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Pete "Cosmo" Barrington

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« on: December 04, 2010, 11:28:35 PM »
Can we get any kind of report on the meeting, what was discussed?

Ken Fleming

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 08:53:57 AM »
Cosmos brings up an interesting point about board meeting minutes.  Is there or should there be a summary of the meeting minutes posted anywhere?  Just a summary, i.e., items discussed and resolution of those items.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 11:24:31 AM »
Ken, that would be relatively easy to do as they have a summary of the last meeting at the current meeting. But whether or not this is something the board would like to do is entirely up to them.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 11:38:50 AM »
Meeting minutes are considered by the board to be entirely accessible to members- as the members own the organization.  I've started a discussion with the board and our forum leaders about a possible member's section.  Not meant as a secretive measure- just a member's perk.  The W&Q meeting mainly addressed specific issues such as executing crossing rights, some insurance details and rental rates. 

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 06:34:49 PM »
As a twice a year volunteer and contributor, I would be thrilled to see a members-only section on this discussion site where we could view a digest of board meetings and other communications.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 07:28:06 PM »
This is something I have been pushing for for several years.
We are not a secret society.
This should be a members only site. My 2 cents worth.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 09:33:46 PM »
Thanks Jason,
I mean only to prompt, not pester. ;)
But I'm curious as to if "crossing rights" refers to property (other than WW&F owned) or to road/highways or both?

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 09:36:26 PM »
Road crossings, as we have several private crossings.  Details, really- but we were pleased to have a productive meeting.

Jason

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 11:58:24 AM »
Personally, I prefer the idea of keeping the majority of the WW&F discussion forum open to anyone interested in the WW&F, regardless of membership in the museum. I know I became interested in the WW&F by following the frequent progress postings that James releases quarterly on the main web site... long before I became a member or active volunteer. (I suspect many of us share a similar story.) I consider the Discussion Forum an extension of this very effective "PR" tool among railroad hobbyists, enthusiasts, historians, modelers, etc.

That having been said, I would certainly be in favor of creating a new section (or restricting a current one) such that its contents can only be viewed by current members of the WW&F museum. This would be considered one of the benefits of being an active member of the WW&F Museum.

As Jason noted, there is a discussion starting about this amongst the BOD members. I await their decision and will set things up in whatever configuration they deem appropriate (if any.)

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(Who does not speak for the WW&F BOD in any way.)
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 06:09:54 PM »
Several museums - PA Trolley Museum, Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, to name two - have members only sections from their website for things such as corporate news, crew sign-up sheets, etc.

Possibly there could be a Members Only section of the website (James, I hope this would be more work for you!) instead of from the Discussion Forum.

Just my two cents' worth.

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2010, 06:46:22 PM »
I think from a technology stand point, it would make more sense to base the member-only section from the website.  I think our hosting site has modules that we can plug in to make it work, without trying to figure it out on our own.  I'm a great believer in not trying to re-invent the wheel if someone has already done it.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2010, 07:34:09 PM »
You mean the wheel has been invented already?!? :o Darn! All those years.. :-[ And now I have to invent something else... Hmmm... Fire! :o Now that looks promising.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 06:44:23 PM »
Despite the warning, at the top of this thread, that its been over 120 days since last posting.  That's exactly why I am trying to bring it back to life.  What ever happened to posting the minutes of BOD meetings or at least summary thereof?  Sunshine?

James Patten

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 07:18:20 PM »
I think I can safely say that nobody is working on it right now, in part because it's been forgotten.

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 11:42:25 PM »
Still Waiting for minutes (or summary thereof) of the BOD meeting(s).