Board Meeting 6 February 2019

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Wikimedia ZA board meeting - 6 February 2019

19:00-20:30

Contents

Agenda

  • 2018 Grant Report (Douglas)
  • Jobergpedia report (Bobby)
  • STB Hackathon (Michael)
  • Paybook Glass: should we use it?
  • Remote sectary service
  • Afrikaans Writing competition prizes

Attendance

  • Douglas
  • Bobby
  • Coenraad
  • Adri
  • Raymond
  • Yonela
  • Rossouw (disconnected, poor signal)

2018 Grant Repot

- Report can be accessed at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia_South_Africa/2018 - 2018 report completed and submitted to the Foundation - We have exceeded expected performance targets - We have R84,698.35 left of the R263,900 grant WMF money - We have only around R1250 left in the Chapter account

Jobergpedia Report

- Has been completed and should be wrapped up soon

STB Hackathon

- Michael and explains project based on written proposal previously sent out - Adri seconds proposal, Bobby support, and Douglas supports, Michael supports; no objections, motion passes to run the project - Expected to happen in April 2019 - Set aside R10,000 for this project

Paybook Glass

  • Douglas explains it, was presented on it after the last board meeting.
had a monthly cost, see product here: [1]
  • Coenraad: looks pretty but might duplicate other perfectly good systems that our book keepers are using us. Extra work for the accountants, if we have a monthly statement of accounts sent out to the board (management account) as an alternative.
  • Michael: excessively complicated and concerns with cost.
  • Bobby: likes the presentation but concerned about issues Coenraad has raised.
  • Votes against using Paybook Glass: Bobby, Coenraad, Michael (and most probably Ian as well, need to confirm).
  • Vote passes to experiment with Book keepers's proposed system of monthly emails to board of management statement of accounts until end of 2019 and will review the possible use of Paybook Glass again.
  • Board to ask Ian to setup a financial statements mailing list

Remote sectary service

  • Coenraad: updates on the nature of the service at a cost of R2500 a month.
Need for this sort of service so we can save board member and volunteer time.
Setup meeting with them.
  • Douglas: two invoices have so far been paid for November and December 2018.
  • Bobby: also wants clarity and to join the meeting with them to join them. Feels like everyone was not fully informed before they were hired.
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