptions These will be redone to reflect reality and then be voted on by the membership. BayMac Our April meeting will be BayMac on the 2nd Saturday of April. The first BayMac was a good fundraiser for the club. Sanjay Sanjay has not returned emails about coming out to speak to the club. We will accommodate him as much as possible. New Meeting Location The room at Chabot worked out well. The price (free) fits our budget. This room and the adjacent one could work for the club swap, but a different location would probably have to be found for Regional swaps Steve will check into the consistent availability of the same room we used. New Sponsorship Requests Members had positive comments about Neptune Aquatics, a LFS in Milpitas. They were accepted as a sponsor. LFS Tours There was almost unanimous interest in having regional LFS tours.